On the Go Week of 3-20-17

GriefShare Recovery
Support Group

Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Every Sat., Now–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.

Resource Open House For Business Owners
And Entrepreneurs

Seattle Public Library–Delridge
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 not required. For more information, call 206.733.9125.

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 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., 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.

Craftastic
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 arahblum@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

Spring Celebration
The Community General Store
5214 Delridge Way S.W., Suite B
Sat., March 25 10 a.m.–2p.m. The Community General Store will be hosting a neighborhood spring celebration and everyone is welcome. The event will include an interactive indoor space for the kids to play as well as opportunities to share stories, culture, music and food so feel free to bring your favorite dish. In addition to the change in light and weather, the CGS also wants to celebrate their small, newly-added stage in an open-mic-style event, so bring a song, poem, or performance to share!

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169
All things Spring and Easter are out including clothing, shoes and Easter décor. Also, all items with pink tags are $1.00 starting March 28. Check the white board at the register for unadvertised specials and look over our one of a kind Antique, Vintage and Collectible treasures. Every Tues. seniors receive a 20% discount on their entire purchase, every Sat. high schoolers with student ID receive the same and men’s wear is reduced 40% every Sun. and we have some really good looking men’s clothing and shoes. Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebook.

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.

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Wed., April 5, 6–8 p.m. Admission: Members, $5; Nonmembers, $7. No host bar. Join our fun and friendly community of dancers! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome. Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Fire Safety Lunch & Learn
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Tues., April 11. A representative from the Seattle Fire Department will be presenting fire safety during lunch. Call 206.932.4044 x1 to reserve your seat.

Second Thursday OUT!
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Thurs., April 13, 6 p.m. LGBTQ social hour at the Center, followed by dining out at Lee’s Asian Restaurant.

Second Chance Prom to Benefit Ruby Room
West Seattle Golf Club
4600 35th Ave. S.W.
Sat., April 15, 7 p.m. Adults who loved or hated their high school proms have an opportunity to re-do them at Second Chance Prom. The event benefits the Ruby Room, an organization that collects donated dresses and accessories for girls who otherwise can’t afford them. Throughout the year, the Ruby Room collects donated dresses, jewelry and shoes to give to high school girls shopping for “prom season” in the spring. Open to those 21 years and older, guests will travel “Back to the 90’s” through the music and bright décor. A raffle to win the crown of prom king or queen is held as one way to benefit the Ruby Room. The winners will receive a sash, crown and trophy. The Ruby Room will accept donations of dresses and accessories in good condition at the event. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple, which will go to the Ruby Room to help pay for rent, utility costs and extra inventory as needed. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/second-chance-prom-tickets-3140002.

Afternoon Dance Time
with Lauren Petrie

Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Wed., April 20, 2–4 p.m. Admission: Members, $5; Nonmembers, $7. No host bar. Join our fun and friendly community of dancers! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome. Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Birthday Luncheon
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Tues., April 25, 11:45 a.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment by Dina Blade. Pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted vegetables, and cake and ice cream. Members with a birthday in April eat free. Suggested donation for 60 and older is $6 members/$8 non-members. Under 60 is $10. Register by calling 206.932.4044 x1. Sponsored by Burien Rehab and Park West. Cake provided by Arrowhead Gardens.

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.

—ONGOING FREE EVENTS—

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.

Active Dad’s Play Group
Neighborhood House High Point
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Every Thurs., 10 a.m.–Noon. Join this group of dads, infants and children for socializing and open play at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle.Free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

La Leche League: Free Breastfeeding Support Group
Neighborhood House High Point
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Every fourth Mon. 10:30 a.m.–Noon. Join this group of new moms for mother-to-mother support. Free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. For free breastfeeding help or information contact Betsy: 206.932.9912; info@lllwa.org.

Beginner ESL Class
Roxhill Elementary School
30th Ave. S.W.
Every Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. Beginner classes. Free childcare is provided. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: (206)588-4900 ext. 3010.

Pre-Lit ESL Class
Neighborhood House High Point
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Every Mon., 1–2:30 p.m. and Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Enrichment Classes for 0-5 year olds
Neighborhood House High Point
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Every Wed., 10 a.m.–Noon.Join this group of parents, caregivers and children ages 0-5 for free enrichment classes On the first and third Wed., we offer art classes for children to experiment with color and materials, with a focus on process and expose to encourage in children a desire to create. Art starts at 10:00. Stay to play. On the second Wed., Nathalie, High Point Children’s Librarian, hosts story time with books and songs. On the fourth Wed., join us for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) themed activities. In March, children will be planting seeds to take home and watch grow.

Job Support
Neighborhood House High Point
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Every Tues., 2–4 p.m. Are you looking for a job? Do you need support in enrolling in college or a training program? Work one-on-one with a coach and get help searching for opportunities, filling out applications, creating a cover letter and resume, practicing interview skills and more. You are also welcome to use our computer lab with free use of Wi-Fi, printing, fax, scanning, and copying. You might also be interested in dropping in for Open Lab and Resource Connections Every Wed. and Fri. from 2–4 p.m. to use our computer lab and learn about local resources for low-income individuals and families. Drop-in or call to sign up: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Kiwanis of West Seattle
Weekly Meeting

The Sisson Building/Senior Center
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
www.kiwaniswestseattle.org
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
425.243.2355
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.

—ONGOING PAID EVENTS—

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.
206.762.1221
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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