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Agenda

  1. Sep
    30
    Tue
    2014

    1. 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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      4:00 pm
      Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
    2. Zarni De Wet performs @ 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 singer/songwriter and pianist Zarni De Wet.

      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: Tuesday September 30th, 5:30–8:30 pm.

      Zarni is an artist originally from South Africa, now creating a buzz in Seattle with her keyboard skills, honest lyrics and memorable melodies.

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      Zarni De Wet performs @ Salty’s on Alki
    3. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:20 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (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! Open to the public and free (donations are welcome).

      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)

      6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
      6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
      8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule ‹ so it¹s always good to check the 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.

      Location:

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

      Parking:

      There¹s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There¹s 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.

      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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      6:20 pm
      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    4. 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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      6:30 pm
      Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
    5. 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.

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

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      7:00 pm
      Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
    6. 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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      7:30 pm
      Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
    7. The Cody Rentas Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday September 30th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), The Cody Rentas Band performs at the BLUES TO DO weekly live event.

      “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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      The Cody Rentas Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
    8. 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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      8:30 pm
      Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
    9. 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.

      “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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      9:00 pm
      Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
    10. 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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      9:00 pm
      Karaoke Tuesday with Lady Leah @ Yen Wor Village
    11. Starlight singer/songwriter showcase @ 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 showcase @ Shadowland
  2. Oct
    1
    Wed
    2014

    1. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
      7:00 am – 8:15 am

      Please join us…Our club meets 7:00 am every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and Noon every 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Be’s Restaurant in the Junction, at 4509 California Ave SW. Park in rear lot and enter the rear door.

      Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community.

      Contact us at 206-938-8032 or warrenlawless@comcast.net

      Visit us on Facebook, Read what’s happening on our Blog, and check out our photo album on Flickr

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      7:00 am
      Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
    2. 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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      10:30 am
      Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    3. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      11:30 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!

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

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      11:30 am
      Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
    4. 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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      12:00 pm
      Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    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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      12:00 pm
      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
    6. 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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      1:00 pm
      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    7. Halloween Costume Swap @ Three Little Birds
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Jennifer Young at Three Little Birds:

      It’s a really cool opportunity for parents in the community to swap out Halloween costumes. We are doing a Costume Swap Event Wednesday October 1st from 1-5pm. Parents can bring in their old costumes that they no longer need, and trade them for one that they do.

      “Mark your calendars and save the date for our 1st Annual Halloween Costume Swap! Come to the store from 1-5pm on Wednesday October 1st. Bring any costumes you no longer need and swap with other families for some you do. Still can’t find the one you want? We have plenty of great ones for sale. Fun right? See you all there…”

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      1:00 pm
      Halloween Costume Swap @ Three Little Birds
    8. 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. Sept. 17: Flowing Gold (1940)
      - Frances Farmer, John Garfield, Pat O’Brien – 82m

      Wed. Sept. 24: The Efficency Expert (1992)
      - Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette – 85m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 1: Mrs. Brown (1997)
      - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler – 103m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 8: Burton & Taylor (2013)
      - Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks – 90m, TV-14

      Wed. Oct. 15: Valley of Decision (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Robert Preston – 119m

      Wed. Oct. 22: The Law and the Lady (1941)
      - Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main – 104m

      Wed Oct. 29: Scandal at Scourie (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 90m

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      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    9. “Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

      Location:
      Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

      Date/Time Information:
      10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
      Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

      Register here.

      Fees/Admission:
      Free but donations are welcome.

      Contact Information:
      206-934-5219

      The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

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      “Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
    10. ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us for one or more phone banks held through October every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, just two blocks from Alki Beach.

      Training materials, snacks, and lively conversations are provided. Please bring a mobile phone and a laptop, if possible.

      We need your help to ensure that more than 1.2 million voters vote YES for 594 this November!

      RSVP to pamela@wagunresponsibility.org, or call (206) 437-8362.

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      5:30 pm
      ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
    11. MELT method workshop @ West Seattle Runner
      6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      We had a great response to our MELT method workshop and we see the potential for it keeping runners healthy and preventing injury (and helping with existing injuries).

      Jill Pagano, a certified instructor and owner of Center of Movement and Healing will offer a 3 class series for our runners and walkers right here at West Seattle Runner! The class dates are: Sept 10th, Sept 24th, Oct 1st. The classes will start at 6:00 pm and you will have three start times to choose from each evening (either 6 pm, 6:45 pm or 7:30 pm). You can attend one or all three classes. The cost is $25 per class or $60 for the entire series. The first class is taking care of her lowback and hips, the second is knees and feet and the third is upper back and neck.

      You must register at:
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-care-of-your-low-back-hips-w-melt-method-west-seattle-runner-tickets-12746574347.
      The equipment will be provided for you.

      Upcoming Events in September:
      Wednesday Sept 17th 6:30 pm group run is a Nutrition Night sponsored by Powerbar. You can hear about nutrition before the run and try out samples. Meet at West Seattle Runner.

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      6:00 pm
      MELT method workshop @ West Seattle Runner
    12. 1st Wednesday Reiki Circle @ NW Ayurveda
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      1st Wednesday Reiki Circle
      at NW Ayurveda
      6:30-8:30pm $10

      Reduce tension and expand awareness. Bring balance and harmony to body and mind. Experience more of what the healing modality of Reiki is all about. Give and receive 15-20 minute sessions to soothing and tranquil music. Open to beginners as well as Reiki students and practitioners of all lineages looking to further their practice. Massage tables provided. Facilitated by Eileen Dey, M.A., LMHC, Director/founder of www.reikitrainingprogram.com.

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      6:30 pm
      1st Wednesday Reiki Circle @ NW Ayurveda
    13. 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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      6:30 pm
      Southwest Neighborhood District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    14. Music Bingo! @ The Cask
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Every Wednesday night at The Cask (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm:

      Music Bingo is the new fun game in Seattle. You play just like regular bingo, but instead of numbers called out we play small clips from songs. If you have the song in the correct column you mark it off. It’s a cross between bingo, trivia, and karaoke. It’s fun and easy to play.

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      7:00 pm
      Music Bingo! @ The Cask
    15. The Mountaintop @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Mountaintop – September 11–October 5, 2014
      By Katori Hall

      Northwest Premiere, 2010 Oliver Award Winner

      On the re-imagined eve of his assassination, we meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weary, restless, and in a lonely hotel room. Visited by a mysterious young woman and forced to confront the meaning of his life, his destiny, and his own humanity, we are given a glimpse into the person behind his revered leadership. Gripping, daring, and powerful, this play melds humanness with legacy, and mortality with spirituality. Your heart will be touched and your soul stirred.

      * contains strong language

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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      7:30 pm
      The Mountaintop @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    16. Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Fully backlined open mic at Skylark every Wednesday, 7:30pm sign-up / 9pm 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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      8:00 pm
      Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
    17. 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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      8:30 pm
      Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
    18. 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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      8:30 pm
      Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
    19. 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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      9:00 pm
      Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
    20. 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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      9:00 pm
      Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
  3. Oct
    2
    Thu
    2014

    1. Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      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, October 2 and October 16
      Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am
      Appointments: 206-932-4044 ext. 1
      Cost: FREE 20 Minute Consultations

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      Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    2. $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
    3. Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
      11:00 am – 11:30 am

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch 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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      11:00 am
      Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
    4. 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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      First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
    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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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Jackie Pock performs @ 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 acoustic singer/songwriter Jackie Pock.

