On the Go Week of 3-13-17

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
We have lots to offer you this week. Our awesome Antiques Events ends March 19 and there are still many treasures to choose from. We’re having Winter’s Last Hurrah and all winter coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves and boots, and all items with pink tags are reduced 75%. Spring is here and that means Easter, too, so all Spring and Easter items will be on our racks and shelves starting March 22. The all volunteer run, non profit American Cancer Society shop is open Sun. 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.

Resource Open House For Business Owners And Entrepreneurs
Seattle Public Library–Delridge Branch
5423 Delridge Way S.W.,
Thurs., March 16, 4–6 p.m. The Seattle Public Library will host an open house where business owners and entrepreneurs can meet with community lenders and providers of free business consulting. The event will gather together local experts who provide technical and financial assistance to new and growing businesses. Attendees will receive free advice on next steps, business ideas and financial assistance. Registration is not required. For more information, call 206.733.9125.

Daystar Toastmasters
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton
Sat., March 18, 10–11 a.m. Come as a guest to experience the safe, supportive atmosphere in which you can grow your communication and leadership skills. Improve your ability to think-on-your-feet and become more comfortable speaking to groups. Meetings are the first and third Sat. morning. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for orientation. For more information visit daystarclub.toastmastersclubs.org. or call Bill at 206.932.6706.

Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy Open House
2701 California Ave. S.W.
Sun., March 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Open House will include several free events: 10:15 a.m. - Women’s Self-Defense; 11:15 a.m. - Kids Anti-Bullying; 1:15 p.m. - Parents as Coaches Class. Free food will be provided by Dinners by Dao, LLC. For more info visit www.evergreen-tsd.com or contact Steven Elmore at selmore@evergreen-tsd.com or 206.931.5853.

White Center Library Events
1409 S.W. 107th St.
Play & Learn-Spanish
Tues., March 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m.
Newborn to age 5 with caregiver.
Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English and the facilitator is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Spanish Story Times
Wed., March 22 and 29, 6:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and older with adult.
Stories, songs and fun!

Family Story Times
Thurs., March 23 and 30, 10:30 a.m. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Movie Monday: Dinosaur
Mon., March 27, 6 p.m. An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sanctuary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Snacks provided by the White Center Library Guild.

Game On!
Wed., March 22 and 29, 3 p.m. Middle and high school ages. Featuring Xbox 360, Wii U and Wii. No need to sign up, just stop by and play.

Study Zone
Wed., March 15, 22 and 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Thurs., March 16, 23 and 30, 4–6 p.m.; Monday, March 20 and 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Tues., March 21 and 28, 4–6 p.m. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Middle and high school ages. Make Make Marbled Paper
Thurs., March 23, 4 p.m.
Paint Sand Dollars
Tues., March 28, 4 p.m.
Supplies and snacks provided by the White Center Library Guild.

6th Annual Duwamish Rowing Club FUNdraiser
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 S.W. Holden St.
Sat., March 25, 6-10 p.m. Theme: Music Night/Open Turntable—Bring your favorite songs on vinyl for DJ to play. Speaker: Former University of Washington rowing Coach Bob Ernst Silent Auctions and Drawing. Prizes include: Airplane ride, weekend at the Freestone Inn in the Methow Valley (valued over $400). Suggested donation $20 age 19 and older includes: bowl of chili, cornbread and one drink. 18 and under are free. For more info email Sarah Blum at Sarahblum@q.com.

Seattle Seafair Commodores Annual Bowl-A-Thon
West Seattle Bowl
4505 39th Ave. S.W.
Sat., March 25, Check-in begins at 9 a.m. For over 60 years, the Seafair Commodores have been serving the Seattle community as the Seafair Festival’s official Goodwill Ambassadors. The Seattle Seafair Commodores are hosting their 25th annual Bowl-a-Thon. Registration is only $50 per adult bowler, and $25 for children 12 and under. Online registration is available at www.seattlecommodores.com

WSHS Presents Bonnie & Clyde
West Seattle High School
3000 California Ave. S.W.
March 30, 31, April 1, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. West Seattle High School’s Drama Club & Music Department proudly present their spring production, Bonnie & Clyde. A thrilling musical with a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.Tickets: $10 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com), $15 at the door. For more info visit www.westsidedrama.com.

West Seattle Bee Festival
High Point Commons Park
6400 Sylvan Way S.W
Sat., May 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one-of-a-kind, free neighborhood festival takes place at High Point Commons Park, home to the West Seattle Bee Garden. See and learn more about bees from Puget Sound Beekeepers. Find out how you can help bees survive and thrive. Would you like to BEE in a Kids Costume Parade? That is one of the many fun activities for kids. We’ll also have great music, wonderful food, and a street fair. Our vendor street fair showcases businesses, community groups and organizations who focus on environmental sustainability, provide resources to our community, or who help support bees. We hope you can BEE there! Watch the West Seattle Bee Garden website for updates as the day gets closer. www.westseattlebeegarden.com.

