On the Go - Week of 1-21-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

West Seattle Lion’s Club January Events
Senior Center of West Seattle - 2nd floor
4217 S.W. Oregon St
Saturday, Jan. 26, 8-11 a.m. ~ Lions Club “Pancake Breakfast.” $6. West Seattle Senior Center.
Jan. 31 ~ Mr. Joseph A. Breidenbach speaking on “Drunk Driving these Days.”
Feb. 7 ~ Bridget Anderson on the “Seattle City Club.”

West Seattle Garden Club Meeting
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton St. - Bldg. 1
Friday, Jan. 25, 10-2 p.m. Programs: Morning-by member Ethel Williams, “Traveling North Pole to South Pole” and Afternoon- “What to Do in the Winter Garden,” with David Clausen, Seattle University senior gardener. Includes winter cleanup, pruning, and containers. Brown Bag Lunch at noon with dessert and beverages served by the Club. Interested gardeners are welcome. Donation $5. For info: 932-2540.

Free SYSO Mini-Concert Jan. 26

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra performs free Mini-Concert in West Seattle as part of Southwest Seattle Super String Saturday on January 26th. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chief Sealth International High School

The community is invited to hear the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) perform excerpts from their recent Benaroya Hall concert at a free mini-concert on January 26th at 10:30 a.m. at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium.
After the mini-concert, Seattle Youth Symphony musicians will mentor younger musicians who participate in the SYSO in the Schools program at Arbor Heights, Concord, Gatewood, Roxhill, Sanislo, Highland Park and West Seattle Elementary schools as well as at Denny International Middle School. These student musicians will have the opportunity to participate in master classes, chamber ensemble demonstrations, and play side-by-side with Seattle Youth Symphony. For more information about the event, contact Kathleen Allen, SYSO Director of Education, Communication and Partnerships at kathleen@syso.org or 206.362.2300.

Death Penalty Abolition Lobbying Training
St. Joseph’s Residence
4800 37th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. Safe and Just Alternatives (SJA) is a statewide campaign to promote legislation that will replace the death penalty with life without parole. SJA is now gearing up for the 2013 legislative session in Olympia. RSVP to Sister Joan Campbell at www.joan.compbell2providence.org or 206-937-4600. Lobby Day Against the Death Penalty: Tuesday, Feb. 12. The campaign will provide free transportation to Olympia from downtown Seattle.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
It's still cold and you may still be looking for winter coats. Starting January 27, they are all 70% off, the lowest price of the season, all of which can be accessorized from our large selection of scarves, gloves and hats. As well, pictures and frames are 50% off January 27 through February 2 and all items with blue tags are $1.00 until the end of the month.  Four hours a week as a volunteer in our shop makes a giant contribution toward funding cancer research.  Please stop by or call to find out how you can be part of this worthwhile endeavor.  The all volunteer run, non-profit 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.

A Conversation Sponsored by Occupy West Seattle
Dubsea Coffee
9910 8th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Jan. 26, Noon. Overwhelmed by debt? Feeling alone? You’re not to blame! Come join other White Center community members and share your experiences. Together we can empower each other. More info: dufhet@earthlink.net or 206-763-1088.

Transcendental Meditation and Stress Relief
America West Bank
4022 S.W. Alaska St.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. Wes Busch, West Seattle resident and certified teacher of the TM technique, will give a free presentation on how this enjoyable and scientifically verified mental technique has been shown to dissolve stress while unfolding inner peace and happiness. Pre-registration required. Call Wes at 425-221-3203.

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
Peace Lutheran Church
8316 39th Ave. S.W.
Every Thursday evening, 7-8:15 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of women and men from all walks of life who meet to help solve compulsive overeating (obesity, anorexia and bulimia). The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a non-profit international organization patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program. All are welcome. For more info 206-979-6665 or www.seattleoa.org.

Youth Basketball Free Throw Competition
Our Lady of Guadalupe School Gym
3410 S.W. Myrtle St.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Our Lady of Guadalupe Council Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. Each boy and girl age group champion will be eligible to advance to the District Competition to be held in Feb., followed by the Regional and State Competition. Participants are required to furnish proof of age (birth certificate, etc.).

White Center 5K Walk & Run
White Center Heights Park
S.W. 102nd St. and 7th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Feb. 16, registration at 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9 a.m.--Noon. Ages 55 and up: $25, ages 11 to 54: $30, kids under 10: Free! Register online: www.whitecenter5k.brownpapertickets.com. More info: www.wccda.org. All proceeds will benefit White Center CDA and the YES Foundation of White Center.

2013 West Seattle 5K Run/Walk
Registration is now open for this event that will take place May 19 at Alki. The first 100 participants are automatically entered in a drawing to win a new pair of running shoes from West Seattle Runner. Help celebrate the 5th anniversary of the West Seattle High School PTSA fundraiser! Register now at WestSeattle5K.com to keep fit and help WSHS.

AARP Free Tax Return Preparation
IRS-certified AARP volunteers will prepare Federal Tax Returns at 2 locations. Both locations are open to low and moderate income tax payers with special attention to those over age 60. AARP membership not required.
West Seattle Senior Center
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Thursdays and Fridays from Feb 7 through April 12. Call 206-932-4044 to schedule and appointment.
Southwest Library
9010 35th Ave S.W.
Saturdays from Feb. 2 through April 13. Call 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The library also accepts walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

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.

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.

NEW computer classes taught by Mary Mitchell, register at 206-932-4044

Popular “Rainbow Bingo” Ugly Sweater Theme
Friday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. doors open. Chicken, hamburger dinners available at nominal costs, entertainment. 7 p.m. Bingo starts with cash prizes, called by Sylvia O’Stayformore; Drag Queens: and sponsor callers from Arrowhead, Park West, Trader Joe’s, etc. Donations $15 prepaid/$20 at door. Reservations with payment or credit card at 206-932-4044 ext. 4.

A Travel Show with Collette Tours
Thursday, Jan. 31, after lunch at 12:15 p.m. Trips such as Canyon Country in Arizona and Utah, Autumn in New England, Irish Splendor, and more that can be personalized. Reservation requested but drop-ins welcome. 206-932-4044 ext. 4.

Cabaret Dinner for All Ages
Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. $10 includes a beef pot roast dinner, dessert and a choice of beverages with entertainment by well known accordionist Bonnie Birch and guitarist Nick Heiting. Reservation needed, call 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.

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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