      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: Thursday October 2nd, 5:30–8:30 pm.

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      Jackie Pock performs @ Salty’s on Alki
    9. West Seattle Story Weavers workshop series begins @ Southwest Library
      5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

      THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS ‘WEST SEATTLE STORY WEAVERS’ WORKSHOPS IN OCTOBER

      Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Registration is required. Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

      Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: www.facebook.com

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

      https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers

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    10. 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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    11. ‘Read the Koran in 4 Weeks’ classes begin @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      October 2, 9, 16, 23 (7:00–9:00 pm). READ THE KORAN IN FOUR WEEKS, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 935-6530, www.flcws.org

      Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries.

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    12. The Mountaintop @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Mountaintop – September 11–October 5, 2014
      By Katori Hall

      Northwest Premiere, 2010 Oliver Award Winner

      On the re-imagined eve of his assassination, we meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weary, restless, and in a lonely hotel room. Visited by a mysterious young woman and forced to confront the meaning of his life, his destiny, and his own humanity, we are given a glimpse into the person behind his revered leadership. Gripping, daring, and powerful, this play melds humanness with legacy, and mortality with spirituality. Your heart will be touched and your soul stirred.

      * contains strong language

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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

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

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    15. 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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    16. Trip Like Animals, Atomic Ballroom perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Trip Like Animals, Atomic Ballroom, and Johndus Beckman live at The Benbow Room on Thursday October 2nd.

      9 pm, $5

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  4. Oct
    3
    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. West Side Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS) meeting @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      9:30 am – 11:15 am

      West Side MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), a group comprised of mothers of children ages birth to five years, enjoys hearing from a Mentor Mom or local guest speakers on issues that matter to mothers, and they engage in a couple of service projects throughout the year.

      This years theme is “Be You Bravely,” it is designed to help us become more ourselves. To remind us that courage is always worth it and that we are all in this together. Moms can begin dropping off kiddos at 9:15 with the MOPPETS helpers before the meeting.

      The group meets the first and third Fridays of the month, October 2014 thru May 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:15 am. Contact information: westsidemops@yahoo.com or visit our website at: westsidemops.wordpress.com//.

      Interested moms can contact Allison Sutcliffe, MOPS Coordinator, at awsutcliffe@comcast.net or Staci Lopshire, DGL Coordinator, at stacilopshire@gmail.com.

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    3. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      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. Sept. 12: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
      - Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid – 114m

      Fri. Sept. 19: Mrs. Miniver (1942)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright – 134m

      Fri. Sept. 26: Pride & Prejudice (1940)
      - Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edna May Oliver – 118m

      Fri. Oct. 3: Madame Curie (1943)
      - Greer Carson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Walker – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 10: Adventure (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Clark Gable, Joan Blondell – 125m

      Fri. Oct. 17: Mrs. Parkington (1944)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 24: Strange Lady in Town (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Lois Smith – 112m

      Fri. Oct. 31: Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
      - Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn – 143m

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    4. Dave Holo Trio performs @ Salty’s on Alki
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live New Orleans jazz featuring Dave Holo Trio.

      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:
      Friday September 19th, 5–8 pm
      Friday October 3rd, 5–8 pm

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    5. Words, Writers & West Seattle: Poet Susan Rich @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The public is invited to this FREE series from 5–7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.
      Poet and writer Susan Rich is featured on October 3rd, 2014:

      Words, Writers & West Seattle Presents Poet/Writer Susan Rich recently published “Cloud Pharmacy” and was featured at Sept. 5th First Friday event sponsored by Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

      Susan Rich’s “Cloud Pharmacy” is an “intelligent and observant collection” of poems, some inspired by the nineteenth-century photographer Hannah Maynard. She explores the passions of romantic love and fire, memory, needs, self-regard and grief in this work. As Rich herself says,”the interior world opens/lightly….but it doesn’t stay there.” The result is wonderfully strange and unsettling.

      The public is invited to this FREE series from 5–7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

      Described as a “deep, mindful thinker and a lover of language,” Rich is the author of several essays and of four collections of poetry: Cloud Pharmacy, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, named a finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue, winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry. She will discuss her process of writing based on historical figures.

      Rich’s poems have appeared in many national and international journals including the Harvard Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and TriQuarterly. Along with Jared Hawkley and Brian Turner, Susan is the co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Crossing borders, a selection of themed travel essays for poets who want to travel, it was published by McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation in 2013.

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    6. Mark Gilday Jr. performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Mark Gilday Jr. performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday October 3rd, 7–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Mark Gilday Jr. is a singer/songwriter from New Hampshire with an intense live performance that demands the undivided attention from his audience. His music combines heartbreakingly honest lyricism with memorable melodies reminiscent of indie/folk/punk artists like The Mountain Goats, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, The Front Bottoms, and Bright Eyes.

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    7. 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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    8. The Mountaintop @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Mountaintop – September 11–October 5, 2014
      By Katori Hall

      Northwest Premiere, 2010 Oliver Award Winner

      On the re-imagined eve of his assassination, we meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weary, restless, and in a lonely hotel room. Visited by a mysterious young woman and forced to confront the meaning of his life, his destiny, and his own humanity, we are given a glimpse into the person behind his revered leadership. Gripping, daring, and powerful, this play melds humanness with legacy, and mortality with spirituality. Your heart will be touched and your soul stirred.

      * contains strong language

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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    9. Black Bone Exorcism performs @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Friday, October 3rd at 9 pm: Enjoy an evening of live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Black Bone Exorcism.

      9 pm / 21+

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      Black Bone Exorcism performs @ Skylark Café & Club
    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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      Karaoke Friday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
    11. Mikey & Jonny, Mercy Street perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Mikey & Jonny, and Mercy Street perform live at The Benbow Room on Friday October 3rd.

      9 pm, $5

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      Mikey & Jonny, Mercy Street perform @ The Benbow Room
    12. Video DJ Andy @ Outwest Bar
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy on Friday nights, 9:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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      Video DJ Andy @ Outwest Bar
    13. Rafael Tranquilino Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:59 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Rafael Tranquilino Band performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Friday October 3rd.

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      Rafael Tranquilino Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
  5. Oct
    4
    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. 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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    3. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    4. Earthquake home retrofit class @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Is your home ready for an earthquake? Come to this class at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11 am–1 pm and learn how to evaluate your home to determine if it qualifies for the City of Seattle’s standard earthquake retrofitting plan. Registration is required.

      Experienced home retrofit instructors will instruct you on what tools are needed, some building techniques, the City’s free plan set and the permit process.

      This introductory class provides information on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation (especially for houses built before 1980). The class is designed for all homeowners, whether you’re planning to do the work yourself or hire a qualified contractor.

      This class is free. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 206‐233‐5076.

      This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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)
    8. 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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    9. Barton Street P-Patch Fall Festival @ Barton Street P-Patch
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Barton Street P-Patch is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday October 4th, noon to 4 pm:

      Join us – bring family, friends and neighbors! Learn about your community garden!

      We are firing up the oven for wood-fired pizza!

      ~ Mural Dedication
      ~ Pizza-Making
      ~ Music
      ~ Potluck
      ~ Garden Activities for Kids
      ~ Homemade Fruit and Custard Dessert Pies Available For Donations — Baked by Your Local P-Patch Gardener!

      Bring your own toppings and cutlery for pizza, slices will be available for donations.

      Barton Street P-Patch is a trash free site; pack it in pack it out.

