On the go - Week of 4-16-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 971 7169
Our first Craft Event continues through the end of April with items hand-made by our talented volunteers, their family members and friends.  We're celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd with 20% off anything in the shop that's green, and Arbor Day, Friday, April 27th with 20% off anything brown and Tax-Free Day in the Junction on  Saturday, April 21st.  All items with blue tags are $1.00 Sunday, April 22nd through Monday, April 30th.  When you shop at the all volunteer run Discovery Shop you support the quest to find a cure for cancer. Double stamps on your customer card every Monday from 10 to noon, seniors get 20% off all day Tuesdays and high school students receive 20% each Saturday just by showing their student I.D.  Please consider volunteering for a 4 hour a week shift - we need your help.  The 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.

Delridge Ballroom Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
206-684-7423
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.

Free CPR/AED Training Class
West Seattle Eagles
4426 California Ave. S.W.
206-938-4426
Sunday, April 21, promptly at 1 p.m. Open to the public. Save a life. This class is taught by Medic II firefighters.

Dakota Place Park Spring Clean
Dakota Park Place
California Ave. S.W. and S.W. Dakota
Sunday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day in the neighborhood. Join friends and neighbors as we rake, prune and weed. For info cargalj@comcast.net

First Annual Bamboo Festival
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Ave S.W.
206-934-5219
April 22, noon-4 p.m. Adults/$6, Seniors/$5, free to Seattle residents, SCG members and children under 5 (covers festival and garden admission). The American Bamboo Society’s Pacific NW Chapter will hold workshops on various topics and other experts will be on hand for your questions. There will be a bamboo plant sale and an auction of rare bamboo plants. The Puget Sound Sumi Artists will be teaching how to paint bamboo using traditional techniques. You can take your work home with you.

Introduction to Reiki
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 S.W. Holden St.
206-762-9825 / www.hpic1919.org
April 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Reiki is an ancient healing method that rebalances the energy field surrounding and infusing the physical body. Presented by Eileen Dey, M.A., LMHC founder of the only state-certified vocational school of Reiki in Highland Park, www.reikitrainingprogram.com.

Seattle Chinese Garden Docent Training
6000 10th Ave. S.W.
206-934-5219
Thursday, April 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.
206-296-4410
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.
425-443-1484
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.
206-932-4044

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.

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.
206-938-3276

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

Volleyball
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

12U
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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