On the Go - Week of 10-29-12

WSHS Drama Club presents Lend Me a Tenor

November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th, 8th, 9th at 7:30pm

$7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
In this classic farce, it's a historic night at the Cleveland Opera Company: world-famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform in Otello. Through a series of mishaps Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the Opera manager to believe he is dead, and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity.

More Information:
http:// www.westsidedrama.com.

Texas Hold em Poker fundraiser for West Seattle Wildcat Basketball Nov. 3

Come join the West Seattle basketball community and friends for a "Texas Hold em poker" fundraiser to sponsor our players and their efforts to travel to a 2012 holiday basketball tournament in Las Vegas, NV in December. All proceeds go to travel costs. Dinner is at 4pm, and the poker tourney starts at 5pm. Ticket includes dinner, poker chips, and chance to win prizes, such as Husky football tickets, Safeway and Starbucks gift cards and more!

November 3rd, 2012 (Saturday) 4pm-10pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Ave SW - map:http://goo.gl/maps/BJyAR

For more details, visit our website at http://wsbasketballboosters.com.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $50 or online at http://wsbasketballboosters.com.

Questions? Please contact our West Seattle Basketball Booster President, Pierre Newsome at
(206) 227-5386 or email jpnewsome@comcast.net. West Seattle Basketball Booster Club is a Non-Profit 501-c (3) TIN #91-1250127

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
Our Vintage Jewelry Event is over on Monday, November 5 and when these one-of-a-kind pieces are gone, they're gone.  All items with yellow tags are 50% off beginning November 1, and all men's wear is half-priced every Sunday.  When you volunteer, donate and shop with us, you support valuable cancer research.   We are looking for volunteers now to help with this important work, particularly for Fridays, and 4 hours a week is all it takes to provide this crucial service.  Pick up a brochure to get started.  The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Follow us on our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebook.

Sweet, Sweet Music
Fauntleroy Church, Fellowship Hall
9140 California Ave. S.W.
Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. An array of area adult and youth talent will bring music from stage and screen alive at this popular quarterly event. $5 at the door, includes dessert. Details at: www.fauntleroyucc.org

Books for a Buck: Premier Collection of Pacific Northwest Books
Log House Museum-on the porch
3003 61st Ave. S.W.
206-938-5293 / www.loghousemuseum.info
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10-3 p.m. The museum presents the Don Kelstrom collection of Pacific Northwest history and literature at a book sale. A large selection of books about Seattle, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana. All use books are one dollar. Also browse the museum’s gift shop. There will also be coffee and baked goods for just $1 each. Bring a recipe to share for the SWSHS soon-to-be-published cookbook “Apron String and pre-order a copy.

Continuing Education Classes
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Register now: 206-934-5339 or www.LearnAtSouth.org
Pottery - Centerpieces for Your Holiday Table
Tuesday, Nov. 6 & 13, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $45 + $10 materials fee.
Basic Pies & Tarts
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $39 + $15 materials fee.
Pickling, Preserving & Canning Basics
Thursday, Nov. 8 & 15, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $69 + $15 materials fee.
Facebook for Seniors
Saturday, Nov. 10, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $29.
Making Homemade Soap
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9-12:30 p.m. Cost: $55 + $10 materials fee.
Holiday Wines for any Budget
Tuesdays, Nov. 13 & 20, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $59 + $15 materials fee.
Vegan Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $35 + $15 materials fee.

Merrill Gardens Events
4611 35th Ave. S.W.
USO Fundraiser
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. Dinner, silent auction and dancing with the Big Band sounds of Route 66. $10 minimum donation for dinner. All proceeds benefit the United Services Organization Puget Sound Area, serving five branches of the Service. $10 donation. Call to RSVP.

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.

‘Two Shadows’ Film Screening
Historic Admiral Theater
2343 California Ave. S.W.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 1:40 p.m. Tickets $10. Winner of the Audience Award & Cinematography Award at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. See movie trailer at:
www.twoshadowsmovie.com/trailer/. Pre-purchase tickets: http://seattle2shadows.eventbrite.com/. Come early for tickets available at the door, first come-first served.

Social Security Questions Answered & Retirement By Design
Edward Jones
3727 California Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9-10 a.m. Continental Breakfast. Call Sarah Cecil, Edward Jones Financial Adviser, 206-938-6017.

The Board of Commissioners Water District No. 45 Meeting Change
District Office
10059 8th Ave. S.W.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Regular Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

GriefShare hosts a “Surviving the Holidays” Seminar
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
November 18, 2-4 p.m. This one time support group seminar is for those that have lost loved ones by death and are dreading the holidays. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $5 for a journal and devotional for 30 days. Registration helps, but is not mandatory. Contact Barb 932-7459.

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert
Benaroya Hall in Seattle
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., for one night only, to benefit the West Seattle & Ballard NW Senior Centers. Voices rich in Christmas Cheer, The Irish Tenors, begin your holidays with a concert that will delightfully overwhelm you. Reserved Concert Seating is $45 to $85. Limited $150 Tickets include premier seating and artist’s reception. Tickets on sale at Benaroya Hall Ticket Office at 206-215-4747 or online: www.BenaroyaHall.org

Culinary Volunteers Needed
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
206-932-4044 x8
Great volunteer positions to utilize culinary talents. Friendly people and great atmosphere. Working with seniors and members of the community. Café assistants: 8:30-12:30 p.m. or 10:30-2 p.m., M-F. Kitchen Assistant: 9:30-1:30 p.m., M-F. Call Margie: 206-932-4044 x8 or email: margiew@seniorservices.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.

Join the West Seattle Lion’s Club
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
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.

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.

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.

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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