Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fun find for little dinosaur enthusiasts!

 
It doesn't seem that long ago when my now teens were in preschool and life was all about dinosaurs. We watched Dinosaur Train daily, created a dinosaur-themed birthday and I figured out how to make a Troodon costume for Halloween because all we could find to buy were T-Rexs. 

So, when I was at the library this week and spotted a fun dinosaur scavenger hunt in the children's area I just had to post about it for anyone in this phase now. Start by picking up a booklet and then keep your eyes open for printed images of eight different dinosaurs sprinkled throughout the rows of books. There's also a creative display of lift-the-flap dinosaur puns and a whole section of dinosaur books at the front of the library you can check out and take home. 


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Nantes Park—Gem of a little park


While out walking with a mama friend the other day, we came across Nantes Park as we huffed up Admiral Way. Wow, what a gem of a little park! I'd probably driven past it hundreds, if not thousands of times, in our 20+ years of living in West Seattle but we were always on our way to somewhere else—hiking in nearby Schmitz Park, playground time at Whale Tail Park or a day at the beach on Alki.

Tucked in this tiny pocket park is a unique and fun art installation celebrating a sister city partnership with Nantes, France. Whimsical sculptures by Claude Ponti, a beloved French children's author and illustrator, and a sitting wall filled with a variety of tiles created by middle and high school students in both cities. As you walk along there are questions prompting you to explore the different tiles in creative ways. 

There's still one last piece of the project to be completed which they hope to do this spring, a concrete path with the footprints of Ponti's creatures scattered throughout. Once they do we'll be back again!

If you curious: 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

January activities—plunging into the new year


Kick off the new year with this list of family-friendly things to do in West Seattle. There's a handful of ways to ring in the new year before plunging right into January with lots of options for younger kiddos and even a few teen-only events for those with older kiddos. Have something to share? Let me know.

EVENTS
One-time events, listed chronologically. 

  • New Year's Eve Family Vibe@West Seattle Bowl / December 31
    Two hours of VIBE bowling, shoes, one 1-topping pizza, one pitcher of soda or juice boxes and party favors for $129.99. Two sessions available (3:30-5:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm).
  • Highland Park Not-So-Silent Night Parade / December 31—5:30PM
    This fun neighborhood event is returning this year! 
  • Alki Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day / January 1st—10AM
  • West Seattle Art Walk / Thursday, January 12th—5-9PM
    Explore art throughout the Junction on the second Thursday of every month. Visit their website for more info.
  • Georgetown Steam Plant Tour (Georgetown) / Saturday, January 14, 10AM-2PM
    On the second Saturday of every month you can explore this historic steam plant located just outside West Seattle. Guided tours happen between 11AM and 1PM. Free event.

  • Bird & Plant Walk@Seahurst Park (Burien) / January 16—10AM–12PM
  • Also just outside WS. Free guided walk with naturalist to learn about the birds and plants around you. Geared towards ages 13+ and registration required.
  • MLK Day of Service—Monday, January 16
  • I haven't seen anything listed yet but there are usually several volunteer opportunities in parks around the peninsula. Until then, you can check out a post I did about Giving Back for a list of organizations that you can volunteer with year round.
  • Winter Evening Beach Walks with Seattle Aquarium Naturalists 
    Charles Richey Sr Viewpoint
    Meet beach naturalists near the Seattle Aquarium canopy, located at the corner of 63rd Ave. SW and Beach Dr. SW. Free event.
    • Friday, January 20, 2023 from 8–10pm
    • Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 8–10pm

ONGOING
Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically. 

