On the Go -Week of 9-23-13

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GriefShare Support Group
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, starting Sept. 7th 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 and it doesn’t matter how long ago the death occurred. There is a one time cost of $15 for a journal. Contact: Barb at 206-932-7459 or Grace Church 206-937-8400.

African Dinner and Drums Event
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
3050 California Ave. S.W. - Parish Hall
Sat., Oct. 5, 5:30-8 p.m. Books and Bricks mission to Kenya will host this event. All proceeds benefit scholarships in Mulundi Village. Suggested donation $10. For more information and to rsvp: Mike at 206-280-2440, exforester2004@yahoo.com or www.booksandbricks.org/

Music Northwest Presents “Chamber Music from the Light Side”
South Seattle Community College
Olympic Recital Hall
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Emily Cole, Violin; Jane Harty, piano; Ruth Marshall, cello. Tickets: $18, $16, $12 (FREE to students age 25 and under, but must be reserved in advance) at 206-937-2899 or www.musicnorthwest.org, where you can also check out the Listening Room for live performances.

Daystar Toastmasters Meeting
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton St.
Mon., Oct. 14, noon—1 p.m, arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for orientation. Come experience the safe, supportive atmosphere in which you can grow your communication and leadership skills. Improve your ability to think-on-your-feet and become more comfortable speaking to groups. Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month. See www.daystarclub.toastmastersclubs.org or questions: tm4u@comcast.net or Lance at 206-699-6511.

King County Master Gardener Plant Clinic
McClendon Hardware
10210 16th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, through Sept. 28, 10-2 p.m. Free gardening advice and plant diagnosis from Master Gardeners.

Tap Dance Class
Alki Community Center
5817 S.W. Stevens St.
Thursdays, beginning Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m. $45 for 11 weeks. After taking the summer off, the class is ready to resume with renewed enthusiasm, new routines and a joy for dance. The instructor can provide recommendations for purchasing shoes. Info: 206-935-2162.

For Your Health Physical Therapy Talks
Sound Physical Therapy
206-301-0600 / www.soundpt.com
Third Tuesday of the months of Oct. & Nov., 7:30 p.m. Talks are limited to 15 people, so please call to reserve your spot. Light snack and drinks provided. The talks encourage participation so dress comfortable.

Oct. 15: Let it Snow: Ski Conditioning and Balance Drills to Do at Home. (Ingrid Sparrow PT, CMPT) Learn how to ‘tuneup your body‘ for skiing - Alpine, tele, randonee, and Nordic Skate and classic. We will focus on balance drills and key specific strengthening you can do at home. All levels of skiers welcome. Bring a yoga mat if possible.

Nov. 19: Holiday Fitness. (Brenda Matter PT, OCS, FAAOMPT) Learn to protect our joints and avoid injury with practical self-care, body mechanics, core strengthening and simple stretches to prepare for the Festive Season!

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.

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.

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.

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.
206-938-3276
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

‘Crazy Hats’ Theme for Rainbow Bingo
Fri., Sept. 27, 6 p.m. doors open with food and beverages; 7 p.m Bingo starts. Hosted by Sylvia O’Stayformore, drag queen. With entertainment, raffle, auction and more. Cost: $15 in advance or $20 at door. Reservations and more information call 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

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.

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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