West Seattle Event Calendar

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How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Dec
12
Tue
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 12 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 12 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Dine Out for Dakota Homestead
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Four West Seattle restaurants are donating part of the proceeds to the Dakota Homestead fundraising drive – go here for the full list. As of the previous Friday, it’s:

Mission 20%

Great American Diner 10%

Falafel Salam 10%

Matador 3%

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

the Whale Trail Winter Gathering : Finding Light in the Dark for the Whales @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From The Whale Trail speaker series:

Join us to celebrate the start of the holiday season with updates and short presentations about our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. Hear the latest about J, K and L pods, and learn what you can do to help. We’ll look back at the last year, and ahead to the next year on The Whale Trail.

Swing by and get your holiday shopping done while supporting the Whale Trail! Signed copies of Erich Hoyt’s new book, “Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises” will be available for sale!

Whale Trail Winter Gathering: Finding Light in the Dark for the Whales
Tuesday, December 12, 6–9 pm
C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle
Cost: $5, kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites around the region where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through the Salish Sea and the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Our goals are to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.

The Whale Trail provides simple, powerful, and long-lasting reminders to visitors and residents alike that orcas and other whales live in our waters. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 22 million people each year. Our near-term goals are to add a site in every coastal county in Washington, and around Vancouver Island, throughout the orcas’ range. Together, we will turn the tide for the whales!

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State.

WSCO ‘December Celebration’ concert @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm

West Seattle Community Orchestras concert:

Tuesday, Dec. 12: 6:30 p.m., Intermediate Orchestra and Wind Symphony: “December Celebration!”

Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Admiral Neighborhood Association:

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Sanctuary at Admiral from 7 – 8:30 PM. Join us for our next meeting, all are welcome!

The Admiral Neighborhood Association (ANA) is comprised of residents, business people, and others who care about the environmental, economic and social sustainability of our Admiral neighborhood. We believe in maintaining the quality of life we have come to enjoy, and exist to serve our neighbors and our community.

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management @ Excel Hypnosis
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Pill Free Pain Management! Hypnosis For Chronic Pain Management.

Do you take pain medications that dull your entire life just in order to get through the day? Do you suffer from pain because you are afraid of becoming addicted to your medications? It’s time to stop the madness and take back control of your life.

Experience hypnosis with the group and feel the benefits immediately.

Join me for this 1 hour introduction to Hypnosis & Pain Management @7:00 PM

December 5th, 12th or 19th.

Visit the website to reserve your spot now: https://excel-hypnosis.com/classes/
or call Anthony @ 206-549-1108 for more information. $7.00

Excel Hypnosis ~ 3717 California Ave SW

Learn to Dance @ Senior Center of WS
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Learn to Dance!

Dance classes offered by Dean Paton of Century Ballroom

Four-week series of classes, Tuesdays, Nov 28 to December 19

Beginning Swing 7pm to 8pm

Beginning Waltz 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Each series is $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers

Take one or both!

Classes held at SCWS at 4217 SW Oregon St.

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

West Seattle High School Jazz Ensemble Concert @ West Seattle High School, theater
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The West Seattle High School Concert will be on Tuesday, Dec. 12th at 7 pm in the WSHS Theater. It will feature music by our Jazz Ensemble. It is free.

West Seattle High School Jazz Ensemble winter concert @ WSHS Theater
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Free and open to the community! Come support student musicians.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 13 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 13 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. 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.

Gingerbread House Decorating @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Free 3rd annual gingerbread house decorating event. Each child 12 years and under in age will get a gingerbread house to decorate and the other family activities will be planned. Please call the center to register.

WEDNESDAY Dec. 13, 10 am–2 pm
Call center to register at (206) 684-7423

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

American Legion Post 160 meeting
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
What: General Meeting
When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm
Where: 3618 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98126

The American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle has served veterans and the community since 1922. Membership is open to all of those who served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces. Contact us at: 206-932-9696 or wslegion160@gmail.com.

City Contracting with SDOT: Workshop en Español @ Southwest Library
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

City Contracting with the Seattle Department of Transportation Workshop (in Spanish).

Cómo Hacer Negocios con La El Departamento de Transporte de La Ciudad de Seattle @ Southwest Library

Dec 13 and 14 @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Seattle Writes: Writing Circle with Hugo House @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

December’s Circle is the last of this fall event series for 2017.

Seattle Writes: @ West Seattle (Admiral) library.

From 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Looking for inspiration, feedback and ways to make connections with other writers?

Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! We have drop-in meetings at three different Seattle Public Library branches each month so that you can attend when and where is most convenient for you. Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres of writing.

34th District Democrats’ Holiday Party @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

From the 34th District Democrats:

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party! This year we have reason to celebrate – so that’s what we are going to do! We will feature our local candidates, including Burien’s Fantastic Four, for a night of celebration, food, cocktails and wine. We hope you can join us!

Please bring a dry food or canned good donation for the West Seattle Food Bank and we will provide a raffle ticket for a great prize! This is a potluck, so bring your favorite holiday dish to share.

Let’s celebrate! At The Winner’s Ball

The 34th District Democrats cordially invite you to join us for a celebration of our amazing local candidates and their recent wins!

Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30 pm
The Hall at Fauntleroy, Vashon Room

Potluck dinner, dessert, cocktails and wine

Bring a food donation for the West Seattle Food Bank and we will give you a raffle ticket for a fun prize!

More details will be posted here.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

‘Stop The Sadness’ @ Excel Hypnosis
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Stop The Sadness! How Hypnosis Can Help You Beat The Blues.

You deserve to have the life you want. In this one hour experience you will learn about how hypnosis can help where other therapies and medications have failed. You can retrain your brain to create happiness. There is joy in your experiences, it’s now time for you to see it, feel it and live it.
Experience hypnosis with the group and feel the benefits immediately.

Join me for this talk and experience at 7:00 PM on December 13th or January 11th.

Visit the website to reserve your spot now: https://excel-hypnosis.com/classes/
or call Anthony @ 206-549-1108 for more information. $7.00
Excel Hypnosis ~ 3717 California Ave SW

Chief Sealth IHS Concert Band and Denny IMS Bands @ CSIHS Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Student musicians in concert.

Denny International Middle School Band Concert
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

Denny International Middle School band concert, 7 pm in the auditorium.

Draft Soft Surface Trails Management Plan meeting @ Camp Long
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Draft Soft Surface Trails Maintenance Plan (see the plan here)

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Soft Surface Trails Management Plan will be a guiding document to guide the department and the community when addressing the overall maintenance of our nearly 100 miles of trail within the City. Trail Types, Levels of Service, Standards, and Best Management Practices are just some of the areas covered in the plan as we work to provide safe and equitable access to our green spaces. All community members are invited to review and comment on our Draft Soft Surface Trails Maintenance Plan.

Public Meeting

Public Feedback and Discussion on the Soft Surface Trails Management Plan Draft.

Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Location: Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave SW

Please send written comments and/or feedback to:

Chukundi Salisbury
Trails Program, Seattle Parks and Recreation
chukundi.salisbury@seattle.gov
1600 South Dakota Street
Seattle, WA 98108

The Billy Joe Show @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live at Parliament Tavern every 2nd Wednesday: The Billy Joe Show!

Honky tonk for the soul with Billy Joe Huels of The Dusty 45s, featuring Robin Cady, Kohen Burrill, and guitar legend Rod Cook. No cover.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights at Outwest Bar.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer.

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available until 10 with 12 beers on tap.

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type.

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time).

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 14 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 14 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

Family/Children
Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 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 the public.

Thursday Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Holiday Appetizer Tasting @ West Seattle Thriftway
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This year’s Holiday Appetizer Tasting is 4-7 pm December 14th at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor)

Winter baking demonstration & tasting @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Winter Baking Demo/tasting

Thursday 11/30, 12/14, 12/21, 4:30-5:30pm

Gingerbread cut outs, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts for Hanukkah), benne seed biscuits (for Kwanzaa)

No sign-up required

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Art Walk
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Second Thursdays, it’s time for the West Seattle Art Walk; follow that link to see venue/artist highlights – and to get the walking map/venue list!

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 5 pm to 9 pm year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Westside Neighbors Network Movie Night
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS NETWORK MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden, James Earl Jones. Released in 1964, but certainly of interest now.

· 5:30 dinner; 6:00 movie followed by a lively discussion.

· 4707 36th Ave SW – first block S of Alaska – note: many stairs.
The home of WNN Founding Member Amy Youngblood.

· WNN will provide dinner, wine, and other beverages, but if you would like to bring something for yourself or to share, please do. We can always use more food and wine.

· Bring some suggestions for future movies.

This event is free and open to members and nonmembers, so bring a friend or two if you’d like. Come meet new people and enjoy an evening together.

Future Movie Nights/same time and place
Thursday December 14th
Thursday January 18th.

Questions: Judie Messier: westsideneighborsnetwork@gmail.com or 206-937-1347

City Contracting with SDOT: Workshop en Español @ Southwest Library
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

City Contracting with the Seattle Department of Transportation Workshop (in Spanish).

Cómo Hacer Negocios con La El Departamento de Transporte de La Ciudad de Seattle @ Southwest Library

Dec 13 and 14 @ 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Hypnosis & PTS @ Excel Hypnosis
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Hypnosis & PTS: You Can Be Free!

I intend to answer your questions about hypnosis and self hypnosis for PTS. If you suffer and are not getting the relief you need sign up for this class and give yourself the opportunity to live a happy, productive life. Free of guilt, shame, anger and fear.

Experience hypnosis with the group and feel the benefits immediately.

Join me for this talk at 1900 on November 30th, December 14th Or January 10th. Visit the website to reserve your spot now: https://excel-hypnosis.com/classes/
or call Anthony @ 206-549-1108 for more information. $7.00

Excel Hypnosis ~ 3717 California Ave SW, 102D

Open Mic @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting.

West Seattle High School Band and Orchestra Winter Concert @ West Seattle High School, theater
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The West Seattle High School Concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 14th at 7pm in the WSHS Theater. It will feature music by our Concert Band and Orchestra. It is free.