  • Free Drop-in Tot Gym 
    Ages 5 and under. Open play time with all sorts of toys in the gym. Parent/guardian must stay with their kiddo/s.
    • High Point Community Center / 6920 34th Ave SW
      January 3rd-March 30th—Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-12:30pm
  • Indoor options for rainy days
    Here's my post from last November that includes oodles of options, listed by age (babies, preschool, K-5 and tween/teens.
  • Late Night for Teens@High Point Community Center 
    Fridays 7:30-Midnight. Ages 13-19  
    Recreation-based program with a focus on positive teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcome. Dinner is provided each night. FREE 
  • Library Programs—Storytimes & Events
    Seattle Public Library is still only hosting online storytimes but King County Libraries have several in-person storytimes and events for kids, tweens and teens. Closest KCLS from West Seattle with programming are White Center, Burien and Boulevard Park. Search the calendar by location and/or ages. 
  • Meeples Games
    3727 California Ave SW, Suite 2B 
  • Weekly—family game nights, Pokemon training camps, D&D and more
  • Open Gym Basketball at High Point Community Center 
    Free pick-up basketball games for ages 17 and under. 
    1/3-3/31:  M/Tu/Th/F 3:30-5PM
    1/4-3/29:  Wednesday 2-5PM
  • Parkour classes@Hiawatha Added 1/4/23
    Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave SW
    • Tuesdays: 4pm Young Kids • 5:15pm Kids • 6:45pm Teens
    • Wednesdays: 2:30pm Young Kids • 3:45pm Kids • 5:15pm Teens
    • Thursdays: 4pm Young Kids • 5:15pm Youth • 6:45pm Teens
    • 12 week session (Jan-Mar) for $348 
    • Visit website for dates, registration and payment. 
  • Open Play at Outer Space Seattle
    2820 Alki Ave SW #2
  • Stay 'N Play / Fridays—10-11:30am
    Indoor play gym for kiddos 5 and under at Arbor Heights Church.
  • Teen Sundays@High Point Community Center 
    Sundays (January 8th-March 26th) / Noon-6PM
    Ages 12-19. Calling all neighborhood teens! This day is for you. We’ll play a lot of basketball, and those that attend will be able to set the agenda for the day. Options can include video gaming, volleyball, dodgeball, floor hockey and the like. Come with friends or come and make friends. FREE
  • The Missing Piece
    9456 35th Ave SW
    Weekly—Scrabble, cooperative games, D&D, crafting and creativity and more. 
  • West Seattle Farmers Market / Sundays 10AM-2PM
    Year-round event in the Alaska Junction. 
ANYTIME IDEAS
OUTINGS

Check out these awesome adventures around the peninsula and beyond. 
CAMPS/CLASSES

Multiple options:
  • Seattle Parks and Rec
    Winter programs and registration opened December 6 at noon. Brochure available here.
    Variety of classes (sports, art, dance, music, etc) and one time events happening at Delridge, High Point and Hiawatha community centers.

Art:

  • CraftLab Seattle
    Mobile location—comes to your house, a park or TBD location of your choice.
    Upcycling crafting activities and offers classes, birthday parties and other events for kids or adults. Holiday-themed classes now available.
  • Curious Kidstuff 
    4740 California Ave SW
    Variety of classes on Mondays and Fridays. $12/child, each day. Ages 18 months+.
    Also offering birthday parties packages again with teacher-led arts and crafts.
  • West Seattle Art Nest
    2903 SW Cambridge Street

Music:

Sports:
Registration for several winter sports is now open and planning for spring is coming up. Check out my post all about when and where to play sports locally throughout the year.

  • Registration open for West Seattle Little League's 2023 softball and baseball season

Swimming:

All options are now indoors.


    PLANNING AHEAD

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    Snow day—Spots to go sledding


    The first snow of the season wasn't quite enough for full on sledding but it did make us pull out our winter gear and sleds so we're prepped and ready for the next time. 

    Living within walking distance of a great sledding spot—Westcrest Park pictured aboveI never thought too much about other places until I saw others around the peninsula asking for ideas last year. So here's a recap of some non-street spots, organized by location (north and south of Camp Long). Plus a Google map so you can see what's closest to you.

    Have fun, be safe and enjoy some hot cocoa when you get back home!

    NORTH (Camp Long and north)
    • Camp Long
      5200 35th Ave SW
    • Hamilton Viewpoint Park
      1120 California Ave SW
    • Madison Middle School
      3429 45th Ave SW
      Spot: Back of school, between school and sports field.
    • West Seattle Golf Course
      4470 35th Ave SW
      Note: Opens after a certain amount of snow and announced via Seattle Parks and Rec.
    • Dragonfly Park
      4111 26th Ave SW
      Spot: East of the dragonfly pavilion
    • Jack Block Park
      Terminal 5 / 2130 Harbor Ave SW
    SOUTH (of Camp Long)
    • High Point Commons Park
      3201 SW Graham Street
    • Myrtle Reservoir Park
      3600 SW Myrtle Street
    • Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex
      2600 SW Thistle Street
      Spot: West of the grass soccer field and north of the main baseball field.
    • Solstice Park
      7400 Fauntleroy Way SW
    • Westcrest Park
      9000 8th Ave SW
      Spot: South of the playground and north of the p-patch.
      Parking: In either the south-end parking lot or the lot off 8th Ave SW.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    December activities—fun and festive!


