On the Go Week of 5-15-17

West Seattle Events and Announcements

West Seattle Timebank Members and Guest Gathering
White Center Library
1409 S.W. 107th St.
Thurs., May 18, 6–8 p.m. Come and Meet Your Neighbors! Learn how to write your profile, offers & requests too. Guest Speaker: Rachael Glass, Hate Free Delridge.

SWEET, SWEET MUSIC
Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. SW
Fri., May 19, 7:30 p.m. This evening of music will feature hits from the 1970s.  $10/adult; kids free at the door; includes dessert and beverage.

Daystar Toastmasters
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton
Come as a guest on Saturday, May 20, 2017 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 Saturday morning each monthfrom 10:00AM until 11:00 AM.  Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for orientation.  For more information see http://daystarclub.toastmastersclubs.org. or call Bill at 206/ 932-6706.
 

Honey Run
High Point Commons Park
6400 Sylvan Way S.W
Sat., May 20th, 8:30 - 10 a.m. This a free, informal, fun run for all ages— especially kids— that takes place before the rest of the West Seattle Bee Festival begins. One lap around the park is 1K. Runners compete to see how many laps they can do, and in how short a time. The earlier start time will allow runners or walkers time to do more laps— last year, the parade was on their heels on the same course! More details, including a map, at www.westseattlebeegarden.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.

Seattle’s Largest Ever Digital Treasure Hunt
Various Seattle locations
Sat., May 20, 11 a.m. Locally based Captain Blimey, is a free, pirate-themed, augmented reality mobile game
To celebrate the game’s introduction in its hometown, Captain Blimey's founders are organizing a massive Seattle treasure hunt. The search will focus on six of the city’s neighborhoods: Ballard, Capitol Hill, Green Lake, Queen Anne, South Lake Union and West Seattle. Each of the six neighborhood hunt winners will be able to select a $500 gift card. For more information visit www.captainblimey.com.

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 762 9031

May 25-28. In honor of Memorial Day, all Red, White & Blue clothing is reduced 40%.  Also, all items with yellow tags are $1.00 starting May 27.  Stop in often because our store has something for everyone!  The American Cancer Society shop will be closed Memorial Day, 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 www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org and LIKE us on Facebook. 

Taste of West Seattle 2017
The Hall at Fauntleroy
9131 California Ave. S.W.
Thurs., May 25, VIP admission: 6 p.m., General admission: 6:30 p.m. The West Seattle Helpline is proud to host the 12th annual “Taste of West Seattle.” This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will feature food and drink from 50 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more! All proceeds from the event go directly to support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency assistance programs for low-income individuals and families in West Seattle who are recovering from a crisis or unexpected hardship. Must be 21 and over. For tickets and more info visit tasteofwestseattle.org/.

Chic Street Man
Alki United Church of Christ
6115 S.W. Hinds
Sat., June 3, 7 p.m. Back by Popular Demand! Get your summer groove on with a rare solo performance by Chic Street Man (acoustic urban blues and folk), a uniquely talented artist with an international following. chicstreetman.com. A free will offering of $20 is suggested. Refreshments & treats served at intermission. Net proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline. Visit alkiucc.org for more info.

Alki’s 2nd Annual Luau
June 3rd Doors open at 4:30
Dinner served at 5p.m. and floor show begins at 6:15p.m.
You can purchase tickets either over the phone or in person at Alki C.C.
Will be held @ Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens Street
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 684-7430

Advance ticket sales ONLY! Limited seating.
$15 per adult 16+ Admission includes: Salad & fruit bar, 1 plate of BBQ chicken, Kalua pork, hot dog, rice, mac salad, drink and dessert. Floor show & Hula Hoop contest.
$10 seniors 55+ Admission includes: Salad & fruit bar, 1 plate of BBQ chicken, Kalua pork, hot dog, rice, mac salad, drink and dessert. Floor Show & Hula Hoop contest.
$10 kids 15 & under Admission includes: Salad & fruit bar, 1 plate of BBQ chicken, hot dog, rice, mac salad, drink and dessert. Floor Show & Hula Hoop contest.
*Children under 2 are free, but will not receive a plate.

Loop the Lupe
Walt Hundley Playfield
6920 34th Ave. S.W.
Sun., June 4, Check in 11 a.m. Come out and experience Seattle’s newest race at Walt Hundley Playfield! With five fun and challenging obstacles set along a 1K loop there’s something for everyone! You can choose to do the loop once, twice, or all five times for a full 5K. Not interested in an obstacle race? Run the course and skip them. Looking for something less challenging? There will be a Senior Saunter and a 1/4 mile Youth Dash on a course set up on the flat play field—perfect for those looking to participate but not overdo it. Registration fee is $25–$35 and is available at www.loopthelupe.com. Proceeds from the race are a fundraiser for the community athletics and social outreach programs of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
 
Disaster Book Club: Eruption
Location: West Seattle Library
2306 42nd Ave. S.W.
Wed., June 7, 6–7:30 p.m. Join Seattle Office of Emergency Management and author Steve Olson to discuss his award-winning book "Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens." We'll delve into the history of Washington's volcanoes and what we can do to better prepare for volcanic eruptions and other disasters. Free for tickets visit www.disasterbookclubmay.eventbrite.com.

Health Care Decision Making event
 
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave. S.W.
Pigott Chapel, 3rd floor
Sat., June 10, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Join Providence Mount St. Vincent and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to learn how to plan ahead for your personal health care wishes. One of the greatest stresses for a family is having to guess what health care choices a loved one would make—if this hasn’t been discussed in advance. It will include coffee and refreshments. An interactive program will feature Jen Kulik, who will facilitate, through drama, how challenging, insightful and humorous conversations to clarify health care wishes can be between spouses, parents and siblings. A $5 donation is suggested. Register by contacting Ann Martin at 206.938.6194 or Ann.Martin@providence.org.

12th annual Morgan Junction Community Festival
Morgan Junction Park
6413 California Ave. S.W.
June 17, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Family friendly music and entertainment; food and commercial vendors; local community group information booths; and special art/craft activities for children.

—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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