West Seattle High School Band and Orchestra winter concert @ WSHS Theater
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Free and open to the community! Come support student musicians.

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Beth DeVries & Danny Kam

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Lisa Mandelkorn & Chelsea LeValley

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Nick Watson & Jimmie Herrod

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Andi Alhadeff & Frederick Hagreen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Ann Cornelius & Nicholas Tarabini

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Cayman Ilika & Billie Wildrick

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Bobbi Katula & Corinna Lapid Munter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Ben Gonio & Justin Huertas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Brenna Wagner & TBD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
EmilyRose Frasca & Jessi Little

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Jordan Iosua Taylor & Kirsten DeLohr Helland

Adult: $32 | Senior: $28 | Student: $19

Runtime: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cabaret Table for Two (with complimentary libations): $99

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Christmas Ship’s 2017 West Seattle stops, second night @ Don Armeni Boat Ramp
Dec 14 @ 9:10 pm – 9:30 pm

From the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship website:

December 14:

Choir: Dickens Carolers
Don Armeni @ 9:10 PM

Dec
15
Fri
2017
West Seattle synagogue listings
Dec 15 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 15 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 15 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Seattle Lutheran High School ASL Storytime and Baby Signs Lesson
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am

Seattle Lutheran High School’s ASL & ESL classes will be reading and signing the children’s books Goodnight Moon and Gladys Goes Out for Lunch, then teaching child/baby signs to parents and children. Free hot cocoa provided for an extra bit of holiday cheer.

Date and Time: December 15th @ 9:30am
Location: 4100 SW Genesee St.; Seattle, WA 98116 (performance and ASL lesson in the gymnasium)

Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

City Councilmember Lisa Herbold: District Office Hours @ Various locations - see list
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday, December 15, 2017

South Park Community Center
8319 8TH Avenue S.

Resting Waters’ first-anniversary open house
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

RESTING WATERS
Seattle’s Pet Funeral Home
Invites you to our
1-year anniversary open house
Friday, December 15, 2-8 pm
Food Drink Prizes
9205 35th Ave SW

The Dave Holo Trio performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live New Orleans jazz featuring Dave Holo Trio.
Come listen to Dave Holo and his talented musical mates! Here’s what Dave has to say about his own musical journey, “Stumbling onto the local traditional jazz scene a few years after moving to Seattle was huge for me. I’ve been blessed in many ways. Regardless, it would be hard for me to overstate the impact of jazz on my life. I’ve met most of my friends through jazz; I’ve traveled; I’ve played and recorded with some amazing musicians. I really love those nights when I have my best stuff, the band has it all working, and we make a real connection with an audience … wow! It’s pretty heady stuff!”

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum.

Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 15 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night with the entire family that won’t break your pockets? Look no further. The Alki Community Center hosts skate night every Friday night (with some exceptions). Join us for a night of skating with your family and friends every Friday night. Don’t have your own skates? That’s ok, we have your size. Enjoy a night of family fun to the latest pop music, races, and lights.

Fridays: 5:45-7:45 pm
Note- check ahead: Seattle Community Centers may be closed during holiday periods or for special events.
Ages 2 and older.
Cost to skaters is $3 per person.

Chanukah Party Celebration Games Night @ Kol HaNeshamah
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm

Kol HaNeshamah’s Chanukah Party Celebration Games Night:

Join us on Friday, December 15 at 6:30 pm at KHN, 6115 SW Hinds St., for our fun Chanukah celebration games night! We’ll light the candles, eat potluck and latkes, and play games.

You bring your friends and family, a potluck dish or latkes, your menorah and candles, and fun games to share. We’ll provide the applesauce, sour cream, dreidls, and gelt!

There will be no Shabbat services the evening of the party.

Everyone is welcome!

For questions or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Andrea Gerber at email exec_vp@khnseattle.org

At 9:00 pm everyone is invited to our FRED Talk especially designed for Chanukah! More details to follow. FRED Talks contributions go toward our Annual Fund Campaign. Thank you to all who have donated.

More information is available here.

Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Beth DeVries & Danny Kam

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Lisa Mandelkorn & Chelsea LeValley

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Nick Watson & Jimmie Herrod

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Andi Alhadeff & Frederick Hagreen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Ann Cornelius & Nicholas Tarabini

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Cayman Ilika & Billie Wildrick

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Bobbi Katula & Corinna Lapid Munter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Ben Gonio & Justin Huertas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Brenna Wagner & TBD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
EmilyRose Frasca & Jessi Little

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Jordan Iosua Taylor & Kirsten DeLohr Helland

Adult: $32 | Senior: $28 | Student: $19

Runtime: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cabaret Table for Two (with complimentary libations): $99

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Twelfth Night Productions’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show’ @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show”, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as the ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage. You will feel the magic as we return to the fateful Christmas Eve when George Bailey contemplates ending his life before he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others. “No man is a failure who has friends.”

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm,
and December 10 and 17 at 3 pm.
Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown PaperTickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $20 for adults and $18 for students & seniors.

The Driftwood Walkers, Smoking Bill, Fortress of the Bear perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club, 8:00 pm featuring The Driftwood Walkers, Smoking Bill, and Fortress of the Bear .