    Tis the season—where our elf has returned, the house twinkles with lights and festive gatherings with friends and family have just begun. To celebrate, here's a topline of family-friendly activities happening this month, ongoing events and some things to plan ahead for. 

    Also, the West Seattle Blog has launched their 2022 Holiday Guide which is updated more often and filled with even more ideas for fun and festivities.

    EVENTS
    One-time events, listed chronologically. 

    • Winter Wander: A West Seattle Scavenger Hunt / December 2nd-11th
      A fun, free 10-day adventure for West Seattleites (and friends) and a chance to win some awesome prizes too. 
    • Duwamish River Cleanup / December 3rd—10am and 12pm
      həʔapus Village Park, 4500 Duwamish Trail
      Volunteer opportunity to help clean up the river by kayak. See website for more info and to register.
    • Family Magic Show / December 3rd—1pm and 3pm
      Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th SW
      Raymond the magician will be performing two shows. Kids 8 and under are free, $5 for ages 9 to 18 and $10 for adults over 18. There will be two 45 minutes shows starting at 1 pm and 3 pm.
    • Tree Lighting and Holiday Night Market / Saturday, December 3rd—4-10pm
      Alaska Junction
    • Cultures United FC Game / Saturday, December 3rd—5pm
      Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex, 2600 SW Thistle St
      Soccer fans might like to check this game out. Here's a link to an article in The Seattle Times about the club and the game. Free to attend. 
    • Lacrosse Get Togethers for Girls / December 11th—9:30-11am
      A.T. Milo Park 30th SW & SW Thistle
      Come check out lacrosse in these get togethers on Sundays (11/13, 11/20 and 12/11) from 9:30-11am. Girls 3rd through 12th grade.
    • Bikes & Lights Alki Beach Slow Ride / Friday, December 16—6-8pm (Added 12/1)
    • Seacrest Marina Park
    • Dance West Seattle presents The Magical Doll Maker / December 18@1:30 pm
      Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 South 152nd Street Burien
      This wonderful holiday performance and fundraising event is returning this year! Do note, it's now being held in Burien.
    • Pop-Up Hanukkah in The Junction / December 18th@5:00 pm
      Junction Plaza Park
      Kol Ha Neshamah is back this year with for song, candle lighting and donuts-to-go. Everyone’s welcome!
    • Moonlight Beach Walk / December 20—7-9PM (Added 12/2/22)
      Seahurst Park, Burien
      Just south of West Seattle but worth mentioning since checking out tide pools at night is pretty cool. Free but registration required. Additional ones coming up January in both here and West Seattle.
    • Winter Solstice—December 21
      Celebrate the shortest day of the year and the returning to longer days. Alice hosts an event in Solstice Park (website says 3:45-4:45pm) unless is driving rain.
    • New Year's Eve Family Vibe@West Seattle Bowl / December 31
      Two hours of VIBE bowling, shoes, one 1-topping pizza, one pitcher of soda or juice boxes and party favors for only $129.99! Two sessions available (3:30pm-5:30pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm).
    ONGOING
    Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically.

    • Free Drop-in Tot Gym 
      Ages 5 and under. Open play time with all sorts of toys in the gym. Parent/guardian must stay with their kiddo/s.
      • High Point Community Center / 6920 34th Ave SW
        Currently: Tuesdays / 10am-12:30pm
        Upcoming: January 3rd-March 30th—Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-12:30pm
    • Indoor options for rainy days
      Here's my post from last November that includes oodles of options, listed by age (babies, preschool, K-5 and tween/teens.
    • Library Programs—Storytimes & Events
      Seattle Public Library is still only hosting online storytimes but King County Libraries have several in-person storytimes and events for kids-teens. Closest KCLS from West Seattle with programming are White Center, Burien and Boulevard Park. Search the calendar by location and/or ages. 
    • Meeples Games
      3727 California Ave SW, Suite 2B 
    • Weekly—family game nights, Pokemon training camps, D&D and more
    • Open Play at Outer Space Seattle
      2820 Alki Ave SW #2
    • Stay 'N Play / Fridays—10-11:30am
      Indoor play gym at Arbor Heights Church. 
    • The Missing Piece
      9456 35th Ave SW
      Weekly—Scrabble, cooperative games, D&D, crafting and creativity and more. 
    ANYTIME IDEAS
    OUTINGS

