West Seattle Event Calendar

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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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Aug
7
Tue
2018
West Seattle (and nationwide) Night Out 2018 @ All over West Seattle
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block parties to fight crime and promote neighborhood solidarity! Register yours by Monday August 6th, 5 pm to get the right to close your (non-arterial) street.

Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.

Aug
16
Thu
2018
The Kenney’s Summer Barbecue
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SUMMER BBQ

Thursday, August 16 • 5:30–7 pm

Our annual summer party is a neighborhood hit. Enjoy an eclectic mix of cultural entertainment, art, live music, delicious barbecue, and get your picture taken with a llama or alpaca.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Neighborhood Barbecue at Tibbetts UMC
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Immediately following the big Love thy Neighbor Revival, Tibbetts United Methodist Church (3940 41st Ave SW) invites the community to join us for some good food and fun on Saturday, September 22nd beginning at approximately 4:00 pm and going on into the evening. Open to all!

Oct
12
Fri
2018
HPIC’s Harvest Dinner and Talent Show @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome Fall with HPIC members and neighbors at our annual harvest dinner – you bring the dish and we open the cash the bar!

Emceed by Hansel Spicer & Miz G

Doors open at 6 pm
Dinner 6:30 – 7:15

Bring a potluck dish to share plus non-perishable food or money for the food bank.

Get ready for Talent Show 7:15
Bring your 3 minute act: Sign up: hpic1919@gmail.com

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Exploring Our Collective Memory: An Invitation to Reflect on U.S. History @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Immigrant Ministry is excited to host Professor Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD from the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at Seattle University on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the School Hall.

Together, we will explore our collective memory with regards to our immigration history. Most of us in the U.S. today are either immigrants or the descendants of immigrants. With the exception of our Native American brothers and sisters and the descendants of enslaved free peoples from Africa, many of us or our forebears immigrated to this country seeking a better future and freedom from persecution, violence, or poverty. Reflecting on the history of U.S. immigration in light of Catholic Social Traditions can remind us why fighting for policies that honor the dignity of our migrant brothers and sisters is a matter of faith and a matter of justice.

May
4
Sat
2019
Neighbor Day celebration @ High Point Library
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point Branch: Join High Point Branch staff, Camp Long and the West Seattle Time Bank as we host Neighbor Day, a day to recognize community and your neighbors. Learn how to make a bubble art card to share with your neighbor and one for yourself – learn origami to decorate your card with too. All materials provided. Refreshments will be served.

This is time to recognize and build community here in High Point/West Seattle with all ages.

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

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

May
24
Fri
2019
The Detention Lottery at Fauntleroy Church @ Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Detention Lottery @ Fauntleroy Church

This immersive drama takes you inside a courtroom for a look at what detainees face in the U.S. immigration-enforcement system. The free performance will be led by professional actors and an immigration attorney.

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Community Celebration for South Park Branch Library reopening @ South Park Branch Library
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Great things are happening in the South Park community! Join us to celebrate the reopening of The Seattle Public Library’s South Park Branch and the first anniversary of the release and implementation of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan—the city of Seattle’s environmental justice, equitable development and anti-displacement strategy for this area of the city.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688. Brief remarks will be made by Seattle’s Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner, Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) Director Jessica Finn Coven, and The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s Debbie McNeil.

The event will include a resource fair with city and neighborhood partners, including the Library and OSE, the Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD), and more. Also featured will be free crafts and face painting, an appearance by the Bubbleman, a giant inflatable slide for all ages, a selfie booth, and a neighborhood taco truck, including free lunch for the first 100 people!

About the Library branch refurbishment
The 12-year-old branch was temporarily closed April 16, 2019 to allow for repainting and recarpeting. During the branch closure, the Library made additional improvements to support the changing ways patrons are using libraries and to make the branch a more enjoyable space to read, study and collaborate.
“These improvements allowed us to more effectively serve a growing and diverse community, as well as support a wider variety of patron uses, services and local partnerships,” said Turner. “Our priority is to make sure our libraries meet the needs of the community.”

