On The Go - Week of 10-14-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

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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.

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.

AAA Driver Improvement Program
West Seattle Christian Church
4400 42nd Ave. S.W.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30-4 p.m. Now accepting reservations for the refresher course on defensive driving skills, which gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. $16 per person. Pre-registration is required, call 206-243-3564.

11th Annual Fauntleroy Fall Festival
Fauntleroy Church/YMCA/Schoolhouse Triangle
Sun., Oct. 20, 2-5:30 p.m. fauntleroy residents of all ages are invited to the Festival for a wide array of free activities, plus food from vendors determined to ward of any chill in the air. cake decorators are especially encouraged to bring an entry to the Hall of Fauntleroy (noon-1:30 p.m.) for judging by festival-goers, followed by a cake walk.

West Seattle Timebank Orientation and Member Meeting
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30-7 p.m. Potluck. Orientation for prospective members and current member meeting. Information: www.wstb.tbanks.org

West Seattle Garden Club Meeting
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton St. - Bldg. One
Fri., Oct. 25. 10 a.m.: Registration, coffee and social half hour, followed by business meeting and morning program with talk by Hamish Todd, our SSCC 2012-2013 scholarship recipient. Noon: Brown bag lunch (dessert and beverages served by the Club). 1-2 p.m.: The afternoon program, “The Chinese Garden at SSCC.” Sandy Marvinney will give a brief history and update of the Garden with a slide presentation. All are welcome. Information: www.seattlegardenclub.com

The Dominican Sisters of Tacoma Celebrate
Holly Rosary School
4142 42nd Ave. S.W.
Sat., Oct. 26, 1 p.m. The Dominican Sisters of Tacoma are concluding their celebration of 125 years since their founding in Pomeroy, Washington Territory in 1888. The sisters staffed Holy Rosary Grade and High School from 1913-1980s. The sisters will celebrate with their former students and friends. The 1 p.m. Liturgy will be followed by a reception in the Lanigan Gym. All graduates of Holy Rosary are invited to attend.

Lion’s Club “Octoberfest” Dinner
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Sat., Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. $15. Polish Sausage, German Potato Salad, Rolls, Desert, and Coffee. Also Accordion Music and Dancing. Reservations: 206-762-1221.

West Seattle Education Fair
Seattle Lutheran High School Gymnasium
4100 S.W. Genesee St.
Mon., Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meet representatives from schools, pre-k though 8th grade. This event is free to all families. Parents will meet representatives from schools and get information about educational opportunities in West Seattle and neighboring areas. Schools who wish to register for the event, please call Jeanne Flohr at 206-937-7722.

E.J. Grooves Performs at Fall Concert
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. S.W.
206-935-2162
Sat., Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. This is a four piece band with saxophone lead playing a combination of Southern rock, jazz, and a bit of swing. Concert proceeds to benefit Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation program offerings and the american Cancer Society Discovery Shop of West Seattle. Light refreshments will be available. Cost is $4/pre-pay or $5/day of concert.

Southwest Seattle Historical Society Champagne Gala Lunch
Salty’s on Alki
1936 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Sat., Nov. 9, 11:30-2:30 p.m. Reserve your tickets now for “Tripping the Lighthouse Fantastic.” Enjoy an inspiring program, a dessert dash, a silent auction full of intriguing items, good friends, great food, a historic West Seattle setting and “the best view of Seattle in Seattle.” Adults/$75, Teens 13-18/$45, Children 4-12/$25, and children under 4/free. Reserve tickets now: call (206) 938-5293 or visit www.loghousemuseum.info/. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, your community organization for promoting heritage through education, preservation and advocacy.

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.

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.
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

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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