On the Go Week of 10-8-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Fauntleroy Fall Festival
Sunday, October 14, 2012
2–6 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church, YMCA & Schoolhouse

Morgan Community Association Meeting
The Morgan Community Association (MoCA) will hold their next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The meeting starts at 7:00pm in meeting room #2 of The Kenney, located at 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. The meeting agenda includes updates on the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project, a proposed expansion of the Morgan Junction Park, a discussion of City-based funding applications, and a report on Tree Ambassador projects along Fauntleroy Way SW. The meeting is open to all interested persons; light refreshments will be available."

South Park Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
Arrowhead Gardens
Community Room
9200 2nd Ave. S.W.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 10-11 a.m. Free. This months speaker: Susie I. Ro, a specialist in Movement Disorder, Neurology, Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s, associated with Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Discussion follows. Group meets on 3rd Thursday of each month.

Nature Consortium Presents Duwamish Alive Planting Event
Pigeon Point Park
S.W. Genesee St. & 20th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30-2 p.m. Come help get our plants in the ground rain or shine. Bring a water bottle, work gloves, and tools if you have them. Wear sturdy foot gear, long pants and long sleeves. Sign up at www.naturec.org/volunteer or www.duwamishalive.org.

AAA Driver Improvement Program
West Seattle Christian Church
4400 42nd Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30-4 p.m. Now accepting reservations for the refresher course on defensive driving skills, which gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. 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.

Hypnotherapist Hosts Free Weight Loss Seminar
West Seattle Branch Library
2306 42nd Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2-4 p.m. Local hypnotherapist Robert J. Schryvers invites the public to participate and learn weight loss strategy’s and see group hypnosis demonstrations. Info: www.westseattlehypnosis.com or 425-516-2910.

Green Day Seattle & Nature Consortium Hosts Planting Event
South Seattle Community College
West Duwamish Greenbelt
S.W. Genesee St. & 20th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30-2 p.m. Volunteers needed to support healthy forests and green spaces and is a celebration of our neighborhood parks and committed neighbors. Fun way for you and your family to get involved by planting native trees and shrubs. Water and snacks provided. Sign up at www.naturec.org/volunteer or 206-923-0853.

Craft Fair Vendors Wanted
Holy Family Parish/School
9615 20th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10-4 p.m. St. Martha’s Solidalty of Holly Family Parish will hold it’s 7th Annual Craft Fair in the Tice Hall of the school. Many homemade items will be on sale. Vendors call Betty at 206-763-0886.

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert to Benefit West Seattle Senior Center
Benaroya Hall
Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 p.m. The Irish Tenors will perform. Reserved Concert Seating is $45-$85. Limited 150 tickets include premier seating and artist’s reception. Tickets at Benaroya Hall Ticket office: 206-215-4747 or www.BenaroyaHall.org.

GriefShare Support Group
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, 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.
206-937-7169
Attention Camera Buffs:  We have a terrific event featuring cameras, cases and accessories for your new camera or ones you already own starting Sunday, October 14 through Saturday, October 20.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all clothing with pink is 50% off every Tuesday. We are still featuring books at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardbound and on Sunday's men's wear is half priced.  When you donate, volunteer and shop with us you support important cancer research.  The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Society shop will be open until 8:30 during the Junction's Art Walk on Thursday, October 11 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. all other days.  Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebok. 

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

White Center Library October Events
11220 16th Ave. S.W.
206-243-0233

Children & Families:
So You Think You Can Make A Movie
Session 2: Monday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m.

Movie Screening: Monday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. Aspiring filmmakers ages 8-12 are invited to make a short movie. Meet weekly for three sessions to plan, film, edit and watch their movie masterpieces. All equipment provided. Please register.
Rise & Shine Family Story Times
Thursday, Oct. 18 & 25, 11:15 a.m. Ages 6 months to 6 years with adult.
Felt Spooky & Felt Skulls
Monday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m. Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys. Ages 7 and older. Make your own Dia de los Muertos “calaca” cushion using felt, fabric, buttons, sequins & other items. All material included. Please register.
Teens:
Game On!
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 24, & 31, 2:30 p.m. Play video games at the library!

After Hours Late Night Teen Program
Friday, Oct 19, 5 p.m.
Spooky Movie Week
Tuesday, Oct 23 & Thursday, Oct 25, 4 p.m. Call the library for movie titles & descriptions.
Adults:
Drop-In to Learn About eBooks
Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.
White Center Library Guild Meeting
Monday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.
Talk Time
Mondays, 6 p.m. Join with other English language learners & a facilitator to practice your English skills.

“Building a Better Home” Workshop
Ventana Construction LLC
5458 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-3009 / www.ventanabuilds.com
Saturday, Oct. 13, noon-1:30 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.

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop Benefits Breast Cancer
Seattle Integrated Martial Arts
4159 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Seattle Integrated Martial Arts is teaming up with Team Tracy and Susan G. Komen as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kerry Copeland, self-defense expert, will be instructing women on how to use their bodies and minds for personal protection. Open to any fitness level. Suggested donation of $30, but whatever you can give is very helpful. Free goodies for all participants. Call 206-935-4531 or email info@simamartialarts.com

Board of Commissioners Water District No. 45 Meeting Change
District Office

10059 8th Ave. S.W.
Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Regular Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

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

Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 S.W. 104th St.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 10-2 p.m. The school received an Emergency & Disaster Preparedness grant from the Department of Neighborhoods. The workshop is for parents and neighbors in the Arbor Heights area and surrounding communities in West Seattle.

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

Stop ‘N Shop
4504 California Ave. S.W.
Remember to donate reusable items ie kitchenware, tools, knickknacks, jewelry, linens, furniture, home decorations, clothing & accessories to the Senior Center’s 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
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.

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.
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.

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.

Homestyle Lunches Daily
11:45-12:15 p.m. daily. FDA approved full meals for suggested donation of $3-$6. Reservations 206-932-4044.

The Cafe
9:30-1:30 p.m. daily. Nominally priced homemade soup, sandwiches, salads, and cookies.

Chair Massage
Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 15 minute appointments at $7/members or $9/non-members. Appointments with Eric LaSeur at 206-932-4044.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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