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Agenda

  1. Nov
    25
    Tue
    2014

    1. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

      ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias!

      Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Tania Hino de Mexico y Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador.

      Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

      It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers Tania Hino and Xiomara Melgar. Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at South Park Library.

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      Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
    2. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings in West Seattle across from the Delridge Community Center and Skatepark. Whether you are new to meditation or are an old hand, and regardless of your religious affiliation, you are welcome to join us!

      We offer meditation instruction, group meditation, and a space for discussion and exploration of topics related to our practice, and a supportive community. Through our meditation we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor.

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

      6:30-7:15 PM: Meditation (including instruction)
      7:15-7:30 PM Tea and Social Time
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule – so it’s
      always good to check the calendar (http://seattle.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/) before you come, to be sure we are meeting on any given Tuesday. West Seattle Shambhala also offers specific introductory classes from time to time, which will appear in the calendar, and in the general listing of introductory classes.

      Cost:
      None. Donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of rent for our space at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

      Location:
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      South Classroom
      4408 Delridge Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98107

      Parking:
      There’s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There’s also street parking and spaces across the street at the Delridge Skatepark.

      Public Transportation:
      Youngstown is a short walk from the #50, #120, and #125 bus lines. You can also use Google Maps (to do so, click on ‘directions’, enter your starting address, then choose the public transit option), or Metro’s Trip Planner, to figure out the best bus route.

      Contact:
      For questions, please contact Ernestina Morris at 206-280-2231 or Susan
      Rosenberg at 720-300-8775 or email WestSeattleShambhala@gmail.com.

      Or to learn more about the Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center go to
      http://seattle.shambhala.org/.

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      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    3. Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
      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. For ages 3 and up.

      Tuesdays, 7 pm through December 9th (closed Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day).

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

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      Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
    4. Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Date: Tuesdays, November 4 & 25
      Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
      Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Cost: Free

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      Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    5. Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “Surprise Bingo with your host Amora Dior” at Outwest Bar, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

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      Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
    6. Blues To Do Live: Ladies Sing the Blues @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday November 25th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), enjoy the BLUES TO DO weekly live event. Tonight’s show is an all-star show themed “Ladies Sing the Blues.”

      “The cool part is the shows are going to be recorded live for TV and the music streamed as it happens on the Internet.” More info on BLUES TO DO series here.

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      Blues To Do Live: Ladies Sing the Blues @ Feedback Lounge
    7. Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
      8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Bessie James. Signup at 8:00, starts at 8:30.

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      Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
    8. Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Baby Ketten Karaoke 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.”

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      Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
    9. Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Tuesday with host Lady Leah — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance!
      It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

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      Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
    10. Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

      Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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      Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
  2. Nov
    26
    Wed
    2014

    1. Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5 years old.

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

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      Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    2. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

      Wednesdays 10:30–11 am, and 11:30 am–12 pm

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

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      Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
    3. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

      Early Days provides a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental space for new parents to talk about the emotional changes and challenges of parenthood. By coming together, we break isolation, and offer support and validation for each parent’s journey.

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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      Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
    4. Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      Every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm

      This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/meetup.html

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      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
    5. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      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!

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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    6. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    7. Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Wed. Nov. 12: I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
      - Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Finlay Currie, Petula Clark- 91m

      Wed. Nov. 19: We’re Not Dressing (1934)
      - Carole Lombard, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman – 77m

      Wed. Nov. 26: Grumpy Old Men (1993)
      - Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margaret, Burgess Meredith – 104m, PG-13

      Wed. Dec. 3: American Madness (1932)
      - Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson – 81m

      Wed. Dec. 10: Son of Fury (1942)
      - Tyrone Power, Frances Farmer, Gene Tierney, George Sanders – 98m

      Wed. Dec. 17: Remember the Night (1940)
      - Barbara Stanwyck. Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi – 104m

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      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    8. The W Lovers perform @ Salty's on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring The W Lovers (acoustic duo w/ guitar & mandolin.)

      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.

      When:
      Wednesday November 26th, 5:30–8:30 pm.

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      The W Lovers perform @ Salty's on Alki
    9. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays at The West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.

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

      More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

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      Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    10. Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The fourth Wednesday of each month, 7 pm–9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), enjoy Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle: Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).

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      Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
    11. Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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      Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
    12. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      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. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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      Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
    13. Johnny Smokes 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Johnny Smokes Thanksgiving Eve show at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9 pm, Wednesday November 26th, 2014.

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      Johnny Smokes 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show @ Feedback Lounge
    14. Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Special guest appearance by Karaoke Host Gen. Loball. Monkey back guarantee! Taking “Humpday” to a whole new level!

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      Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
    15. Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chuck Wilson. Sing us your songs. Originals encouraged. Sign up 8:00 pm

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      Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
  3. Nov
    27
    Thu
    2014

    1. Thanksgiving grocery-store hours (all-day)
      Nov 27

      Thanksgiving Day grocery store hours, updated as of 11/22/2014

      *Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor): Closing 2 pm Thanksgiving Day, reopening 6 am Friday 11/28
      *West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor): Open 5 am-6 pm Thanksgiving Day
      *PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor): Closed Thanksgiving Day
      *Both QFC’s: Closing at 6 pm Thanksgiving Day, reopening at 5 am Friday
      *Trader Joe’s: Closed Thanksgiving Day
      *All 3 Safeways: Open 24 hours

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      Thanksgiving grocery-store hours (all-day)
    2. West Seattle restaurants open Thanksgiving Day (all-day)
      Nov 27

      The coffee-shop list is on the Holidays page … here are the restaurants/bars-with-food that have told us that they’ll be open Thanksgiving Day/night – but please note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a week before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! **Please note that every venue name below links to its page in the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide, which includes a map, web/social media links, photo, and some other basics.**

      A Pizza Mart: Open 11:30 am-5 pm

      Admiral Pub: Open from noon to closing; potluck-style dinner – BYO favorite dish (if you want, don’t have to) they provide turkey.

      Alki Café: Open 8 am-2 pm

      BE’s Restaurant: Open 7 am-noon

      The Bridge: Open at 3 pm, with regular menu “as well as Turkey specials;” Seahawks vs the 49ers game shown starting at 5:30 pm.

      Christo’s on Alki: Open 8 am-2 pm

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):
      Open 4 pm to close, with limited menu; Seahawks vs. 49ers at 5:30 pm

      Freshy’s Coffee: Open 8 am–4 pm

      Jack in the Box: Open 24 hours

      Maharajah Cuisine of India: Open 11:30 am to 10 pm; bar until 2 am

      Mawadda Café: Open 11 am–7 pm

      McDonald’s Westwood Village: Open 24 hours

      Mission Latin Restaurant & Lounge:
      4 pm–2 am – tips go towards a benefit, or people can bring canned food to donate.

      Puerto Vallarta Restaurant: Open 10:30 am to 4 pm

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open for the Thanksgiving Grand Buffet. Reservations for holidays are required by phone – Please call 206-937-1600.

      Saigon Boat Café: Open 11 am to 6 pm

      Shadowland: Open 2 pm to 1 am. Full Thanksgiving dinner, $12; also regular bar menu.

      Taco Del Mar (Jefferson Square): Open 10 am to 4 pm

      Taco Del Mar (Westwood Village): Open 10 am to 4 pm

      Taqueria Guaymas (Junction): Open 11 am to 3 pm

      Taqueria Guaymas (Roxbury): Open 10 am to 3 pm

      Thailanding: Open 11 am to 4 pm

      Zatz a Better Bagel: Open 6:30 am to 1 pm

      *Again, we compile this list as a service, via 100+ phone calls, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open, our apologies, and please let us know ASAP so we can update it, even on Thanksgiving night! Thank you.*

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      West Seattle restaurants open Thanksgiving Day (all-day)
    3. Free Pre-Pigout workout @ Alki Bathhouse
      7:15 am – 8:30 am

      Fitness Revolution is hosting a free workout with West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      -Free Pre-Pigout workout November 27th
      -7:15 am (meet at the Alki Bathhouse) workout with Fitness Revolution followed by an 8 am run with West Seattle Runner
      -Please bring canned food item to donate

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      Free Pre-Pigout workout @ Alki Bathhouse
    4. TNT Turkey Trot group walk/run and food drive @ Tully's on Alki
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      Thanksgiving Thursday November 27th 8 am
      TNT Turkey Trot starting at Tully’s on Alki. Meet up for a free group run/walk on Alki before you begin your turkey day feast. Each participant will be entered into a raffle for a turkey and a $50 gift certicate from West Seattle Runner.

      Please bring a canned food item or saltines (something teachers can feed their students who don’t have breakfast). All paces are welcome and you can go any distance you would like, this is an informal group run/walk and there will be staff, mentors, captains and coaches from Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Half and Full Marathon program hosting this event.

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      TNT Turkey Trot group walk/run and food drive @ Tully's on Alki
    5. YMCA’s Turkey Day Workout
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) and Fauntleroy YMCA:

      Join your friends and workout buddies in a fast paced group exercise featuring an all-star cast of West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA fitness professionals. Micole will also be hosting a group cycle class at Fauntleroy for the first 15 participants.

      Please bring a non-perishable food item for the West Seattle Food Bank. Gymnasium open only.

      No child care. No locker rooms. Doors open 15 minutes early and close when classes start – don’t be late!

      Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th

      West Seattle: 8:00 – 9:30am
      4515 36th Ave SW

      Fauntleroy: 8:30 – 10:00am
      9140 California Ave SW

      Free for all! Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

      Questions? Contact Lindsay Exley, lexley@seattleymca.org.

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      YMCA’s Turkey Day Workout
    6. FREE Community TRX class @ EQ Witness
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      A free holiday workout on Thanksgiving day at EQ Fitness (WSB sponsor):

      What: FREE Community TRX class

      When: Thursday, November 27th 10 am to 11 am

      Where: EQ Fitness 3270 California Ave SW

      Details: Come workout to start the day with a free community class at EQ Fitness. TRX combines resistance training with a full-body workout that leaves you feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle any family gathering!

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      FREE Community TRX class @ EQ Witness
    7. $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      $6 Hair Cuts!!
      Every Thursday here at the Senior Center of West Seattle from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Provided by Washington Beauty School! Reservations required – pay at the front desk or call (206) 932-4044 ext 1 for appointment.

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      $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    8. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

      Kaleidoscope play and learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

      Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, October 30-December 18

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

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      Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
    9. Free Community Thanksgiving Meal @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      16th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Meal at The Hall at Fauntleroy

      Thursday, November 27 from 12 Noon to 3 PM
      All are welcome

      We are again accepting donation of desserts and also warm blanket, throws, hats, scarves and gloves – new or very gently used (clean) please.

      Questions – 206-932-1059

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      Free Community Thanksgiving Meal @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
    10. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      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!

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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    11. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    12. 6th Annual ‘Thanksgiving to Remember’ dinner @ West Seattle Eagles
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The West Seattle Eagles will once again be serving a free community Thanksgiving dinner at our Aerie home located at 4426 California Ave SW. Dinner will be served from 2-5 pm and all are welcome. Dinner will be the traditional Thanksgiving feast consisting of; roast turkey, sage sausage and apple stuffing, green bean casserole, candied yams, garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and of course, pumpkin pie. Questions, please contact us at (206) 938-4426 or via Facebook at facebook.com/westseattle.eagles.

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      6th Annual ‘Thanksgiving to Remember’ dinner @ West Seattle Eagles
    13. Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      $8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

      Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
    14. Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join your neighbors and colleagues and fellow urban farmers every Thursday, 5–7 pm, starting March 13, at the Community Orchard of West Seattle.

      Help plant, tend, weed and harvest green leafy crops, berries, fruiting trees and other plants during this growing season at our huge urban garden and orchard! It’s time to prune trees and berry bushes, and develop ideal individual soil preparations for each crop to be planted.

      Questions on urban gardening, permaculture techniques, or your own problem plants are our specialty and are more than welcome! We hope to see you there! The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the east end of the parking lot adjacent to the Horticulture Center, north end of the campus at South Seattle Community College.

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

      Community Orchard of West Seattle (COWS) provides a home-scale model that demonstrates how much food can be grown on a city-sized lot. Our produce goes to our volunteers, neighbors and local food security programs while we provide a venue for public agricultural education and community gathering. Using permaculture and organic growing principles, COWS demonstrates several different kinds of non-standard orchard techniques and garden configurations – most of which are based on no-till, polyculture, low-maintenance sustainable food production strategies.

