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West Seattle Events and Announcements


Renew You Event

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
www.pharmaca.com

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is thrilled to host a complimentary “Renew You” event, featuring the latest in healthy weight management. In addition to free product samples from luxury brands including Jurlique, Natural Factors and more, all guests can enjoy a collection of health services, including:

  • Free healthy weight management discussions
  • Free product samples, healthy smoothie recipes, $20 in coupons and more!
  • Body fat percentage & BMI screenings*

*Body fat percentage & BMI screenings require reservations in advance and a $10 reservation fee at time of sign-up. All participants who make a reservation will receive a $10 Pharmaca gift coupon at their screening.

For more information, please visit www.pharmaca.com/renew-you.aspx.

Pharmaca West Seattle
4707 California Ave SW.
206.932.4225
Sunday, January 5
1-5 p.m.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206-937-7169
As we start a new year, we'd like to thank our customers, donors and volunteers for your continuing support. With your help, we have raised more than $1.5 million for cancer cure research and all because of you. When you volunteer, donate and shop with us, you are part of our commitment to help eradicate cancer. Right now items with blue tags are 50% off; starting January 5th all coats are half price. The all volunteer run, non-profit American Cancer Society shop is open for the Junction's Second Thursday Art Walk until 8 p.m., 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 / LIKE us on Facebook and leave a comment so we'll know how we're doing.

The Skylark Cafe & Club
3803 Delridge Way SW
203-935-2111
The Skylark Cafe has listened to the community and rolled out a new menu and is now open for lunch Mon.-Fri. They are hosting benefits every Thursday night that will support different causes each week. One dollar from every drink will be donated. Fri. & Sat. shows are 21+ (unless otherwise noted) and Sunday matinee shows are all ages. For show schedules and events and open mic: www.skylarkcafe.com

Rainbow Girls Christmas Tree Recycle Fundraiser
Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Sat., Jan. 4, 10-2 p.m. Suggested donation $5. No flocked trees. The West Seattle Rainbow Girls will happily recycle your Christmas tree back to nature. All proceeds benefit this 501c3 Charitable Youth Organization. Rainbow gets girls ready for life and helps prepare them for their futures. Go to www.gorainbow.org and www.nwrainbow.org

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

Children & Families:
Somali Story Times ~ Wed., Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 7 p.m. Ages 2 and older with adult.
Rise & Shine Family Story Times ~ Thurs., Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11:15 a.m. Newborn to age 6 with adult.
Movie Mondays ~ Jan. 13 & 27, 6 p.m. Contact library for movie title.
Duplo Block Party ~ Fri., Jan. 17, 3:30 p.m. Ages 3 and older with adult.

Teens:
Study Zone ~ Tues., Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 5 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 5 p.m. Grades K-12. Drop-in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.
Game On! ~ Wed., Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3 p.m. Play video games at the library!

Adults:
White Center Library Guild Meeting ~ Mon., Jan. 27, 1 p.m.
Start to Fitness ~ Begin the New year with a more active, healthy lifestyle. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through this new adult series. www.kcls.org/fitness

Seattle Accordion Club Program
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.
Meets 2nd Monday of month. Next meetings: Jan. 13 & Feb. 10, social 7 p.m., program 7:30-9:30 p.m. The $5 admission fee includes coffee/tea and cookies or other sweets. The programs feature both professional and amateur accordionists and groups.

“Building a Better Home” Workshop
Ventana Construction LLC
5458 California Ave. S.W.
206-932-3009
www.ventanabuilds.com
Sat., Jan. 11, 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.

Seattle Lutheran High School Open House
4100 S.W. Genesee St.
206-937-7722
Thurs., Jan. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. Meet our teachers and students, tour our school and learn about the great opportunities we have to offer high school students. Questions - contact Rachel at rbigliardi@seattlelutheran.org.

DIY – Home improvements
With the Real Estate market so hot, and properties moving fast, get some tips on preparing your home for sale. Learn about the 5 or 6 things you can do yourself to increase traffic and your selling price.
Presenter: Jane Conrad – John L. Scott/Senior Real Estate Specialist
Saturday, January 18th 2-3 pm
Location: Emeritus at Admiral Heights
2326 California Ave. SW
Seattle
RSVP 206-938-3964

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, 12-1 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. Located in or near West Seattle. Financial stipend offered. 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-1st floor, Rainier 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.

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.

Seeking ESL tutors
Volunteers 18+, fluent in English, certified and experienced teaching adults.. Application, interview and background check are required. Orientation and on-going support are provided. Info www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant or 206-382-4511 or email cwalsh@stjames-cathedral.org

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.

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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