$8 / Age 21+

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
West Seattle synagogue listings
Dec 16 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 16 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, November 4th and December 16th. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska, 9 am–3 pm (closed 11 am–noon). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Alizah Olivas trunk show @ CAPERS
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dec 16-17, Alizah Olivas Trunk Show. Meet this local jewelry artist in person and select from fine silver and semi-precious stone necklaces and earrings.

Local jewelry artisan Alizah Olivas will be at CAPERS Dec 16, 10 am-6 pm and Dec 17, 9:30am-5pm, selling her beautiful silver and gemstone pieces – perfect for a special lady on your holiday list!

“Alizah’s pieces speak to so many of our customers,” said CAPERS owner Lisa Myers. “In fact, one of our clients snapped a photo of a beautiful silver necklace she wanted and sent her husband back to buy it for Christmas!”

A West Seattleite born and reared in White Center, Olivas began creating jewelry about 10 years ago. With support from her husband, family and friends, she has been learning and crafting jewelry ever since, attracting many collectors in the area.

“Whether it's a new gemstone I’ve found, a new shape I want to create, or a combination of the two, making each new piece is simply fun. If I’m smiling when I’m done with a piece, I’m hoping you’ll be smiling while wearing it,” said the proud lab owner of George and Gracie, who keep her company while she works.

Silver has always been Olivas’ favorite metal to wear and work with.

“The bright reflectiveness makes me happy and adding semi-precious stones only makes it better. Hopefully, my jewelry brings a brightness to your day,” shared Olivas.

For more, stop by CAPERS in-store at 4525 California Avenue Southwest in West Seattle, see our December calendar of events or visit www.alizahsjewelry.com.

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

Come help at the Brandon St Greenspace the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 am–2 pm. We have made a huge dent in the ivy around the Legacy Trail. Thanks to all of you who have helped.

But wait! There is a lot more Ivy and Blackberry to remove. Come down and be part of the community that cares for Longfellow creek and the Legacytrail. We will have plenty of Mulch and Cardboard to go around.

Getting to the site is easy. Get on Delridge Way SW. Turn West on Brandon St. Go two blocks and park on 26th Ave SW. Walk down Brandon 1/2 block and look for the gateways on the south.

Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Lil’ Bug Studio first-anniversary open house
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We’ve made it!

Date: December 16th

Time: 10 am-1 pm

Place: Lil’Bug Studio, 10007 13th Ave SW

Cost: FREE

Details: We want to share our success and invite you and your family to an open-house celebration. There will be fun activities, a bouncy house, face painting (by Mama Pixie), cake pops (by Mom-n-Pops) and giveaways on the hour. Please share with your friends and family.

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!)

Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Eric Eschenbach studio sale
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Studio art sale – paintings at discount prices Dec 16. 12-6:00 6720 40th Ave SW.
Info on the artist at www.ericeschenbach.com

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

All Ages: Christmas show with Dancer & Prancer @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An all ages (kids encouraged) Christmas show at the Skylark Café & Club on Saturday December 16, 2017, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm with the Dancer & Prancer.

The North Pole’s best party band kicks off Christmas 2017 with an all ages show at the Skylark in West Seattle! Plus Special Guests! And maybe even a visit from the big man himself! Ho ho ho!!
All ages.

Facebook Event page

Service of Remembrance @ Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm

6 pm “Service of Remembrance” at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery (WSB sponsor). All welcome.

8th Annual Christmas Light Run @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Saturday Dec 16th at 6:30 pm. Meet at West Seattle Runner:

Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your lights and reflective gear! It is a festive, easy 3ish mile run to look at lights. We are still hoping one year we will have someone organize caroling! Anyone!? (This elf is tone deaf so looking for help on this) We will find a route with good light displays and try for minimal hills, no promises, it is West Seattle. Kids and strollers are welcome, dogs at your own discretion, Myrtle is sitting it out. Just remember a headlamp because our sidewalks can be rough. We also ask you stay on the sidewalk and not run in the streets. This is an easy paced group run, not a race, plan your week’s workouts accordingly. Walkers are encouraged. Afterwards we will have treats, socializing and drinks back at the shop. We have someone special to celebrate this year as this takes place 2 days before Tim’s 50th birthday! Come and toast our fearless leader!

Caspar Babypants live in-store @ Easy Street Records
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Caspar Babypants performs live in-store at Easy Street Records, 6:30 pm December 16th.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Beth DeVries & Danny Kam

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Lisa Mandelkorn & Chelsea LeValley

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Nick Watson & Jimmie Herrod

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Andi Alhadeff & Frederick Hagreen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Ann Cornelius & Nicholas Tarabini

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Cayman Ilika & Billie Wildrick

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Bobbi Katula & Corinna Lapid Munter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Ben Gonio & Justin Huertas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Brenna Wagner & TBD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
EmilyRose Frasca & Jessi Little

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Jordan Iosua Taylor & Kirsten DeLohr Helland

Adult: $32 | Senior: $28 | Student: $19

Runtime: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cabaret Table for Two (with complimentary libations): $99

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Twelfth Night Productions’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show’ @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show”, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as the ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage. You will feel the magic as we return to the fateful Christmas Eve when George Bailey contemplates ending his life before he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others. “No man is a failure who has friends.”