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/180048328692486

      http://www.meetup.com/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/

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      Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
    15. Seahawks game viewing @ Various WS locations
      5:30 pm – 9:05 pm

      November 27th
      5:30 pm: The Seahawks versus the 49s

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 6451 California Ave SW
      The Bridge, 6301 California Ave SW

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      Seahawks game viewing @ Various WS locations
    16. Contemplative Worship service @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Contemplative Worship at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      Thursday evenings, 6:30–7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary:

      We take time each week to sit together in silence and allow our minds and bodies some precious quiet time amid our busy lives. Everyone is invited to join us for this simple and introspective service. Music, reading, candle lighting,
      silence.

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      Contemplative Worship service @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    17. The Deep Cuts w/DJ Kingblind @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Every Thursday night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 8pm, enjoy The Deep Cuts hosted by DJ Kingblind and DJ G$.

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      The Deep Cuts w/DJ Kingblind @ Feedback Lounge
    18. Karaoke Thursday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Thursday with Host Guy — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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      Karaoke Thursday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
  4. Nov
    28
    Fri
    2014

    1. West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

      You’re welcome to check out this Toastmasters Club! The West Seattle Earlybirds meet every Friday morning at ArtsWest – find them online here and on Facebook here, plus they have a blog-format website here.

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse for a Native Holiday Gift Fair on November 28th, 29th and 30th 10 am-4:30 pm. It is a chance to buy directly from native artists and craft persons. There will be lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range. Fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Lots of snacks–frybread, baked goods, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 28th!

      Free admission and parking for shoppers.

      Vendors call Event Coordinator at 206.431.1582 for table.

      What: Native Holiday Gift Fair
      When: November 28th, 29th and 30th, 2014, 10 am-4:30 pm
      Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      4705 W Marginal Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98106
      206.431.1582

      www.duwamishtribe.org

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      Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    3. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    4. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Films

      Burke’s Bijou
      Friday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm to 3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Fri. Nov. 14: Follow the Fleet (1936)
      - Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Betty Grable – 110m

      Fri. Nov. 21: Cluny Brown (1946)
      - Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker – 100m

      Fri. Nov. 28: Holiday Closing-No Movie

      Fri. Dec. 5: A Bell for Adano (1945)
      - Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, Willam Bendix, Richard Conte – 103m

      Fri. Dec. 12: Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
      - Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen – 115m

      Fri. Dec. 19: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
      - Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart – 108m

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      Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    5. Mobile blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      On Friday November 28th from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, Puget Sound Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will be at Our Lady Of Guadalupe, at the New Reception Area (the bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 3:00-3:45 pm).

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

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      Mobile blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
    6. The True Romans perform @ Salty’s on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring The True Romans.

      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.

      When:
      Friday November 28th, 5:30–8:30 pm

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      The True Romans perform @ Salty’s on Alki
    7. 3rd Annual Nels Enquist Alumni Game @ Chief Sealth International High School Gym
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Chief Sealth International High School is hosting two big basketball events: Friday night (November 28th), it’s the third annual Nels Enquist Alumni Game:

      ANY FUNDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TOWARDS SEALTH’S HALL OF FAME AND ALUMNI RELATED ACTIVITIES. WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THOSE WHO DESERVE IT AND GET OUR BANNERS BACK UP IN THE GYM!!

      Admission:
      – $3 Adults 18+
      – $2 11yrs-17yrs or any age with student ID
      – FREE 10yrs and under

      4:00pm – Doors Open
      4:15pm – Varsity Girls basketball intra-squad scrimmage
      5:00pm – Varsity Boys basketball intra-squad scrimmage
      5:15pm – Alumni Player Check-in
      6:00pm – Women’s Alumni Game
      7:00pm – HONOR COACH MIKE SIVA
      7:30pm – Men’s Alumni Game

      There will be concessions as well as Sealth gear available for purchase.

      Please come and enjoy this event with your friends, family, current Seahawks and fellow alumni.

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      3rd Annual Nels Enquist Alumni Game @ Chief Sealth International High School Gym
    8. Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
      7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

      Ages 13-19
      OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, 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 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

      Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, Delridge Community Center

      The Late Night Recreation Program is a fun, safe environment for high-risk Seattle youth. Our goal is to save the lives of our youth, create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other undesirable activities. The Late Night Recreation Program targets youth most prone to harmful behavior and shows them the possibility of having a positive future. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.

      Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
      Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

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      Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
    9. Video DJ Andy and Thomas @ Outwest Bar
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy and Thomas on Friday nights, 7:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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      Video DJ Andy and Thomas @ Outwest Bar
    10. Death By Pirates, Jordan Biggs perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Death By Pirates, Jordan Biggs, and Isthmusia perform live at The Benbow Room on Friday November 28th.

      9 pm, $5

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      9:00 pm
      Death By Pirates, Jordan Biggs perform @ The Benbow Room
    11. Karaoke Friday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Friday with Host Guy — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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      Karaoke Friday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
    12. West Coast Bump Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Friday November 28th, 9:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), enjoy live music featuring West Coast Bump Band.

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      West Coast Bump Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
  5. Nov
    29
    Sat
    2014

    1. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      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.

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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
      9:30 am – 3:30 pm

      The Puget Sound Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday November 29th, 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.

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      Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
    3. Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse for a Native Holiday Gift Fair on November 28th, 29th and 30th 10 am-4:30 pm. It is a chance to buy directly from native artists and craft persons. There will be lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range. Fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Lots of snacks–frybread, baked goods, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 28th!

      Free admission and parking for shoppers.

      Vendors call Event Coordinator at 206.431.1582 for table.

      What: Native Holiday Gift Fair
      When: November 28th, 29th and 30th, 2014, 10 am-4:30 pm
      Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      4705 W Marginal Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98106
      206.431.1582

      www.duwamishtribe.org

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      Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    4. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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      Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
    5. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      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

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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    7. Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
      11:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Every Saturday, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge 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. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

      Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese!

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      Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
    8. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    9. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    10. Encanto Holiday Concert @ Langston Hughes Performance Arts Institute
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      A cultural journey that pairs the ethereal beauty of Opera Aria and Classical Piano with the charm of Mariachi Bolero.

      Saturday November 29th – Doors open at 5 pm, concert 6 pm–8 pm

      Theatre Location: Langston Hughes Performance Arts Institute

      Ticket prices range: $10 – $25

      Purchase Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/884629

      Musicians: Master Pianist Jeremy Neufeld from Fort Worth Texas, Opera Tenor José Iñiguez from West Seattle, & Mariachi Orchestra- Mariachi Guzmán de Pasco. Narrated by E. Deane Motis.

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      Encanto Holiday Concert @ Langston Hughes Performance Arts Institute
    11. Gary Benson performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Gary Benson performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Saturday, November 29th, 7–9 pm.

      Gary Benson – Solo performer in the style of: Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Carolyn Arends and other folk singers. The music I grew up with and the current songs I love.

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      Gary Benson performs @ C & P Coffee Company
    12. Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
      7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

      Ages 13-19
      OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, 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 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

      Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, Delridge Community Center

      The Late Night Recreation Program is a fun, safe environment for high-risk Seattle youth. Our goal is to save the lives of our youth, create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other undesirable activities. The Late Night Recreation Program targets youth most prone to harmful behavior and shows them the possibility of having a positive future. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.

      Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
      Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

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      Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
    13. Market Street Dixieland Jass Band @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Saturday, November 29th, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:

      Market Street Dixieland Jass Band – Traditional Jazz at its finest. Cornetist Ansgar Duemchen, trombonist John Mascorella, clarinetist Jim DeJoie, tubist John Bigelow, drummer Bob Merrihew, and banjoist Tim Sherman will have you dancing in the aisles. And we’ll make room for that! Please visit www.marketstreetdixielandjass.com for more information.

      Reserved table seats are $14 and row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle & high school students are $5. Pre-school children are free.

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

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      Market Street Dixieland Jass Band @ Kenyon Hall
    14. Kendall Jones of Beer Church 50th birthday show @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Saturday November 29th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Kendall Jones (of Beer Church) 50th Birthday Show, and special guests Four on the Floor.

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      Kendall Jones of Beer Church 50th birthday show @ Feedback Lounge
    15. Dreadful Children, Expired Logic performs @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Dreadful Children, Expired Logic, Murder In The Wood, and Tuff Shet perform live at The Benbow Room on Saturday November 29th.

      9 pm, $5

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      Dreadful Children, Expired Logic performs @ The Benbow Room
    16. Gully, Colorworks, Rough People perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Saturday November 29th at 9 pm: Live indie-rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Gully, Colorworks, and Rough People.

      $7 / 21+

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      Gully, Colorworks, Rough People perform @ Skylark Café & Club
    17. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
      Karaoke & Dance all night long! Let’s party!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  6. Nov
    30
    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      7:30 am – 7:30 am
      Read more
      Categories: Sports

      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.

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      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” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

      *Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

      *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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    3. Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      The Duwamish Tribe invites the public to its Longhouse for a Native Holiday Gift Fair on November 28th, 29th and 30th 10 am-4:30 pm. It is a chance to buy directly from native artists and craft persons. There will be lots of holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range. Fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, t-shirts, smoked salmon and more. Lots of snacks–frybread, baked goods, hot chocolate and more. Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 28th!

      Free admission and parking for shoppers.

      Vendors call Event Coordinator at 206.431.1582 for table.

      What: Native Holiday Gift Fair
      When: November 28th, 29th and 30th, 2014, 10 am-4:30 pm
      Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      4705 W Marginal Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98106
      206.431.1582

      www.duwamishtribe.org

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      Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    4. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Every Sunday, year-round! In The Junction. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

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      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    5. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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      Sun at 11 am
      (Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

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      WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
    7. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    8. Free Wreath Making Workshop @ HPIC
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

      Sunday, November 30th, from 3-5 pm at the HPIC – Free Wreath Making Workshop – Open to all. Details coming soon.

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      Free Wreath Making Workshop @ HPIC
    9. All Ages Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All-ages open mic at Skylark Café & Club:

      Our stage is open to all ages. Not just for kids and not just for adults! Show us what you got! Sign up at 3 pm, music starts at 4 pm! Did we mention it’s free?

      Seattle’s best open mic (all ages) is every last Sunday of the month

      We have: Amps, drums, mics
      You bring: Guitars, keys, 3 songs (originals or covers)
      WE OFFER A FULL BACKLINE, SOUND ENGINEER TO DIAL YOU IN, 16 TRACK MIXABLE RECORDING, AND THE FULL STAGE EXPERIENCE!

      Tickets: free
      All Ages

      All ages open mic every last Sunday of the month. The best open mic in the city is open for musicians of all ages. We offer a full backline, sound engineer to dial you in, 16 track mixable recording, and the full stage experience! Signup at 3, music at 4. Full bar with ID.

      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 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)
      Ludwig 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

      Sign-up starts at 3; music starts at 4.

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    10. Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      KJRW-West Seattle internet radio has partnered with West Seattle Trivial Entertainment to bring you Trivia at West Seattle Brewing Company Sunday nights at 7:30 pm. Topics include: Current Events, History, Pop Culture and more. It’s free to play. Prizes will be awarded.

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    11. Spencer Carlson, Katherine Terrien perform @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Spencer Carlson, Simon Harton, Katherine Terrien, and Gully. Hosted by Scott M.X. Turner on Sunday November 30th at 8 pm. Free!

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    12. DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      DJ Troy Nelson at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant, 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

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    13. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Sunday with Ryan, Sami Saurus, or Sam — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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  7. Dec
    1
    Mon
    2014

    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      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

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    2. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    3. Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Holiday fun at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

      Decorating cookies is a holiday tradition in many families, including ours. We invite you to bring your family to Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating tutorial, held at all Salty’s! Your family will enjoy learning how to decorate holiday cookies from our expert pastry chef, including tips and tricks.

      Each family in attendance receives baked sugar cookies to decorate. You’ll have fun decorating your cookies together. We’ll also treat you to hot cider, hot cocoa, coffee and with tasty treats like caramel corn and mixed nuts!

      You’ll receive cookie recipes, a sprinkle assortment and a cookie cutter and a bag to take your cookies home! You’ll become well versed in the art of decorating cookies!

      The cost is $15 per person (price includes tax and gratuity). Space is limited for this holiday family event. Join us at any Salty’s at Alki Beach on December 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

      We look forward to joining you and your family celebrate the holidays with expertly decorated cookies for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to call today to reserve your space.

      RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE BY CALLING: 206-937-1600

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    4. Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      A new ESL class series begins at High Point Neighborhood House on Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm. The classes will be held each Monday from 6:30 to 8 pm. The classes are free and free childcare will be provided.