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    10. 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
    11. LEGO Mania! @ Delridge Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      It’s LEGO Mania at the Delridge Library on Saturday, October 4, 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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    12. Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

      WHEN: October 4, 2–4 pm

      Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Ken Timmons. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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    13. Manhattan Short Film Festival @ Admiral Theater
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Films

      West Seattle’s Admiral Theater will once again be the exclusive Seattle theater who will allow film lovers in Seattle to unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 continents when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th at 4 pm. This is the festival that allows viewers all over the world to choose the winner.

      Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased at the Admiral Theater starting Friday, October 3rd.

      This year, the festival received over entries from over 48 countries. From those 598 film entries, 10 short films have been chosen by professional producers, directors, and actors but, the screening audience chooses the ultimate winner. The festival screens all across the world during the week of September 26 through October.

      Audiences at each venue are handed a voting card and asked to choose the one film they think is best. Votes are tallied and sent through to Manhattan Short’s headquarters and the winner will be announced on Monday, October 6.

      MANHATTAN SHORT is a wonderful opportunity to see the next generation of feature filmmakers from around the world!

      To see this year’s trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jw-p3mwlyo.

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    14. ‘Black Tie Bingo’ fundraising dinner & auction for The Mount @ Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      West Seattle’s Providence Mount St. Vincent’s fund-raising event takes place Saturday October 4, 2014:

      The 14th Annual Black Tie Bingo at Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel in downtown Seattle, a fund-raising event featuring a silent auction and wine grab, dinner, a dessert dash, and of course Bingo games with fabulous prizes.

      The proceeds from this evening of fun and friends will benefit the residents and programs of Providence Mount St. Vincent. This popular event is a grand celebration of the Mount community and continues to sell out year after year.

      Doors open at 5:00 pm for the silent auction and wine grab.
      Dinner served at 6:45 pm followed by our popular Dessert Dash!

      Snazzy cocktail attire & good humor a must! (Tuxedos welcome, but not required.) It’s fun, festive and fabulous!

      Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
      Location: Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel

      Registration info here.

      New This Year — Overnight stay at the Marriott — The Marriott will be offering a special rate for Black Tie Bingo guests!

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      ‘Black Tie Bingo’ fundraising dinner & auction for The Mount @ Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
    15. Family Fun Night @ Fauntleroy School House
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      FAMILY FUN NIGHT

      October 4, 2013, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
      Fauntleroy School House, bottom floor

      ~ Free Event with Live DJ Paul Thomson of Star 101.5!
      ~ with Hula Hoop contest, Specialty Dances, and more.

      ~ Bring your $$$ for Pizza Pop and Cookie, Silent Auction, Raffles, Cake walks, Face Painting are all to help raise funds to keep our Concert Dancers performing free of charge in the community!

      ~ Buy 10 raffle Tickets, get one free@ only $1 apiece!

      Any Donations to our Concert Dancers are tax deductable!

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    16. Bill Davie performs @ C&P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Singer/songwriter Bill Davie performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday October 4th, 7 pm–9 pm.

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      Bill Davie performs @ C&P Coffee Company
    17. 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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    18. West Seattle Big Band’s Benefit Concert for the MS Society @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      West Seattle Big Band’s
      Dance MS
      2nd Annual Benefit Concert for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

      Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks, Live and Silent Auctions.

      October 4th, 7–10 pm PM

      West Seattle Senior Center

      $15.00 recommended donation
      RSVP event@dancems.org

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    19. The Mountaintop @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Mountaintop – September 11–October 5, 2014
      By Katori Hall

      Northwest Premiere, 2010 Oliver Award Winner

      On the re-imagined eve of his assassination, we meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weary, restless, and in a lonely hotel room. Visited by a mysterious young woman and forced to confront the meaning of his life, his destiny, and his own humanity, we are given a glimpse into the person behind his revered leadership. Gripping, daring, and powerful, this play melds humanness with legacy, and mortality with spirituality. Your heart will be touched and your soul stirred.

      * contains strong language

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets 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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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    21. The Half Brothers, Sourmash Stevedores perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Saturday, October 4th at 9 pm: Enjoy an evening of live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring The Half Brothers, and Sourmash Stevedores.

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      The Half Brothers, Sourmash Stevedores perform @ Skylark Café & Club
    22. The Thrill, The Kamikazies, Crosswave perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Thrill, The Kamikazies, and Crosswave perform live at The Benbow Room on Saturday, October 4th.

      9 pm, $5

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    23. Off the Hook Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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      The Off the Hook Band performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Saturday October 4th.

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      Off the Hook Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
    24. ‘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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  6. Oct
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    Sun
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    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. 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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    4. 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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    5. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Fairmount Park field
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Fairmount Park field
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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    6. “Blessing of the Animals” event @ West Seattle High School (parking lot)
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will offer blessings for animals in the West Seattle High School parking lot next door (3000 California SW) at 1:00 pm on Sunday October 5th, 2014.

      “Blessing of the Animals” is an annual tradition around the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

      The community is invited to bring all creatures great and small for this celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of animals. This is an annual event hosted by the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Seattle.

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    7. Opening Reception for 23rd Annual 23nd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase @ Southwest Library
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Visit the Southwest Library for the 23rd Annual Community Art showcase! The exhibit will be on display at the Southwest Branch from Sunday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Nov. 1. The 23nd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

      Artists Reception:
      Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2–3 pm
      This reception is a chance to discuss art with the artists in a low-key, friendly setting. Artists participating in the Showcase are encouraged to attend the reception.

      Coffee and dessert will be served at the reception.

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

      Library Hours:
      Mon: 10 am–8 pm
      Tue: 10 am–8 pm
      Wed: 10 am–8 pm
      Thu: 10 am–8 pm
      Fri: 10 am–6 pm
      Sat: 10 am–6 pm
      Sun: 1 pm–5 pm

      This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

      For more information, call the branch at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

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    8. The Hope Lutheran Church Choir’s “Gospel Sunday” music program @ Hope Lutheran Church
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Hope Lutheran Church Choir will host a “Gospel Sunday” program of choral and instrumental gospel and spiritual music at 2 pm, Sunday, October 5th, in the church sanctuary at 4456 42nd Ave. SW. Audience members will be encouraged to join the choir in singing some traditional gospel favorites, such as “Amazing Grace”, “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”. This is a free event, and will be followed by a pie social in the church commons.

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    9. ‘Wine Tasting’ fundraiser for Furry Faces Foundation @ TBD
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Save the date – October 5th from 3-6 pm! From Teri Ensley at Furry Faces Foundation:

      It’s a Wine Tasting! Here’s how it works:
      Each person brings a bottle of red or white wine. Upon arrival it is wrapped in foil and assigned a number, with the ‘type of wine’ written on it, e.g., Merlot (you need to remember the number of your bottle). Reds and whites are separated onto different tables. You walk about with your (F3 provided) wine glass, mingling with really cool people, pouring your own tastes. Write your thoughts on your (F3 provided) tasting card.

      At the end of the evening, you vote for your favorite wine of the evening and turn it in. We tally the votes. There will be a gift card prize for the #1 Red and the #1 White. There will be some nibbles and noshes, however, you may want to eat a good lunch ahead of time because if say 50 people attend…that’s 50 bottles of wine to taste!