    Check out these awesome adventures around the peninsula and beyond. 
    CAMPS/CLASSES

    Multiple options:
    • Seattle Parks and Rec
      Winter programs and registration opens December 6 at noon. Brochure available here.
      Variety of classes (sports, art, dance, music, etc) and one time events. happening at Delridge, High Point and Hiawatha community centers.
    • Winter camp@Viva Arts
      Monday December 19th through Thurday Dec 22nd
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Art:

    • CraftLab Seattle
      Mobile location—comes to your house, a park or TBD location of your choice.
      Upcycling crafting activities and offers classes, birthday parties and other events for kids or adults. Holiday-themed classes now available.
    • Curious Kidstuff 
      4740 California Ave SW
      Variety of classes on Mondays and Fridays. $12/child, each day. Ages 18 months+.
      Also offering birthday parties packages again with teacher-led arts and crafts.
    • West Seattle Art Nest
      2903 SW Cambridge Street
      After school art classes—Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
      Cost: $255

    Music:

    Sports:
    Registration for several winter sports is now open and planning for spring is coming up. Check out my post all about when and where to play sports locally throughout the year.

    • Lacrosse Get Togethers for Girls / December 11th, 9:30-11am
      A.T. Milo Park 30th SW & SW Thistle
      Come check out lacrosse in these get togethers on Sundays (11/13, 11/20 and 12/11) from 9:30-11am. Girls 3rd through 12th grade.
    Swimming:
    All options are now indoors.
      PLANNING AHEAD

      Wednesday, November 2, 2022

      November activities—indoor, outdoor and all around

       


      Here we go—into the dark with turning our clocks back this weekend. Even more reason to get out and about! Bonus, you'll burn off all that extra sugar energy....or calories for those of us that sat a wee bit too close to the candy bowl. 

      So far, not as many events on the calendar as last month but will continue add any that come up. No worries, there's still plenty of adventures to be had below. 

      FYI: A few too many hiccups with the calendar feature I added last week so removed it for now. 

      Added 11/14/22: WS Blog has launched their 2022 Holiday Guide that's updated daily for even more ideas.

      EVENTS
      One-time events, listed chronologically. 

      • Roxhill Bog Walking TourSaturday, Nov 5th—10-11am
        Roxhill Park, 9234 29th Ave SW
        Guided tour along the trails of Roxhill Bog. Learn more about the wetland, the native plants and wildlife and the efforts being made to restore the health of this ecosystem. Free event hosted by Duwamish Alive Coalition and Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. Registration link: www.tfaforms.com/5022839
      • Family Reading Time With Kerri Kokias / Nov 26th—11am
      • Paper Boat Booksellers, 6040 California Ave SW, Suite A
      • Annual Native MarketNovember 25-27th—10am-5pm
        Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
        https://www.duwamishtribe.org/
      • Argosy Christmas Ships  (Updated 11/14/22)
        Watch a parade of festive holiday boats from shore.
        • November 25@5:35pm: Don Armeni Boat Ramp / 1220 Harbor Ave SW
        • November 26@5:35pm: Salty's on Alki / 1936 Harbor Ave SW
        • November 26@8:35pm: Alki Beach Park (typically near the Bathhouse) + bonfire
      ONGOING
      Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically.