      The classes are located at High Point Family Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle. The telephone number is 206-588-4900. Registration is required.

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    5. Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7.

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    6. West Seattle Hi-Yu general meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

      If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

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    7. Buddhist Meditation Classes @ Sound Yoga
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
      When: Every Monday night 7:30 – 9:00 pm
      Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

      In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

      Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

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    8. Trivia with Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Weekly trivia game hosted by Lindsay, Mondays 7:30-9 pm at Outwest Bar.

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    9. Karaoke @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chrystopher Mychael. Come be the star you know you are. Starts at 8:00 pm

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    10. Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

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      Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
    11. Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
      Karaoke & Dance all night long!

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  8. Dec
    2
    Tue
    2014

    1. Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library! It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your baby (birth to 12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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    2. Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      FREE Coffee with Vets has a benefactor – Jon Gerhardt a former Navy Pilot has offered to pay for the coffee hour for ALL VETS that attend the monthly gathering.

      Tuesday, December 2nd, 11 am–12 pm

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    3. Membership Christmas lunch @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      11:45 am – 1:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Senior Center of West Seattle offers a free holiday meal to all current members. Enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch with entertainment by Dina Blade and a special appearance by Santa himself!

      Pick one day and make your reservation early. Call (206) 932-4044 to
      reserve your spot.

      Tuesday December 2nd
      11:45 am

      Tuesday December 9th
      11:45 am

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      Membership Christmas lunch @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    4. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    5. Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
      Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
      Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

      $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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    6. AWV stakeholder meeting @ Safeco Field
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Stakeholders Meeting

      Tuesday, December 2nd
      4 to 6 pm
      Safeco Field

      The entrance is on First Avenue South, just north of the home plate gate at First Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive.

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    7. Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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

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    8. Teen Grub Club @ High Point Community Center
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Every other Tuesday, 4:00–6:00 pm at the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      This FREE class explores healthy eating and cooking habits. We cook from scratch. No mixes and or packaged sauces. Real whole foods are cooked and served by youth and for youth. Food is for participating youth. If you have recipe ideas or if you can cook please come out and share your ideas and thoughts.

      10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 & 12/16
      Every other Tuesday
      4-6 pm

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    9. West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      West Seattle Community Orchestras rehearse weekly and welcome new members – students and adults – at any time. More information and registration/sign up links here.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

      Develop your musical skills as West Seattle Community Orchestras expands your opportunities for the fall session. There is a group for just about everyone!

      *NEW!* Wind Symphony (concert band) for students and adults, 6+ years’experience on woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Particularly in demand for this new group are trumpets, baritones, trombones, tubas, and saxophones.

      The group will be playing classic wind band/concert band favorites including Liberty Bell March, Flourish for Wind Band, and Overture for Winds.

      *NEW!* Student Beginning Strings Ensemble for students (3rd -12th) in first year of school participation or private lessons. This ensemble will enhance the learning students are already receiving in a fun, encouraging atmosphere.

      Debut Orchestra for students and adults early in their musical education

      Intermediate Orchestra for students and adults playing at approximately Middle School or early High School level

      Symphony Orchestra for students and adults ready for standard orchestra

      Highlights for this fall include a side-by-side Community Concert with the Seattle Symphony at Chief Sealth International High School on Friday, October 17th, and performing at the Fauntleroy Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19th.

      Adults can join the fun, too, whether brand new beginners or those looking to rejuvenate skills! Here is the opportunity to catch up with the kids in supportive, fun classes:

      Adult Beginning Strings Class for violin, viola, cello, and bass

      Adult Beginning Winds and Percussion Band Class for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, trumpet, baritone, tuba, drums, and percussion

      Students participate free of charge in WSCO groups! Please check the website for adult fees. West Seattle Community Orchestras has been offering students and adults in the West Seattle area opportunities to play and perform great music for more than 10 years. Professional string coaches are supported through a partnership with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and made possible with a Youth Arts Grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

      Our annual Fall concerts are scheduled for December, also at Chief Sealth High School.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

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      West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
    10. Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting @ Southwest Library
      6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

      The Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights (WWRHAH) Community Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Southwest Library.

      Check the WWRHAH Website: http://www.wwrhah.org for meeting agendas. WWRHAH contact address: contact@wwrhah.org.

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      Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting @ Southwest Library
    11. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

      ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias!

      Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Tania Hino de Mexico y Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador.

      Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

      It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers Tania Hino and Xiomara Melgar. Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at South Park Library.

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    12. West Seattle Bike Connections meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      First Tuesday of the month regular West Seattle Bike Connections meeting. Location can change depending on availability.

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

      Anyone is welcome to attend…we are all-inclusive!

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    13. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings in West Seattle across from the Delridge Community Center and Skatepark. Whether you are new to meditation or are an old hand, and regardless of your religious affiliation, you are welcome to join us!

      We offer meditation instruction, group meditation, and a space for discussion and exploration of topics related to our practice, and a supportive community. Through our meditation we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor.

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

      6:30-7:15 PM: Meditation (including instruction)
      7:15-7:30 PM Tea and Social Time
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule – so it’s
      always good to check the calendar (http://seattle.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/) before you come, to be sure we are meeting on any given Tuesday. West Seattle Shambhala also offers specific introductory classes from time to time, which will appear in the calendar, and in the general listing of introductory classes.

      Cost:
      None. Donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of rent for our space at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

      Location:
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      South Classroom
      4408 Delridge Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98107

      Parking:
      There’s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There’s also street parking and spaces across the street at the Delridge Skatepark.

      Public Transportation:
      Youngstown is a short walk from the #50, #120, and #125 bus lines. You can also use Google Maps (to do so, click on ‘directions’, enter your starting address, then choose the public transit option), or Metro’s Trip Planner, to figure out the best bus route.

      Contact:
      For questions, please contact Ernestina Morris at 206-280-2231 or Susan
      Rosenberg at 720-300-8775 or email WestSeattleShambhala@gmail.com.

      Or to learn more about the Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center go to
      http://seattle.shambhala.org/.

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    14. West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
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      Categories: Meetup

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Tuesdays
      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.

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    15. Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
      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. For ages 3 and up.

      Tuesdays, 7 pm through December 9th (closed Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day).

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

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    16. Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Date: Tuesdays, December 2, 9 and 23
      Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
      Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Cost: Free

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    17. Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “Surprise Bingo with your host Amora Dior” at Outwest Bar, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

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    18. Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
      8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Bessie James. Signup at 8:00, starts at 8:30.

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

      Baby Ketten Karaoke 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.”

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    20. Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Tuesday with host Lady Leah — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance!
      It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

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    21. Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

      Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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  9. Dec
    3
    Wed
    2014

    1. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

      Wednesdays 10:30–11 am, and 11:30 am–12 pm

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

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    2. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

      Early Days provides a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental space for new parents to talk about the emotional changes and challenges of parenthood. By coming together, we break isolation, and offer support and validation for each parent’s journey.

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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    3. Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Free Blood Pressure Readings
      1st Wednesday of month
      Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm
      Cost: Free, NO appointment needed
      Compliments Leon Sullivan Health Center

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    4. Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      Every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm

      This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/meetup.html

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    5. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      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!

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    6. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    7. Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Wed. Nov. 12: I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
      - Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Finlay Currie, Petula Clark- 91m

      Wed. Nov. 19: We’re Not Dressing (1934)
      - Carole Lombard, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman – 77m

      Wed. Nov. 26: Grumpy Old Men (1993)
      - Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margaret, Burgess Meredith – 104m, PG-13

      Wed. Dec. 3: American Madness (1932)
      - Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson – 81m

      Wed. Dec. 10: Son of Fury (1942)
      - Tyrone Power, Frances Farmer, Gene Tierney, George Sanders – 98m

      Wed. Dec. 17: Remember the Night (1940)
      - Barbara Stanwyck. Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi – 104m

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    8. “Beaujolais Wine from Cru to Nouveau” class begins @ South Seattle College
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      2-Week Class “Discover Food-Friendly Beaujolais Wine from Cru to Nouveau” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
      at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

      The French wines of the Beaujolais region are made from handpicked Gamay grapes. The region is best known for its light red wines, which taste best slightly chilled, offering a refreshing flavor profile. Learn from Certified Educator Dieter by tasting-top-of-the-line Cru Beaujolais and just-released 2014 Nouveau. Beaujolais is the ideal companion for your holiday dinners. This special class is only offered once a year and will feature wines not easily found in stores. Unique tasting opportunity. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/

      2 Wednesdays, December 3-10, 2014, 6-9 pm.
      South Seattle College
      $74 per person, all fees included.

      Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org .

      Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

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    9. Dance Time with Lauren Petrie @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Wednesday, December 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
      DANCE TIME With Lauren Petrie
      Come dance and celebrate friendship at work or play. Dance to music by friendly Lauren Petrie. Also your friendly staff will be featuring a friendly raffle event!!

      With Christmas just 3 weeks away let’s dance into the season.

      Suggested $5-$7 donation. Register early by calling (260) 932-4044 x 1.

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    10. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays at The West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.

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

      More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

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    11. Southwest Neighborhood District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      *No August 2014 meeting*

      The Southwest Neighborhood District Council meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30–8:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle’s Nucor Room.

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    12. Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

      Our Open Mic rules! There is no host to hog the spotlight, just a friendly sound engineer. You do a quick line check, introduce yourself to the audience, and get right to performing your 15-minute set (three songs is a good estimate since that includes set up and break down time).

      • 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 available until midnight, hot toddy drink special for singer’s throats :)
      • 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)
      • Ludwig house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

      Sign-up begins at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8:00 pm.

      You must be present in person to sign up for an open mic slot. The only exception is bands on tour who have made arrangements in advance for a particular time.
      Additional details here.

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    13. Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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    14. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      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. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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    15. Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Special guest appearance by Karaoke Host Gen. Loball. Monkey back guarantee! Taking “Humpday” to a whole new level!

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    16. Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chuck Wilson. Sing us your songs. Originals encouraged. Sign up 8:00 pm

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  10. Dec
    4
    Thu
    2014

    1. Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Legal Assistance from Attorneys with Elder Law & Estate Planning Experience

      Attorney: John Llewellyn

      Thursdays, December 4 & 18
      Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

      FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

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    2. Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5 years old.

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

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    3. $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      $6 Hair Cuts!!
      Every Thursday here at the Senior Center of West Seattle from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Provided by Washington Beauty School! Reservations required – pay at the front desk or call (206) 932-4044 ext 1 for appointment.

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    4. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

      Kaleidoscope play and learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

      Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, October 30-December 18

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

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    5. First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The 34th District Democrats hold their First Thursday Democrats meeting at Daystar (across from Westwood Village on Barton Street) starting at 11:30. Lunch is $8; anyone is welcome to attend this lunch and discussion group. Call Lois Elenich 932-6088 if you would like to attend so she can let Daystar know how many people are attending.

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    6. International Holiday Potluck & Swim @ Southwest Pool
      12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Swim, exercise and socialize at Southwest Pool. Join pool staff and patrons in sharing food and celebrating friendships in our community. Bring your favorite food and enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled meal!

      Thursday December 4th
      Noon-1:30 pm (Swim)
      1:30-2:30 pm (Potluck
      Location: Southwest Pool, 2801 SW Thistle St.

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    7. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      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!

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    8. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    9. Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      $8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

      Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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    10. Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join your neighbors and colleagues and fellow urban farmers every Thursday, 5–7 pm, starting March 13, at the Community Orchard of West Seattle.

      Help plant, tend, weed and harvest green leafy crops, berries, fruiting trees and other plants during this growing season at our huge urban garden and orchard! It’s time to prune trees and berry bushes, and develop ideal individual soil preparations for each crop to be planted.

      Questions on urban gardening, permaculture techniques, or your own problem plants are our specialty and are more than welcome! We hope to see you there! The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the east end of the parking lot adjacent to the Horticulture Center, north end of the campus at South Seattle Community College.

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

      Community Orchard of West Seattle (COWS) provides a home-scale model that demonstrates how much food can be grown on a city-sized lot. Our produce goes to our volunteers, neighbors and local food security programs while we provide a venue for public agricultural education and community gathering. Using permaculture and organic growing principles, COWS demonstrates several different kinds of non-standard orchard techniques and garden configurations – most of which are based on no-till, polyculture, low-maintenance sustainable food production strategies.

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/180048328692486

      http://www.meetup.com/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/

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    11. Bread Baking Workshop: Challah bread @ Delridge Community Center
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      You are encouraged to BYO apron.