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm,
and December 10 and 17 at 3 pm.
Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown PaperTickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $20 for adults and $18 for students & seniors.

Amy Denio & Annie O’Neill, Zelda Starfire, Pistol Sisters perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Amy Denio & Annie O’Neill, Zelda Starfire, and Pistol Sisters.

$8 / 21+

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 17 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 17 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

*Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM. Come visit us; we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

*Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

*Bethany Community Church/West Seattle worships at 10:00 am on Sundays at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

For questions, visit our website at www.westseattlearc.org or email info@westseattlearc.org.

Alizah Olivas trunk show @ CAPERS
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dec 16-17, Alizah Olivas Trunk Show. Meet this local jewelry artist in person and select from fine silver and semi-precious stone necklaces and earrings.

Local jewelry artisan Alizah Olivas will be at CAPERS Dec 16, 10 am-6 pm and Dec 17, 9:30am-5pm, selling her beautiful silver and gemstone pieces – perfect for a special lady on your holiday list!

“Alizah’s pieces speak to so many of our customers,” said CAPERS owner Lisa Myers. “In fact, one of our clients snapped a photo of a beautiful silver necklace she wanted and sent her husband back to buy it for Christmas!”

A West Seattleite born and reared in White Center, Olivas began creating jewelry about 10 years ago. With support from her husband, family and friends, she has been learning and crafting jewelry ever since, attracting many collectors in the area.

“Whether it's a new gemstone I’ve found, a new shape I want to create, or a combination of the two, making each new piece is simply fun. If I’m smiling when I’m done with a piece, I’m hoping you’ll be smiling while wearing it,” said the proud lab owner of George and Gracie, who keep her company while she works.

Silver has always been Olivas’ favorite metal to wear and work with.

“The bright reflectiveness makes me happy and adding semi-precious stones only makes it better. Hopefully, my jewelry brings a brightness to your day,” shared Olivas.

For more, stop by CAPERS in-store at 4525 California Avenue Southwest in West Seattle, see our December calendar of events or visit www.alizahsjewelry.com.

Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Jamtime performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bluegrass and old-time music with Jamtime at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Sunday, 1–4 pm.

Free Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: ‘Così Fan Tutti’ @ West Seattle (Admiral) Libray
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Mozart’s quirky comedy “Così fan tutti.”

Two buddies don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées—and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame?

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
West Seattle (Admiral) Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.
http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124769095
Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Beth DeVries & Danny Kam

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Lisa Mandelkorn & Chelsea LeValley

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Nick Watson & Jimmie Herrod

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Andi Alhadeff & Frederick Hagreen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Ann Cornelius & Nicholas Tarabini

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Cayman Ilika & Billie Wildrick

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Bobbi Katula & Corinna Lapid Munter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Ben Gonio & Justin Huertas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Brenna Wagner & TBD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
EmilyRose Frasca & Jessi Little

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Jordan Iosua Taylor & Kirsten DeLohr Helland

Adult: $32 | Senior: $28 | Student: $19

Runtime: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cabaret Table for Two (with complimentary libations): $99

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Twelfth Night Productions’ (Sunday) ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show’ @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show”, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as the ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage. You will feel the magic as we return to the fateful Christmas Eve when George Bailey contemplates ending his life before he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others. “No man is a failure who has friends.”

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm,
and December 10 and 17 at 3 pm.
Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown PaperTickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $20 for adults and $18 for students & seniors.

All ages show: Lil Woadie, and Thee Prophecy @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy live music at an all-ages show at Skylark Cafe & Club. Featuring: Lil Woadie, and Thee Prophecy.

5:00 pm–10:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day Of

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lil-woadie-thee-prophecy-tickets-39714072861?aff=efbeventtix

Northwest Boychoir ‘Festival of Lessons & Carols’ concert @ Holy Rosary Church
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Northwest Boychoir proudly presents its 39th annual A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring eight regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols concerts are open to the public, and will run December 9-22, 2017 at various venues throughout the Puget Sound Region. Concerts have reserved seating.

WEST SEATTLE
Sun. Dec. 17, 7:00 pm
Holy Rosary Church
4210 SW Genesee

Advance tickets are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online at www.nwboychoir.org.

These concerts often draw sold-out audiences. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org or (206) 524-3234

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 17 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 18 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 18 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

Meatless Mondays, morning classes @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

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.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Afternoon book group @ Southwest Branch @ Southwest Library
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Southwest Branch LibraryAfternoon Book Group meets from 2:00 – 3:00pm on the third Monday of the month unless noted otherwise. Groups will not meet on holidays or when the library is closed.

Check the Event Listings for West Seattle’s Southwest Library Branch for this month’s book title and more information.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

Meatless Mondays, afternoon classes
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Art workshops for tweens and teens @ A Child Becomes
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Full details and registration information here. 3-session workshops with artist Sean Williams, geared toward ages 11+.

Have you ever wondered how that design was printed on your favorite t-shirt? How about your favorite band poster, images in galleries, or CD cover? Driving counter-culture music and art scenes as well mass produced graphics, screen printing has been a foundation in visual communication as we know it today. Screen printing is a fun technique to add to your artistic tool belt; allowing you to print on anything.