      This event is to help raise the funds for Furry Faces Foundation’s 501(c)3* $800.00 application fee. We will have a suggested donation amount at our check in table…something reasonable like $10ish. It’s only suggested; not required to attend. The donation jar will not be on the check in table–it’ll be in some other, super cool place, so there is no pressure.

      * We are a Washington State Charity/non-profit and have decided to apply for our 501 (c) 3 status.

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    10. The Mountaintop @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Mountaintop – September 11–October 5, 2014
      By Katori Hall

      Northwest Premiere, 2010 Oliver Award Winner

      On the re-imagined eve of his assassination, we meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weary, restless, and in a lonely hotel room. Visited by a mysterious young woman and forced to confront the meaning of his life, his destiny, and his own humanity, we are given a glimpse into the person behind his revered leadership. Gripping, daring, and powerful, this play melds humanness with legacy, and mortality with spirituality. Your heart will be touched and your soul stirred.

      * contains strong language

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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    11. 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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    12. Pirette Radio with Sessions of She performs @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Pirette Radio with Sessions of She: Live at The Admiral Benbow with Andrea Lockwood and Missy Lacy on Sunday October 5th at 8 pm. Free!

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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. Oct
    6
    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. Monster Dash training runs begin @ Lincoln Park
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Monster Dash planning team is offering FREE couch-to-5k style training runs for those of you that want to support our preschools, but aren’t quite ready to run the full 3.1 miles. The 4-week plan starts 10/6.

      Group runs on Monday nights, 6:30 pm in Lincoln Park – meet in the south (zip-line) parking lot. More information on our website and facebook pages!

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

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

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      Trivia with Luscious Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
    5. 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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    6. 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
    7. 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. Oct
    7
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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

      Bring your baby and your blanket to our Baby Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! This fun, four-session program builds Early Literacy skills through books, songs and play. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (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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    3. Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      10:30 am – 11:45 am

      When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
      Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      Pre-Register: Yes
      Cost: $4 per person

      Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

      Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
      Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
      Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

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    4. 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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    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. 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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    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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    8. Community conversation with School Board director Marty McLaren @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

      Your chance to talk informally with, and hear from, West Seattle’s school board rep Marty McLaren at the District VI school board community meeting Tuesday, October 7th, 6 pm to 7:45 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Seattle Public Library, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W.

      The meetings are a good chance for us to share stories and information, and to discuss issues; if you are wanting particular information from me, please email ahead of time so I can come prepared to answer your questions (martha.mclaren@seattleschools.org).

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    9. 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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    10. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:20 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (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! Open to the public and free (donations are welcome).

      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)

      6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
      6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
      8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule ‹ so it¹s always good to check the 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.

      Location:

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

      Parking:

      There¹s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There¹s 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.

      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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    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. Public Health Café: The Quantified Self: Sharing your data for environmental health research @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Public Health Café: The Quantified Self: Sharing your data for environmental health research

      Join us for Happy Hour, brief presentations by UW experts, Q&A. Free and open to all ages. No Science background required!

      Public Health Cafe
      Topic: The Quantified Self: Sharing your data for environmental health research
      When: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
      Where: West Seattle Chaco Canyon Café
      Speaker: Prof. Edmund Seto, UW Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
      What else: Happy Hour with beer/wine/cider for $2.50
      This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

      Website:
      http://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/community/public-health-cafe.html
      Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Public-Health-Café/133919676733880

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      Public Health Café: The Quantified Self: Sharing your data for environmental health research @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
    14. West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      7:00 pm – 8:30 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.

      Cost:
      Retreats are $20 per full day and $10 half day
      Mini-Retreats are held quarterly at the Senior Center with members bringing machines,
      projects, irons, etc.

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    15. 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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    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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    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.

      “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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    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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    19. Starlight singer/songwriter showcase @ 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. Oct
    8
    Wed
    2014

    1. 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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    2. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Please join us…Our club meets 7:00 am every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and Noon every 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Be’s Restaurant in the Junction, at 4509 California Ave SW. Park in rear lot and enter the rear door.

      Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community.

      Contact us at 206-938-8032 or warrenlawless@comcast.net

      Visit us on Facebook, Read what’s happening on our Blog, and check out our photo album on Flickr

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    3. 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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    4. 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. Sept. 17: Flowing Gold (1940)
      - Frances Farmer, John Garfield, Pat O’Brien – 82m

      Wed. Sept. 24: The Efficency Expert (1992)
      - Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette – 85m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 1: Mrs. Brown (1997)
      - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler – 103m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 8: Burton & Taylor (2013)
      - Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks – 90m, TV-14

      Wed. Oct. 15: Valley of Decision (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Robert Preston – 119m

      Wed. Oct. 22: The Law and the Lady (1941)
      - Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main – 104m

      Wed Oct. 29: Scandal at Scourie (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 90m

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    5. Flu-shot clinics for Seattle Public Schools students, staff, families @ Chief Sealth International High School
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Flu shot clinics provided for all SPS students, staff, and their families

      Seattle Public Schools is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide flu shot clinics for all students, staff, and their families at no charge with proof of current medical insurance.

      According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best protection from influenza is to receive a flu shot each year. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months old and over be vaccinated against the flu.

      West Seattle clinic locations and dates:

      Chief Sealth High School: Wednesday, October 8, 4:00-7:30 pm

      West Seattle High School: Monday, October 20, 2:30-7:00 pm

      Clinics will be open to all Seattle Public Schools children (4 years of age and older) and their families. Please note that students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian.

      Patient Consent Forms are available at the clinics, or click here to download.

      All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill all insurance plans including Apple Health (Washington State Medicaid) plans. Flu shots are considered preventive care and are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. This means no out-of-pocket expense for participants.

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    6. 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 a musical accompanist 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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    7. ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us for one or more phone banks held through October every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, just two blocks from Alki Beach.

      Training materials, snacks, and lively conversations are provided. Please bring a mobile phone and a laptop, if possible.

      We need your help to ensure that more than 1.2 million voters vote YES for 594 this November!

      RSVP to pamela@wagunresponsibility.org, or call (206) 437-8362.

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    8. 34th District Democrats’ meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      34th District Democrats usually meet the second Wednesday of the month. You can check out the agenda here.

      June 11 Meeting: $15 Minimum Wage
      Our June meeting will discuss the $15 minimum wage planned in Seattle. While the City Council may have already acted by June 11th, there still might be an initiative on the fall ballot. All the speakers are not yet identified, but we’ll update this news item and the agenda page here as speakers confirm. We’ll also hear from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove and consider a resolution on Social Security Vision 2025. More info on the agenda page.

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    9. Dave Ramsey’s ‘Financial Peace University’ class begins @ Hope Lutheran Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The nationally known Dave Ramsey’s personal money management class, Financial Peace University (FPU), is being hosted by Hope Lutheran Church of West Seattle and is open to the public. This is a 9-week course meeting once a week using video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities. FPU presents practical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

      FPU classes meet for an hour and a half each week on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm beginning October 8, 2014. An information session will be provided on Wednesday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm. The class will be lead by Larry Koltz (206-932-8036) and Delores Kannas (206-937-6549).

      Class Location: Hope Lutheran Church, 4456 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

      Class registration fee: $93 for course materials and FPU online membership

      http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/24632/class/265094/atid/m_mi
      (click on this link to view an informational video)

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    10. Music Bingo! @ The Cask
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Every Wednesday night at The Cask (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm:

      Music Bingo is the new fun game in Seattle. You play just like regular bingo, but instead of numbers called out we play small clips from songs. If you have the song in the correct column you mark it off. It’s a cross between bingo, trivia, and karaoke. It’s fun and easy to play.

