On the Go - Week of 4-30-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 971 7169
Check out our Spring Zing Sale - 25% off marked prices store wide (jewelry excluded) May 3rd-6th. Items with yellow tags are 50% off through May 22nd, all men's wear is 50% off every Sunday. Pre-Mother's Day women's wear sale is 50% off, May 7th-13th. Also, in preparation for Mother's Day, we have a dish garden made by our talented volunteer, Diane. A $1 donation will get you a chance to win this unique gift for Mom. In keeping with the American Cancer Society slogan: "A world with less cancer is a world with more birthdays," shop with us on your actual birthday for a 20% discount on all your purchases. Join us during Art Walk on, May 10th when we're open until 8:00 p.m. When you shop and volunteer with us you help support cancer research. The all volunteer run, non-profit 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.

9 Pin Bowling Tournament Fundraiser for Susan G Komen
Roxbury Lanes & Casino
2823 Roxbury St.
Saturday, May 5, 2 p.m., sign in at 1:30 p.m. $25 per person ($15 to Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walkers, $5 prize fund, and $5 bowling fees). Have fun and support a good cause.

Student Plant Sale
West Seattle Montessori & West Seattle Academy
11215 15th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, May 5, 9-3 p.m. Everyone welcome. Student-grown vegetable starts, indoor plants grown by students, and plants from Village Green Nursery. Bake sale and more.
Proceeds from the sale will go to the student green house and pre-primary botany education.

“While You Weren’t Looking” Free Preview Screening
Admiral Theater
2343 California Ave. S.W.
Sunday, May 6, 4 p.m. Local film director Jeremy Mackie will preview his new kids’ action adventure short film set in a supermarket.The filmmakers will show the film and follow it up with some outtakes, deleted scenes and a Q&A with the cast and crew.

Transcendental Meditation Presentation
America West Bank
4022 SW Alaska St.
Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. Wes Busch, West Seattle resident and certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, invites you to hear how this simple mental technique will give you the biggest “bang” for your self-development “buck.” Free, but pre-register with Wes at 425-221-3203.

West Seattle Lion’s Club Presentation Schedule
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Thursdays, at noon. May 10: “Let’s Go Back in History,” 1911-1989; May 17: The Greatest Inventions of All Time; May 24: Global Diving, Salvage by Frank Immel; May 31: New Challenges in Oceanography, UW’s Mitsuhiro Kawase; June 14: Eat & Cook Healthy, Dr. John La Puma.

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: May 10 & 24. Free, but donations welcome.

Special Mother’s Day Tea Dance with Dance for Joy
Camp Long, Main Lodge Room

5200 35th Ave. S.W.
206-648-7434
Sunday, May 13, 1-5 p.m. 1:10-1:45 p.m. - Mom’s Day Social; 1:45-2:45 p.m. - Lesson in Cha Cha Basics, all levels; 2:45-4:45 p.m. -Variety Dance with Waltz, Swing, Cha Cha, Foxtrot and more; 4:45-5 p.m. - Cleanup. Lesson and dance $15. Tea and special celebratory cakes and treats included.

Delridge Ballroom Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
206-684-7423
Third Friday of each month (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.

West Seattle Women’s Golf Club 2012 Season
West Seattle Golf Course
4470 35th Ave S.W.
New members welcome. The main objective of the WSWGC is to provide a friendly atmosphere in which to learn about golf, to play golf, and the chance for some fun competition. Season Events: May 22nd Spring Field Day; June 19 Field Day; July 24 Tournament; Aug. 13 & 14 Club Championship; Sept. 18 Fall Field Day. Interested in Membership: ruthi.winter@gmail.com.

2012 Alki Art Fair Applications Available
Calling all artists to download Alki Art Fair applications at www.alkiartfair.org. Event is Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10-6 p.m. at Alki Beach Park. Info: event director at alkiartfair@hotmail.com. Musicians or bands interested in playing at the fair should visit the Music page on website. Food vendors contact us at the the email address.

Volunteers needed!
Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 971 7169
Join the all volunteer staff at the non-profit Discovery Shop. You can make a difference in just 4 hours a week as you help us in the fight against cancer. We particularly need staff for Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings in our back room sorting and pricing donations, but we welcome all volunteers. Call or come by. You'll be glad you did.

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

Starting a Small Food Business
Saturday, May 5, 9-5 p.m. Discover the step-by-step process of starting a food business. Learn to cost products, prepare food specific business plans and how to obtain health and other required permits. Prepare for a successful business and avoid making costly mistakes. Cost: $125.

Facebook Fundamentals
Sunday, May 6, 9 a.m.-noon. New to Facebook? Have an account but aren’t sure what to do next? Learn to set up your account safely and use features to enhance your enjoyment of this incredible communication tool. Get up to date with this popular social networking site. Cost: $29.

Wines Under $15 for Top Shelf Taste
Tuesday, May 8 - May 22, 6-9 p.m. Taste high-quality wines under $15 from 12 leading world regions including Medoc, Mendoza and Marlborough, from the Rhone, Loire and Columbia Valleys. Learn to decipher labels and use the information, recognize grape varieties and their growing areas and where to buy these gems. Cost: $75 + $18 materials fee.

Waking Up Completely: Buddhist Philosophy and Practice
Tuesday, May 8 - May 22, 6-8 p.m. Learn introductory information about the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices. Special attention will be given to Buddhist psychology, notions of personal identity, and the important relationship of insight to praxis in Buddhist thought. Cost: $45.

At Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.
206-932-4044

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Tuesdays, May 8 - June 12, 9-11 a.m. This 6-week series is geared for anyone caring for a loved one (friend, family, etc.). Space is limited, register at 206-932-4044. The group will be facilitated by Holly and D’Vorah, counselors, and MSW’S with care giving experience.

Footcare & Manicures
Mondays, ongoing. Cost: Foot care $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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