On the Go - Week of 2-4-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Volunteer Introduction Session
Southwest Seattle Historical Society
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., one block from Alki Beach

Got time to volunteer? The Southwest Seattle Historical Society needs you!
Like to interact with people? Fix computers? Update databases? Make small repairs? Transcribe interviews? Shoot videos and still photos? Plan events? Get a glimpse of our community's past? Whether you have lived here one year or 50, come learn about how to turn your desires and skills into meaningful tasks that will help preserve and promote the heritage of West Seattle and the greater Duwamish peninsula. Here's a way to look to the future helping others explore West Seattle?s past. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, which operates the Log House Museum, offers this introduction to volunteering, led by Carol Vincent, longtime historical-society volunteer, and Clay Eals, new executive director. It will include a brief primer on West Seattle history. Bonus: At the end, those participating will enjoy free chili and corn bread on the museum's porch, as part of the city's Neighbor Appreciation Day. The museum is one block from Alki Beach, at 61st and Stevens. More info: 206-938-5293, loghousemuseum.info.

'Chili on the Porch' for Neighbor Appreciation Day
Southwest Seattle Historical Society
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., one block from Alki Beach

How would you like to enjoy free chili and corn bread while celebrating the city's Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 9? Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for "Chili on the Porch," from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historical society's Log House Museum, 61st and Stevens, one block from Alki Beach. Bonus: Take a few minutes to enjoy the historical society's latest exhibit, "Telling Our Westside Stories: The Land." No charge; donations appreciated. More info: 206-938-5293, loghousemuseum.info.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
You'll want to come in to check out our daily Manager's Special through Saturday, February 9.  Also check out our stash of craft items, especially the array of fabrics for your many projects. All yellow tag items are 50% off marked price and you won't want to miss our flag discount for extra savings on Lincoln's birthday Tuesday the 12th.  If you're looking to make a volunteer contribution in 2013, please consider volunteering with us.  In just a four hour shift a week as cashier, back room pricer, woodworking or repair skills you can be part of finding a cure for cancer.  The non profit, all volunteer run American Cancer Society shop is open Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

American Sewing Guild Monthly Meeting
The Kenney
7125 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.--Noon. Please bring your favorite pattern and adaptations and your Sew & Tell along with your questions. For more info: Claudia, 937-5774.

Public Meeting for Affordable Childcare
Delridge Branch Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Explore mobilizing for additional state-funded programs in Washington. Seeking the ideas, thoughts and concerns of parents, childcare workers and providers, and anyone interested in early childhood education and care. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival (SOS). www.sistersorganizeforsurvival.org

Salamander Love Night Event at Camp Long
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
(S.W. Dawson St. on east side of 35th Ave. S.W. - meet at gate)
Friday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tour the breeding pond and habitat of the Long-toed and Northwestern Salamander at breeding time with enthusiastic, knowledgeable naturalist, Stewart Wechsler, during Valentine’s week, when the sexy salamanders come to meet mates to fertilize and lay eggs. Owls might serenade us. $15/adults, $10/kids & seniors suggested fee. Best to bring binoculars and flashlights and dress for the weather. If possible, RSVP: 206-932-7225 or ecostewart@gmail.com. Great fun for the whole family. Kids bring a parent, grandparent or family friend. Adults, bring a kid, or come alone.

Noted Instrumental Guitarist to Perform
C and P Coffee
5612 California Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m. Damon Buxton will perform a free concert. More information at http://damonbuxton.com/concerts.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
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

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.
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.

Thunder Girls
Fastpitch Softball
12U
West Seattle Thunder Girls
Fastpitch Softball is looking for athletes with a good attitude and desire to play tournament softball this spring and summer. For tryout, call Greg at 669-6881 or email gkormanik@comcast.net

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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