On the Go -Week of 8-12-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
Help us clear out merchandise to prepare the store for our upcoming, semi-annual Antiques, Vintage and Collectibles Event that starts August 26.  Everything in the shop is reduced 40% and items with yellow tags are reduced 50%.  You can help us earn cash for cancer cure research by bringing us your old and worn out cell phones and we'll recycle them through Shelter Alliance.  You can also help by volunteering in our shop for 4 hours a week.  Stop by for more information.  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.

White Center Library August Events
11220 16th Ave. S.W.
206-243-0233

Children & Families:
Family Story Times - Thurs., Aug. 1
5, 11:15 a.m. Newborn to age 6 with adult.

Sammy and the Sandbox Mystery Puppet Show - Thurs., Aug. 15, 3 p.m. Presented by Zambini Brothers. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. One magical summer evening, Sammy T. Jones (world famous kid paleontologist) unearths something truly amazing in his sand box. Could it be a never-before-seen Prehistoric creature?

Dig Into Reading Summer Celebration - Mon., Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Games, crafts and more!

Summer Reading Program - Get reading, earn prizes and enjoy fun programs! Ask at the library for details.

Teens:
Study Zone-Summer Session - Thurs. Aug. 15 & 22, 6 p.m. Grades K-12. Practice reading and math skills, study for the SAT or get help with summer school homework from trained volunteer tutors.

Beneath the Surface! Teen Summer Reading Program - Visit www.kcls.org/teens/summer/ or ask at the library for details.

Adults:

Computer Class: Microsoft Word Level 2 - Thurs., Aug. 22, 6 p.m. Please register.

A Place at the Table - KCLS invites everyone to find A Place at the Table! We’ll toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. In addition to offering new food ideas, preparation and planning skills, and handy online classes, videos and resources, the series will help everyone create a nourishing table by accepting non-perishable food donations, to be distributed to local King County food banks.

Owl Prowl & Other Natural Treasures of Lincoln Park
8265 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
(north parking lot kiosk across from Rose St.)
Wed., Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m. Join enthusiastic, knowledgeable naturalist Stewart Wechsler on this owling adventure. See other birds, bugs, and the uniques plant community on this tour of the park. Adult content, kid friendly. $15/adults, $10/kids. Reservations: 206-932-7225 or ecostewart@gmail.com.

Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes & Spiders of Camp Long
3400 S.W. Dawson St.
East side of 35th Ave. S.W.-meet at entrance, in front of Lodge Building
Sat., Aug. 24, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Learn about nature with enthusiastic, knowledgeable naturalist, Stewart Wechsler. Kid oriented, but adult friendly. $10 per person. Reservations: 206-932-7225 or ecostewart@gmail.com.

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.

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.

West Seattle Rotary Club Meeting
Salty’s on Alki Beach
1936 Harbor Ave. S.W.
206-932-0356
Meets every Tuesday, Noon--1:30 p.m. Lunch $20.

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.

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.

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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