      Join us for a hands-on workshop where we’ll learn to make challah, a delicious fluffy braided egg bread. You’ll learn the entire process from flour to loaf: mixing, kneading, rising, baking and we’ll learn several dough braiding techniques (three, four and six-strand loaves). We’ll provide all the ingredients and you’ll make your very own loaf to take home, warm out of the oven! We’ll also learn to make a yummy dip (such as hummus, baba ganouj or tzatziki) while we wait for the dough to rise. BYO apron.

      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

      Thursday December 4th
      5:30-8 pm
      $30
      Class #121942

      Register online at SPARC or call the community center at 206-684-7423.

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    12. Contemplative Worship service @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Contemplative Worship at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      Thursday evenings, 6:30–7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary:

      We take time each week to sit together in silence and allow our minds and bodies some precious quiet time amid our busy lives. Everyone is invited to join us for this simple and introspective service. Music, reading, candle lighting,
      silence.

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    13. EWA Women’s Meet and Greet @ Emerald Water Anglers
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      December 4th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

      EWA Women’s Meet and Greet

      Hosted by guide and women’s program director, Abbie Schuster. Come meet other women anglers in the area! Enjoy wine and cheese while learning about local fisheries, as well as techniques and gear to have a successful winter season.

      7-9 pm / FREE

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    14. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    15. The Deep Cuts w/DJ Kingblind @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Every Thursday night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 8pm, enjoy The Deep Cuts hosted by DJ Kingblind and DJ G$.

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    16. Karaoke Thursday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Thursday with Host Guy — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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    17. Cookbook Launch Party @ Click! Design That Fits
      6:00 pm – 9:00 am

      Cookbook Launch Party at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor)

      Thursday, December 4
      6-9 pm

      Join Click! Design That Fits for a book launch celebrating Michelle Babb’s new cookbook, “Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy”. Filled with 75 simple and flavorful healing recipes, “Anti-Inflammatory Eating” offers a clear explanation of inflammation and an easy-to-follow nutrition plan to combat arthritis, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and more. Stop by to meet Michelle, pick up a copy of the book, and sample some delicious anti-inflammatory recipes.

      http://clickdesignthatfits.com
      206.328.9252

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  11. Dec
    5
    Fri
    2014

    1. Free Teen Art Program @ High Point Community Center
      1:15 am – 2:15 am

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      Youth will create different kinds of crafts. Some of the crafts include: Jewelry making, crochet, duct-tape crafts, and seasonal crafts. This class will be offered every other Friday.

      10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/12 & 12/26
      Every other Friday 5-7 pm

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    2. West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

      You’re welcome to check out this Toastmasters Club! The West Seattle Earlybirds meet every Friday morning at ArtsWest – find them online here and on Facebook here, plus they have a blog-format website here.

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    3. Mobile blood drive @ West Seattle High School
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive at West Seattle High School in the back gym on Friday, December 5th from 8 am to 2 pm, closed 10:00 am to 10:45 pm. Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

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    4. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    5. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Films

      Burke’s Bijou
      Friday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm to 3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Fri. Nov. 14: Follow the Fleet (1936)
      - Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Betty Grable – 110m

      Fri. Nov. 21: Cluny Brown (1946)
      - Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker – 100m

      Fri. Nov. 28: Holiday Closing-No Movie

      Fri. Dec. 5: A Bell for Adano (1945)
      - Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, Willam Bendix, Richard Conte – 103m

      Fri. Dec. 12: Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
      - Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen – 115m

      Fri. Dec. 19: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
      - Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart – 108m

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    6. Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

      This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

      Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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    7. WS Tool Library’s Festivus fundraiser gala @ SoDo MakerSpace
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Now in its 5th year of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its second annual fundraiser.

      The fundraiser, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be held Friday, December 5, from 5-9 pm at the SoDo MakerSpace, 1914 Occidental Ave S. All net proceeds will go to the maintenance of tool library operations, as well as potential enhancements such as extended hours and more classes.

      The fundraiser, continuing with last year’s theme of a “Festivus” party, will be a gala with a dinner buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, music, a raffle, kid activities, and a tool sale. In addition, discounts will be offered on tool library lifetime memberships, and members who have tool library items they’ve been meaning to return will be offered amnesty for any returned tools. No fines and no questions asked!

      Everyone is welcome. No cover charge except for a voluntary suggested donation for food.

      Donations and volunteer help, including day-of setup help for the fundraiser, are still needed. If you are an individual or business with an item you’d like to donate for the raffle or are interested in volunteering, please contact us at library@wstoollibrary.org. Food and beverage donations are also welcome. Donors will be recognized at the event.

      Since opening in the summer of 2010, the West Seattle Tool Library has built an inventory of more than 2,500 tools, signed up more than 2,000 members, facilitated over 13,000 loans, offered many classes and served as the home of the Fixer’s Collective and Ask an Expert night. It has been a model to many other tool libraries that have opened in the Puget Sound region and beyond, and received positive media attention as an example of the type of sharing economy projects needed to make the world more sustainable. It is a nonprofit project of Sustainable West Seattle. You can learn more and check out our inventory at www.wstoollibrary.org.

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    8. Deck the Halls event @ Holy Rosary School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      At Holy Rosary School:

      Deck the Halls event kicks off the holiday tree sale – a “blessing of the trees” is schedule for 6:40 – 7:00 pm; and the event is being “taken to the next level” this year! Besides the Blessing and great trees for sale, we will have a food truck, canned food drive, crafts, wine sale for the holidays, games and cocoa.

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    9. Rainbow Bingo ‘Hollidazzle’ Fundraiser @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      Friday December 5th, 6:00-10:00 pm come to the Senior Center of West Seattle for Rainbow Bingo “Hollidazzle” – an evening of fun, food and prizes! Featuring Sylvia O’Stayformore, with guest bingo callers. Details:


      Dazzle us with your ugly Christmas sweater or holiday best and we’ll supply some dazzling holiday fun!!

      6:00 pm – Treats available: Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, chili burgers, nachos & cold drinks.
      6:30 pm – Entertainment!
      7:00 pm – Bingo games begin.

      $10/members, $15/non-members.
      Add $5 if paying at the door!

      Must be 18 or older. CASH PRIZES!

      Reservations taken with payment or credit card number. This event sells out quickly – don’t miss the fun! Everyone MUST register to get a seat.

      Reserve your seat by calling 206-932-4044 ext. 1, or register online at www.sc-ws.org/.

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    10. Light Up The Night: An Evening of Caroling and Community @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 34th/35th/Myrtle, it’s music, the tree lighting, and more. “Please bring canned goods to fill our sleigh for donations to help our community.”

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    11. Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
      7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

      Ages 13-19
      OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, 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 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

      Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, Delridge Community Center

      The Late Night Recreation Program is a fun, safe environment for high-risk Seattle youth. Our goal is to save the lives of our youth, create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other undesirable activities. The Late Night Recreation Program targets youth most prone to harmful behavior and shows them the possibility of having a positive future. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.

      Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
      Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

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    12. Video DJ Andy and Thomas @ Outwest Bar
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy and Thomas on Friday nights, 7:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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    13. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 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. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      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.

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    14. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    15. Karaoke Friday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Friday with Host Guy — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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    16. Mariko Ruhle, 10 Cents in Oklahoma perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Friday December 5th at 9 pm, enjoy an evening of live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Mariko Ruhle, and guests 10 Cents in Oklahoma.

      $7 / 21+

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    17. Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
      9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

      What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Cost: $5 per person
      Pre-registration required:
      206-684-7434
      Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
      or register online at SPARCS.

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    18. Valley Green, Mystic Arrows perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Northwest Rooted Radio presents: Valley Green, Mystic Arrows, and The Lights live at The Benbow Room on Friday December 5th.

      9 pm, $8

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  12. Dec
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    Sat
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    1. West Seattle Kiwanis community pancake breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      West Seattle Kiwanis is holding its pancake breakfast on Saturday December 6th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, at the Alki Masonic Building.

      ~ Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door.
      ~ Kids under 10 eat FREE (with paid adult).
      ~ Free photo with Santa for kids under 10.

      Bring new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

      To purchase tickets in advance, click here for online purchase, or contact Stephanie Halcomb at 206-920-3900 or halcomb.kiwanis@gmail.com

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    2. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      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.

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    3. Lincoln Park TLC work party
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Fall and winter are planting time for native plants. Join the Friends of Lincoln Park as we remove invasive plants to prepare for our big fall planting event on Nov 1st. Meet at the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress in layers for varied weather (including rain) with sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

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    4. The Cove School Open House
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      The Cove School is holding an Open House on December 6th and January 17th at 9:30 am:

      We believe in a brighter future.
      We believe each child has a unique contribution to make.
      We believe in gratitude + presence + creativity.
      We believe that kind, engaged, authentic children grow into amazing adults – who will build that brighter future. We show your children the importance of purpose and intent, innovation and creativity along with compassion (for self and others). We support these beliefs by focusing on social emotional learning and guiding children with mindfulness.

      OPEN HOUSE – December 6th or January 17th
      An invitation to see if our program is the right fit for you family! On Saturday, November 15th, December 6 (depending on attendance) or January 17th from 9:30-11am.

      Please register at
      https://thecoveschool.wufoo.com/forms/2014-2015-open-houses/

      Open houses start promptly at 9:30 am and are for adults only. We are unable to provide child care at this time. We begin with a brief overview of the program with time for Q&A afterwards.

      You can also meet us at the West Seattle Preschool Fair on Monday, January 12th. Check out www.westseattlepreschoolassociation.com for more details.

      Programs available for September
      Morning and afternoon Preschool and Pre-K (5 days, MWF option OR T/Th
      option)
      Morning only Junior K (Monday through Friday only 8:30-12:30)
      Afternoon PreK/JrK and Forest Kindergarten

      Programs available NOW – ages 3.2 and up
      MWF, T/Th and 5 day morning Preschool and Pre-K

      Much more information on our site and blog at
      www.thecoveschool.com. Feel free to email us
      hello@thecoveschool.com or call (206)
      923-COVE (2683) for more information.

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    5. Community meeting – Seattle Preschool Program: Curriculum @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      On November 4, 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1B (Ordinance 124509), which will fund the four-year initial phase of the Seattle Preschool Program, which will build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

      The City of Seattle Office for Education will host a series of 6 Community Meetings across the Seattle area. Community Meetings will be an opportunity for community members and key stakeholders to learn more about the various elements of a quality preschool experience, while also sharing their perspective about how each element should be implemented and supported.

      Meeting #4: Curriculum
      Saturday, December 6, 2014
      10:00 am to 12:30 pm

      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      *Lunch and light refreshments provided
      RSVP by emailing preschool@seattle.gov and let us know if you need free childcare or interpretation

      Meeting Objectives:

      Identify supports for approved curriculum
      Influence curriculum waiver process

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    6. Fifth Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      You’re invited to our fifth annual sale of gifts by local community and WSUU artists and handcrafters. You’ll find original and one-of-a-kind gifts: felted hats; knits; jewelry; watercolor paintings; designer bags and accessories; greeting cards and stocking stuffers; edible holiday goodies; glass art; fiber art; and more. Plus, there are free refreshments. Cash and checks only.

      Location: Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Hall
      Date: Saturday, December 6
      Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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    7. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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    8. Prospective students: Open house @ Westside School
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Prospective students are invited to attend the open house at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

      Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 am until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school and speak with the faculty and staff. The application deadline for the 2015-16 school year is January 14th. Westside School is also offering parent tours by appointment.

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    9. Seattle Lutheran High School Holiday Bazaar
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Seattle Lutheran High School hosts its Third Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Menashe gymnasium at 4100 SW Genesee. Come and do some early holiday shopping, support local artisans, enjoy lunch or snacks at the cafeteria and enjoy some holiday spirit. Find all your holiday needs and get your gifts ahead of time. Bring a friend!

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    10. Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

      This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

      Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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    11. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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    12. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      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

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    13. West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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    14. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    15. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    16. Art Under $100 – South Park holiday party @ Seattle Design Center
      2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The 10th Annual “Art Under $100″ sale is December 6, in Seattle’s Georgetown/Sodo neighborhood with more artists than ever before.

      When: Saturday, December 6 from 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
      Where: Seattle Design Center Plaza Commons, 5701 6th Ave South
      Price: Free Entry

      More than 50 local artists will convene at the Seattle Design Center for the 10th Annual Art Under $100 Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 2-9 p.m. The beloved event continues to gather momentum, celebrating its tenth year in a spacious venue in Georgetown/SODO. For holiday shoppers, AU100 offers an unsurpassed opportunity to discover unique, affordable art while supporting local artists.

