On the Go - Week of 3-25-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

WSHS "Taste of The Arts", Friday, April 5, 2013

This annual event celebrates the art programs at WSHS; culinary, visual and performing. The evening starts with the culinary art students preparing and serving delicious appetizers as attendees view the visual art (Student photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, and wood shop) on display that has been judged by 4 local artists. The musicians and cast of the spring musical, "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" are present for a short time to mingle before the attendees are escorted to the high school theater for the evening's 8:00 pm performance. Tickets are $20 (advance, $25 at the door) and include appetizers, 2 beverages and entrance to the spring musical.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS VISIT: http://wshsptsa.org/events/taste

Location:St. John’s Church Hall
3050 California Ave SW ,
Seattle, WA 98116

TICKETS INCLUDE:
Appetizers, 2 Beverages (wine, beer, soft)
1 ticket to the 8:00 Performance

Stop ‘N Shop
4504 California Ave. S.W.
Volunteers Needed:
Weekend volunteers needed to cashier at the Stop “N Shop thrift store. You will meet new people, gain a sense of achievement and give back to your community. Shifts on Saturday and Sunday are from 10-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
Spring has arrived at the Discovery Shop and you still have time to get Easter finery for women and men.  All Easter decorations continue at half price and items with pink tags are $1.00 through the end of the month.  We're saying good bye to winter with a 60% off blowout sale on all clothing with long sleeves and legs April 1 through 7 and all menswear is half price all day Sunday.  Shop early Monday mornings for double stamps on your customer card between 10 and noon.  When you volunteer, donate and shop with us you help support funding for a cure for cancer.  The all volunteer run, non profit American Cancer Society shop will be closed Easter Sunday, is open all other Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West Seattle Lion’s Club 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 by prior Tuesday evening. Lunch $7.
March 28 ~ Rodel Pagulayan with Philippine Island History.
April 11 ~ Jonathon Flores, Seattle Police Dept., Thefts & Scams to Avoid.
April 12 ~ Lions Club Plant Sale, Friday 5-8 p.m. with Spaghetti Dinner available. Plant sales are open to the public with lots of plant varieties.
April 13 ~ Lions Club Plant Sale, Saturday 9-3 p.m.
April 18 ~ Nick explains about the “Visiting Angels.”
April 25 ~ Dr. Jo Henderson, Fred Hutchison Cancer Unit, on the latest cancer Knowledge. This will be well attended, so make reservations early.

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
Multiple Care Givers & Communication: Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m.

2. Merrill Gardens-West Seattle
4611 35th Ave. S.W.
206-932-5480
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.

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.

West Seattle Rock Club “Rock & Gem Show-Earth’s Treasures”
Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Come join us for literally tons of rock, gem and mineral-related exhibits and hands-on fun. There will be plenty of activities for kids and juniors. A silent auction - one for kids and one for adults. Spin our giant wheel for prizes. We’ll have rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones and crystals to explore. Club members will have their own display cases on exhibit. Demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary techniques. Dealers selling: minerals, lapidary tools, fossils, geodes and more! Food and drinks available. Free admission. Free parking. Website: http://westseattlerockclub.org/gemshows.htm or email: westseattlerockshow@gmail.com.

West Seattle Women’s Golf Club Kick Off
West Seattle Golf Course, Banquet Hall
4470 35th Ave. S.W.
Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. For information contact Ruthi Winter at ruthi.wiinter@gmail.com.

8th Annual Taste of West Seattle
9131 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-2746
Thursday, May 16, general admission 6:30 p.m., VIP admission 6 p.m. Taste the local food West Seattle has to offer in one place on one night. Last year there were 50 establishments comprised of restaurants, breweries, wineries, and bakeries to taste from. All funds raised go to West Seattle Helpline (Neighbors Helping Neighbors since 1989) to help West Seattle families facing emergencies. Last year, tickets sold out completely, so buy your tickets early by visiting www.tasteofwestseattle.org. General admission/$45 and VIP admission/$90 (includes early admission, special VIP seating, and an automatic entry in our VIP raffle).

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 through April 12. Call 206-932-4044 to schedule and appointment.
Southwest Library
9010 35th Ave S.W.
Saturdays through April 13. Call 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The library also accepts walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

West Seattle Lion’s Club is Hosting “Social Security - Your Questions Answered”
West Seattle Branch Library
2306 42nd Ave. S.W.
Thursday, April 25, 3:30-5 p.m. A Social Security representative will be present to answer your questions.

New Book Club
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. S.W.
Third Thursday of each month, 1-2 p.m. If you are interested in reading and discussing books, look no farther. The Seattle Public library provides the books for this group. More Info: Mary 206-935-2162.

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.

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 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 Social Dancing for Ages 50+
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Friday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The $4 fee covers program costs/scholarships. An afternoon of music provided by DJ James and dance for singles and couples ages 50 and above. Come and dance to some of your favorite artists and enjoy social interaction with your fellow dancers. Refreshments provided by West Seattle sponsors. 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 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.
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

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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