Choose from three different hands-on, graphic design sessions, each focusing on a different technique.Students will learn fundamental design concepts and skills and leave each session with completed works and artistic confidence. Students will exhibit their work in the final 30 minutes of the final class.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Mondays: October 16, 23 @ 6:30 pm.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 18 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 19 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 19 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Library Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

Family Story Time at Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

High Point Library children’s librarian Nathalie will be at Neighborhood House High Point to present story time!

Math Placement Test Prep Workshop @ SSC's TRiO Educational Opportunity Center
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Math Placement Test Prep Workshop
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
South Seattle College, Robert Smith Building, Room 67 (campus map)

South Seattle College and the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center are hosting a Math Placement Test Prep Workshop for all community members interested in attending college. Familiarize yourself with the testing process, take a practice test, identify skills to focus on, connect with free resources on campus and learn more about strategies to manage test anxiety.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club holds meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm at The Brookdale West Seattle:

All new members are welcome. We are a club of public speaking enthusiasts who encourage, coach, cheer and practice together.

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management @ Excel Hypnosis
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Pill Free Pain Management! Hypnosis For Chronic Pain Management.

Do you take pain medications that dull your entire life just in order to get through the day? Do you suffer from pain because you are afraid of becoming addicted to your medications? It’s time to stop the madness and take back control of your life.

Experience hypnosis with the group and feel the benefits immediately.

Join me for this 1 hour introduction to Hypnosis & Pain Management @7:00 PM

December 5th, 12th or 19th.

Visit the website to reserve your spot now: https://excel-hypnosis.com/classes/
or call Anthony @ 206-549-1108 for more information. $7.00

Excel Hypnosis ~ 3717 California Ave SW

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The meeting is at 7 pm Tuesday in the meeting room at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster), everyone welcome, with your chance to not only ask questions of the guests but also to bring up community concerns to the Seattle Police leadership in attendance.

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 20 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 20 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. 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.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

Support Group Established site: Uptown Espresso, 4301 SW Edmunds St,
Seattle, WA 98116 (California/Edmunds-next door 7-11 Store.

Support Group meets 3rd Wed/monthly, 1-3 pm
Park in lot or on street. Close to W Seattle Junction Transit Center.

We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Preschool story time @ High Point Library
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring your 3-to-5-year-olds for stories, songs, and rhymes! More info here.

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting – NOVEMBER AGENDA ADDED @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm. Here’s the November 2017 agenda:

Agenda
Introductions – 7:05
 And cheering

Community Updates and Events – 7:10
 Something going on in your community? Big plans? Open floor for announcements.

Guest(s) – 7:30
 Q&A with Lisa Herbold:
o District 1 City Council Representative

Focus Topic(s) – 8:30
Roundtable. Ideas, suggestions, action items, community building.

District-Wide:
 Metro/SDOT: tentatively scheduled for Jan to discuss Rapid Ride, and other important
street and transit concerns

 LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion)
Community/Neighborhood Update:

 Roxhill Bog
Review and Close – 5 mins

WordsWest Literary Series: NOVEMBER 2017 @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOVEMBER 2017 INFO:

As late autumn gathers its storms and people gather to give thanks, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes poet Sharon Bryan and author Gretchen Schrafft for “Gathering,” an evening of wit and investigation, a close look at how we are coming of age at every age. The event will also feature a bake sale, including apple pie, with 100% of the proceeds going to the West Seattle Food Bank. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Sharon Bryan’s most recent books are Sharp Stars and Flying Blind. She received two NEA awards for her work, and a Governor’s Award and Artist Trust grant from the State of Washington. She is on the faculty of the Lesley low-residency MFA in Creative Writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gretchen Schrafft is a fiction writer, educator, and freelance journalist. Her fiction and reportage have appeared in Carve, Hobart, Joyland, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and San Francisco magazine, among other places. She teaches creative writing at Seattle University, and is working on a short story collection and a novel.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On November 15th, we welcome a favorite poem from representatives of the West Seattle Food Bank.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

*SERIES INFO*

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights at Outwest Bar.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer.

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available until 10 with 12 beers on tap.

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type.

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time).

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 21 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 21 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

Family/Children
Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 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 the public.

Thursday Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Dance Time @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Dance Time with live music by Lauren Petrie, who plays a wide variety of songs on the keyboard. Third Thursday of the month, 2 pm to 4 pm.

No host bar with $3 beer, wine, and cocktails. Join our fun and friendly community of dancers! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome. All ages are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to buy alcohol.

At the Senior Center of West Seattle

Admission: Members, $5; Nonmembers, $7.

Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Winter baking demonstration & tasting @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Winter Baking Demo/tasting

Thursday 11/30, 12/14, 12/21, 4:30-5:30pm

Gingerbread cut outs, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts for Hanukkah), benne seed biscuits (for Kwanzaa)

No sign-up required

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Parents of Toddlers Support Group
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

GROUP: Parents of Toddlers 1-4 years old meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM
@ In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW, 98116
Parents can drop-in or register on our website or on our Facebook page.

