On The Go Week of 11-18-13

West Seattle Events and Announcements

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
It's none too early to get into the Holiday mood and our shop is a good place to start.  We are decorated and stocked with holiday treasures, ornaments, cards, and party clothes.  Plus we are the go-to place for unique, one of a kind gifts.  Saturday the 23rd is our 23rd anniversary and you are invited to celebrate with us.  We'll have refreshments between 1 and 3 p.m. and all clothing is BOGO:  i.e., buy one and get the second item (of equal or lesser value) free.  In addition, all yellow tagged items are reduced 75%.  Your shopping helps us in the important task of funding cancer cure research. 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.

Junction True Value Holiday Food Drive & Open House
4747 44th Ave. S.W.
Sat., Nov. 23, 10-2 p.m. Homemade cookies, hot apple cider, free popcorn, free gifts, spin-to-win prizes, drawings for a Weber Gas Grill, and a boys and a girls bike. Christmas ornaments are 40% off (download coupon at www.junctiontruevalue.com or pick one up at the store). We want to help our neighbors in need: Help fill our WS Food Bank container with non-perishable, canned and packaged foods.

Natives Rising” Tour
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W. Marginal Way S.W.
Sun., Nov. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., come early to visit exhibit area and Art Gallery. Northwest Native storytellers, Solana Rose Booth and Ravenspeaker share stories not told in public in more than a century. Support “Natives Rising” with $20 donation at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/511652 or donate what you can at the door. www.duwamishtribe.org

Owling & Touring at Lincoln Park at Dark
8265 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Tues., Nov. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. We’ll hoot and look for owls, learn about other organisms and see constellations if the clouds clear. If rain is more than a sprinkle, check website or outgoing message for possible cancellation. Sign up at: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225.

Free Turkey Day Workout Benefit
Lee’s Martial Arts Academy
3270 California Ave. S.W. - second floor
Thurs., Nov. 28, 8:30-10 a.m. No experience necessary, all ages and fitness levels are welcome for this fun, high-energy kickboxing class. Please bring a donation of canned food to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Info: 206-938-3375 or LMAWestSeattle@aol.com

Hall at Fauntleroy Community Thanksgiving Dinner
9131 California Ave. S.W.
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, Noon-3 p.m. The 15th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Meal. All are invited for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering Executive Chef Michael Chase. Dessert donations gladly accepted (drop off at the Hall on Thanksgiving Day after 10 a.m). We also ask for donations of gently used/clean or new warm clothing (coats, jackets, scarves, gloves & hats, as well as throws & blankets. Questions: 206-932-1059

Film “Lolita, Slave to Entertainment”
Admiral Twin Theatre
2343 California Ave. S.W.
Thurs., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. Teens and adults. Free admission and free deserts. We are raising awareness of Lolita, last surviving Orca captured in 1970 from the San Juan Islands. A disturbing look into the dark secrets of the multi-billion dollar aquarium industry. You can help by sharing Lolita’s story. See the proposal to retire Lolita at www.orcanetwork.org/retirement.html.

A Festivus Tool Library Fundraiser
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Fri., Dec. 6, 6-9:30 p.m. Support the West Seattle Tool Library for 2014. Used tool sales, kids activities, auction items, Festivus pole, wine and beer, live music, raffle, games, food and fun. Donations and volunteer help are still needed for the fundraiser. For donations contact: christytrue@gmail.com; to volunteer contact: kimberly@sustainablewestseattle.org. Tool Library: www.wstoollibrary.org

West Seattle Rotary Club Meeting
Salty’s on Alki Beach
1936 Harbor Ave. S.W.
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.
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.
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.

New Acrylics Painting Class by Shar Cook
Tues., Nov. 12, 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 11-1 p.m. 4 weeks/$20 members or $28/non-members and $10 drop-in; plus $10 materials fee. Paint subject decided by class. Register: 206-932-4944.

Mini Harvest Festival
Tues., Nov. 19, 10-1 p.m. Free admission. Handcrafted items, new products, world-wide items, services, collectible, and a bakery sale. Want a table? Donate candy, jam, etc? Contact Carol: 206-932-4044 ext. 3.

“Circle of Singles” No Host Gathering
Duos Lounge
2940 S.W. Avalon Way.
Thur., Nov 21, 5 p.m. For details contact Wander: 206-935-6738

Basic Computer Classes with Burke Dykes
Four sessions: Dec. 3, 5, 10 & 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Register: 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.

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
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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