On the Go - Week of 8-27-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Food Trivia Night for Delridge Produce Co-op Aug. 28 at the Skylark
Join Delridge Produce Cooperative for Food Trivia on Tuesday, August 28 from 6:30-8pm. All ages.
Suggested admission: $5
Participants can play in teams of up to five players. You can expect to actually learn about food too.

It kicks off at 6:30 and runs until 8:00 pm and the Skylark Cafe is located at 3803 Delridge Way s.w.
Suggested admission is only $5.

If you are on Facebook the event page is : http://www.facebook.com/events/275789262526035/

Irish Dance Classes
Brighten the holidays with jigs and reels! Register now for Irish Dance Classes starting September 10 at the West Seattle VFW. Classes for new beginners are offered at 4:00 PM on Mondays, and 6:00 PM on Thursdays. Classes are taught by the certified and experienced teachers of the Comerford School of Irish Dance. No special shoes or clothing required for beginning students. Sign up and get started!

More info: tonycomerford.com; celticartsnw@hotmail.com, or 206-935-3225.

GriefShare Support Group
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, starting Sept. 8th for 13 weeks, 10 a.m.-noon. This international grief recovery support group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to death. You can start at anytime. Contact: Barb at 206-932-7459 or Grace Church 206-937-8400.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
Our semi-annual Antique, Collectible and Vintage Event is in full swing, featuring many one of a kind treasures in glassware, housewares, books and much more brought in for this fundraiser.  Yellow tag items are $1.00 through the end of the month, men's wear is half price every Sunday.  Get double stamps on your customer card every Monday from 10 to noon, 20% on your entire purchase for seniors all day Tuesday and every Saturday for high schoolers with student I.D.  When you donate, shop and volunteer with us, you help fund cancer research.  The non-profit, all volunteer run American Cancer Society shop is open Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Like us on Facebook and follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org  

Ride Around the Sound
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Sunday, Sept. 16, starts 6 a.m. Route options: 100, 88, 75, 45 miles and a family route. Info: 503-459-4508 or RideAroundtheSound.org

Camp Long Dessert Auction-Coffehouse Concert Fundraiser
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 6:30-9 p.m. Camp Long Advisory Council brings back this event. Come celebrate the beginning of fall at Camp Long. View the new Hub & Spoke Element of the challenge course. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to be the first on the Hub & Spoke Element. Listen to music from local musicians. Bid on desserts homemade or donated from local businesses. All proceeds go toward furthering Environmental Education via school programs and the challenge course. $10 will get you in the door. Info: 206-684-7434.

Delridge Ballroom Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Friday of each month (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. No dance experience necessary. Info: 206-684-7423 or gwenhemphill@seattle.gov

Chief Sealth High School Class of 1972 Plans 40th Reunion
Reunion will be held September 22, 2012 at Rainier Golf & Country Club. Contact David Katt at 206-650-0863 or djkatt@comcast.net for info and inclusion of email addresses / contact information. We are planning well in advance to insure maximum participation and maximum celebration. Everybody 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

At Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.

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 next 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.

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
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.

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 your 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

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
West Seattle Thunder Girls
Fastpitch Softball is looking for athletes with a good attitude and desire to play tournament softball. 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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