      “It’s real art, and it’s really affordable– that’s what brings people back year after year,” said Raina Anderson, head of South Park Arts. Art Under $100 began in a residential garage in the South Park neighborhood. Wendy Woldenberg said, “We had about 100 people at our first sale. Each year it grows. Last year we hosted more than 1600 shoppers! People are drawn by the quality of the art, the opportunity to purchase it directly from the artists, and because it’s a party!”

      So what exactly happens at the fun and festive event known as AU100?

      ~ Well, there’s art: Paintings, sculptures, neon, jewelry, textiles, photography, blown glass, cast glass, wood, encaustic, dioramas, woodblock printing, letterpress and more! And nothing priced over $100.

      ~ There’s art made by YOU: Create a handmade treasure with The Makery, a free art lab that runs on reclaimed materials and creativity–the perfect, kid-friendly, family fun activity.

      ~ And yes, even more art: The COCA gallery, also in the Seattle Design Center, will be open and free to the public. Composer Jovino Santos Neto and visual artist Michelle de la Vega will be on hand to present interconnected sculptural forms and sound installations that represent the complexities and strength of nearby communities, like South Park and the Duwamish River Valley area.

      ~ Plus there’s music: Vinyl spinning DJs provide a live soundtrack from above the show.

      ~ Food & drink: Kiss My Grits, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and 314 Pie food trucks will be on site. Beer and wine for the 21+ crowd and fine coffee from Fonte Coffee. Soft drinks, Seattle Chocolates, and Seattle Popcorn will also be available.

      ~ And there’s the infamous AU100 raffle: The Mysterious Bugle Boy and several surprise local celebrities will announce art raffle winners every 20 minutes. Winners pick their prizes from art donated by participating artists.

      Take the free Art Shuttle from Loretta’s Northwesterner (8617 14th Ave. S) to AU100 at the Seattle Design Center (and back again), running the duration of the event, 2-9 pm.

      Purchase the South Park Arts commemorative 10th Anniversary glow-in-the-dark t-shirt or drink cozie. Bring your friends and mingle. Find the perfect gift, and enjoy your holiday shopping. Don’t miss the AU100 party at SDC!

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    17. Christmas Tea and Silent Auction @ St. John's Episcopal Church
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Christmas Tea and Silent Auction
      Saturday, December 6th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
      St. John’s Episcopal Church

      $20 per person
      Ticket sales begin November 9th.

      To reserve your ticket, contact Kate:
      KateMcCSeattle@gmail.com or (206) 932-2973

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    18. Community meeting – Seattle Preschool Program: Teacher Training & Coaching @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      On November 4, 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1B (Ordinance 124509), which will fund the four-year initial phase of the Seattle Preschool Program, which will build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

      The City of Seattle Office for Education will host a series of 6 Community Meetings across the Seattle area. Community Meetings will be an opportunity for community members and key stakeholders to learn more about the various elements of a quality preschool experience, while also sharing their perspective about how each element should be implemented and supported.

      Meeting #5
      Teacher Training & Coaching
      Saturday, December 6, 2014

      2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      Lunch and light refreshments provided beginning at 12:30 pm
      RSVP by emailing preschool@seattle.gov and let us know if you need free childcare or interpretation

      Meeting Objectives:

      Brainstorm teacher training opportunities
      Incorporate teacher voice and feedback into the program

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    19. Games, Games, Games @ Admiral United Church of Christ
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Admiral United Church of Christ is hosting GAMES, GAMES, GAMES on the 1st Saturday of the next four months – December 6, 2014; January 3, 2015; February 7, 2015; and March 7, 2015. We’ll meet from about 2-5 pm.

      We’ll have games and some snacks available, including some games for children. Feel free to bring a game and a snack. Kids are welcome to come and play games, too, but we do not have child care available.

      Admiral UCC is located at 4320 SW Hill Street, set back from California Avenue SW at Hill Street behind the bus stop, about three blocks West of Admiral Way.

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    20. Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
      7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

      Ages 13-19
      OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, 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 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

      Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, Delridge Community Center

      The Late Night Recreation Program is a fun, safe environment for high-risk Seattle youth. Our goal is to save the lives of our youth, create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other undesirable activities. The Late Night Recreation Program targets youth most prone to harmful behavior and shows them the possibility of having a positive future. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.

      Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
      Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

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    21. WS Meaningful Movies: The Healthcare Movie @ Neighborhood House's High Point Center
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      On Saturday December 6, at 7:00 pm, West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents The Healthcare Movie.

      Canadians now have universal health care because of people who took a heroic stand nearly fifty years ago. The Healthcare Movie tells the story and provides a glimpse
      into what could be possible for us. Produced by Laurie Simons and Terry
      Sterrenberg.

      David McLanahan, from Health Care Is a Human Right” Washington, will join the discussion following the movie and share a strategy for achieving universal, affordable health care in Washington State by 2018.

      6:30 doors open for snacks and social time
      7:00 movie–65 minutes, followed by community announcements and an optional discussion

      At High Point Neighborhood House
      6400 Sylvan Way SW (98126)
      Bus numbers 21 and 128

      NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.
      Snacks – help us minimize waste – bring you own mug!

      www.westseattlemeaningfulmovies.org

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    22. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 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. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      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.

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    23. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    24. Jamie Nova Band performs @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Tortopalooza 2014! An Epic West Seattle Soiree featuring The Brian Marshall Band, RebelMart, Sweet Jesus, plus Special Guests live at The Benbow Room on Saturday December 6th.

      9 pm, $5

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    25. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
      Karaoke & Dance all night long! Let’s party!!

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    26. ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at midnight @ Admiral Theater
      11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Monthly – every first Saturday night of the month at midnight, shadow cast and all.

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  13. Dec
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    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      7:30 am – 7:30 am
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      Categories: Sports

      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.

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    2. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      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” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

      *Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

      *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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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    3. Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Upcoming Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) Schools and Clinics:


      December 7th
      3 Hour Spey School, 10 am, $95 per person, 3 People max

      December 13th
      Women’s Casting Clinic, 10 am, FREE, 6 People max

      Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

      Spey School Promotion

      Now – December 31st, 2014

      Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) off of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.

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    4. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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    5. Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

      This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

      Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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    6. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Every Sunday, year-round! In The Junction. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

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      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    7. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    8. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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      (Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

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      WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
    9. Holiday Craft Bazaar @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

      Please join us in our Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 7th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for our annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful selection of hand-sewn items, crafts, stocking stuffers, baked goods & jewelry available for purchase. Choose the perfect gifts for the special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members.

      Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TibbettsUMChurch

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    10. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    11. 5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join us for our 5th Annual handmade holiday market – Blithe Bazaar!

      A COZY EVENING OF SHOPPING AND SIPS SUPPORTING LOCAL WEST SEATTLE ARTISANS

      Jewelry • Lotions & Potions • Art • Housewares • Tea and more

      FREE ADMISSION

      Sunday, December 7
      3-7 pm

      Community School of West Seattle
      9450 22nd Ave SW at Roxbury

      Find more information on our fabulous vendors, check out our Facebook
      event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310805655786686/

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      5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
    12. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 4:30 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. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      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.

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    13. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    14. Admiral Sings Christmas @ Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “Admiral Sings Christmas” December 7th, 4 pm at the Admiral Church:

      3:30 pm for a Grand Chocolate Buffet

      4:00 p.m. for a festive concert & sing-along of favorite Christmas songs and
      carols!

      Free Admission; suggested donation $10.

      Non-perishable food donations for local food banks accepted.

      We wish you the Merriest Christmas and hope you will come and celebrate with us.

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      Admiral Sings Christmas @ Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ
    15. St. Nicholas Faire – Food drive, auction, wine tasting, bake sale @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      WHAT: St. Nicholas Faire
      WHEN: Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 4 pm-7 pm
      WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
      WHY: To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and West Seattle Helpline

      HOW MUCH:
      $5 per person w/non perishable food item or $15 per family w/food donation for every family member;
      if NO FOOD DONATION then $10 per person or $25 per/family

      Every dollar we raise goes directly to the Food Bank and Helpline. All expenses are covered so no money donated is used to defray event costs.

      We offer appetizers and spiced hot cider; elegant bake sale items; silent auction with a variety of gift baskets- puzzles, games, wine, art & educational activites, gift certificates to local businesses, food themed baskets, Seahawk and Sounder gear, etc! Plus a ring toss game to win wine prizes and wine tasting. You have fun and you do holiday shopping at the same time you are supporting the Food Bank and Helpline.

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      St. Nicholas Faire – Food drive, auction, wine tasting, bake sale @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
    16. Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      KJRW-West Seattle internet radio has partnered with West Seattle Trivial Entertainment to bring you Trivia at West Seattle Brewing Company Sunday nights at 7:30 pm. Topics include: Current Events, History, Pop Culture and more. It’s free to play. Prizes will be awarded.

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    17. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Sunday with Ryan, Sami Saurus, or Sam — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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  14. Dec
    8
    Mon
    2014

    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      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

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    2. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    3. Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for 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 care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 1:30–3:00 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, East Dining Room, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Contact facilitator
      Martha Smith at 206.937.3701 x 28578 for details.

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      Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
    4. Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      A new ESL class series begins at High Point Neighborhood House on Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm. The classes will be held each Monday from 6:30 to 8 pm. The classes are free and free childcare will be provided.

      The classes are located at High Point Family Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle. The telephone number is 206-588-4900. Registration is required.

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    5. North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

      Now meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, room 103 – The North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting happens on the 2nd Monday of each month 6:30 PM – 7:45 pm. Get the agenda at ndnc.org.

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      North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. Evening book group @ Southwest Library
      6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

      Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls.

      Book Description: “The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family’s nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.” – NoveList

      View in Catalog: “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

      Next Month’s Title: “The Ginger Tree” by Oswald Wynd

      This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm.

      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.

      Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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    7. Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

      Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie.

      Book description: Junior, a budding cartoonist, leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm-town school. Condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside himself that never knew existed.

      View in Catalog: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie

      Next Month’s Title: “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh

      This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm.

      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.

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    8. Hi-Yu Junior Court coronation @ Admiral Congregational Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Hi-Yu Junior Court Coronoation and General Meeting, Monday December 8th, 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

      If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

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    9. Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7.

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    10. Buddhist Meditation Classes @ Sound Yoga
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
      When: Every Monday night 7:30 – 9:00 pm
      Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

      In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

      Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

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    11. Trivia with Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Weekly trivia game hosted by Lindsay, Mondays 7:30-9 pm at Outwest Bar.

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      Trivia with Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
    12. Karaoke @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chrystopher Mychael. Come be the star you know you are. Starts at 8:00 pm

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    13. Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

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      Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
    14. Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
      Karaoke & Dance all night long!

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  15. Dec
    9
    Tue
    2014

    1. Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library! It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your baby (birth to 12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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    2. Membership Christmas lunch @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      11:45 am – 1:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Senior Center of West Seattle offers a free holiday meal to all current members. Enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch with entertainment by Dina Blade and a special appearance by Santa himself!

      Pick one day and make your reservation early. Call (206) 932-4044 to
      reserve your spot.

      Tuesday December 2nd
      11:45 am

      Tuesday December 9th
      11:45 am

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    3. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    4. Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
      Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
      Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

      $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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    5. Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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

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    6. West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      West Seattle Community Orchestras rehearse weekly and welcome new members – students and adults – at any time. More information and registration/sign up links here.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

      Develop your musical skills as West Seattle Community Orchestras expands your opportunities for the fall session. There is a group for just about everyone!

      *NEW!* Wind Symphony (concert band) for students and adults, 6+ years’experience on woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Particularly in demand for this new group are trumpets, baritones, trombones, tubas, and saxophones.

      The group will be playing classic wind band/concert band favorites including Liberty Bell March, Flourish for Wind Band, and Overture for Winds.

      *NEW!* Student Beginning Strings Ensemble for students (3rd -12th) in first year of school participation or private lessons. This ensemble will enhance the learning students are already receiving in a fun, encouraging atmosphere.

      Debut Orchestra for students and adults early in their musical education

      Intermediate Orchestra for students and adults playing at approximately Middle School or early High School level

      Symphony Orchestra for students and adults ready for standard orchestra

      Highlights for this fall include a side-by-side Community Concert with the Seattle Symphony at Chief Sealth International High School on Friday, October 17th, and performing at the Fauntleroy Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19th.

