On the Go - Week of 11-26-12

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
Shop early for festive clothes for all your holiday parties and events with glamorous and glittery finery starting December 2. We still have a wide variety of one of a kind treasures in our holiday decorated shop.  All items with yellow tags are $1 through the end of November and items with pink tags are 50% off marked price starting Saturday, December 1.  The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Cider, Cookies and Sale!
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society invites you to Join us at the Log House Museum on Saturday, December 8th From 12:00—7:30 p.m. For hot cider and cookies and Live holiday music by local entertainers
10% off on all giſt shop items during this event only. Same day as the Christmas Ship arrives at Alki!
3003-61st Ave SW, www.loghousemuseum.info 206-938-5293

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

Family Holiday Open House at Avalon Glassworks
2914 S.W. Avalon Way
Saturday, Dec. 1, Noon-4 p.m. The open house features live glassblowing demonstrations, family photo opportunities, and annual ornaments to treasure for a lifetime. Bring canned goods to be entered into a raffle for the opportunity to win a piece of glass art. For every glass apple purchased a portion of the proceeds will go the White Center Food Bank. Sample gourmet snacks by Grain Expectations.

“Building a Better Home” Workshop
Ventana Construction LLC
5458 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-3009 / www.ventanabuilds.com
Saturday, Dec.1, 1-2:30 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.

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.

4th Annual St. Nicholas Faire Benefits West Seattle Food Bank & Helpline
First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
4105 California Ave. S.W.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m. $5/person with canned food item or $15/family with food donation for each family member; $10/person or $25/family with no food donation. Come have a good time, do some shopping, and support our local Food Bank & Helpline.

2nd Annual Baked Potato Dinner Supports New Start High School Kiwanis Key Club
New Start High School
614 S.W. 120th St.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come enjoy a baked potato bar, salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. Cost $10, tickets available at the door or contact Bill Tracy 206-248-2441 or billnancytracy@aol.com. The Delridge Boys will be providing entertainment. Kiwanis Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Sponsored by the White Center Kiwanis.

White Center Library December Events
11220 16th Ave. S.W.
Children & Families:
Holiday Board Game Party
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m. Family program, all ages welcome. Enjoy playing your favorite board games while munching on holiday goodies.
Game On!
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12, & 19, 2:30 p.m. Play video games at the library!
Retro Cartoons Movie Week
Tuesday, Dec. 11 & Thursday, Dec 13, 4 p.m. New versions of the funny and strange cartoons your parents used to watch. A different movie each day. Call the library for movie titles and descriptions.
Talk Time
Monday, Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 6 p.m. Join with other English language learners and a facilitator to practice your English skills.
Mosaic Ornaments and Beaded Balls
Thursday, Dec. 6 & Friday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Learn how to make two kinds of decorative ornaments using common recycled materials and beads.
White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Entertainment provided by Magician Jeff Evans at 2 p.m.
Drop-In to Learn About eBooks
Saturday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

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.

West Seattle Junction Holiday Events

Saturday, December 1

Time: 5PM
The Junction presents our 9th Annual Tree Lighting Event. It's a community
event for family, friends and neighbors. It will be held in Junction Plaza
Park at 42nd and Alaska.

December 2, 9, 16

Time: 11-3PM
Meet us in front of Key Bank for festivities, fun for kids, and information
on shopping, the Holiday Raffle, and neighborhood events.

Santa is coming to The Junction to listen to your children's Christmas
requests at City Mouse Studio and Store (4218 SW Alaska).
December 2 * Time: 11AM-3PM

Santa and his helpers are here! No photographer but the stage is set for
meeting Santa and capturing your own special moment. The Junction
Association will donate 100% of your donation to West Seattle charities.
December 9, 16 * Time: 11AM-3PM
Professional Photos
Professional Santa photos and printing. The Junction Association will
donate 100% of your suggested donation of $15 or more to West Seattle

December 2, 16
Time: 11-3PM
Take a traditional carriage ride down California Ave pulled by beautiful
Belgium Draft Mules. This is a treat to enjoy with the whole family and

Every Thursday thru Dec. 20
Want an evening shopping alternative to stuffy malls? Many Junction
retailers are open 'till 9pm on Thursdays. Pair with happy hour and you've
got a great night out!
West Seattle Art Walk - December 13

Saturdays, December 15 and 22
Time: 11:30-3:30
Let us wrap your Junction gifts! The West Seattle High School Music Program
parents will staff our gift wrap station at Windermere (4526 California Ave)
while the students perform in The Junction. Please bring Junction retailer
receipt. FREE wrap and ribbon, no boxes provided.

Delridge Ballroom Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Friday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $4 per person with light refreshments served. An afternoon of music played by DJ James and dance for singles and couples ages 50 and above. Currently we have more men than women and would like to have more women. No dance experience necessary. Info: Mary 206-935-2162.

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 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.

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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