On the Go - Week of 2-11-13

West Seattle Artwalk Thursday, Feb. 14 6 to 9 pm

From Alki to Endolyne, the West Seattle Art Walk is brought to you by your local West Seattle merchants. Dozens of merchants in the West Seattle Junction, Alki Beach, Admiral District, Morgan Junction, Fauntleroy District and Delridge are displaying art and showcasing artists the second Thursday of EVERY month, 6-9pm!

West Seattle Lion’s Club February Events
Senior Center of West Seattle - 2nd floor
4217 S.W. Oregon St
Thursdays, Noon--1:30 p.m. for lunch & speaker unless otherwise noted.
Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations.
Feb. 14 ~ Tim Lane about the construction of the South Park Bridge
Feb. 21 ~ Oregon Street will be the “West Seattle Blog.”

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
Candy Kiss discount on Valentine's Day and Flag Discount on Washington's birthday, February 18.  We will be open until 8:30 for Art Walk on Valentine's Day.  A store-wide 50% off everything in the shop, except white tagged items, runs February 19-23 and all yellow tagged items are $1.  Double stamps on customer cards Monday’s 10-12 p.m., seniors receive 20% off their entire purchase all day Tuesday and high schoolers with student I.D. on Saturdays. When you volunteer, donate and shop with us you are part of our on-going search for a cancer cure.  The all volunteer run, non profit shop is open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Open House
Arts West Theatre
4711 California Ave. S.W (enter through alley door)
Friday, Feb. 15, 7:15 a.m. Join us for an opportunity to learn about public speaking and meet new people.

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.

Open Forum Series Focused on Aging, Caregiving & Family Dynamics at 2 Locations
1. Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights
2326 California Ave. S.W.
206-938-3964
Understanding the Aging Process: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.
Healthy Caregiving: Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m.
Multiple Care Givers & Communication: Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m.
2. Merrill Gardens-West Seattle
4611 35th Ave. S.W.
206-932-5480
Understanding the Aging Process: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.
Healthy Caregiving: Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m.
Multiple Care Givers & Communication: Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Speaker will be Ryan Q. Patterson MA, LMHC - Licensed Professional Counselor/Therapist. Join us for this 3 part open forum series that will provide support and guidance as you, your loved one, and your family navigate through this lifetime transition.

Transcendental Meditation and Stress Relief
America West Bank
4022 S.W. Alaska St.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, 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-register by calling Wes at 425-221-3203.

GriefShare Class
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, starting Feb. 23 for 13 weeks, 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. For information: Barb at 206-932-7459.

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.

Continuing Education Classes
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Register now: 206-934-5339 or www.LearnAtSouth.org
Call for new classes taking place in February.

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.

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.
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.

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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