West Seattle Timebank Gathering @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Timebank meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:00p pm @ Senior Center of WS (unless otherwise noted):4217 SW Oregon St. 98116.

Come and meet Your Neighbors & Timebank members or Learn about Timebanking!
Please Bring a dish to share- but not required to attend!
Bring an item you no longer need & exchange it for something you do need.
Learn more about the Timebank here.

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Beth DeVries & Danny Kam

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Lisa Mandelkorn & Chelsea LeValley

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Nick Watson & Jimmie Herrod

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Andi Alhadeff & Frederick Hagreen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Ann Cornelius & Nicholas Tarabini

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Cayman Ilika & Billie Wildrick

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Bobbi Katula & Corinna Lapid Munter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Ben Gonio & Justin Huertas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Brenna Wagner & TBD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
EmilyRose Frasca & Jessi Little

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Jordan Iosua Taylor & Kirsten DeLohr Helland

Adult: $32 | Senior: $28 | Student: $19

Runtime: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cabaret Table for Two (with complimentary libations): $99

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 22 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 22 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

The Dave Holo Trio performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live New Orleans jazz featuring Dave Holo Trio.
Come listen to Dave Holo and his talented musical mates! Here’s what Dave has to say about his own musical journey, “Stumbling onto the local traditional jazz scene a few years after moving to Seattle was huge for me. I’ve been blessed in many ways. Regardless, it would be hard for me to overstate the impact of jazz on my life. I’ve met most of my friends through jazz; I’ve traveled; I’ve played and recorded with some amazing musicians. I really love those nights when I have my best stuff, the band has it all working, and we make a real connection with an audience … wow! It’s pretty heady stuff!”

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Beth DeVries & Danny Kam

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2
Lisa Mandelkorn & Chelsea LeValley

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Nick Watson & Jimmie Herrod

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Andi Alhadeff & Frederick Hagreen

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Ann Cornelius & Nicholas Tarabini

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Cayman Ilika & Billie Wildrick

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Bobbi Katula & Corinna Lapid Munter

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Ben Gonio & Justin Huertas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Brenna Wagner & TBD

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
EmilyRose Frasca & Jessi Little

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Jordan Iosua Taylor & Kirsten DeLohr Helland

Adult: $32 | Senior: $28 | Student: $19

Runtime: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Cabaret Table for Two (with complimentary libations): $99

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

The Brodcast, Something Witchy, Coulee perform @ Skylark West Seattle
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café and Club featuring The Brodcast, Something Witchy, and Coulee.

$8/21+

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 22 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 23 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park natural areas is in need of help healing and expanding native habitat for wildlife. Feel free to join the work ‘party’ every 4th Saturday, 9:00 – noon. Dress in sturdy clothes that can handle the day’s weather & blackberry thorns. Tools provided. Bring your own gloves or use a pair of ours. We are restoring wildlife habitat, so please leave dogs at home.

Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, email mekwamooks@yahoo.com, and check out the website at https://mekwamooks.wordpress.com/

West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: https://www.meetup.com/WSeaLUG

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!)

Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

December community conversation with School Board president Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Don’t Ask performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t Ask perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Don’t Ask plays an acoustic-electric mix of all-original music in a folk/rock style. We have played Northwest Folklife and across the Seattle area. We will give you songs to remember.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Dead Lee, Meanderthals, and Dain Norman perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club at 8 pm, featuring Dead Lee, Meanderthals, and Dain Norman.

$8/21+

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 23 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
24
Sun
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 24 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 24 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

*Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM. Come visit us; we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

*Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

*Bethany Community Church/West Seattle worships at 10:00 am on Sundays at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 24 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 24 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
25
Mon
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 25 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

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.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 26 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
26
Tue
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 26 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Dec 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

South Seattle Fiber Arts Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Crafting at HPIC on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11 am – 1 pm.

A group for people in South Seattle who like to knit, crochet, quilt, spin, etc., or who are interested in learning. We trade tips, supplies and snacks! Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Children are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Dec 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 26 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
27
Wed
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 27 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. 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.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Dec 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Poetrybridge is a free, all ages, monthly series with featured readers followed by community (open) mic. For more information on this month’s featured readers and poetry news, go to www.poetrybridgetimes.net.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights at Outwest Bar.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer.

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available until 10 with 12 beers on tap.

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type.

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time).

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 27 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
28
Thu
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 28 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

Family/Children
Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 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 the public.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 28 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 29 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Mobile Blood Drive @ Dennise Lopez Scholarship Drive
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a Bloodmobile in the parking lot at 9620 28th Ave Sw on Friday, December 29, 2017, from noon to 6:00 pm (the drive will be closed 2-3 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@psbc.org or call 800-398-7888.

Blood drive @ Peace Lutheran Church
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a blood donation drive at Peace Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall Friday December 29, 2017, from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm (the drive will be closed 3-4 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@psbc.org or call 800-398-7888.