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

      Fully backlined open mic at Skylark every Wednesday, 7:30pm sign-up / 9pm 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    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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    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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  10. Oct
    9
    Thu
    2014

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

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch 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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    3. Port of Seattle Speaks at October WSCC Luncheon @ Jack Block Park
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Terminal 5 & Other Port of Seattle News at WSCC October Luncheon!

      The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us as a member of the Port of Seattle Commission shares their insights about new port leadership, regional partnerships, and their vision for the future of the port. Included will be discussion on plans to make Terminal 5 “big ship ready,” collaboration with the Port of Tacoma, cleanup of the Lower Duwamish Waterway and investments at SeaTac Airport.

      The Port of Seattle is one of the region’s biggest economic engines providing 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages. Over the next 25 years, the port’s Century Agenda seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy efficient port.

      Speaker: Stephanie Bowman

      October 9th, 2014
      11:30 am–1:00 pm

      Jack Block Park
      2130 Harbor Ave SW
      Seattle, WA 98126

      Fees/Admission:
      Based upon availability:
      Registration after Sept 8, 2014
      $30 for Members
      $40 for Non-Members

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    4. 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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    5. Southwest Youth and Family Resources Center Open House
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Southwest Youth and Family Services is hosting an Open House on October 9th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event for the whole family. We will be barbecuing and raffling off items! This is an opportunity for you to get to know the Resource Center and the services available to your family. Hope to see you there!

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. ‘Second Thursday OUT’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      Senior Center of West Seattle invites the LGBTQ community and their neighbors and friends to Second Thursday OUT on Thursday, October 9th at 6:00 pm. A no-host happy hour at the center will be followed by dinner at Talarico’s Pizzeria in the Alaska Junction. Questions? Call David at 932-8662.

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    9. 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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    10. West Seattle Artwalk: Willow & The Embers, and Parallel Jewelry trunkshow @ Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      During West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday, October 9th, 6 pm to 9 pm at Twilight Gallery and Boutique:
      Enjoy a trunkshowing from Parallel Jewelry, and live music by Willow & The Embers!

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      West Seattle Artwalk: Willow & The Embers, and Parallel Jewelry trunkshow @ Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique
    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. 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:


      Monthly Wine Tasting. 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

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

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

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    15. 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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  11. Oct
    10
    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. West Side Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS) meeting @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      9:30 am – 11:15 am

      West Side MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), a group comprised of mothers of children ages birth to five years, enjoys hearing from a Mentor Mom or local guest speakers on issues that matter to mothers, and they engage in a couple of service projects throughout the year.

      This years theme is “Be You Bravely,” it is designed to help us become more ourselves. To remind us that courage is always worth it and that we are all in this together. Moms can begin dropping off kiddos at 9:15 with the MOPPETS helpers before the meeting.

      The group meets the first and third Fridays of the month, October 2014 thru May 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:15 am. Contact information: westsidemops@yahoo.com or visit our website at: westsidemops.wordpress.com//.

      Interested moms can contact Allison Sutcliffe, MOPS Coordinator, at awsutcliffe@comcast.net or Staci Lopshire, DGL Coordinator, at stacilopshire@gmail.com.

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    3. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      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. Sept. 12: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
      - Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid – 114m

      Fri. Sept. 19: Mrs. Miniver (1942)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright – 134m

      Fri. Sept. 26: Pride & Prejudice (1940)
      - Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edna May Oliver – 118m

      Fri. Oct. 3: Madame Curie (1943)
      - Greer Carson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Walker – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 10: Adventure (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Clark Gable, Joan Blondell – 125m

      Fri. Oct. 17: Mrs. Parkington (1944)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 24: Strange Lady in Town (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Lois Smith – 112m

      Fri. Oct. 31: Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
      - Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn – 143m

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Video DJ Andy @ Outwest Bar
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy on Friday nights, 9:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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  12. Oct
    11
    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. Dakota Place Park cleanup work party
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      At Dakota Place Park (corner of California Ave SW and SW Dakota) on Saturday, October 11, from 9 am to noon.

      It¹s fantastic fun ­ it’s the Fall 2014 Dakota Place Park Work Party!
      It’s time to grab your gloves, a trowel or a shovel and join us for a work party.

      WHO: You, your family, and friends
      WHEN: 9 am – noon on Saturday, Oct. 11th
      WHERE: DAKOTA PLACE PARK
      WHAT TO BRING: shovels, rakes, trowels, gloves, wheelbarrows.

      LABEL ALL TOOLS!! And come prepared for the weather! We work either way. Join us for a morning of fun and community. Hope to see you at the park!

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    3. Orchard St Ravine Work Party
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      he Orchard St Ravine work party schedule for 2014 is for the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come any time between those hours.

      This is a great opportunity to meet new neighbors and catch up with friends, while maintaining your local park. The ravine looks beautiful at this time of year but needs a little TLC. There are plenty of ways to contribute. The parks department crew cleared quite a few blackberries last month, but they left behind a few roots that we need to remove. The trails need trimming and there are wood chips to spread. Or just come to say “hello”. We would love to see you!

      If you plan to come, please register beforehand at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/. It’s easy to do. Just find the Orchard Street Ravine under “Filter by Park”, click on the work party, and then “Join this Event”.

      Location : Street end top of Orchard St
      Contact : Liann Sundquist liann@oz.net

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    4. Washington Green Schools Day of Service at WSHS @ West Seattle High School
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      West Seattle High School was chosen by Washington Green Schools as 2014 recipient for a STATE-WIDE DAY OF SERVICE! On October 11, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, around 50 WGS volunteers, including highly-skilled gardeners and carpenters, will converge upon West Seattle High School’s planting areas to help us improve and beautify our rain garden, and our flower and edibles beds (on the Southeast side of our building, right off Walnut Street). They will also work with us on the Steps at Stevens Project on the California Avenue side of our building, clearing an area around the school sign, and planting some beautiful trees near the parking lot!

      In addition to fifty dedicated and talented volunteers, WGS is supplying arborist chips, lumber, and delicious refreshments. They are donating their superlative work to us, asking only that some of our students, staff, and families come out and join the garden and grounds beautification fun! There will be cameras aplenty! So, please come out with us on October 11, smile and say, ‘GREEN SCHOOLS!’

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      Washington Green Schools Day of Service at WSHS @ West Seattle High School
    5. 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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      Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
    6. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    7. 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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    8. 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
    9. 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)
    10. 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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    11. 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
    12. Siolo Thompson “The Linestrider Codex” art opening @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      Siolo Thompson
      The Linestrider Codex
      Saturday, October 11th, 6 to 9 pm at Twilight Gallery & Boutique:

      This October at Twilight Gallery & Boutique, Seattle artist Siolo Thompson, will present her tarot themed collection. Each card, lovingly rendered in graphite, ink, and watercolor will be on display and available for purchase. Special pre-sale pricing available for a limited time! Enter code: tarot-6530.

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      Siolo Thompson “The Linestrider Codex” art opening @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique
    13. West Seattle Rotary’s first Oktoberfest / fundraiser @ Alki Masonic Center
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Rotary Club of West Seattle is now selling tickets for its first-ever Oktoberfest. Everyone (21 and up) is invited to the celebration, 6 pm Saturday, October 11th, at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction – from the announcement: “Come enjoy a Bavarian evening complete with German and local microbrew beer, authentic German food, Oompah band, and a raffle.