      • Free Drop-in Tot Gym 
        Ages 5 and under. Open play time with all sorts of toys in the gym. Parent/guardian must stay with their kiddo/s.
        • High Point Community Center / 6920 34th Ave SW
          Tuesdays / 10am-12:30pm
        • South Park Community Center / 8319 8th Ave SW (Added 11/6/22)
          Mondays and Wednesday / 10am-1pm / September 7th-November 23rd.
          Close-ish to West Seattle but also mentioning since Miss Bea, the wonderful South Park librarian, will be doing a storytime every other Wednesday at 11am at the tot gym.
      • Indoor options for rainy days
        Here's my post from last November that includes oodles of options, listed by age (babies, preschool, K-5 and tween/teens.
      • Meeples Games
        3727 California Ave SW, Suite 2B 
      • Weekly—family game nights, Pokemon training camps, D&D and more
      • Open Play at Outer Space Seattle
        2820 Alki Ave SW #2
      • Stay 'N Play / Fridays—10-11:30am
        Indoor play gym at Arbor Heights Church. 
      • The Missing Piece
        9456 35th Ave SW
        Weekly—Scrabble, cooperative games, D&D, crafting and creativity and more. 
      • "Write YOUR story" workshop 
        Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm / September 22 through December 22
        Free writing workshop for ages 8-12. 
      OUTINGS
      Check out these awesome adventures around the peninsula and just beyond. Last weekend we not only spotted whales from Beach Drive but then watched salmon spawning in Fauntleroy Creek.

      CAMPS/CLASSES

      Seattle Parks and Rec

      See their fall brochure for a variety of classes (sports, art, dance, music, etc) and one time events. happening at Delridge, High Point and Hiawatha community centers.

      ART

      • CraftLab Seattle

        Mobile location—comes to your house, a park or TBD location of your choice.

        Upcycling crafting activities and offers classes, birthday parties and other events for kids or adults. Holiday-themed classes now available.

      • Curious Kidstuff 

        4740 California Ave SW

        Variety of classes on Mondays and Fridays. $12/child, each day. Ages 18 months+

      • West Seattle Art Nest
        2903 SW Cambridge Street
        • Toddler Time—Fridays 10:30-11:30am / September 16-October 28
          Cost: $140.00
        • After school art classes—Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
          Cost: $255
        • Thanksgiving camp—11/21-11/22 / 9:30am-12:30pm
          Cost: $130

      MUSIC

      SWIMMING
      All options are now indoors. 

      PLANNING AHEAD

      Wednesday, October 5, 2022

      October Activities—Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls


      Wow, oodles of family fun to be had this month and more to come!

      Have something to share? Let me know. I'll update the post at least once a week since several annual treat or treating events are still TBD.

      Added 10/26/22—Calendar page! View events, activities, camps and classes in a new format.

      EVENTS
      One-time events, listed chronologically.

      • West Seattle Blog—2022 Halloween Guide (Added 10/20/22)
        A great resource for all things Halloween happening locally.

