CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Senior & Health Events
Holiday Sing-Along Jamboree
Dec 4, 1-3pm, join the memory loss community and sing along with the OK Chorale, feel free to wear your Santa hats, elf tights, ugly holiday sweaters or anything to lift your holiday spirit, $1 admission, Greenwood Senior Center in north Seattle, rsvp 206-297-0875.
Costume Jewelry Sale Fundraiser
Dec 7, 1-6pm, Vintage to new jewelry sale to benefit Greenwood Senior Center.
Memory Loss: Guide to Next Steps
Dec 8, 2-3pm, if you’ve been recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, get your answers from an expert panel, held at The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia Street in Seattle, Click here to learn more and to register.
Dec 6 from 7-8pm “The Holiday Scams You Need to Know”; Dec 14 from 1-2pm “Tech Talk – intro to Tik Tok; Dec 15 from 10-11am “Living Longer, Living Smarter: Your Finances & Your Wishes” click here to learn more and to register.
Free Virtual Tech Programs with Bridget through KCLS
Dec 7 Solve Your Tech Annoyances; Dec 14 Explore Video Calling Options; Dec 21 from 2-3pm Understand Digital Payment Systems; click title links to register for these free workshops.
Holiday Tunes: The Classic & the Quirky
Dec 12, 2-3:30pm, fun and informative survey of some of the most popular plus the offbeat tunes celebrating the season including songs that mark Christmas, Chanukah and New Years. Watch music videos and learn about the creation stories of when and how the songs were written, presented by Misha Berson, longtime theater critic for the Seattle Times and currently teaching at the University of Washington OSHER program for older adults, held at the NEST Office Fireside Room, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, Email, click here or call 206-525-6378 to register.
Dec 16, 11am-2pm, need to wrap some presents and need help or want company? Gift wrapping open house with an array of wrapping paper, ribbons, gift tags, as well as hot cider and cookies, wrap presents yourself or volunteers can wrap for you, please bring canned food or nonperishable goods for the food bank, held at NEST senior support offices 8008 35th Ave NE Seattle, for more information, call 206-432-8265.
Aging Well Learning Community
Dec 17, 10:15-12:30pm, an open-learning community dedicated to aging well with consciousness, courage and contribution. Enjoy nonfiction and fiction books, films and other arts as catalysts for reflection and conversation. New members always welcome, Click here to learn more and to register. Seniors Living Alone Group
Wednesdays 11am-noon, offered by Greenwood Senior Center, Email email@example.com to sign up.
Daily Arts Activities for people of all abilities by Silver Kite!
Victorian Country Christmas
Dec 1-4, 500 booths, Puyallup Fairgrounds, A Victorian Country Christmas
Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
Dec 2, 6-8:30pm, dozens of choirs fill the Pike Place Market with music, Caroling Competition
Dec 3, carols, Father Christmas, coffee roasting, ornament making, yule log at Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma at Point Defiance Park Christmas Regale
Santa Parade & Holiday Market
Dec 3 at 5pm bands, floats and walking groups in parade south down S. Meridian then west on 5th Ave SW in Puyallup preceded by Holiday Market at Pioneer Park Pavilion
Ornament Making Workshops for all ages
Dec 3, 10, 17 from noon-3pm, this free event has live music, entertainment and sparkling holiday lights, learn to make three different types of ornaments, outdoors at Westlake Park 401 Pine Street in Seattle, presented by SilverKite www.silverkite.us
Community Holiday Exchange
Dec 3, 7-9pm, annual holiday party and barter fair, no money changes hands, instead, bring things you cooked, made or do as a service or trade, and barter with others, food drinks and music included, Our Redeemers Lutheran Church, 2400 NW 85th St, Seattle, Free Barter Fair & Holiday Party
Winter Festival Crafts Fair
Dec 3-4 musicians dancers and 100 arts & crafts vendors at Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N Seattle Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
Nativities on Display