The Dave Holo Trio performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Dec 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live New Orleans jazz featuring Dave Holo Trio.
Come listen to Dave Holo and his talented musical mates! Here’s what Dave has to say about his own musical journey, “Stumbling onto the local traditional jazz scene a few years after moving to Seattle was huge for me. I’ve been blessed in many ways. Regardless, it would be hard for me to overstate the impact of jazz on my life. I’ve met most of my friends through jazz; I’ve traveled; I’ve played and recorded with some amazing musicians. I really love those nights when I have my best stuff, the band has it all working, and we make a real connection with an audience … wow! It’s pretty heady stuff!”

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum.

Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 29 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night with the entire family that won’t break your pockets? Look no further. The Alki Community Center hosts skate night every Friday night (with some exceptions). Join us for a night of skating with your family and friends every Friday night. Don’t have your own skates? That’s ok, we have your size. Enjoy a night of family fun to the latest pop music, races, and lights.

Fridays: 5:45-7:45 pm
Note- check ahead: Seattle Community Centers may be closed during holiday periods or for special events.
Ages 2 and older.
Cost to skaters is $3 per person.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 29 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 29 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
30
Sat
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 30 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 30 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

Mahonia Project Saturday Work Party @ South Seattle College
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, from 10 am to noon on the last Saturday of the month through winter, including Thanksgiving weekend.

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest.

Through the Winter, monthly maintenance work parties are set for Last Saturdays (10 am-noon). We will also provide snacks, coffee and tea, and in November there will be an optional lunch out with the crew (everyone pays their own way, and location TBD).

This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location on campus.

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

“Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Dec 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!)

Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

West End Girls: A Drag Extravaganza @ The Skylark
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

At the Skylark Café & Club:

★ West End Girls: A Drag Extravaganza! ★ Saturday, December 30th, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm.

$10 advance/$12 day-of/ Ages 21+

Come early to grab a table as seating is first-come, first-served.

Performances by:
✪ Arson Nicki
✪ Atasha Manila
✪ Betty Wetter
✪ Cookie Couture
✪ Fraya Love
✪ Londyn Bradshaw
✪ & Old Witch

Tickets are $10 advance at: http://buytickets.at/theskylark/123928

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 30 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Dec
31
Sun
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 31 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 31 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Dec 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

*Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM. Come visit us; we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

*Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

*Bethany Community Church/West Seattle worships at 10:00 am on Sundays at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page.

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

New Year’s Eve 2017 walks with Emerald City Wanderers @ Starting at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Emerald City Wanderers:

Walking is a great way to enjoy New Year’s Eve and Day with family, friends and other kindred spirits. We’ll have 5 and 10 kilometer walks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, different routes each day. And there’ll be hot soup and snacks to chase away the chills. Walks start on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, anytime between 4 and 7 PM, and on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, between 9 AM and 12 noon, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. No fee for the walks, which are noncompetitive.

The New Year’s Eve 5 kilometer route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood and Junction. The 10 kilometer route also enjoys neighborhood holiday lights, heads down to Alki and features the lights on and around Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. Flashlights will be helpful.

On New Year’s Day, the 5 and 10 kilometer routes take walkers through North Admiral, enjoying a number of viewpoints looking over Elliott Bay. 10K walkers also walk along the Puget Sound shoreline, through a number of parks and shoreline features.

From I-5, take exit 163 (northbound) or 163A (southbound), and cross West Seattle bridge. Exit at Admiral Way. Go up Admiral Way a little over a mile to California Ave SW, a major intersection. Turn left and go .3 mile to West Seattle High School parking lot, adjacent to St. John’s Church and the start/finish.

This event is hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association. Information about volkssports will be available.

Info: Mike at m.nagan@comcast.net or 206-851-2101.
www.walkingwithecw.org

Skylark’s New Year’s Eve Bash w/Dead Sonics, Hi Crime
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Celebrate on New Year’s Eve with live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Dead Sonics, Hi Crime, and more! 8 pm.

Ages 21+

More info coming up here.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 31 2017 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Jan 1 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

New Year’s Day 2018 walks with Emerald City Wanderers @ Starting at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Emerald City Wanderers:

Walking is a great way to enjoy New Year’s Eve and Day with family, friends and other kindred spirits. We’ll have 5 and 10 kilometer walks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, different routes each day. And there’ll be hot soup and snacks to chase away the chills. Walks start on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, anytime between 4 and 7 PM, and on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, between 9 AM and 12 noon, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. No fee for the walks, which are noncompetitive.

The New Year’s Eve 5 kilometer route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood and Junction. The 10 kilometer route also enjoys neighborhood holiday lights, heads down to Alki and features the lights on and around Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. Flashlights will be helpful.

On New Year’s Day, the 5 and 10 kilometer routes take walkers through North Admiral, enjoying a number of viewpoints looking over Elliott Bay. 10K walkers also walk along the Puget Sound shoreline, through a number of parks and shoreline features.

From I-5, take exit 163 (northbound) or 163A (southbound), and cross West Seattle bridge. Exit at Admiral Way. Go up Admiral Way a little over a mile to California Ave SW, a major intersection. Turn left and go .3 mile to West Seattle High School parking lot, adjacent to St. John’s Church and the start/finish.

This event is hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association. Information about volkssports will be available.

Info: Mike at m.nagan@comcast.net or 206-851-2101.
www.walkingwithecw.org