On the Go Week of 10-28-13

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
Halloween decor and all black and orange clothing is 40% off through the end of the month.  Items with yellow tags are half-priced starting November 1.  Come into the shop on Election Day and enjoy a poker chip discount -- if you don't know what this is, you really need to come by!  Double stamps on customer cards every Monday from 10 to noon, seniors receive 20% off their entire purchase all day Tuesdays and high schoolers with student I.D. all day Saturday.  If it's your birthday, we'll celebrate by giving you 20% off your purchase because "a world without cancer means a world with more birthdays."  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.  Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebook.

"Words, Writers & West Seattle"
Barnes & Noble Westwood Village
2600 S.W. Barton St.
Friday, Nov 1, 4-6 p.m.
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents a monthly series of West Seattle-based authors speaking about their recently published books on the 'First Friday' afternoon of each month. The November presentation by Peter Stekel, is "Final Flight: The Mystery of a World War II plane crash and the frozen airmen in the High Sierra". For more info email Dora-Faye@comcast.net or call 509-230-5950.

Volunteer Introduction Session-Southwest Seattle Historical Society
Log House Museum
3003 61st Ave. S.W., 1 block from Alki Beach
Sat., Nov. 2, 11-1 p.m. Like to interact with people? Fix computers? Update databases? Make small repairs? Transcribe interviews? Shoot videos and still photos? Plan events? Get a glimpse of our community’s past? Come learn about how to turn your desires and skills into meaningful tasks that will help preserve and promote the heritage of West Seattle and the greater Duwamish peninsula. More info: 206-938-5293 / www.loghousemuseum.info

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.

Options for Senior Living & Services in West Seattle
West Side Presbyterian Church
Howell Auditorium
3601 California Ave. S.W.
Sat., Nov. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for an informative presentation on the resources available for seniors. Learn what exactly these terms/services mean, how to know what you need, how to find the services you need, what the financial implications are, what financial resources you have and what to do when you ‘don’t know what you need’. Featured speaker: Karin Miller, MSW, LICSW. More info: Kim Hardwick 206-938-3964

White Center Library November Events
11220 16th Ave. S.W.
206-243-0233
Children & Families:
Movie Mondays ~ Nov. 4 & 18, 4 p.m. Contact library for movie title.
Rise & Shine Family Story Times ~ Thurs., Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 11:15 a.m. Newborn to age 6 with adult.
DIY Pet Rocks ~ Mon., Nov. 25, 4:30 p.m. Create your own creature using rocks, paints and more.
Teens:
Game On! ~ Wed., Nov. 6, 13 & 20, 3 p.m. Play video games at the library!
Study Zone ~ Wed., Nov. 6, 13 & 20, 6:30 p.m. Grades K-12. Drop-in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.
Adults:
STARS Workshop-Operating a Successful Child Care Business ~ Sat., Nov. 2, 1 p.m. presented by Laura Chandler and Gene Crews. Experienced child care professionals share their tips, guidance and advice for operating your child care business successfully. Please register.
Computer Class-Microsoft Word Level 2. Thurs., Nov. 7, 6 p.m. Please register.
A Place at the Table-Comfort Food Made Healthy ~ Sat., Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Information at www.kcls.org/cooks
White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar ~ Fri., Nov. 15 & Sat., Nov. 16, 11-4 p.m. Crafting available during Bazaar - contact library for specifics.
Computer Class-Microsoft Word Level 2. ~ Thurs., Nov. 21, 6 p.m. Please register.

2nd Annual Support Our Troops USO Fundraiser
Emeritus at Admiral Heights
2326 California Ave. S.W.
Thurs., Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m. Please join us for a Silent Auction, Heavy Appetizers, Casino Games, Wine, Raffles and entertainment from the Jazzbestos. Minimum suggested donation: $10 per attendee. All proceeds benefit the USO. USO’s mission: To lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Purchase tickets/questions: 206-938-3964

“The Diary of Anne Frank”
West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave. SW
Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8, 7:30 p.m. The WSHS Drama Club proudly presents the true story of a Jewish family hiding from the German occupying forces in war-torn Amsterdam during WWII. Tickets: $7/with reservations (email reservations@westsidedrama.com) or $12/at the door. More information: www.westsidedrama.com.

“Building a Better Home” Workshop
Ventana Construction LLC
5458 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-3009
www.ventanabuilds.com
Sat., Nov. 9, 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.

GriefShare hosts a “Surviving the Holidays” Event
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m. This one time support group event is for those that have lost loved ones by death and are dreading the holidays. Everyone is welcome. This is an arm of the GriefShare Recovery Group. Registration helps, but is not mandatory. Contact Barb 932-7459.

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.

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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