On the Go - Week of 11-12-12

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
We are decorated and stocked with many one of a kind items for holiday decorating and gift giving. Help us celebrate our 22nd Anniversary on Saturday, November 17, with refreshments from 1 to 3 and buy one item of clothing, get a second item of equal or lesser value for free.  High schoolers with student I.D. get a 20% discount on Saturdays, seniors all day Tuesday, and double stamps on customer appreciation cards Mondays 10 to noon.  When you donate, volunteer and shop with us you support important cancer research.  The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Society shop is open for Thursday Art Walk until 8:30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebook.

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

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.

Charity Bootcamp
Outside at Hiawatha Field
2700 California Ave. S.W.
November 22, 8:30-10 a.m. (come for all or part of workout). Free. Please bring food or cash to donate to White Center Food Bank. All ages and fitness levels welcome. www.FitnessRevolutionWithJill.com

West Seattle Democratic Women Meeting
West Seattle Golf Course
4470 35th Ave. S.W.
Thursday, Nov. 29, Luncheon 11:30-1 p.m. Program: Past Election Discussion (what we learned, what surprised us, etc.) as well as a Silent Auction Fundraiser. Cost: Lunch $12/member, $15/non-member, or $5 for coffee/tea & dessert. Reservations required by Monday, Nov. 26th: 206-935-3216 or email wsdwomen@yahoo.com. More info: www.westseattledemocraticwomen.org.

West Seattle Kiwanis 66th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast
Alki Masonic Building
4726 40th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Dec.1, 7-11 a.m. Proceeds help fund the club’s community service activities, especially those focused on children and local teens. Breakfast includes 2 pancakes, a slice of Husky Deli’s premier Canadian ham, syrup, butter and orange juice, coffee or tea. Tickets are $3/kids under 12, $6/adults ($7/adults at the door). Tickets at kiwaniswestseattle.org/public/index.aspx or West Seattle Farmers Market Kiwanis tent or 206-938-8032.

White Center Kiwanis Holiday Canned Nut Sale
Your local White Center Kiwanis Club is selling nut tins in order to assist our favorite non-profit family serving organizations: West Side Baby, White Center Food Bank, and the SW Boys and Girls Club. You can help by purchasing one of our nut tins for $20. Contact Bill or Nancy Tracy at 206-248-2441.

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.

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.

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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