      Adults can join the fun, too, whether brand new beginners or those looking to rejuvenate skills! Here is the opportunity to catch up with the kids in supportive, fun classes:

      Adult Beginning Strings Class for violin, viola, cello, and bass

      Adult Beginning Winds and Percussion Band Class for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, trumpet, baritone, tuba, drums, and percussion

      Students participate free of charge in WSCO groups! Please check the website for adult fees. West Seattle Community Orchestras has been offering students and adults in the West Seattle area opportunities to play and perform great music for more than 10 years. Professional string coaches are supported through a partnership with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and made possible with a Youth Arts Grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

      Our annual Fall concerts are scheduled for December, also at Chief Sealth High School.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

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      West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
    7. “Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” class @ South Seattle College
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      “Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
      at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

      Planning to serve Champagne this holiday season? Taste Champagne and Crémant from France, Sparkling Wine from Washington, California and New Mexico, Spanish Cava, and Italian Prosecco. Champagne, the ultimate celebration bubbly which always seems to be a mystery. Learn from Placomusophile/Sommelier Dieter Schafer about styles, what the label tells you, how Méthode Champenoise wines are produced, buying strategies, proper service, etiquette,and how to match these wines with your holiday dinners. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try a variety of “bubblies” that are not often available for tasting. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6-9 pm.
      South Seattle College
      $50 per person, all fees included.

      Pre-registration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
      Info: Wine.Dieter@aol.com or southced@SeattleColleges.edu

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      “Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” class @ South Seattle College
    8. Reception & Artist Talks: Tim Cross & Mugi Takei @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      Reception & Artist Talks: Tuesday December 9th, 6-9 pm

      Big/Little Self
      Tim Cross
      Mugi Takei
      NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – JANUARY 10, 2015

      “My little self can only make artworks to resolve the distance between my imagination and what I can never touch.”

      - Tim Cross

      “I longed for intimacy with and within everything and anything. I wanted to see each and every microscopic structure of being. I wanted to see through my lover’s eyes into his soul. I wanted to see cells breathing in plants. Ultimately, I wanted to see something I couldn’t see. Slowly within me those kinds of urges disappeared and something lighter took over.”

      - Mugi Takei

      Tim Cross’s large scale (in the range of 5- 8 feet) works are created by transferring Laser and Xerox prints to silk using matte medium. Imagery suggestive of 1970’s sci-fi rocket ship parts, water, the surface of the moon, and abstract shapes and patterns reverberate off each other in compositions that function more as paintings than collages.

      Mugi Takei’s watercolor paintings, too, seem to transcend their materials; the bodies of color read more like earth, blood, and water than they do pigments from a
      tube. Girls with swollen bellies lie submerged under oceans and commune with human-sized plant beings covered in thousands of quivering hairs. Both artists make work from a place of acknowledging and questioning the size and shape of their own selves in the face of what they perceive is possible.

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    9. Storytelling Program monthly meeting @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      You are invited to the monthly SEATTLE STORYTELLERS GUILD & CHACO CANYON ORGANIC CAFÉ Storytelling Program:

      Date: TUESDAY, (2nd Tuesday, Monthly)
      AT: Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      3770 SW Alaska St (& SW 38th)
      – Community Room

      TELLERS & WRITERS NIGHT!!
      Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
      Writing and Storytelling Workshop

      6:30 pm sign-up for OPEN MIC

      7:00 to 8:30 pm STORYTELLING PRESENTATION

      FEATURED STORYTELLERS & Open Mic Presenters

      You could learn something but you’ll hear a great story either way.

      WE’LL SEE YOU ON TUESDAY!!!

      *Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or culturalart@msn.com*

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    10. Explorer West Middle School’s open house
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      We welcome all interested families to attend our Open House events to learn more about Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) and tour the facility.

      Explorer West Middle School Open House:

      Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm

      Explorer West welcomes prospective parents and students to drop by to begin an interactive school tour including art and drama demonstrations. Meet faculty and current parents/students as well as try out some classroom activities.

      For additional information, visit the school’s web site: www.explorer-west.org.

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    11. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

      ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias!

      Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Tania Hino de Mexico y Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador.

      Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

      It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers Tania Hino and Xiomara Melgar. Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at South Park Library.

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    12. West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle See Dogs (which trains future guide dogs – see WSB coverage here) holds their regular training meeting schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (except holidays) at 6:30 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. From Ruth Oldham of WSSD:

      “They Call It Puppy Love, and you’ll fall in love when you sign up to be a puppy raiser with Guide Dogs For The Blind. Adult and youth puppy raisers are needed who are willing to teach obedience and social skills. Training and support provided. Come join us so too can be part of this experience. Our volunteers are all working toward improving the quality of life for people who are blind. Come to our meetings at The Kenney and learn what’s involved…we need you!”

      Call Ruth Oldham at 206-953-0268 for additional information.

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    13. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings in West Seattle across from the Delridge Community Center and Skatepark. Whether you are new to meditation or are an old hand, and regardless of your religious affiliation, you are welcome to join us!

      We offer meditation instruction, group meditation, and a space for discussion and exploration of topics related to our practice, and a supportive community. Through our meditation we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor.

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

      6:30-7:15 PM: Meditation (including instruction)
      7:15-7:30 PM Tea and Social Time
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule – so it’s
      always good to check the calendar (http://seattle.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/) before you come, to be sure we are meeting on any given Tuesday. West Seattle Shambhala also offers specific introductory classes from time to time, which will appear in the calendar, and in the general listing of introductory classes.

      Cost:
      None. Donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of rent for our space at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

      Location:
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      South Classroom
      4408 Delridge Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98107

      Parking:
      There’s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There’s also street parking and spaces across the street at the Delridge Skatepark.

      Public Transportation:
      Youngstown is a short walk from the #50, #120, and #125 bus lines. You can also use Google Maps (to do so, click on ‘directions’, enter your starting address, then choose the public transit option), or Metro’s Trip Planner, to figure out the best bus route.

      Contact:
      For questions, please contact Ernestina Morris at 206-280-2231 or Susan
      Rosenberg at 720-300-8775 or email WestSeattleShambhala@gmail.com.

      Or to learn more about the Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center go to
      http://seattle.shambhala.org/.

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    14. West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

      “The West Seattle Transportation Coalition (the WSTC) is a Peninsula-wide organization working to address transportation and mobility issues for Seattle’s largest constituency. The WSTC formed in September 2013, in response to the looming 27% cuts to King County Metro to West Seattle. We represent up to 100,000 people the 10 square mile area between the Duwamish River and Puget Sound.”

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    15. Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      OCTOBER 2014 MEETING – Here’s the official flyer.

      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!

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    16. Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
      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. For ages 3 and up.

      Tuesdays, 7 pm through December 9th (closed Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day).

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

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    17. Fauntleroy Community Association board meeting @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The monthly business meeting of the Fauntleroy Community Association board is on the second Tuesday starting at 7 pm in the conference room at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center.

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    18. Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Date: Tuesdays, December 2, 9 and 23
      Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
      Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Cost: Free

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    19. Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “Surprise Bingo with your host Amora Dior” at Outwest Bar, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

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    20. Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
      8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Bessie James. Signup at 8:00, starts at 8:30.

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    21. Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Baby Ketten Karaoke 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.”

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    22. Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Tuesday with host Lady Leah — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance!
      It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

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    23. Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

      Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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  16. Dec
    10
    Wed
    2014

    1. Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5 years old.

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

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    2. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

      Wednesdays 10:30–11 am, and 11:30 am–12 pm

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

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    3. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

      Early Days provides a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental space for new parents to talk about the emotional changes and challenges of parenthood. By coming together, we break isolation, and offer support and validation for each parent’s journey.

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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    4. Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      Every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm

      This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/meetup.html

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    5. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      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!

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    6. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    7. Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Wed. Nov. 12: I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
      - Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Finlay Currie, Petula Clark- 91m

      Wed. Nov. 19: We’re Not Dressing (1934)
      - Carole Lombard, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman – 77m

      Wed. Nov. 26: Grumpy Old Men (1993)
      - Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margaret, Burgess Meredith – 104m, PG-13

      Wed. Dec. 3: American Madness (1932)
      - Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson – 81m

      Wed. Dec. 10: Son of Fury (1942)
      - Tyrone Power, Frances Farmer, Gene Tierney, George Sanders – 98m

      Wed. Dec. 17: Remember the Night (1940)
      - Barbara Stanwyck. Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi – 104m

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    8. West Seattle Singing Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The second Wednesday of the month, 5–6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Do you love to sing? Are you a caregiver of someone who loves to sing or enjoys music? Join us for an informal sing along at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

      We will have various accompanists with us. Lyric sheets will be provided.

      Our goal is to create a choir that is ongoing and blossom into a fantastic group! Questions or RSVP: Holly McNeill, 206-932-4044 x 2

      FREE OF CHARGE AND ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME

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    9. American Legion Post 160 meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
      What: General Meeting
      When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm (1800hrs)
      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.

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    10. 34th District Democrats’ meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      34th District Democrats usually meet the second Wednesday of the month. You can check out the agenda here.

      AGENDA
      Meeting of Wednesday, November 12, 2014

      Program and Business Meeting

      6:30 PM – Social Time – Please bring a potluck item to share

      7:00 PM – Agenda

      Note: This agenda is fast moving and fluid, and subject to additions and changes right up until the meeting starts
      Call to Order and Flag Salute
      Approval of Agenda, Minutes of last meeting, Treasurer’s Report

      7:10 – Chair’s Report

      Chair’s Report
      First Vice-Chair’s Report
      Note: Newly announced candidates to Chair the King County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) will be heard throughout the meeting.

      7:15 – Call for Nominations, 34th District 2014 Awards – Lisa Plymate and Bill Schrier – more information here

      7:20 – 2015 Legislative Preview

      Senator Sharon Nelson, Representative Eileen Cody, Representative Joe Fitzgibbon
      Election recap
      Preview of the 2015 Legislative Session
      Questions from members

      8:00 – Post-Election Wrap-Up

      Review of the November 4th Election
      Open Mic for Members’ SoapBox

      Old Business / New Business

      Resolutions
      PCO Appointments

      Good of the Order

      Adjourn to Elliott Bay Brewery

      More info on the agenda page.

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    11. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays at The West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.

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

      More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

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    12. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    13. Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

      Our Open Mic rules! There is no host to hog the spotlight, just a friendly sound engineer. You do a quick line check, introduce yourself to the audience, and get right to performing your 15-minute set (three songs is a good estimate since that includes set up and break down time).

      • 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 available until midnight, hot toddy drink special for singer’s throats :)
      • 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)
      • Ludwig house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

      Sign-up begins at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8:00 pm.

      You must be present in person to sign up for an open mic slot. The only exception is bands on tour who have made arrangements in advance for a particular time.
      Additional details here.

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    14. Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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    15. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      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. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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    16. Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Special guest appearance by Karaoke Host Gen. Loball. Monkey back guarantee! Taking “Humpday” to a whole new level!

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    17. Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chuck Wilson. Sing us your songs. Originals encouraged. Sign up 8:00 pm

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  17. Dec
    11
    Thu
    2014

    1. Holiday Cookies Workshop @ Delridge Community Center
      5:30 am – 8:00 am

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      You are encouraged to BYO apron.
      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

      Love making edible gifts for your friends for the holidays? Have a few favorite cookie recipes but are constantly on the lookout for more? Come learn some new recipes, techniques, and decoration tips. We will be learning how to make and decorate sugar cookies and spritz cookies, and how to make snickerdoodles. BYO apron.

      Class #121943
      Thursday December 11th
      5:30-8 pm
      $30

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    2. Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5 years old.

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

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    3. $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      $6 Hair Cuts!!
      Every Thursday here at the Senior Center of West Seattle from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Provided by Washington Beauty School! Reservations required – pay at the front desk or call (206) 932-4044 ext 1 for appointment.

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    4. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

      Kaleidoscope play and learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

      Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, October 30-December 18

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

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    5. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      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!

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    6. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    7. Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      $8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

      Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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    8. Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join your neighbors and colleagues and fellow urban farmers every Thursday, 5–7 pm, starting March 13, at the Community Orchard of West Seattle.

      Help plant, tend, weed and harvest green leafy crops, berries, fruiting trees and other plants during this growing season at our huge urban garden and orchard! It’s time to prune trees and berry bushes, and develop ideal individual soil preparations for each crop to be planted.

      Questions on urban gardening, permaculture techniques, or your own problem plants are our specialty and are more than welcome! We hope to see you there! The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the east end of the parking lot adjacent to the Horticulture Center, north end of the campus at South Seattle Community College.

