On the Go Week of 4-29-13

Lincoln Park Sunset Hike - Owls and Other Organisms
8011 Fauntleroy Wy. S.W.
(north parking lot across from Rose St.)
Saturday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. Naturalist Stewart Wechsler will demonstrate his best hoots, examine owl pellet contents, and share his knowledge about the exceptional wealth of nature at Lincoln Park from owls and orchids to finches and fungi. Binoculars optional: Stewart will share his three. Adults/$15, Kids/$10. All ages, knowledge levels welcome. Register with Stewart at 206-932-7225 or ecostewart@gmail.com.

Camp Long Banana Slug Hunt and Round-up
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
Meet at Camp Long entrance in front of Lodge
Sunday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Naturalist Stewart Wechsler will be looking for increasingly rare native Banana Slugs for a re-introduction effort. We’ll visit fellow community member: salamander to spider, beetles to butterflies, trilliums to nettles. Adults/$15, Kids/$10. All ages, knowledge levels welcome. Register with Stewart at 206-932-7225 or ecostewart@gmail.com. Great fun for the whole family. Kids bring a parent, grandparent or family friend.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fund-Raiser
Endolyne Joe’s
9261 45th Ave. S.W.
Tuesday, May 7, 5 p.m. to close. Endolyne Joe’s Restaurant will be dishing New Orleans style. Come for dinner or late-night dessert to help keep the festival free.

Intermediate Tap Dance Class
Alki Community Center
5817 S.W. Stevens
Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. If you have any experience tapping give this class a try. It is a great way to exercise, learn tap patterns, and have fun doing it. Please contact Mary at 935-2162 for the pro-rated fee

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.

Volunteer consultant, computer lab assistant needed. Network experience needed (Microsoft server), maintain eleven lab computers and security system. Hours can vary.
Contact Margie at 206-932-4044 x8 or margiew@seniorservices.org.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
Teacups and Treats make a delightful gift for Mother's Day or any day.  Ours feature charming china cups and saucers filled with tasty treats and are on sale May 1-12.  All items with yellow tags are half off starting May 1 and our 2 for 1 clothing clearance starts May 5.  Early bird shoppers get double stamps on their customer cards every Monday from 10 to noon, seniors get 20% off on regular priced merchandise all day Tuesday and high schoolers with student ID all day Saturday. When you volunteer, donate and shop with us you support finding a cure for cancer.  The all volunteer run, non profit 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. 

King County Master Gardener Plant Clinic
McClendon Hardware
10210 16th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, through Sept. 28 (except May 4 & 25, July 6, Aug. 31), 10-2 p.m. Free gardening advice and plant diagnosis from Master Gardeners.

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.

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.

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. All funds raised go to West Seattle Helpline to help West Seattle families facing emergencies. 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 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.

West Seattle High School Class of “63” 50th Reunion
Friday Evening, June 7, 5 p.m. at West Seattle High School to celebrate our 50th Reunion.
Saturday, June 8, 6 p.m. Register in advance for a fantastic buffet dinner at The Rainier Golf & Country Club. Registrations forms: janicemclayton@hotmail.com.

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.

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 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.

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.toastmastersclub.org Email questions to :tm4u@comcast.net or call 206-932-6706.

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

Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Tuesdays, now through May 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10 total for 6 weeks (optional workbook cost is $10). Facilitated by Holly McNeill, MSW, and Jenny Smith RD, Dietician at NW Kidney and a Diabetic Educator. This supportive and informative series will include diet, exercise, symptom management, medications, problem solving, and FUN! Register with Holly at 206-932-4044 ext. 2.

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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