      Bavarian dress encouraged. … Oktoberfest is a fundraiser to support the West Seattle Rotary Club’s community projects: Annual Children’s Shopping Spree; Rotary First Harvest; Pencil Me In For Kids.”

      Go here to get your ticket(s)!

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      West Seattle Rotary’s first Oktoberfest / fundraiser @ Alki Masonic Center
    14. 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)
    15. Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Full Moon Celebration
      Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
      Pre-registration required
      Cost: $5 per person

      Adults, Families
      Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
      Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

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    16. 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
  13. Oct
    12
    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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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    3. Miles for Midwives 2014 Fun Run/Walk @ Lincoln Park, south end (shelters 1 & 2)
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Sunday, October 12th at Lincoln Park at 10 am (Registration begins at 8 am and there is a Lollipop Run for kids at 9:45 am). The 2.5 mile loop will take you along the perimeter of gorgeous Lincoln Park, down along the water, around Colman Pool, and back up into the park. No roads will be closed. The path is stroller and pet friendly, along walking paths or sidewalks. The course is not officially timed.

      $25.00 registration fee if you register in advance.
      Register at http://www.active.com/seattle-wa/running/distance-running-races/miles-for-midwives-2014

      8:00 am: Day of Event Registration/Packet Pick Up
      9:45 am: Kids’ Lollipop Run
      10:00 am: Fun Run/Walk starts promptly!
      Event starts at Shelters 1-2 (near tables 1-43) in the SOUTH END of the park. Click here for a map (PDF).

      For more information, please visit
      http://milesformidwives.org/ and
      https://www.facebook.com/milesformidwives

      Miles for Midwives takes place every autumn to raise awareness around the benefits of midwifery and the important work of Washington midwives! Your participation helps to ensure that families in Washington State have greater access to quality women’s healthcare and the lower healthcare costs associated with utilization of midwives.

      Proceeds from Miles for Midwives benefit the Washington Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the Midwives’ Association of Washington State (MAWS).

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      Miles for Midwives 2014 Fun Run/Walk @ Lincoln Park, south end (shelters 1 & 2)
    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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    6. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Fairmount Park field
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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    7. Blessing of the animals @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      On Sunday, Oct. 12th, Fauntleroy Church will host a free “blessing of the animals” at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary, with reception to follow.

      SPECIAL TIME FOR SPECIAL FRIENDS: The annual brief and beautiful Blessing of the Animals for furry, feathered, or scaly residents of West Seattle will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 pm in the sanctuary at Fauntleroy Church. A reception for all will follow. Bring a photo if your pet is shy or is no longer with you.

      9140 California Ave. SW; fully accessible. www.fauntleroyucc.org or 206-932-5600.

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      Blessing of the animals @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
    8. Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

      Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring music of Schubert songs set for soprano and guitar in addition to music for handbells and piano.

      Regina Thomas, soprano – Hilary Field, guitar
      Franz Schubert settings for voice and guitar

      Schäfers klagelied, D. 121
      Meeres stille, D 216
      Hänflings Liebeswerbung, D. 552
      Wehmut, D. 772
      Nachtstuck, D. 672
      Nacht und Träume, D 827
      Ave Maria

      Nancy Kirkner, handbells – Janet Anderson, piano

      Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
      Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
      Capriccio by Gabriel Fauré

      The Holy Boy by John Ireland (1879-1962)
      Fantasia on “Greensleeves” by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
      Slow Dance by Ralph Vaughan Williams
      Kingsfold trad. arr. Christine Anderson/Anna Laura Page

      The Ladies Musical Club is a corporation of women with the mission to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and awards.

      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. “La La Liberation” by The Course – CD Release Party @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      “La La Liberation” EP by The Course ­
      –CD Release Party–
      Sunday October 12, 2014
      7-8:30 pm
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      Thelma Dewitty Theater

      This is the first release by Seattle-based band, The Course. The Course is a rock/pop band focused on conscious messages in their lyrics. Come on out to the CD Release Party at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center to:
      - Have some punch and pie (all ages welcome)
      - Listen to the whole album played live
      - Meet the band
      - Win a Fender Stratocaster! Proceeds will go to the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program at Rhode Island Hospital.

      The song “With Light” was written for a family member suffering from depression. Proceeds from the CD Release Party and any iTunes purchase of the song “With Light” go towards supporting depression treatment.

      For more information, please contact Scott Krajca at 206-303-9882 or
      scott@wideawakerecords.com.

      Weblinks:
      http://www.thecourseband.com
      https://twitter.com/TheCourseBand
      https://www.facebook.com/thecourseband
      http://www.reverbnation.com/thecourse
      http://www.rhodeislandhospital.org/psychiatry/body-image-program.html

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      “La La Liberation” by The Course – CD Release Party @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    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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      Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
    11. Christina Shinkle, Griffin James perform @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Christina Shinkle, Griffin James, Marian DiCicco, and Evan Hulse. Hosted by Scott M.X. Turner on Sunday October 12th at 8 pm. Free!

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      Christina Shinkle, Griffin James perform @ The Benbow Room
    12. 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. Oct
    13
    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. Lunch and Learn: You Can Make a Difference @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Lunch and Learn Presentations at Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Open to all members of the community. Come for lunch and stay for these presentations. You can purchase lunch in Margie’s cafe, bring your own lunch or reserve a nutritious meal by calling 932-404.

      Monday, October 13, Noon
      “You Can Make a Difference”
      Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, will explain the issues of human trafficking but will emphasize what seniors can do, especially those with grandkids (prevention both as victims and as users of the “service”) and as community members who are more aware of what is happening in our West Seattle neighborhoods. This program is sponsored by the West Seattle Democratic Women. Contact Theresa McCormick for more information at theresamcco@comcast.net

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      Lunch and Learn: You Can Make a Difference @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    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. 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
    5. 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 “Surveillance” by Jonathan Raban.

      Book description: In post-9/11 America, the government’s increasing scrutiny of ordinary citizens has profound effects on the relationships between friends and neighbors living in Seattle.

      View in Catalog: “Surveillance” by Jonathan Raban

      Next Month’s Title: “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion

      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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    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 “Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits” by Laila Lalami.

      Book Description: The story of two men and two women brought together and separated under extraordinary circumstances. As the book opens, they’re on the sea in a flimsy inflatable boat, which they hope will carry them across the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain. What has driven them to leave their country and risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger?

      View in Catalog: “Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits” by Laila Lalami

      Next Month’s Title: “The Troubled Man” by Henning Mankell

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

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

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      Trivia with Luscious Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
    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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  15. Oct
    14
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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

      Bring your baby and your blanket to our Baby Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! This fun, four-session program builds Early Literacy skills through books, songs and play. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (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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    3. Smartphone basics @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday October 14th, 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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    4. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      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. 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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    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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    8. Child Safety Workshop @ Hope Lutheran School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You Are Invited to a FREE Community Event Child Safety Workshop October 14, 2014, 6:00–8:00 pm at Hope Lutheran School:

      Safety shouldn’t be scary!
      Savvy Parents Safe Kids
      Join us for a parent workshop on child safety
      10/14/14
      Starting at 6:00 pm

      Workshop topics to include:
      ~ Sleepovers & Play dates
      ~ Cell phones for kids?
      ~ Home alone? Are they ready?
      ~ Talkative kids (blessing or a curse?)
      ~ Questions every adult should be asking
      ~ Teaching your child about body safety
      ~ Out and about neighborhood safety
      ~ Safety tools: What works? What doesn’t?
      ~ Red Flags parents need to watch out for
      ~ The “Super 10” every kid should know

      We all want to keep our kids safe. Join us and learn easy tips and tools that make safety fun not scary. No graphic conversations. No scare tactics.

