On the Go week of 4-9-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Breakfast & Talk Regarding Elliot Bay Seawall Project
Tibbetts United Methodist Church
3940 41st Ave. S.W.
Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. Open to all families. RSVP to Church Office 206-932-7777 (open 9-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday) or email ChurchOffice@TibbettsUMChurch.org. A suggested donation of $5/person or $10/family is requested. You will learn about the issues with the seawall project, including where the project is today and what to expect in the coming months and years.

Free Bike Tune-Ups at White Center Food Bank
10829 8th Ave. S.W.
Sunday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. Chain lube, brakes, and flat tire repair. All welcome. Sponsored by: Bike Works, Cascade Bicycle Club, and Spokespeople West Seattle. Get Ready to Ride.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 971 7169
Cookies and Crafts Event, Sunday, April 15th.  We'll have for sale home-made cookies along with handmade crafts every Sunday in April.  Blue tag items are 50% off marked price through Saturday, April 21st and we'll be participating in the Junction Association Tax Free Day on April 14th with 10% off storewide all day.  High school students get a 20% discount on Saturdays in April. Early bird shoppers get double stamps on their customer cards every Monday from 10 to noon and seniors get a 20% discount on all purchases each Tuesday.  The all volunteer run American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  When you shop and volunteer with us you support the important work of finding a cure for cancer.

Up-coming DubSea Bike Events
Tuesday evenings in April & May - Bike Works partners with White Center Food Bank and DubSea Bikes to teach adult basic bike repair class in White Center, $/work exchange.
Sunday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. - DubSea Bikes at White Center Food Bank, free.
Information 206-860-1432.

Delridge Ballroom Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Friday of each month (April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, & Nov. 16, 2012), 1:30-3:30 p.m. $4 per person. An afternoon of music and dance with Lauren Petrie for singles and couples ages 50 and above.

Seattle Chinese Garden Docent Training
6000 10th Ave. S.W.
Thursday, April 19, & 26, and May 3, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 10-3 p.m. Recruiting volunteers for the docent training program. Looking for people who have a passion for Chinese culture and gardens, enjoys interacting with people, have good communication skills, and possess a professional demeanor to be ambassadors for the Seattle Chinese Garden and to be a part of the Garden’s longest continuing educational program.

Register for 2012 Inaugural Junior Champions Golf Tour
Register now at www.JrChampionsTour.com. Tour kicks off with the first tournament event at West Seattle Golf Course April 21st and concludes with the 3-day, Seattle Junior Champions Classic tournament in August. Two tournament divisions: Little Masters (6-10 yrs. old) and Junior Champions (10-18 yrs. old).

“Building a Better Home” Workshop
Ventana Construction LLC
5458 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-3009 / www.ventanabuilds.com
Saturday, April 21, 2:30-4 p.m. An informative workshop about remodeling and custom home construction. Learn how to get started, what to expect, and the steps you can take to make your project successful. Free and takes place monthly. Limited seating. Call to reserve your space.

AAA Driver Improvement Program
West Seattle Christian Church
4400 42nd Ave. S.W.
Saturday, April 21, 8:30-5 p.m. Now accepting reservations for the refresher course on defensive driving skills. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. $16 per person. Pre-registration is required, call 206-243-3564.

Earth Day Weekend Rock & Gem Show “Earth’s Treasures”
Alki Masonic Temple
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22, 10-5 p.m.The West Seattle Rock Club annual Rock & Gem Show. Hands on fun and plenty of activities for children and a silent auction - one for kids and one for adults. Lots to do and see. Food and drinks available. Free parking. www.westseattlerockclub.org/gemshows.htm or westseattlerockshow@hotmail.com

Benefit for Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping and Friends of the Animals Foundation
Rocksport Bar & Grill
4209 S.W. Alaska St.
Sunday, April 22, 1-5 p.m. Let’s FIX the problem together: spay & neuter cats from all walks of life, assist in feral colony maintenance, and provide for medical and health needs of feral, rescue, and low-income cats. These volunteer organizations are making a real impact on the number of unwanted pets in local shelters. All ages welcome, no admission cost. There will be lots of silent auction items, raffle prizes, chair massages, and for adults, a wine pull and drink specials. Donations of wet or dry cat food are always appreciated and accepted at the door.