      • The Great Pumpkin Search / Saturday, October 8—2-5 pm
      • Birds of Roxhill Park—Bird Sit / Saturday, October 8—2-3:30pm
      • Gatewood Halloween Show / Saturday 10/15 and 10/29—7:30 & 8:30pm (Added 10/12/22)
        37th Ave SW + SW Austin Street
        Neighborhood fun with two 15 min shows. Rain cancels.
      • Kids Great Pumpkin Day / Sunday, October 16— 4pm
        Puget Ridge Edible Park
        Neighborhood kids are invited to come pick a pumpkin to take home.
      • Wilderness Outdoor School Tracking Club / Saturday, October 15th—9am-Noon
        Lincoln Park. Ages 13 and up. Free.
      • Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek / Sunday, October 16— 4pm
        4539 SW Director Place 
        Annual all-ages event welcoming the salmon home to Fauntleroy Creek with drumming (bring any kind) and singing. Heavy rain cancels. You can also sign up to be a volunteer salmon watcher. 
      • Halloween Movie Night / Friday, October 21st—6-7:30pm
        Paper Boat Booksellers, 6040 California Ave SW
        Come watch Room On The Broom, nibble on snacks and get a paperback copy of the book to take home. Tickets required to attend. $12/kiddo.
      • Seattle Forest Week / October 22 - 29th
        Weeklong celebration for Seattle's urban forests. So far, only seeing one local event but there are several work parties you can participate in.
        • Saturday, October 22nd / 10am-Noon—Connecting to Longfellow Creek
          Dragonfly Pavilion Park, 4111 28th Ave SW, Seattle 98106
          Learn about the ecosystem of the creek, take a guided walk and look for returning Coho salmon (starts at 11am) and enjoy art activities and music.
      • Halloween Family Magic Show and Food Drive / October 22nd, 2022, at 8 pm
      • Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th SW
      • Fauntleroy Fall FestivalSunday, October 23rd, 2-5 pm.
        Paint pumpkins, build bird houses and make salmon hats. Food also available to purchase from local businesses.
      • Admiral Trick or Treating / October 28th—3-6pm (Updated 10/15/22)
      • Glow Party at Delridge Community Center / Friday, October 28th—6-8pm
        4501 Delridge Way SW
        Themed games, snacks, and music. Wear your costume, face paint, or anything that will illuminate the party. Ages 5 and up. FREE. 
      • 11th Annual Monster Dash / Saturday, October 29th—starting at 9:30am
        Lincoln Park
        Fun costumed 5k trail run/walk and kids dash supporting South Seattle Co-Op Preschools.
      • Birds of Roxhill Park—Bird Walk / Saturday, October 29th—9-11am
      • Alki Beach Trick or Treat—Saturday, October 29th—10am-2pm
      • Halloween Family Reading Time / Saturday, October 29th—10:30-11:30am
        Paper Boat Booksellers, 6040 California Ave SW
      • Trick or Trees / October 29th—12-4pm
        Highland Park Corner Store, 7789 Highland Park Way SW
      • Live music, a costume contest for pets, trick or treating for kids and up to 4 free trees available per household to plant in your own backyard. 
      • Open Creek Salmon Watch / Saturday, October 29th—Noon-3pm (Added 10/26/22)
      • Fall Community Day / Saturday, October 29th—1-4pm
        Heron's Nest,  4818 15th Ave SW    
        Paint pumpkins, art tables, outdoor fall games, candy hunt. Free all ages.
      • Outdoor Halloween Carnival—Saturday, October 29th—2pm
        Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
      • Harvest Fest  / Sunday, October 30th—11am-5pm
        Alaska Junction
        Music, games, costume parade, chili cookoff and more.
      • After Hours Halloween Party / Sunday, October 30th—7-10pm (Added 10/20/22)
        Meeples Games, 3727 California Ave SW Suite 2B

      • Haunted House
        Local haunted house for older kiddos and adults. Free but donations welcome for two community-based charities. See website for dates, times and parking info.
      ONGOING
      Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically.


      CAMPS/CLASSES

      Seattle Parks and Rec
      See their fall brochure for a variety of classes (sports, art, dance, music, etc) and one time events. happening at Delridge, High Point and Hiawatha community centers.

      Signups open: 
      October 18th : Fall Activities (Term 3)

      ART

      • CraftLab Seattle

        Mobile location—comes to your house, a park or TBD location of your choice.

        Upcycling crafting activities and offers classes, birthday parties and other events for kids or adults.

      • Curious Kidstuff 

        4740 California Ave SW

        Variety of classes on Mondays and Fridays. $12/child, each day. Ages 18 months+

      • West Seattle Art Nest
        2903 SW Cambridge Street
        Toddler Time—Fridays 10:30-11:30am / September 16-October 28
        Cost: $140.00

      DANCE

      • See my post about dance options in West Seattle. Do note, I haven't had a chance to check for any recent updates yet.

      MUSIC

      SWIMMING
      All options are now indoors. 

      • Southwest Pool 
        2801 SW Thistle Street (inside the Southwest Teen Life Center)
        • Signups for next session (Term 3) open October 13.
        • For schedule, fees and more info click here.
      • YMCA—West Seattle (Membership-based but offers lessons to non-members too.)
        • Swim lessons and open swims. 
      • West Seattle Health Club (Membership-based but some lessons available to non-members.)
      • Evergreen Aquatic Center
        606 SW 116th Street (White Center) 
        • Lap/public swims, water exercise classes and lessons.
        • Dive-in movie nights on Saturdays
        • Swim lessons registration dates:
          • October: Pre-Registration: September 21,  Open Registration: September 23
          • November: Pre-Registration: October 19, Open Registration: October 21
          • December: Pre-Registration: November 16, Open Registration: November 18

      PLANNING AHEAD