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Feb
12
Fri
2016
‘Spanish Romance’ concert, benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Music with a Heart” concert series, sponsored by Alki UCC, presents:

Spanish Romance – Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with an evening of marvelous piano pieces by Spanish composers, sweeping serenades and festive folk songs.

Featuring pianist Tim Strong and vocalist Karen Oleson.

Make it a date night! Childcare provided.

Friday February 12th, 7:30 pm
Alki United Church of Christ

A free-will offering of $15 – $20 is suggested; cash and checks (made out to WS Helpine) accepted at the door. Refreshments and Valentine’s themed desserts after the program. All the proceeds from the concert series are used to pay the musicians and to donate to West Seattle Helpline. (The church promotes the series but does not share in the proceeds. Our goal is to reach out to our community and provide something of benefit to our community.)

Special tribute: Reverend Jack Coates, who was pastor here for 22 years (now retired), had heard about a similar organization elsewhere, and along with several folks, including Ron Marshall, pushed to start WS Helpline about 25 years ago. Jack convinced the church board to donate $1,000 in church funds to help create the organization. We want to tell the world about this great historical connection between Helpline and Alki UCC, so on the evening of the concert, we are going to take a few minutes to share that background story and honor Jack. That presentation is going to be done by a long time attendee of Alki UCC, County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Mar
11
Fri
2016
Panama Hotel Jazz: Steve Griggs Ensemble concert – benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Music with a Heart” concert series, sponsored by Alki UCC, presents:

Panama Hotel Jazz” Steve Griggs Ensemble. “Music made from memories”

The show is “music made from memories,” a combination of stories about the Japanese internment during WWII and original jazz compositions by Steve Griggs, performed by a group of very talented musicians–the same musicians who provided the Christmas concert here in December.

Friday, March 11, 7:30 pm
Alki United Church of Christ

A free-will offering of $15 – $20 is suggested; cash and checks (made out to WS Helpine) accepted at the door. Refreshments and treats after the program. All the proceeds from the concert series are used to pay the musicians and to donate to West Seattle Helpline. (The church promotes the series but does not share in the proceeds. Our goal is to reach out to our community and provide something of benefit to our community.)

Special note: One of our very long time members is Ruth Okada, age 97, who was a young woman with two very young children when she and her husband were interned in Idaho. She is currently writing some thoughts to be shared at that concert about that experience and how it has shaped her life. She and her husband, unlike many others, were welcomed back into the West Seattle and Alki UCC community when the war ended, and they were part of a group which was very instrumental in designing and funding and building the sanctuary in the late 50’s where these concerts are held. She also happens to be the member of the church who spoke out in favor of using undesignated memorial funds from a member who died several years ago to acquire a world class concert grand piano to grace our sanctuary.

Mar
26
Sat
2016
Seafair Commodores Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser @ West Seattle Bowl
Mar 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s Bowl! The Seattle Commodores will host their annual Bowl-A-Thon at the West Seattle Bowl on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 from 9:30 am to noon. This event is held to raise funds to support the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women. This is a family friendly event and great way to support education while sharing time with friends. If you’ve never joined us, please come and introduce yourself. We would love to have you in the house!

For more information on the Seattle Seafair Commodores and the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women go the www.seafaircommodores.com.

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