King County Parks
Kendo Class
White Center Park
1321 SW 102nd
Every Mon. 7–9 p.m. Winter quarter classes start Jan. 2 end March 20 (No Class Jan. 16 and Feb. 20). Kendo is a highly technical Japanese sport developed from Samurai Warrior swordsmanship. lt develops eye-hand-foot coordination, self discipline, and the basic principles of self defense. Students use armor and bamboo sticks when engaged in facilitated matches. lnstructor: Jeff Marsten, 7th Degree Blackbelt-All Japan Kendo Federation, Former US National Champion and Pan Am Champion. $70 for 10 classes. Equipment List: $20 Wood Sword for first class, $25 Bamboo Sword after weeks 4–6. For more info email Jeffrey at jmarsten@comcast.net.

Support U: Fostering Caregiver Wellness
Alki United Church of Christ
6115 S.W. Hinds St.
Sat., Feb. 25 and March 11, 9:30 a.m.–Noon. Caregiver Support classes developed by Lutheran Community Services to make life better for seniors and their caregivers. Basic care-giving information and tips to help reduce the number of caregivers who suffer from burnout by trying to “do it all” alone. The cost is only $5 to cover the expense of materials. For more info or to RSVP email office@alkiucc.org or call 206.935.2661.

GriefShare Recovery
Support Group

Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Every Sat., Feb. 25–May 20, 10 a.m.–Noon. Grace Church in West Seattle will be hosting a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. For more information please contact Grace Church at 206.937.8400 or Barb at 206.932.7459.

Kiwanis of West Seattle
Weekly Meeting

The Sisson Building/Senior Center
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Every Wed., 6:30–7:30 p.m. Guests Welcome. People dedicated to community service, and we have FUN, too! Sponsor Key Clubs at local High Schools plus many activities to support our community.Established in West Seattle in 1929. Years and years of service to the community. Come check us out! Information: Denis Sapiro, 206.601.4136.

West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network
S.W. Police Precinct
2300 S.W. Webster St.
Every fourth Tues., 6:30 – 8 p.m. Our special guest will be Alex Voorhees from the King County Prosecutor’s office. Serial burglars and auto thefts will be our big topics of discussion. She’ll provide an overview of how their office deals with serial offenders—especially offenders involved in property offenses (burglary, auto theft and prowl and ID theft). Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain! RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend. You can email us at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

Early Days Parent
Support Group Meetings
Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th Ave. S.W., Suite 201
Every Mon., 10:30 a.m.–Noon (except federal holidays). Early Days uses the MotherWoman format to facilitate an honest discussion of the realities of parenting. Trained facilitators work to create a comfortable environment for folks to share whatever is going on for them, free of judgement or advice. You are not alone! All moms (birth, adoptive, foster) who experience emotional challenges are welcome. Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges! Support people and partners welcome! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away. www.TheEarly Days.org / Facebook: EarlyDays WS / earlydaysws@gmail.com.

District Council Meetings
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Wed., 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.
Every Mon. and Thurs. 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.

Alzheimer Caregiver
Support Group

Providence Mt. St. Vincent,
4831 35th Ave S.W.
Third Thurs. of the month, 1–2:30 p.m. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information call Kristine Kumangai at 206.937.3701 ext. 28345.

Volunteer with Food Lifeline to end hunger in Western Washington
Every Mon.–Fri., 8:45 a.m.–Noon and 12:45–5 p.m. 40% of food in America goes to waste. You can help change that by volunteering with Food Lifeline’s Fresh Rescue program. Local grocery stores donate perishable and shelf-stable products, including produce, dairy, meat and bakery items. Volunteers work alongside a trained staff to inspect and pack grocery donations for immediate distribution to 275 local food assistance programs. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please email our volunteer team at volunteer@foodlifeline.org or visit www.foodlifeline.volunteerhub.com.

West Seattle
TOPS Meeting

Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tues. evening, 5:30–7p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us at our “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” weekly meeting, an encouraging weight loss support group. Weigh-in 5:30–6 p.m., Meeting 6–7 p.m. Our group encourages healthy living and loss of pounds, with accountability via our weekly weigh-ins. Informative programs, challenges, awards, encouragement and lots of FUN! TOPS is an extremely affordable program. Convenient and free parking. For more information contact: Linda at 206.932.3021 or Jane at 206.938.4439.

West Seattle Lion’s Club Events
Senior Center of West Seattle
2nd floor
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Thurs., Noon–1:30 p.m. for lunch and speaker unless otherwise noted. Call Harvey Rowe at 206.762.1221 for reservations by prior Tues. evening. Lunch $7.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Guadalupe Church
Pastoral Care Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tues., 9:30 a.m. TOPS is an encouraging weight loss support group with weigh-ins every Tuesday. For info: 206.932.2621.

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
Peace Lutheran Church
8316 39th Ave. S.W.
Every Thurs. 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.

AARP Defensive Driving Workshop
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton St.
First Sat. of every month, ongoing, 9–5:30 p.m. $15 for members, $20 non-members. Call 206.937.6122 for info or to RSVP.

Business Network with Westside Professionals
Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Every Wed., 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 Thurs., Noon–1:30 p.m.

Irish Dance Lessons
West Seattle VFW Hall
3601 S.W. Alaska St.
Every Mon. and Tues. in the late afternoon and early evenings. Open to children and adults. Information at 206.851.2102.

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