      Want to learn more?
      Contact Kim Estes at kim@savvyparentssafekids.com or visit me at
      SavvyParentSafeKids.com

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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. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:20 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (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! Open to the public and free (donations are welcome).

      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)

      6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
      6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
      8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule ‹ so it¹s always good to check the 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.

      Location:

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

      Parking:

      There¹s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There¹s 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.

      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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    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 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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    14. Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Admiral Neighborhood Association:

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

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    15. 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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    16. West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      7:00 pm – 8:30 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.

      Cost:
      Retreats are $20 per full day and $10 half day
      Mini-Retreats are held quarterly at the Senior Center with members bringing machines,
      projects, irons, etc.

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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.

      “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 showcase @ 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. Oct
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    Wed
    2014

    1. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
      7:00 am – 8:15 am

      Please join us…Our club meets 7:00 am every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and Noon every 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Be’s Restaurant in the Junction, at 4509 California Ave SW. Park in rear lot and enter the rear door.

      Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community.

      Contact us at 206-938-8032 or warrenlawless@comcast.net

      Visit us on Facebook, Read what’s happening on our Blog, and check out our photo album on Flickr

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    2. 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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    3. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      11:30 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!

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

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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. 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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    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. Sept. 17: Flowing Gold (1940)
      - Frances Farmer, John Garfield, Pat O’Brien – 82m

      Wed. Sept. 24: The Efficency Expert (1992)
      - Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette – 85m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 1: Mrs. Brown (1997)
      - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler – 103m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 8: Burton & Taylor (2013)
      - Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks – 90m, TV-14

      Wed. Oct. 15: Valley of Decision (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Robert Preston – 119m

      Wed. Oct. 22: The Law and the Lady (1941)
      - Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main – 104m

      Wed Oct. 29: Scandal at Scourie (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 90m

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    8. The Memory Lane café @ Angelina's
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      We are very excited to announce a new Dementia friendly/Alzheimer’s event here in West Seattle!

      The Memory Lane café!

      NEW! For persons with Dementia/Alzheimer’s and their care partners. No judgement or expectations -
      Just come and be yourself and have a good time! Third Wednesday of the Month.

      September 17 & October 15
      3:00 to 4:30 pm
      Angelina’s,
      2311 California Ave SW

      No cost other than your food & drink at happy hour prices!

      Sponsored by West Seattle Senior Center and Angelina’s Restaurant.
      Questions? theresamz@seniorservices.org or 206-932-4044x 1

      Please call to register and we look forward to seeing you at Angelina’s !

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    9. “Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

      Location:
      Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

      Date/Time Information:
      10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
      Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

      Register here.

      Fees/Admission:
      Free but donations are welcome.

      Contact Information:
      206-934-5219

      The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

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    10. ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us for one or more phone banks held through October every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, just two blocks from Alki Beach.

      Training materials, snacks, and lively conversations are provided. Please bring a mobile phone and a laptop, if possible.

      We need your help to ensure that more than 1.2 million voters vote YES for 594 this November!

      RSVP to pamela@wagunresponsibility.org, or call (206) 437-8362.

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    11. Explorer West Middle School’s open house
      6:30 pm – 8:00 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:

      Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
      Nov. 15, 2014 10:00-11:30 am
      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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    12. 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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    13. Delridge District Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      *No August 2014 meeting*

      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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    14. Music Bingo! @ The Cask
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Every Wednesday night at The Cask (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm:

      Music Bingo is the new fun game in Seattle. You play just like regular bingo, but instead of numbers called out we play small clips from songs. If you have the song in the correct column you mark it off. It’s a cross between bingo, trivia, and karaoke. It’s fun and easy to play.

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    15. WordsWest Literary Series: Karen Finneyfrock and Elissa Washuta @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      WordsWest Literary Series Presents
      Politics and Poetics with Rick Barot and Lena Khalaf Tuffah
      October’s Favorite Poem by Northwest Art and Frame
      Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, 7:00 pm
      at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)
      Facebook event page

      West Seattle WordsWest Literary Series is a monthly invitation to hear world-class writers from near and far and to join and nurture the West Seattle literary community.

      What if someone telephoned to say you had 3 minutes to run for your life? What if a bomb was about to be dropped on your family’s home? Can words ever do justice to the shock, bewilderment, and fear that such wartime “courtesy” calls provoked during this past summer in Gaza?

      For the October 15, 2014 edition of WordsWest Literary Series, poets Rick Barot and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha will read their work and explore with the audience how poetry confronts what is painful, confounding, and divisive in our human experience. Can we draw closer together by delving more deeply into our complicated cultural heritages, lost histories, and political struggles?

      Rick Barot is the author of three poetry collections with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002); Want (2008); and Chord (forthcoming 2015). He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and Stanford University. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Poetry, The Paris Review, and The New Republic. Rick is the poetry editor of New England Review. He lives in Tacoma and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University. He is also the director of The Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at PLU.

      Lena Khalaf Tuffaha has lived the experiences of first-generation American, immigrant, and expatriate. In the summer of 2014, her poem “Running Orders”—written from the voice of a Palestinian evacuee in Gaza—went viral online. Her heritage is Palestinian, Jordanian, and Syrian and she is fluent in Arabic. She has lived in and travelled across the Arab world, and many of her poems are inspired by the experience of crossing borders: cultural, geographic, political, borders between the present and the living past. She translated the screenplay for the award-winning film “When I Saw You”, written and directed by Annemarie Jacir in 2011. She has poems in Floating Bridge Review, Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art, and in the print anthology Being Palestinian, to be published by Oxford Press in 2015.

      Every third Wednesday, 7 pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. The Favorite Poem Project asks folks from local, independent businesses to begin the monthly gathering by sharing a favorite poem.

      WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. For more information, please contact: wordswestliterary@gmail.com.

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

      Fully backlined open mic at Skylark every Wednesday, 7:30pm sign-up / 9pm 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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. Oct
    16
    Thu
    2014

    1. Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      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, October 2 and October 16
      Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am
      Appointments: 206-932-4044 ext. 1
      Cost: FREE 20 Minute Consultations

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

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. ‘Circle of Singles’ for 50+ @ The Bridge
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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      Categories: Meetup

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      “Circle of Singles”
      An evening of friendship of fun for those over 50 and Single!
      Thursday, October 16 at 5 pm
      Meet us at the bold new “BRIDGE.” Great menu!
      6301 California SW, 98136

      Questions? Call Wander 206-935-6738 or Lee 206-938-5017

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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. 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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    10. “Unplugged!” Seattle Classic Guitar Society Open Mic @ 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):

      “Unplugged!” Seattle Classic Guitar Society Open Mic; 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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    11. 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 hunts, etc.”

