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‘Paint Your Pet’ art class & benefit @ Mind Unwind
May 14 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at the Mind Unwind Studios for an afternoon of artistic expression in support of a great cause!

Saturday, May 14, 2016
~ 2:30 pm – Mingle at the Treehouse Lounge
~ 3:00 pm – Paint Your Pet

Reserve your seat today for $45 by visiting Space is limited.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit Frankie’s Friends, a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

Ticket price includes all supplies and two hours of instruction. For more information, call 888.237.6913.

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John Paul O’Connor concert – fundraiser for PNW Labor History Association @ Seattle Union Hall
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Folk singer, poet and labor activist John Paul O’Connor will perform his musical narrative ‘Hold the Fort’ during a benefit concert at Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s Seattle Union Hall in May.

The performance will be at 7 pm, Saturday, May 14 in the union’s Stewards Hall. It is a benefit for the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, and a $10 donation is suggested.

Hold the Fort: Stories and Songs of the Wobblies in Washington State is a narrative with songs that depicts the history of the International Workers of the World in Washington during the first two decades of the Twentieth Century.

The IWW –- commonly called “Wobblies” — played a key role in shaping the labor movement in Washington. O’Connor’s performance will touch on historic events including the free speech fight in Seattle, the Everett Massacre, the great lumber strike of 1917, the Seattle General Strike and the Centralia Massacre.

During the show, O’Connor will perform songs by Joe Hill, Ralph Chaplin and T-Bone Slim, as well as his own original music.

More information here.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fundraiser at Endolyne Joe’s
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fundraiser at Endolyne Joe’s
Tuesday, May 17
5 pm until closing
9261 45th Ave SW, Seattle

Save the date for this annual event that helps to fund the free Fauntleroy Fall Festival each October. All you need to do is come to Endolyne Joe’s, eat, drink, and have a good time. More details to come.

Old Jazz from New Hawaii – Benefit concert for Westside School @ Kenyon Hall
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Old Jazz and New Music from Ricardo & Friends, featuring The Red Water
Trio (Richard Russell, Jesse Snyder, and Brian McCree), with special guests Orville Johnson, Brooke Lizotte, and Joe Gargiulo. This special concert is presented for the benefit of Westside School, organized by former West Seattle resident Richard Russell. This ensemble brings Ricardo’s musical cohorts from Hawaii and Seattle together, to create both old and new jazz, as well as visit old friends.

Tickets for this special event are $20. No table seats for this performance. Please
visit for more information.

To make a reservation, please e-mail with your request. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit

Come spend some time this month at West Seattle’s Lighthearted Entertainment Palace. And save room for one of our locally sourced, free-range Root Beer Floats!

WS Rotary fundraising breakfast with guest speaker Cliff Mass @ Salty's on Alki
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for a fundraiser breakfast and help support the Rotary Club of West Seattle on May 24th, 2016, 7–9 am at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). Celebrating 68 years of service and community building, the Rotary Club of West Seattle needs your help in order to continue to provide school supplies, winter clothing and college scholarships to local students. The club also supports international projects for clean water, schools, safe roads, maternal health and sanitation in countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Colombia, Thailand and Guatemala.

Join friends, family and civic leaders as we work together to strengthen our community and continue to create a positive lasting change, locally, nationally and world-wide. We will also hear from guest speaker, Cliff Mass, local meteorologist and professor at the University of Washington and KPLU weather guy.

Cliff Mass has been explaining our crazy Pacific Northwest weather with an entertaining twist for decades. Join the University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality on May 24th and support the Rotary Club of West Seattle. Cliff will be discussing the Northwest Impacts and Regional Implications of Global Warming at the upcoming fundraiser breakfast (located at Salty’s) and tickets are only $47. Your donations at this fundraiser breakfast will be used to support the Rotary Club of West Seattle who has no paid staff; and is involved with several projects to help local children, seniors and others in need.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of West Seattle and to sign up for this event, please visit

Taste of West Seattle, 2016 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste of West Seattle, the big annual benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, takes place Thursday night, May 26th – sample the best of the West Seattle venues that participate!

The West Seattle Helpline’s Taste of West Seattle combines the best food and drinks West Seattle has to offer. Your ticket includes over two hours of taste bud enlightenment as you sample dishes, desserts, and drinks from local establishments. In one delicious evening, this event features something for everyone’s palate. You will discover new favorite establishments in the process! Buy tickets early as this event sells out. Must be 21 and over. All IDs will be checked at the door.

The West Seattle Helpline is proud to host the 11th annual “Taste of West Seattle.” This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will
feature food and drink from 50 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more!

All proceeds from the event support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency support programs that keep at-risk families safe and warm in their homes as they recover from a crisis.

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Empower Mentoring Program fundraiser @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Eat, Drink and Give. A fundraiser for Empower Mentoring Program. Join us on June 5th, from 2-4pm at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, to learn more about the work Empower Mentoring Program is doing with middle school students, and see how you can support us. We will also be honoring our 8th grade students, before they move on to high school.

Please RSVP via

Hope to see you there!

3rd Annual Fauntleroy Swing into Summer Dance @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Hall at Fauntleroy will rock on Friday evening, June 17th, when the West Seattle Big Band will host the Third Annual Fauntleroy Swing Dance. Details to come!

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