Mondays & Wednesdays – From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Dahlia Stem Sale!

LOVE DAHLIAS?

Come to the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center
Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dr. John Hibbs will be bringing fresh cut Dahlia stems from his garden for you to purchase ($2 a stem).

Bring them home to add a summer splash of color and fresh happiness.

Flowers will be available for purchase from 11am to 2pm.

Masks are required.

Proceeds will be donated to the Senior Center.


Sunday, Sept 12 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Grandparents: Love, Culture & History

Sunday, Sept. 12, is National Grandparents Day—honoring the roles that grandparents play in nurturing and stabilizing families.

In 1978, Congress passed legislation that earmarked the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The day recognizes that, throughout history, grandparents have played significant roles in families. It is a day to recognize, educate, and celebrate the important contributions grandparents have made throughout history.

This year marks the third annual local Grandparents Day celebration hosted by the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders and Northwest African American Museum (NAAM). Co-sponsors include AARP Seattle, Age Friendly Seattle, Aging and Disability Services, Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), Nu Black Arts West Theatre, and The Evergreen State College/Tacoma.

“Grandparents: Love, Culture & History” will be offered virtually (online) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and feature a short program and entertainment. Everyone is welcome, free of charge. To receive the event link, register at SurveyMonkey.com/r/GrandparentsDay2021.  

The main Grandparents Day presenter is Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, an educator, activist, author, entrepreneur, and the first-ever dean of the Evergreen State College, Tacoma Campus. In 1982, Arunga moved to Kenya, where she raised four children. She wrote “The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed,” a children’s book about a girl who was taken from her African home to serve in the slave trade and what happened at the village she was taken from (available through the public library).

The program will also feature the NAAM African American Cultural Ensemble and spoken word poetry by “Nana” Kibibi (Kibibi Monié), director of Nu Black Arts West Theatre, the oldest African American theater company in Washington state.

“Honoring our grandparents is a significant practice in African American culture,” said HSD/Aging and Disability Services planner Karen Winston, who staffs the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders. “Whether through discipline, financial support and/or kinship caregiving, grandparents have always been a vital part of our families and they provide important links to our cultural heritage and family history.”


Fri, Oct 22 & Sat, Oct 23 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Holiday Bazaar

Mark your Calendars!

Save the date and plan on joining us for our Annual Fantastic Holiday Bazaar in October!

Want to be involved in making this event happen?  Email or call the center at 206-365-1536 to let us know that you are interested in contributing. Thank you!

Donation of Baked Goods to sell               Participate as a Vendor                 Event volunteer