On the Go Week of 7-15-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

West Seattle Grand Parade July 20 11:00 am
The West Seattle Grand Parade has been hosted by the West Seattle American Legion Post 160 since 1935 and is one of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. The West Seattle Grand Parade includes participants from the Hi-Yu royalty and celebrates the diverse community and participants of the greater Seattle area. It is a proud member of the Seafair family of events and includes all of the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pagentry and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

Float Dodger 5K run July 20
The run takes place before the West Seattle Grand Parade.
For information about how to enter, please check out: http://www.floatdodger5k.com/

Alki Art Fair - On the Alki Beach Promenade July 20-21

It’s free, it’s fun and the weather’s gonna be fine.
July 20, Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm (artist booths), Music 10 am to 9 pm
July 21, Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm (artist booths), Music 10 am to 8 pm
Featuring

  • 60 + Artist Booths representing a variety of media including:
  • Painting
  • Potery
  • Textiles
  • Metal
  • and more
  • 3 Stages and 44 Musical and Live Performance Acts
  • All-day Children’s Art Activities
  • Food Booths
  • Silent Auctions (located in the Alki Bath House with multiple closing times)

Free Parking and Shuttle Bus from West Seattle High School to Alki Beach. Park at West Seattle High School’s generous parking lot right on 3000 California Avenue SW.

WestSide Baby's Stuff the Bus - Disposable Diaper Drive Sunday July 21
WestSide Baby will be working toward their goal of 250,00 diapers collected for low income families as they "Stuff the Bus" in the parking lot of the American West Bank at 4022 SW Alaska Street on Sunday July 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Bring diapers (or cases) to the site on Sunday. You can also bring them to Burien Toyota at 15025 1st Ave. South for the event.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
40% off any one item of your choice Sunday the 21st through the 27th and all items with blue tags are 75% off the 22nd through the 27th.  We have plenty of books for summer reading and lots of summer clothing for women and men and all men's wear is 40% every Sunday.  Early bird shoppers get double stamps on their customer appreciation cards Mondays from 10 to noon, seniors get 20% off their entire purchase all day Tuesdays and high schoolers with student I.D. all day Saturday.  The all volunteer run, non profit American Cancer Society shop is open Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebook.

Nature Stories and Games for 4-6 Year Olds
Lincoln Park (waterfront)
8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Tues., July 23 & 30, 6 p.m. Free family fun. Join us for an hour of tales and games to delight your senses and increase your connection with the natural world. Learn about our programs for 4-6 year olds in West Seattle. Experience a taste of wilderness in your own backyard. Information: www.vashonwildernessprogram.org

Evergreen High School Class of 1973 40th Reunion
Reunion weekend planned for July 26-27. For details contact Gloria Wenger Kores at 253-750-1125 or 206-380-9222.

“Building a Better Home” Workshop
Ventana Construction LLC
5458 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-3009 / www.ventanabuilds.com
Sat., July 27, 1:30-3 p.m. An informative workshop about remodeling and custom home construction. Learn how to get started, what to expect, and the steps you can take to make your project successful. Free and takes place monthly. Limited seating. Call to reserve your space.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave. SW
Thursdays, through August 15, 6:30-8 p.m. This educational program is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether your are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Suggested donation $30 to defray cost of book - not required in order to attend class. Register NOW: 206-937-3701 ext. 28345 or Kristine.Kumangai@Providence.org

Tacos in the Park for White Center Homeless Population
Across the street from Steve Cox Park (Log Cabin) at Cross Church
1320 S.W. 102nd St.
Tacos every second Friday of the month at noon during the summer (Friday, August 9th). Union Gospel Mission is assisting in coordinating this event, to continue their important outreach work in White Center. They have been serving the homeless population on Saturday evenings for over two years. White Center business owners are encouraged to send the homeless from their block to Tacos in the Park.

Tickets Now Available for West Seattle Garden Tour
The tour takes place Sunday, July 21, 9-5 p.m. Tickets are $18 (children 12 and under free) and include the noon lecture. Ticket Outlets: Admiral Metropolitan Market, West Seattle Nursery, Village Green Perennial Nursery, Swanson’s Nursery (N. Seattle), and Wells Medina Nursery (Medina).

Annual White Center Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Holy Family School
9615 20th Ave. S.W.
Sunday, July 21, 8 a.m. to noon. $5 per person, youth under 5 are free. Tickets at the door or through any White Center Kiwanis Member or call Bill Tracy 206-248-2441. Raffle tickets at the door (6 tickets for $5 or $1 for one) for baskets full of goodies, including Seattle sports team memorabilia. Raffle drawing at 11:30 a.m. Kiwanis is supporting local non-profits who focus on families & youth; West Side Baby, White Center Food Bank and the S.W. Boys & Girls Club.

Chief Sealth High School Class of 1973 40th Reunion
Salty’s on Alki
1936 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Sat., Sept. 14, 7-10 p.m. $40/person or $70/couple. Contact Pam (Smith) Dear at (425)941-5727 or pmdear@ymail.com. Golf Tournament: Fri., Sept. 13, noon--5 p.m. Contact Craig Roberts (206)938-6829 or craigroberts@pnwrealty.com.

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!

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.

Seeking Host Families for International Students
Do you have a loving family and a spare room available at your home? Invite an international student to stay with you this year during his or her high school experience in the USA. For information: ltatum@gphomestay.com or 781-362-2559.

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

Sealth High Class of 1963 50th Reunion
Planning is on for our celebration September 14, 2013. For information: Reunions with Class at 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

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.

Business Network with Westside Professionals
Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Wednesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. Build your business through referrals and networking. For info, contact sfelix@quidnunc.net

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

Lunch and Learn Presentations: Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Suggested donation $3-$6. Reservations at 206-932-4044 ext. 1. Free “Learn Presentations” following lunch are open to the community.

Thurs., July 18: Talk at 11:45 with former West Seatlleite Col. Kim Rapacz. “Women in Today’s Armed Forces.”

Thurs., July 18: 5 p.m. “Circle of Singles” (for those over 55 years) Potluck at Lincoln Park , tables 45 and 46 by swing sets. Details: call Wander at 206-935-6738.

Tues., July 23: July Birthdays celebrated: A teriyaki chicken lunch at 11:45 a.m., suggested donation $3-$6. Reservations at 206-932-4044 ext. 1. Free entertainment by “The Nikkei Horizons Aloha Band.”

Tues., July 30: a “Summer Luau” is open to all with co-sponsor, Daystar Retirement Village furnishing a luau of Hawaiian Chicken and fruit kabobs, etc. The UKES will play Hawaiian songs and accompany hula dancers. Suggested donation of $6. Reservations at 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

Casino Trips via bus from West Seattle: call Flo at 206-938-1700.

Informal Conversational Spanish Classes
Fridays, 1-2:15 p.m. Facilitated by Suzanne Duffy-Kane, world language educator. Register: 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.

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.

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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