Introduction to Chinese Language & Culture
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation words, learn about Chinese culture, and join easy all ages games and activities such as painting, mah jong, and card games using your new words. Eight sessions on every other Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Dates: April 26, May 10 & 24. Free, but donations welcome.

Join the West Seattle Lion’s Club
Meets every Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m., at Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 S.W. Oregon St. Info: 206-762-1221.

GriefShare Class
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. This international grief recovery support group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to death. You can start at anytime. For information: Barb at 206-932-7459.

Stop ‘N Shop
4504 California Ave. SW
Remember to donate reusable items ie kitchenware, tools, knickknacks, jewelry, linens, furniture, home decorations, clothing & accessories to the Senior Centers Stop‘n Shop. Our thrift shop runs on the generous donations of folks like you!!! All donations tax deductible! Hours are 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grief Support Group Begins
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pastoral Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W. (just north of the Parish Center under construction)
Begins Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will meet weekly for 6-8 weeks. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is offering this Grief Support Group to serve anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one. Led by John Baumann, a pastoral counselor and staff member. Questions or to RSVP in advance call John at 935-0358 ext. 110.

Whitewater Swim Club Swim Team Try Outs
Evergreen Community Aquatics Center
606 S.W. 116th St.
Any Weekday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. Try out for free with Coach C.G. or Coach Joel. Whitewater Aquatics offers professional instruction for swimmers from beginner to national levels - and a fun, family oriented atmosphere. Info at www.WhitewaterAquatics.com

West Seattle AA American Legion Baseball
The team is forming for the 2012 Spring/Summer Season. Current High School Juniors & Sophomores are eligible. Info: 206-310-9397 or 7040JENSEN@comcast.net.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meetings
Mount St. Vincent-2nd floor, Peps West Room
4831 35th Ave S.W.
Every Tuesday, 5:45-7 p.m. TOPS is an encouraging weight loss support group with weigh-ins every Tuesday. Info: Jan 206-762-7844 or Bunkyjanjan@yahoo.com

Volunteers for Playing Piano/Entertainment or
Manicure/Pedicure Volunteers

Providence Elizabeth House
3201 S.W. Graham St.
Leave a message. yuliyam@u.washington.edu

West Seattle Garden Tour Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed to plan the 18th Annual WS Garden Tour. The WSGT Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at an appointed member’s home for a potluck. Not necessary to be a Master Gardener volunteer opportunities are available. info@westseattlegardentour.com

AARP Defensive Driving Workshop
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton St.
First Saturday of every month, ongoing, 9-5:30 p.m. $12 for members, $14 non-members. Call 206-937-6122 for info or to RSVP.

Continuing Education Classes
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Register now: 206-934-5339 or www.LearnAtSouth.org

At Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.

Footcare & Manicures
Mondays, ongoing. Cost: Footcare $20 member/$22 non-member; Manicures w/polish $20 member/$22 non-member and no/polish $15 member or non-member. Cancellations must be made by 4 p.m. Friday prior to appointment to avoid being charged. Call 206-932-4044 ext. 1 for appointment.

Chair Massage by Ann Shafford
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 15 min. appointments - sign up at the front desk. $5 member/$7 non-member.

Gentle Yoga
Wednesdays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. Drop-in, $5 mem/$7 non-mem. Chair and standing postures (no floor sitting). Improve breathing, posture, flexibility, balance and peace of mind. Postures can be adapted to your abilities or limitations. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Enhance Fitness Exercise Classes
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, on-going, 8-9 a.m. & 9-10 a.m. (2 sessions). Free to Group Health members or $30 for 5 weeks. Innovative and fun strength-training classes, using wrist & ankle weights, aerobics, balance and stretching.

Afternoon Exercise Class
Mondays & Fridays, 3 p.m. (minimum 6 participants needed). $35 in advance for 10 sessions or $5 per class. We start with standing movement to fun music, followed by basic balance work, then seated strength training using resistance bands (provided). We’ll move, breathe, relax and enjoy ourselves.

Volunteers Needed
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
206-932-4044 x8
The Senior Center needs volunteer instructors to teach the AARP Defensive Driving Classes. Training takes 2 days, is taught in Everett and/or Gig Harbor. Expenses are reimbursed by AARP. You will need to teach 3 or more classes a year. Call Marge Lutton 206-322-0490 for more information.