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

      Community Orchard of West Seattle (COWS) provides a home-scale model that demonstrates how much food can be grown on a city-sized lot. Our produce goes to our volunteers, neighbors and local food security programs while we provide a venue for public agricultural education and community gathering. Using permaculture and organic growing principles, COWS demonstrates several different kinds of non-standard orchard techniques and garden configurations – most of which are based on no-till, polyculture, low-maintenance sustainable food production strategies.

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/180048328692486

      http://www.meetup.com/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/

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    9. ‘Second Thursday OUT’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Senior Center of West Seattle invites the LGBTQ community and their neighbors and friends to Second Thursday OUT on Thursday December 11 at 6:00 pm. For no-host happy hour followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant and plays at Arts West or other planned activities.

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    10. Steelheading in the PNW workshop @ Emerald Water Anglers
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      December 11th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

      Steelheading in the PNW

      This time of year there is one fish on the mind of every northwest fly angler…Steelhead. Topics covered will include Steelhead behavior, local/regional rivers and when to fish them, techniques, and understanding spey rods and lines.

      6-8 pm / FREE

      Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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    11. West Seattle Art Walk
      6:00 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 6 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.

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    12. Contemplative Worship service @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Contemplative Worship at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      Thursday evenings, 6:30–7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary:

      We take time each week to sit together in silence and allow our minds and bodies some precious quiet time amid our busy lives. Everyone is invited to join us for this simple and introspective service. Music, reading, candle lighting,
      silence.

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    13. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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    14. Wine tasting, Art Walk & music @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Wine club meets at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 7–9 pm. More from C & P:


      Art walk and a monthly wine, food and art party! Wine tasting for $5.00 and wines by the glass or bottle. Beer and hard cider available as well! Bring a friend, bring an appetizer and listen to Brazilian music with Choro Tocando. Everyone is welcome to join us as we explore a new theme each month and feel free to bring an appetizer. Send us an e-mail: candpco@comcast.net if you are interested. 21 and older please. (206) 933-3125.

      For the month of November, C & P will feature photography and art by Danielle Fenske.
      The artist will be here to answer any question or talk about her work!

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      Wine tasting, Art Walk & music @ C & P Coffee Company
    15. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    16. The Deep Cuts w/DJ Kingblind @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Every Thursday night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 8pm, enjoy The Deep Cuts hosted by DJ Kingblind and DJ G$.

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    17. Karaoke Thursday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Thursday with Host Guy — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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  18. Dec
    12
    Fri
    2014

    1. West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

      You’re welcome to check out this Toastmasters Club! The West Seattle Earlybirds meet every Friday morning at ArtsWest – find them online here and on Facebook here, plus they have a blog-format website here.

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    2. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    3. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Films

      Burke’s Bijou
      Friday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm to 3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Fri. Nov. 14: Follow the Fleet (1936)
      - Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Betty Grable – 110m

      Fri. Nov. 21: Cluny Brown (1946)
      - Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker – 100m

      Fri. Nov. 28: Holiday Closing-No Movie

      Fri. Dec. 5: A Bell for Adano (1945)
      - Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, Willam Bendix, Richard Conte – 103m

      Fri. Dec. 12: Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
      - Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen – 115m

      Fri. Dec. 19: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
      - Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart – 108m

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    4. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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    5. Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
      7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

      Ages 13-19
      OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, 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 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

      Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, Delridge Community Center

      The Late Night Recreation Program is a fun, safe environment for high-risk Seattle youth. Our goal is to save the lives of our youth, create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other undesirable activities. The Late Night Recreation Program targets youth most prone to harmful behavior and shows them the possibility of having a positive future. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.

      Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
      Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

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    6. Video DJ Andy and Thomas @ Outwest Bar
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy and Thomas on Friday nights, 7:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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    7. Bells of the Sound: “A Winter’s Night” @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bells of the Sound, the Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble, invites you to A Winter’s Night, a special program of holiday music that will paint a colorful portrait of the Christmas season. From the traditional O, Holy Night and Silent Nights, to the shimmering First Noel and Everlasting Light – with a journey into the Twelve Days of Christmas, we’ll cast a little light and warmth into your winter nights.

      December 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
      Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor)

      Suggested donation – $10/adults & $8/youth & seniors unless otherwise noted.

      For more information, please visit www.bellsofthesound.org, email info@bellsofthesound.org or call (206) 931-7669.

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    8. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 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. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      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.

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    9. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    10. Karaoke Friday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Friday with Host Guy — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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  19. Dec
    13
    Sat
    2014

    1. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      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.

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    2. Mobile blood drive in the Junction
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Puget Sound Blood Center will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, December 13th. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

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    3. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

      The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

      Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Delridge Natural Area
      Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

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    4. Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Upcoming Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) Schools and Clinics:


      December 7th
      3 Hour Spey School, 10 am, $95 per person, 3 People max

      December 13th
      Women’s Casting Clinic, 10 am, FREE, 6 People max

      Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

      Spey School Promotion

      Now – December 31st, 2014

      Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) off of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.

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    5. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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    6. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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    7. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      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

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    8. West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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    9. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    10. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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    11. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    12. LEGO Mania! @ Delridge Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      It’s LEGO Mania at the Delridge Library on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2–3:30 pm.

      Take our LEGO-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! We’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad LEGO skills. For ages 5-12 (Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

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    13. ‘Cookies & Cider on the Porch’ @ Log House Museum
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

      ‘Cookies & Cider on the Porch’ coincides with Alki visit of Christmas Ship
      Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
      4-6 pm

      Don’t miss the annual tradition of the Christmas Ship’s visit to Alki Beach from 5:10 to 5:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

      And the perfect way to warm up for the holiday songs emanating from this seaborne ambassador is to join us for “Cookies & Cider on the Porch” starting at 4 pm the same afternoon at our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W.

      Join us for refreshments and fellowship as we welcome the Christmas Ship, just one block away from the beach!

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    14. Argosy Christmas Ship at Alki @ Lowman Beach Park
      4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

      Come down to Alki Beach on December 13th from 4:20–4:40 pm to enjoy the Christmas Ship. From the Fauntleroy Community Association:

      Saturday, December 13
      Christmas Ship at Lowman Beach Park
      4:20–4:40 p.m.
      Lowman Beach Park

      The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship parade visit Lowman Beach on December 13th. Sounds like a great time for a neighborhood party! Note: The boats arrive at Alki Beach Park at 5:10 pm. For more information, visit the Argosy Christmas Ship webpage.

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    15. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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    16. Teen Late Night Program @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
      7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

      Ages 13-19
      OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, 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 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

      Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, Delridge Community Center

      The Late Night Recreation Program is a fun, safe environment for high-risk Seattle youth. Our goal is to save the lives of our youth, create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other undesirable activities. The Late Night Recreation Program targets youth most prone to harmful behavior and shows them the possibility of having a positive future. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.

      Please call 206.684.7438 for a complete list of upcoming activities.
      Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

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    17. Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists will perform two Christmas concerts this year: one on the evening of Saturday, December 13, 7:30 pm, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday, December 14, at 4 pm, both at Fauntleroy Church. Plan your holiday party around one of these joyous events! For more information, visit www.fauntleroyucc.org or call the church office at 206-932-5600.

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    18. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 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. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      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.

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    19. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    20. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
      Karaoke & Dance all night long! Let’s party!!

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  20. Dec
    14
    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      7:30 am – 7:30 am
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      Categories: Sports

      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.

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    2. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      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” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

      *Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation – “Feeding your spirit, expanding your mind, working for justice”. Sunday service 10:30 AM, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

      *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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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    3. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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    4. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Every Sunday, year-round! In The Junction. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

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    5. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      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

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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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      WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
    7. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    8. Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday December 14th, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

      Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring music by Schubert and Brahms.

      Katie Hochman, soprano
      Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
      Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

      - Duets for Two Sopranos

      Ann Rackl, violin
      Selina Chu, piano

      Sonatina in G minor, Op 137, no 3 – Schubert
      I. Allegro giusto
      II. Andante
      III. Menuetto
      IV. Allegro Moderato

      Sonatensatz (Sonata Movement) Opus Posthumous – Brahms Scherzo

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

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      Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    9. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 4:30 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. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      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.

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      It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
    10. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    11. Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      The Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists will perform two Christmas concerts this year: one on the evening of Saturday, December 13, 7:30 pm, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday, December 14, at 4 pm, both at Fauntleroy Church. Plan your holiday party around one of these joyous events! For more information, visit www.fauntleroyucc.org or call the church office at 206-932-5600.

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      Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
    12. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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      Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
    13. Carmina Angelorum: songs for harp & treble voices @ Holy Rosary Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Carmina Angelorum: songs for harp & treble voices

      December 14, 2014, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

      Holy Rosary Church

      $12/adult, $8/Seniors & Students

      An evening concert of elegant music celebrating winter and the holiday season, featuring harpist Juliet Stratton and the young women of Prime Voci and Cantamus of Seattle Girls’ Choir. Works by Benjamin Britten, Zoltán Kodály, James Bingham, and Paul Carey to be performed. Please come and enjoy!

      Juliet Stratton, harpist, performs regularly as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Prior performances include the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Cincinnati Symphony. Her numerous recording credits include motion picture scores, video games, symphonies, choral, solo, and chamber recordings. She currently freelances throughout the Pacific NW and maintains an active private teaching studio.

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      Carmina Angelorum: songs for harp & treble voices @ Holy Rosary Church
    14. Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      KJRW-West Seattle internet radio has partnered with West Seattle Trivial Entertainment to bring you Trivia at West Seattle Brewing Company Sunday nights at 7:30 pm. Topics include: Current Events, History, Pop Culture and more. It’s free to play. Prizes will be awarded.

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      Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
    15. Candice Rose and special guests perform @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Candice Rose, with Special Guests. Hosted by Scott M.X. Turner on Sunday December 14th at 8 pm. Free!

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      Candice Rose and special guests perform @ The Benbow Room
    16. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Sunday with Ryan, Sami Saurus, or Sam — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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      Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
  21. Dec
    15
    Mon
    2014

    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      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

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      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    3. Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Join us for an afternoon book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley.

      Book Description: Everyone knows the rough outline of the story of Dr. Frankenstein, but reading the short book as Shelley wrote it is especially illuminating in light of all the recent scientific discoveries having to do with the human genome project, cloning and gene therapy.

      View in Catalog: “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

      “In One Person” by John Irving

      This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 pm, unless otherwise noted.

      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.

      Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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      Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
    4. Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      A new ESL class series begins at High Point Neighborhood House on Monday, October 27th at 6:30 pm. The classes will be held each Monday from 6:30 to 8 pm. The classes are free and free childcare will be provided.

      The classes are located at High Point Family Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle. The telephone number is 206-588-4900. Registration is required.

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      Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
    5. Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7.

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      Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
    6. Buddhist Meditation Classes @ Sound Yoga
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
      When: Every Monday night 7:30 – 9:00 pm
      Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

      In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

      Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

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      Buddhist Meditation Classes @ Sound Yoga
    7. Trivia with Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Weekly trivia game hosted by Lindsay, Mondays 7:30-9 pm at Outwest Bar.

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      Trivia with Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
    8. Karaoke @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chrystopher Mychael. Come be the star you know you are. Starts at 8:00 pm

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      Karaoke @ The Benbow Room
    9. Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

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      Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
    10. Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.
      Karaoke & Dance all night long!

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      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  22. Dec
    16
    Tue
    2014

    1. Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library! It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your baby (birth to 12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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      Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
    2. Smartphone basics @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday December 16th, 10:30 am–12:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:


      Technology Classes with Rolland
      Cost Per Class:
      $10/members, $15/non-members

      Smartphone basics
      Learn the basics of what your phone can do, how to set it up, and learn the terminology of what is important to know.

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      Smartphone basics @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    4. Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
      Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
      Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

      $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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      Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
    5. Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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

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      Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
    6. Teen Grub Club @ High Point Community Center
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Every other Tuesday, 4:00–6:00 pm at the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      This FREE class explores healthy eating and cooking habits. We cook from scratch. No mixes and or packaged sauces. Real whole foods are cooked and served by youth and for youth. Food is for participating youth. If you have recipe ideas or if you can cook please come out and share your ideas and thoughts.

      10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 & 12/16
      Every other Tuesday
      4-6 pm

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      Teen Grub Club @ High Point Community Center
    7. West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      West Seattle Community Orchestras rehearse weekly and welcome new members – students and adults – at any time. More information and registration/sign up links here.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

      Develop your musical skills as West Seattle Community Orchestras expands your opportunities for the fall session. There is a group for just about everyone!

      *NEW!* Wind Symphony (concert band) for students and adults, 6+ years’experience on woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Particularly in demand for this new group are trumpets, baritones, trombones, tubas, and saxophones.