To meet the needs of the South Park community, this refurbishment delivers flexible, collaborative spaces with additional electrical outlets and more mobile shelving and furniture. These newly designed spaces will allow students to work together, while providing the Library and the community an opportunity to creatively use these flexible spaces for a variety of programs.

About the Duwamish Valley Action Plan
In June 2018, the city of Seattle released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, a city and community vision to promote collaboration and guide the city’s work and investments in the Duwamish Valley for years to come. The plan is part of the larger Duwamish Valley Program, a multi-departmental effort led by OSE and OPCD to address racial and neighborhood-level disparities, reduce health inequities, advance environmental justice, build community capacity, create stronger economic pathways and opportunity, and build trust in government.
“The Action Plan combines the Duwamish Valley communities’ ambitious vision with the practical steps we’ll need to take to achieve our bold environmental justice, equitable development, and anti-displacement goals,” said Finn Coven. “I am proud of the work we have done to implement the Action Plan in the last 12 months and look forward to celebrating this success with the South Part community.”

Background information
The 5,019-square-foot South Park branch originally opened in September 2006, thanks to the 1998 voter-approved “Libraries for All” bond measure that renewed and revitalized libraries across the city. It is the first Library building in the South Park community.

Interior improvements are made based on branch usage and trends in Library services. The changes are part of Turner’s vision for the Library to “re-imagine” its spaces and find innovative, creative solutions to meet the public’s changing needs and interests.

The approximately $424,000 budget included funds from the 2012 voter-approved Library levy, the real estate excise tax, and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

More information
The Library gives everyone the opportunity to learn and excel and promised to protect the public’s investment in its buildings as part of the levy. The South Park Branch improvements are part of the Library’s commitment to keeping its buildings well-maintained, clean and comfortable for patrons.
For more information, Ask Us or call the Library at 206-386-4636.

Aug
6
Tue
2019
West Seattle (and nationwide) Night Out 2019 @ All over West Seattle
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block parties to fight crime and promote neighborhood solidarity! Register yours by Monday August 5th, 5 pm to get the right to close your (non-arterial) street.

Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Delridge Day 2019
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

At Delridge Community Center Park, Saturday, August 10th, 11 am–3 pm: This year’s festival will include a skating competition (here’s the flyer), the SPD Picnic at the Precinct, the Sustainable West Seattle GreenLife Expo, vendors, entertainment, more. Details as it gets closer.

Barton Street P-Patch: An Evening in the Garden @ Barton Street P-Patch
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle gardeners, neighbors, family, and friends are all welcome to join us at the Barton Street P-Patch for an evening of pizza and music! Come take a midsummers eve stroll through our beautiful community green space and enjoy tunes by the Citizens of Earth.

Fresh-from-the-garden pizzas will be coming out fresh-from-the-oven at 5 p.m., and music will begin at 6 p.m. Donations are encouraged and gratefully accepted to help support our community garden.

Aug
26
Mon
2019
End Of Summer Celebration @ High Point Library
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and join us for a special West Seattle-wide celebration of the end of summer! At the High Point Library, we will have family entertainment for little children, kids, tweens and teens – everyone is welcome. There will be bubbles, a tinfoil boat competition, create and design your own t-shirt activity (for youth ages 11+), crafts, games, prizes and an ice cream sundae bar (starting at 6 p.m.) for all.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World!, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th.

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

The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World!, is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Barton P-Patch pizza party
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy an early evening of handcrafted and wood fired pizza at the esteemed Barton Street P-Patch in West Seattle. This fundraiser benefiting GROW is organized as an inclusive, family-oriented social gathering to bring gardeners, their families, and the community together while also supporting a nonprofit organization that advocates to keep green spaces and p-patches in our neighborhoods.

Check out the creative art and garden beds hand crafted by the dedicated Barton Street gardeners while feasting on wood fired pizza and music by Citizens of the Earth on Saturday,September 21 from 4 PM to 7 PM in the lovely West Seattle Westwood neighborhood. Visit Brown Paper Tickets at https://pizzainthegarden.bpt.me for tickets and more information.