On the Go -Week of 5-21-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Discovery Shop Memorial Weekend Sale
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27, Closed Monday, May 28: In honor of Memorial Day, anything red, white or blue will be 50% off marked price. Friday, May 23 - Sunday, May 31: all items with yellow tags are $1.00. The all volunteer run, non-profit American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays, 11-3 p.m. & all other days 10-4:30 p.m. Mondays, 10-noon, early bird shoppers get double stamps on customer cards; Tuesdays seniors get 20% off on entire purchase; Saturdays high school students get 20% off by showing their school I.D. Check our new blog & volunteer opportunities: discoveryshopwestseattle.blogspot.com

Free Personal Finance Workshop Presented by Seattle’s Progressive Talk AM1090
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Saturday, June 2, 1-3 p.m: Free Financial Workshop; 3-4 p.m: One-on-One Open House. Free community event, limited to 150 attendees, featuring local experts in Personal Finance. Presented by Umpqua Bank.

Big Lebowski---Pin Ups Against Cancer charity bowling event!
Pin Ups Against Cancer Presents our first charity bowling event!!

Donation at door gets unlimited bowling and shoes for the duration of the event. There will be a raffle, merchandise, COSTUME, and bowling contests!

Pin Up models on site, as well as full restaurant and bar.

Drink specials for the day of event! So come out ready to smash the lanes, wearing your best Big Lebowski character costume, and meet some of your favorite cancer fighting pinups.

Who wouldn't want to have fun while they help a worthy cause?

$20 Adult, $10 Kids 6+, Kids under 6 free

West Seattle Bowl
4505 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 971 7169
Finished Spring cleaning? Consider donating your gently used clothing, accessories and household items during store hours. Your donations and patronage help fund cancer research. Yellow tag items are 50% off through May 22nd, then will be priced at $1.00 Wednesday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 31st. All men's wear continues to be 50% off every Sunday. Early bird shoppers get double stamps on their customer cards Mondays 10-noon. Seniors get 20% off their entire purchase Tuesdays, high schoolers get 20% off on Saturdays by showing their student I.D.s. The all volunteer run, non-profit American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays, 11-3 p.m. and all other days from 10-4:30 p.m.

Delridge Ballroom Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
206-684-7423
Third Friday of each month (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 Democratic Women Meeting
West Seattle Golf Course
4470 35th Ave. S.W.
May 24, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Pre Luncheon Discussion Group: “40th Anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment in WA State; 11:30-1 p.m. Luncheon Program: A hands-on illustration of how an “Occupy Seattle” meeting is run. Cost: Lunch $12/member, $15/non-member, or $5 for coffee/tea & dessert. Reservations required: 206-933-2547 or www.westseattledemocraticwomen.org.

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.

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)
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meet weekly for 6-8 weeks. Anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one is welcome. Led by a pastoral counselor and staff member. Questions or RSVP 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
Weekday afternoons at 4:15 p.m. Try out with Coach C.G. or Coach Joel. 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

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

Intro to Adobe Photoshop Elements
Saturday, May 19, 9-4 p.m. Bring your own laptop and gain new skills in the Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE) organizer. Discover ways to use editing tools for retouching and improving your photos in quick easy steps. Cost: $125.

Perfect Pies
Tuesday, May 22 & Thursday, May 24, 6-9 p.m. Join the owner of Shoofly Pie Company and learn to make perfect crusts from scratch. Make three different types of pies to take home, including cream pies, savory & fruit pies. Cost: $75 + $30 materials fee.

Home Schooling: Creating Successful Lesson Planning
Tuesday, May 22, 7-9 p.m. Are you a home school parent? Learn to create a lesson plan based on a theme incorporating academic subjects. Cost: $35.

Vegan Cooking with Beans, Greens and Grains
Wednesday, May 23, 6-9 p.m. Create healthy, delicious and creative vegan meals that will please any palate. Cost: $39 + $15 materials fee.

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

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. 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.
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
Come in once or twice a month 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. $10 includes breakfast.

Daystar Toastmasters
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton
Come as a guest to 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. Email questions to: contactus@daystarclub.freetoasthost.us or call 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
Volunteers 18+ and fluent in English. Application, interview and background check are required. Training and on-going support are provided. Info 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 info 206-935-2162.

District Council Meetings
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Wednesday, 7–9 p.m. 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. 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.

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. For tryout, call Greg at 669-6881 or email gkormanik@comcast.net

Volunteers Needed
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave. S.W.
Volunteers for hair salon, gift shop, child care, field trips, one-on-one visits with elderly residents. For info 937-3701 ext. 28170 or www.providence.org/themount

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