Dec 6-11, free event displaying 550 creches from around the world plus 150 Christmas trees and music during Bellevue Festival Of The Nativity
Fox Hollow Winter Fest
Dec 8-11, 2-9pm fire pits, winter light walk, kids activities craft market in Issaquah Fox Hollow Winter Festival
Christmas Ship Festival
Dec 9 Parade of Boats kickoff then several events through Dec 23, board the main boat, follow in your own boat or participate in an onshore event including choir performances and in some cases bonfires, check full schedule
Pathway of Lights at Green Lake
Dec 10, 4:30-7:30pm take a walk following glowing luminaries enjoy live music and hot air balloons, bring cans for food bank, Green Lake Pathway of Lights,
Christmas Music & Readings
Dec 16, 7:30pm, choirs, organ and brass instruments, readings, congregation singing Silent Night by candlelight Seattle’s St. James Cathedral, free (donations accepted) A Service of Readings and Carols
Winter Solstice Holiday Market
Dec 16-17, arts vendors, food trucks, DJ music, Hangar 30 at Seattle’s Magnuson Park age 21+ Winter Solstice Holiday Night Market
Native Art Market
Dec 17-18, 10am-4pm, clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums and art prints at Discovery Park Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle, United Indians Native Art Market
Julefest in Poulsbo
Dec 3, Skandinavian bazaar, Norwegian foods, folk dancing, Vikings, tree lighting, Lucia bride, bonfire Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St NE Poulsbo Jule Fest
People Wearing Lights
Dec 3, 5-8:30pm, artists and pets wearing costumes of light parade along California Ave in West Seattle – prizes awarded at 6:30pm live music Glorious Lights of West Seattle.
Mount Baker Holiday Home Tour
Dec 3, 10am-4pm, tour six restored and decorated homes and browse and arts & crafts sale sign in at Mount Baker Community Club includes shuttle service $39 Mount Baker Home Tour
Guemes Art Studio Tour
Dec 3, 10am-4pm, visit 10 studio locations representing 30 artists www.GuemesIslandArt.Org
Dec 4, 4:30pm Choral Evensong service in the cathedral nave at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E in Seattle
Dec 4, 6pm “BlueStreet Voices” 18 vocal ensemble jazzy holiday tunes and standards, free and open to the public first Sundays Oct-June, no tickets or reservations needed, doors open at 5:30pm gothic sanctuary Seattle First Baptist corner of Harvard and Seneca, www.SeattleJazzVespers.org
Phinney Winter Festival
Dec 3-4, 10am-5pm, arts & crafts vendors, musicians, dancers, lunch and baked goods, Phinney Center Winter Festival & Crafts Fair
Free Lighted Art Show
Dec 3-4, view interactive art installations with light and sound at Gateway Park at 528 S 3rd St in Renton Lusio Renton Lights
Dec 10, 2-3pm, join the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Handbell Choir for a concert of harmonious bell ringing, hot cider and treats, rsvp 206-297-0875.
Model Train Festival
Dec 16-Jan 1, every floor of the Washington State History Museum comes alive with room-sized train sets, including featuring miniature scenery of Western Washington, Model Train Festival
Tacoma Night Market
Dec 17, 5-10pm, music, food, artists all at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum’s monthly night market, 705 Dock Street in Tacoma, free, Tacoma Night Market
A Bonsai Solstice
Dec 17, 4-7pm, live music, kids’ activities, hot cocoa and coffee, bring a flashlight, by donation at Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th in Federal Way, A Bonsai Solstice
Arboretum Winter Solstice Walk
Dec 17-18, 5-8pm, take a luminary forest walk on lit pathways at the Washington Park Arboretum, Arboretum Winter Solstice Walk.
In-person again! First & Third Fridays 7:30-9:30pm, www.skandia-folkdance.org
SilverKite at KCLS: Mindfulness & Gratitude
Dec 13, 6:30-7:30pm, facilitated by Meredith Berlin, this workshop invites you to explore mindfulness and gratitude by finding awareness through journaling, affirmations, tuning into the senses, exploring exercise and sharing stories, register at https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/636bcaf53e38fd2f0088ef48
KCLS offers free events, both in person and online. For info on all events contact 425-462-9600 or check www.kcls.org/events to RSVP or find additional information.