West Seattle Event Calendar

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games

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South Park Senior Center Rainbow Bingo
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holly Jolly Rainbow Bingo at South Park Senior Center:

A new wrinkle for Rainbow Bingo: Early Bird preregistration is still $20 per person, with Chef Sharon’s dinner included. Starting December 6, registration goes to $25. We were at capacity in October and we expect to be the same for our Holly Jolly event so take advantage of the Early Bird rate.

Ugly sweater contest by demand! The elves haven’t told us yet what the prize will be (lump of coal as punishment for wearing such ridiculous attire?)

Aunt Betty is back to call bingo. She is going to be gorgeous in red and silver sequins. Cash prizes and coupons.

Early sponsors are Georgetown Brewing and Pho Ai Vietnamese Restaurant in White Center.

Silent auction items include a huge Trader Joe basket, several ceramic pieces made by our very own senior ceramicists and Immaculate Confections chocolate.

The more people in your group, the more fun for everyone.

6 pm dinner, 7 pm bingo. 21+.

St. Nicholas Faire @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

St. Nicholas Faire fundraising event at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle:

The 8th annual fund raiser, the St. Nicholas Faire, is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community.

We offer appetizers and spiced cider or mulled wine; silent auction of gift baskets featuring beer, wine, coffee, kitchen items, games, puzzles, art activities, Seahawk & Mariner gear, baked goods, children’s books, etc, and gift cards from local merchants and restaurants. Plus a ring toss game and wine tasting.

WHEN: 4:30pm to 7:30pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
INFO? (206)-935-6530, www.flcws.org
WHY? To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and Helpline
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member.
OR: If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family

Dine Out for Our Lady of Guadalupe School @ Shelby's
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10 percent of today’s proceeds at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery go to Our Lady of Guadalupe School. “Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.”

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert @ Benaroya Hall
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert, December 13th at Benaroya Hall
Proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle

Enjoy holiday and traditional Irish music sung by the world-renowned tenors Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan with full orchestra at Benaroya Hall in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm.

Ranked as Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song, The Irish Tenors entertain audiences worldwide with a quality of performance which is unrivalled, incomparable and, most importantly in their eyes, worthy of the rich cultural heritage of the country of Ireland, and the exquisite musical treasury created by Irish people everywhere, throughout history.

Purchase tickets Now:
Online at BenaroyaHall.org
By Phone ata 206-215-4747
In Person at The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Union Street, open Mon-Fri 10 am–6 pm and Saturday 1 pm-6 pm.

Dine Out for West Seattle High School’s sophomore class @ Shelby's
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10 percent of today’s proceeds at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery go to the West Seattle High School sophomore class. “Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.”

WordsWest Literary Series: “Dreams Deferred” @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

On Wednesday, January 18th, WordsWest Literary Series Presents “Dreams Deferred”
with Claudia Rowe and Anastacia Renee Tolbert
Favorite Poem by Jane Hodges of Mineral School

Langston Hughes asked America, “What happens to a dream deferred?” On the Wednesday between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day, join journalist/memoirist Claudia Rowe and writer/performance artist/teacher Anastacia Renee Tolbert as they wrestle with the causes and the consequences of “Dreams Deferred.” Jane Hodges—founder of Mineral School, a writers’ retreat center—will present a Favorite Poem. The evening is partially funded by Poets & Writers.

Claudia Rowe is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones and the Seattle Times, where she is a staff reporter. Her twenty-five year career has been driven by an effort to understand motivation, especially that which appears most extreme. Those questions anchor Claudia’s first book, The Spider and the Fly: a Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder, which is forthcoming from HarperCollins at the end of January 2017. A work of literary nonfiction and memoir, The Spider and the Fly explores questions of race, misogyny and the mutual manipulation at the heart of the relationship between a writer and her source.

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to guided writing explorations. Each month we also host a community member to share 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. For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com/

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