On the Go - Week of 4-14-14

West Seattle Events and Announcements

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Volunteers Needed for “Duwamish Alive!”
At Multiple locations in the Duwamish River Watershed
April 19, 10-2 p.m. Join us for the “Duwamish Alive!” river restoration event (includes the Roxhill Bog). Family friendly. Information on locations & signup (so we can plan snacks & equipment): www.duwamishalive.org or Jeremy at 206-418-8808

Volunteers Urgently Needed to Advocate for Long-Term Care Residents
Volunteers are needed in the Burien, Tukwila, Des Moines, SeaTac and West Seattle communities. Informational Seminars “The Role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer” will be April 26, 10 a.m. at Providence Mount St. Vincent, West Seattle and April 30, 5 p.m. in Federal Way. A four-day Training/Certification Program takes place May 7, 8, 28 & 29, 8-5 p.m. daily, in Federal Way. A volunteer ombudsman makes visits to long-term care facilities to meet with residents and their families, providing information on resident rights and working to resolve problems on behalf of residents. Volunteers must attend training to get state certified and then devote 4 hours/week to visit and monitor assigned facilities. For information or to register: Juanita Beale at 206-623-0816 or juanitab@multi-servicecenter.com.

GriefShare Support Group
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Saturdays, now through May 17, 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.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
New in the shop is our Vintage Collection cupboard displaying Antiques, Vintage and Collectibles as a regular feature. You'll also want to check out our Anything-Above-the-Waist Sale. Everything from waist to head is reduced 30% through Saturday, April 19. That's also the day of our raffle drawing for the Easter Basket of treats, make sure you've got your raffle tickets. Pick up your Easter egg on April 17 to discover your special discount. Monday, April 21, our Bridal Gown Event store window will be in its full splendor for our one-day only sale on May 4. We've got sixteen never worn wedding gowns and lots of accessories, come into the store for more information. Early bird shoppers get double stamps every Monday until noon, seniors get 20% off their entire purchases on Tuesday and high schoolers with student I.D. on Saturday. The all volunteer run, nonprofit American Cancer Society shop will be closed Easter Sunday and is open all other days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West Seattle Rock Club “Rock & Gem Show-Earth’s Treasures”
Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Sat., April 26 and Sun., April 27. Come join us for literally tons of rock, gem and mineral-related exhibits and hands-on fun. There will be plenty of activities for kids and juniors. Spin our giant wheel for prizes. We’ll have rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones and crystals to explore. Demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary techniques. Food and drinks available. Free admission. Free parking. Website: http://westseattlerockclub.org/wsrcgemshow.htm or email: westseattlerockshow@gmail.com. or Lyle at 206-932-3292

AAA Driver Improvement Program
West Seattle Christian Church
4400 42nd Ave. S.W.
Sat., April 26, 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. $18 per person. Pre-registration is required, call 206-243-3564.

Spring Recycle Roundup
Fauntleroy Church Parking Lot
9140 California Ave. SW
Sun., April 27, 9-3 p.m. 1 Green Planet will take a wide variety of items, from computers to clothes dryers. Visit www.fauntleroyucc.org for a long list of what 1 Green Planet can accept for free, responsible recycling and a short list of what it cannot. Donation optional.

White Center Library April Events
11220 16th Ave. S.W.
206-243-0233
**The library will be closed Wednesday morning, April 23 for staff training. It will open at Noon.
Children & Families:
Somali Story Times ~ Wed., April 23 & 30, 6:30 p.m. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Movie Mondays ~ Mon., April 21., 6:00 p.m. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Call for movie titles and descriptions.
The Chancy & Narly Show ~ Mon., April 28, 7 p.m. What happens when sweet songs meet nutty noises? Get ready for a wild ride as two of the Northwest’s favorite children’s performers, Nancy Stewart & Charlie Williams, team up for phonetic fun. Ages 3 and older with adult.
Children & Teens:
Study Zone ~ Sat., April 19 & 26, 2 p.m. Grades K-12. Drop-in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teens:
Game On! ~ Wed., April 23 & 30, 3 p.m. Play video games at the library.
Teen Movie ~ Fri., April 18, 2 p.m. Middle and high school students teens-only screening! Call library for movie title.
Adults:
Start to Fitness ~ 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

Free Healthy Cooking Class
Breath of LifeSDA Church
9807 26th Ave. S.W.
206-762-0333 / www.bolchurch.org
2nd Sunday of each month, through July 13, 3-4:30 p.m. Looking for a lifestyle change and not another diet, weight loss, or diabetes education? We will present food to promote healthy new cell growth to combat diseases in the body. Class seats 20 individuals. Register at: sundrial@hotmail.com or anissathom@gmail.com

Camp Long Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
5200 35th Ave S.W.
Every 1st & 3rd Saturday morning until schedule changes, 10:30 a.m.--Noon. See, engage with, learn about the plants, animals and fungi of Camp Long with the whole family, from the salamanders, owls and hawks, to the dragonflies, butterflies and beetles in season. $8-$12 per person suggested donation. Sign up at: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 / www.stewardshipadventures.com.

Seattle Accordion Club Program
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.
Meets 2nd Monday of month. 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.

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 206-669-6511.

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.

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.

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 206-851-2102.

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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