On the Go - Week 5-13-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

West Seattle Garden Club at Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton St. Bldg # 1
206- 932-2540
FRI.,May 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration ($5 Donation) with half hour Social Time. Morning Program begins with Business, Past Presidents Honor Day, Presentation of Outgoing Officers and Installation of new Officers, Commentary follows on Designs and Horticulture exhibits. Lunch at noon, by reservation or bring your brown bag, with dessert and beverage furnished. (206-932-8921) information.

Afternoon Program will be given by Marsha Bruno, from West Seattle Nursery, she will be sharing with us every thing we ever wanted to know about "Container Gardening"! Plants Pots, placement and more. Gardeners welcome.

3rd Women, Wine & Wellness Event
Roxbury Spine & Wellness Clinic
2656 S.W. Roxbury St.
Fri., May 17, 7-10 p.m. Free to the public and ladies only. Many local vendors will showcase their products and services. The event will be catered with plenty of food and drinks, and include a DJ, raffle prizes, and the first 50 women will receive swag bags filled with samples, coupons and deals around Seattle. Any monies collected on behalf of the Clinic will be going to WestSide Baby, a local West Seattle charity. More information at www.wellnessevent.eventbrite.com or call 206-937-2000.

Bee Festival Picnic and Parade
High Point Common Park
Lanham Pl. S.W. between 31st Ave. S.W. & S.W. Graham St.
Sun., May 19, 11-3 p.m. The High Point Neighborhood Association is hosting a celebratory picnic and parade in honor of the opening of the West Seattle Bee and Pollination Garden. The Sound Wave Marching Band is leading the parade, which will involve bringing the beehives to their new home and there will be bees and flowers on stilts. Students from all local schools are invited to participate in the parade. For the picnic there will be games, music, food, craft projects, education and fun.

Etz Chayyim He: It is a Tree of Life - Torah Restoration Project
Kol HaNeshamah
6115 S.W. Hinds St.
Sun., May, 19, 4:30-6 p.m. Kol HaNeshamah, West Seattle’s Progressive Synagogue Community launches its year-long project to repair and restore our Torah Scroll, including opportunities to learn about how a Torah is written, about Hebrew calligraphy, and celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary. Come learn “How a Torah is Written,” presented by Rabbi and Sofer (Scribe) Simon Benzaquen. Information: www.khnseattle.org or 206-935-1590.

Taste of West Seattle
Here's our coverage of the event
Coming up May 19, 48 restaurants and others will fill the Hall at Fauntleroy with an incredible array of tastes from around the entire peninsula. All proceeds benefit the West Seattle Helpline. Get your tickets here.
Doors open at 6:30pm at 9131 California Ave. SW.

Multicultural Day Fundraiser
Breath of Life SDA Church
9807 26th Ave. S.W.
206-762-0333 or 206-462-5866
Sun., May 26, 2-4 p.m. Come join us as we celebrate and learn about each others uniqueness. We will share music, songs, food, laughter and love. If you would like to present your country and culture please contact us to register.

Coworking Meetup
Office Junction
5230 California Ave. S.W., Suite B
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of month, Noon--1 p.m. These are free, informal brown bag lunches for freelancers, independent business professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs working from home or coffee shops. We discuss business ideas, share skills, get feedback on projects, collaborate and network. Read about our past meetings at www.wsofficejunction.com. Come join us!

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.
Our Card Event continues, featuring a huge selection of new greeting cards for all occasions, through May 19.  All items with yellow tags are half price through May 20, then are $1.00 until the end of the month and all men's wear is half price every Sunday.  Every day we put out gently used, upscale resale merchandise so check often.  Early bird shoppers get double stamps on their customer cards Mondays from 10 to noon, seniors get 20% off their entire purchases all day Tuesday and high schoolers with student !.D. all day Saturday.  And remember -- you get 20% off on your birthday, in keeping with our motto "A world with less cancer is a world with more birthdays."  When you volunteer, donate and shop with us you help fund cancer cure research.

King County Master Gardener Plant Clinic
McClendon Hardware
10210 16th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, through Sept. 28 (except May 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.

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.
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.
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.

Rainbow Bingo - ‘Tropical Paradise”
Fri., May 17, doors open 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bingo starts. Caller Sylvia O’Stayformore will offer many prizes, auction items, fun games, etc. Donation in advance/$15, at the door/$20. Reservations encouraged - 206-932-4044.

Fundraising Dinner to Help with Broken Front Door
Tues., May 21, with full course turkey dinner at 5:30 p.m. Donate what you can to help fix the door ($2,800). Reservations encouraged - 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.

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
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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