      The group will be playing classic wind band/concert band favorites including Liberty Bell March, Flourish for Wind Band, and Overture for Winds.

      *NEW!* Student Beginning Strings Ensemble for students (3rd -12th) in first year of school participation or private lessons. This ensemble will enhance the learning students are already receiving in a fun, encouraging atmosphere.

      Debut Orchestra for students and adults early in their musical education

      Intermediate Orchestra for students and adults playing at approximately Middle School or early High School level

      Symphony Orchestra for students and adults ready for standard orchestra

      Highlights for this fall include a side-by-side Community Concert with the Seattle Symphony at Chief Sealth International High School on Friday, October 17th, and performing at the Fauntleroy Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19th.

      Adults can join the fun, too, whether brand new beginners or those looking to rejuvenate skills! Here is the opportunity to catch up with the kids in supportive, fun classes:

      Adult Beginning Strings Class for violin, viola, cello, and bass

      Adult Beginning Winds and Percussion Band Class for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, trumpet, baritone, tuba, drums, and percussion

      Students participate free of charge in WSCO groups! Please check the website for adult fees. West Seattle Community Orchestras has been offering students and adults in the West Seattle area opportunities to play and perform great music for more than 10 years. Professional string coaches are supported through a partnership with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and made possible with a Youth Arts Grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

      Our annual Fall concerts are scheduled for December, also at Chief Sealth High School.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

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      West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
    8. Evening book group @ High Point Library
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

      Join us for a book group at the High Point Library, 6:30–7:45 pm. This month’s title is When the ‘Emperor the Was Divine’ by Julie Otsuka.

      Book description: A nameless Japanese-American family is sent to a Utah internment camp during World War II. Their emotional devastation is revealed in spare, haunting prose that draws the reader into the story. 2005 Seattle Reads selection.

      View in Catalog: “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka

      Next month’s title: TBA

      This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

      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.

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      Evening book group @ High Point Library
    9. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

      ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias!

      Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Tania Hino de Mexico y Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador.

      Los programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos. Todos los martes a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de South Park.

      It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers Tania Hino and Xiomara Melgar. Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at South Park Library.

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      Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
    10. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings in West Seattle across from the Delridge Community Center and Skatepark. Whether you are new to meditation or are an old hand, and regardless of your religious affiliation, you are welcome to join us!

      We offer meditation instruction, group meditation, and a space for discussion and exploration of topics related to our practice, and a supportive community. Through our meditation we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor.

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

      6:30-7:15 PM: Meditation (including instruction)
      7:15-7:30 PM Tea and Social Time
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule – so it’s
      always good to check the calendar (http://seattle.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/) before you come, to be sure we are meeting on any given Tuesday. West Seattle Shambhala also offers specific introductory classes from time to time, which will appear in the calendar, and in the general listing of introductory classes.

      Cost:
      None. Donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of rent for our space at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

      Location:
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      South Classroom
      4408 Delridge Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98107

      Parking:
      There’s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There’s also street parking and spaces across the street at the Delridge Skatepark.

      Public Transportation:
      Youngstown is a short walk from the #50, #120, and #125 bus lines. You can also use Google Maps (to do so, click on ‘directions’, enter your starting address, then choose the public transit option), or Metro’s Trip Planner, to figure out the best bus route.

      Contact:
      For questions, please contact Ernestina Morris at 206-280-2231 or Susan
      Rosenberg at 720-300-8775 or email WestSeattleShambhala@gmail.com.

      Or to learn more about the Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center go to
      http://seattle.shambhala.org/.

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      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    11. West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
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      Categories: Meetup

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Tuesdays
      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.

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      West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    12. West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
      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.

      For more information contact WSCPC at westseattleCPC@gmail.com

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      West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
    13. Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see Alauda – all-ages freeform bellydance showcase every third Tuesday of the month, 7:30–8:30 pm.

      Alauda Facebook page here.

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      Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
    14. Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “Surprise Bingo with your host Amora Dior” at Outwest Bar, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

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      Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
    15. The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert @ Benaroya Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert, December 16 at Benaroya Hall
      Proceeds Benefit Ballard NW Senior Center and 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 16 at 7:30 pm.

      Reserved seats are $47 to $87. VIP reserved seats are $152, including a post-concert reception with The Irish Tenors.

      Proceeds from the concert benefit Ballard NW Senior Center and Senior Center of West Seattle.

      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.

      Tickets:
      Online: BenaroyaHall.org

      By phone: 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 (toll free)

      In person at The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office at the corner of 3rd Ave & Union St., open Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 1-6 pm.

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      The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert @ Benaroya Hall
    16. Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
      8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Bessie James. Signup at 8:00, starts at 8:30.

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      Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
    17. Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Baby Ketten Karaoke 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.”

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      Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
    18. Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Tuesday with host Lady Leah — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance!
      It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

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      Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
    19. Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

      Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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  23. Dec
    17
    Wed
    2014

    1. Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5 years old.

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

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      Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    2. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

      Wednesdays 10:30–11 am, and 11:30 am–12 pm

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

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    3. Alki Community Center Holiday Potluck
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      From the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      This is our end of year, holiday party, bring a gently used wrapped gift for exchange, if you wish. Great fun so bring some friends.

      Location: Alki CC
      Wednesday December 17th
      11 am-12:30 pm

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      Alki Community Center Holiday Potluck
    4. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

      Early Days provides a safe, welcoming, nonjudgemental space for new parents to talk about the emotional changes and challenges of parenthood. By coming together, we break isolation, and offer support and validation for each parent’s journey.

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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    5. Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      Every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm

      This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/meetup.html

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

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    7. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    8. Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
      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

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    9. Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

      Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. Suggested donation $1-$2.

      Wed. Nov. 12: I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
      - Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Finlay Currie, Petula Clark- 91m

      Wed. Nov. 19: We’re Not Dressing (1934)
      - Carole Lombard, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman – 77m

      Wed. Nov. 26: Grumpy Old Men (1993)
      - Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margaret, Burgess Meredith – 104m, PG-13

      Wed. Dec. 3: American Madness (1932)
      - Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson – 81m

      Wed. Dec. 10: Son of Fury (1942)
      - Tyrone Power, Frances Farmer, Gene Tierney, George Sanders – 98m

      Wed. Dec. 17: Remember the Night (1940)
      - Barbara Stanwyck. Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi – 104m

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    10. Free legal consultations for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:


      Legal Consultations
      Attorney: Nancy Sorensen
      Date: Wednesday, December 17th
      Time: Appointments starting at 2:00 pm
      Appointments: 206-932-4044 ext. 1
      Cost: FREE 20 Minute Consultations

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    11. Teen Talk @ High Point Community Center
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      This time is for Teens to get together socially and discuss their ideas and thoughts about all subjects. It gives them the time to identify community issues, youth issues, and personal issues in a safe and open environment. Presenters are welcome to speak to the youth as well. Information/discussion about education, health, law, justice, jobs, internships, resumes, lifestyles, these are some of the many topics for discussion.

      (If you would like to join us, please speak with Laura Wilburn to set up a presentation
      day. (206) 684-7422.)

      Wednesday 4-5 pm:
      December 17th

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    12. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays at The West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.

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

      More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

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    13. Santa photos at Pegasus Pizza
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      On December 17, from approximately 6:30-9:30 Santa Claus is making an appearance at Pegasus Pizza! Pictures are FREE with a $20 purchase. Pictures will be made available on the Pegasus Pizza Facebook page 48 hours after the event. Let’s make pictures on the beach with Santa a tradition for years to come! Large groups make sure to call in your reservations ASAP! Give us a call at (206) 932-4849.

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    14. 34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the Round Table Pizza (15730 1st Ave South, Burien, WA 98148).

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    15. Delridge District Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      OCTOBER 2014 AGENDA INCLUDES THESE GUESTS:

      7:05 p.m. Ben Noble (Director) – Central Budget Office
      7:45 p.m. Steven Wilske (Captain) – Seattle Police Department, SW Precinct
      8:00 p.m. Juan Martinez (Project Manager) & NMF Advisory Board Member – Neighborhood Matching Fund Update
      8:15 p.m. Ian Macek and Gabriela Vega – SDOT Freight Master Plan

      Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

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    16. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    17. Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

      Our Open Mic rules! There is no host to hog the spotlight, just a friendly sound engineer. You do a quick line check, introduce yourself to the audience, and get right to performing your 15-minute set (three songs is a good estimate since that includes set up and break down time).

      • 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 available until midnight, hot toddy drink special for singer’s throats :)
      • 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)
      • Ludwig house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

      Sign-up begins at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8:00 pm.

      You must be present in person to sign up for an open mic slot. The only exception is bands on tour who have made arrangements in advance for a particular time.
      Additional details here.

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    18. Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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    19. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      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. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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    20. Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Special guest appearance by Karaoke Host Gen. Loball. Monkey back guarantee! Taking “Humpday” to a whole new level!

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    21. Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

      Hosted by Chuck Wilson. Sing us your songs. Originals encouraged. Sign up 8:00 pm

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  24. Dec
    18
    Thu
    2014

    1. Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Legal Assistance from Attorneys with Elder Law & Estate Planning Experience

      Attorney: John Llewellyn

      Thursdays, December 4 & 18
      Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

      FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

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    2. Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5 years old.

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

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    3. $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      $6 Hair Cuts!!
      Every Thursday here at the Senior Center of West Seattle from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Provided by Washington Beauty School! Reservations required – pay at the front desk or call (206) 932-4044 ext 1 for appointment.

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    4. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

      Kaleidoscope play and learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time. Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

      Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, October 30-December 18

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

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    5. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      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!

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    6. Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
      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.

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    7. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

      Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 pm, join us at the Senior Center of West Seattle for something different in the way to enjoy a book. Join us for insights, ideas and sharing. We read out loud in the group, and when there’s something someone would like to discuss, we stop for a few minutes to talk about it. We’ll be choosing a new book for the group in the near future. Come, be part of the process. New readers are always welcome. If you have questions about the group, contact Fred Matthews at seafam2010@gmail.com.

      Cost: Suggested donation $1 member / $2 non-member

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    8. Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      $8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

      Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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    9. ‘Circle of Singles’ for 50+ @ Salty's on Alki
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      “Circle of Singles”
      An evening of friendship of fun for those over 50 and Single!
      Thursday, December 18 at 5 pm
      Meet us at Salty’s on Alki
      It’s fun and besides that it is a tradition!

      Questions? Call Wander 206-935-6738 or Lee 206-938-5017

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    10. Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join your neighbors and colleagues and fellow urban farmers every Thursday, 5–7 pm, starting March 13, at the Community Orchard of West Seattle.

      Help plant, tend, weed and harvest green leafy crops, berries, fruiting trees and other plants during this growing season at our huge urban garden and orchard! It’s time to prune trees and berry bushes, and develop ideal individual soil preparations for each crop to be planted.

      Questions on urban gardening, permaculture techniques, or your own problem plants are our specialty and are more than welcome! We hope to see you there! The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the east end of the parking lot adjacent to the Horticulture Center, north end of the campus at South Seattle Community College.

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

      Community Orchard of West Seattle (COWS) provides a home-scale model that demonstrates how much food can be grown on a city-sized lot. Our produce goes to our volunteers, neighbors and local food security programs while we provide a venue for public agricultural education and community gathering. Using permaculture and organic growing principles, COWS demonstrates several different kinds of non-standard orchard techniques and garden configurations – most of which are based on no-till, polyculture, low-maintenance sustainable food production strategies.

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/180048328692486

      http://www.meetup.com/Community-Orchard-of-West-Seattle/

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    11. Contemplative Worship service @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Contemplative Worship at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      Thursday evenings, 6:30–7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary:

      We take time each week to sit together in silence and allow our minds and bodies some precious quiet time amid our busy lives. Everyone is invited to join us for this simple and introspective service. Music, reading, candle lighting,
      silence.

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    12. Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Alki Community Council meets 3rd Thursday of the month at Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St, Seattle..

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    13. Open Mic: Unplugged! @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The third Thursday of the month, from 7–9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

      An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music that don’t require mics or amps. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and the C&P Coffeehouse.

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    14. Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Computer room, lower level, of the Southwest Teen Life Center. The address is 2801 SW Thistle
      Seattle WA 98126.


      The public is encouraged to attend. It is a great chance for everyone to offer their ideas and energy on how we can best serve the community. The Advisory Council supports the SWTLC efforts by sponsoring classes and community events such as the recent Halloween Carnival, summer car show, holiday egg hun