WSHS Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for foreign exchange students who will attend West Seattle High School for the second semester. Host families do not need to have teenagers of their own; young families as well as empty nesters are excellent high school student hosts. For info: 360-661-0552 or j.henderson33@hotmail.com.

Old Clothes = New Opportunities Donation Station
Northwest Center ‘Big Blue Truck’
Diamond Parking Lot
44th Ave. S.W. & S.W. Edmunds St.
Fridays - Sundays, 9-5 p.m. Clean out your closets and drop off your reusable clothing and household items at the donation station. For a complete list of donations accepted visit bigbluetruck.org or (800) 992-2060. Donations are tax deductible and donors receive a $3 off coupon to Value Village.

West Seattle Senior Center Needs Volunteers
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Make a difference by getting involved! For info 206-932-4044 or email at margiew@seniorservices.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Guadalupe Church-Pastoral Care Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS is an encouraging weight loss support group with weigh-ins every Tuesday. For info at 206-932-2621.

Irish Dance Lessons
West Seattle VFW Hall
3601 S.W. Alaska St.
Mondays & Tuesdays in the late afternoon & early evenings. Open to children and adults. Information at 206-935-3225.

Business Network with Westside Professionals
The Kenney - meeting room 2
7125 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Wednesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. Build your business through referrals and networking. For info, contact sfelix@quidnunc.net

Providence Elizabeth House
3201 S.W. Graham St.

Volunteers for Playing Piano/Entertainment
Every second Thursday, 12:45-1:45 p.m. We need someone to play piano or entertain seniors for an hour or so during Birthday Celebrations.

Volunteers for Sign Language Communication with Deaf
We are interested in someone who knows sign language to come in once or twice a month at their convenience to speak with a senior deaf resident. This would be very beneficial for us to have an opportunity to interact with them as well as provide practice to volunteer who studies or wants to practice using sign language.

BNI West Seattle Champion Meeting
The Kenney
7125 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Thursdays, 7:45-9:15 a.m. Learn how to grow your business with quality referrals. We are looking for a Naturopath and an event planner to pass referrals to. $10 includes breakfast.

Daystar Toastmasters
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton
Come as a guest to experience the safe, supportive atmosphere in which you can grow your communication and leadership skills. Second and fourth Mondays of each month, 12 - 1:00 PM. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for orientation. See http://daystarclub.freetoasthost.us. Any questions email to: contactus@daystarclub.freetoasthost.us or call Bill at 206/ 932-6707.

Citizenship Class
Southwest Branch
Seattle Public Library
9010 35th Ave. S.W.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Study to become a U.S. Citizen, prepare for the Citizenship interview. Improve you English. Citizenship application assistance is also available.

Seeking ESL tutors
Our volunteers are at least 18 years old and fluent in English. An application, interview and background check are required. Training and on-going support are provided. For more information visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/esl or 382-4511 or email cwalsh@stjames-cathedral.org

Southwest Community Center
2801 S.W. Thistle St.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon.
Men and women ages 50+ wanted for drop-in play volleyball.
For information call Mary at 935-2162.

District Council Meetings
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Every third Wednesday, 7 – 9 p.m. Each month representatives from neighborhood councils and other community organizations provide reports on what issues and concerns they are working on and announcements about up-coming community meetings and events.

Stay-at-home dads
Hiawatha Playfield Playground
2700 California Ave. S.W.
Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Our goal is to develop a resource and community for stay-at-home dads, fathers who are primary caregiver in their family, and other involved dads are welcome. All fathers are invited to network with us.

Thunder Girls
Fastpitch Softball
West Seattle Thunder Girls
Fastpitch Softball is looking for athletes with a good attitude and desire to play tournament softball this spring and summer. If you are interested in arranging a tryout, call Coach Greg at 669-6881 or email gkormanik@comcast.net

Volunteers Needed
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave. S.W.
Providence Mount St. Vincent seeks volunteers to help in many areas: hair salon and gift shop, child care, field trips, one-on-one visits with elderly residents. For information call 937-3701 ext. 28170. www.providence.org/themount

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