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

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

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    14. 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. Oct
    17
    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. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      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. Sept. 12: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
      - Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid – 114m

      Fri. Sept. 19: Mrs. Miniver (1942)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright – 134m

      Fri. Sept. 26: Pride & Prejudice (1940)
      - Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edna May Oliver – 118m

      Fri. Oct. 3: Madame Curie (1943)
      - Greer Carson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Walker – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 10: Adventure (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Clark Gable, Joan Blondell – 125m

      Fri. Oct. 17: Mrs. Parkington (1944)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 24: Strange Lady in Town (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Lois Smith – 112m

      Fri. Oct. 31: Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
      - Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn – 143m

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Video DJ Andy @ Outwest Bar
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy on Friday nights, 9:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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  19. Oct
    18
    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. West Gate Court annual bazaar @ Alki Masonic Center
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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      Categories: Sales

      West Gate Court #21 will hold our annual bazaar on Saturday October 18th, 9 am–4 pm at Alki Masonic Center. Crafts, food and fun!

      Vendor tables available. Contact Sue Gibbs (206) 650- 5491 or email westgateevents21@gmail.com.

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    3. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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    4. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Friends of the Animals Foundation Cat & Kitten Adoption Event @ Next to Nature
      11:30 am – 3:30 pm

      Friends of the Animals Foundation will be holding adoption events at Next to Nature in West Seattle:

      Friends of the Animals Foundation is always available by appointment for cat/kitten adoptions at Next to Nature in the Alaska Junction. Our cats and kittens are locally rescued. All have been spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, combo tested, and treated for parasites.

      We are also adding adoption events where adoption counselors are available on site:

      These events are 11:30 am–3:30 pm

      In addition we will also be on site at Next to Nature during the second Thursday Art Walks in July, August, and September.

      Please bring a carrier, cash or check, and patience. Our small kittens are not suitable for homes with small children. Next to Nature offers a 10% discount on the day of adoption for supplies for your new cat!

      Questions: info@fafseattle.org or (206) 719-4864

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    11. The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Forest in the Fall
      Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
      Pre-registration: yes
      Cost: FREE

      Adults, Families

      Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
      Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

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    12. Free Self-Defense Workshop for women and girls @ Seattle Integrated Martial Arts
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “Fight the Fear Campaign is offering a free self-defense workshop for Women and Girls age 12 and older. Learn basic self-defense skills including awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication and fighting techniques. Saturday, Oct. 18th from 3-5pm.

      Workshop will be held at Seattle Integrated Martial Arts, 4159 Fauntleroy Way, 98126. Register at ftfcampaign@gmail.com, pre-registration is required. Check us out at lookingoutfoundation.org.”

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    13. 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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    14. 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. Oct
    19
    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. 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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    3. 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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    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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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Fairmount Park field
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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    7. Friends of the Animals Foundation Cat & Kitten Adoption Event @ Next to Nature
      11:30 am – 3:30 pm

      Friends of the Animals Foundation will be holding adoption events at Next to Nature in West Seattle:

      Friends of the Animals Foundation is always available by appointment for cat/kitten adoptions at Next to Nature in the Alaska Junction. Our cats and kittens are locally rescued. All have been spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, combo tested, and treated for parasites.

      We are also adding adoption events where adoption counselors are available on site:

      These events are 11:30 am–3:30 pm

      In addition we will also be on site at Next to Nature during the second Thursday Art Walks in July, August, and September.

      Please bring a carrier, cash or check, and patience. Our small kittens are not suitable for homes with small children. Next to Nature offers a 10% discount on the day of adoption for supplies for your new cat!

      Questions: info@fafseattle.org or (206) 719-4864

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    8. Fauntleroy Fall Festival @ Fauntleroy Church
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The big neighborhood bash of the year, the Fauntleroy Fall Festival, will be Sunday, October 19th, 2:00-5:30 pm in the church/YMCA/schoolhouse triangle. Expect free activities for all ages, plus food vendors, and great fall weather!

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    9. Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

      WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

      Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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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. 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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  21. Oct
    20
    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. 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 “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” by Sherman Alexie.

      Book Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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

      Next Month’s Title: “Rat Girl” by Kristin Hersh

      This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m., 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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    3. 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
    4. Trivia with Luscious Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

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

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      Trivia with Luscious Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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. Oct
    21
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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

      Bring your baby and your blanket to our Baby Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! This fun, four-session program builds Early Literacy skills through books, songs and play. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (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 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    3. 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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      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. 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. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:20 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (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! Open to the public and free (donations are welcome).

      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)

      6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
      6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
      8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule ‹ so it¹s always good to check the 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.

      Location:

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

      Parking:

      There¹s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There¹s 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.

      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
    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. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “In the Company of the Courtesan” by Sarah Dunant.

      Book description: Set against the lush backdrop of Renaissance Italy, the servant, Bucino, a dwarf, helps his mistress, famed courtesan Fiammetta Bianchini, escape the 1527 pillage of Rome and reinvent her career in Venice.

      View in Catalog: “In the Company of the Courtesan” by Sarah Dunant

      Next month’s title: “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan

      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. Hope Lutheran Middle School open house
      6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Hope Lutheran School is hosting their middle school open house on October 21st, 2014 at 6:30–8:00 pm.

      GAMES2U, a mobile entertainment unit, will be onsite with a video game truck and laser tags for the kids while parents tour the school, meet teachers and learn about our new 1:1 iPad program for middle schoolers.

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      Hope Lutheran Middle School open house
    10. Paint Night Party fundraiser @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Paint Night Party
      It’s a fundraiser for the Senior Center of West Seattle. Enjoy a night out with your friends as a local master artist guides you in painting your own interpretation of the evening’s selected piece. The Center will provide all painting supplies, including paint brushes, acrylic paint, easels, 16×20 canvases, and aprons to protect clothes. Instruction runs for 2 hours, and you go home with your own masterpiece!

      Light snacks plus no host beer and wine available so you can drink creatively!

      Tuesday, October 21st
      Doors open at 6:30 pm
      Get your tickets ($20 *) before they sell out!
      Ticket Sales Online: www.sc-ws.org or Call: 206-932-4044 x 1
      (*25 at the door, if available)
      Sponsored by Daystar Retirement Village

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      Paint Night Party fundraiser @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    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 Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Lincoln Park Shelter 1
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      *No July or August OR SEPTEMBER 2014 meeting – resuming October 21st*

      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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    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. 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
    16. 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.

      “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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    17. 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
    18. Starlight singer/songwriter showcase @ 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. Oct
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    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
      11:30 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!

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

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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. Sept. 17: Flowing Gold (1940)
      - Frances Farmer, John Garfield, Pat O’Brien – 82m

      Wed. Sept. 24: The Efficency Expert (1992)
      - Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette – 85m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 1: Mrs. Brown (1997)
      - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler – 103m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 8: Burton & Taylor (2013)
      - Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks – 90m, TV-14

      Wed. Oct. 15: Valley of Decision (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Robert Preston – 119m

      Wed. Oct. 22: The Law and the Lady (1941)
      - Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main – 104m

      Wed Oct. 29: Scandal at Scourie (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 90m

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    6. ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us for one or more phone banks held through October every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, just two blocks from Alki Beach.

      Training materials, snacks, and lively conversations are provided. Please bring a mobile phone and a laptop, if possible.

      We need your help to ensure that more than 1.2 million voters vote YES for 594 this November!

      RSVP to pamela@wagunresponsibility.org, or call (206) 437-8362.

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      ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
    7. Music Bingo! @ The Cask
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Every Wednesday night at The Cask (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm:

      Music Bingo is the new fun game in Seattle. You play just like regular bingo, but instead of numbers called out we play small clips from songs. If you have the song in the correct column you mark it off. It’s a cross between bingo, trivia, and karaoke. It’s fun and easy to play.

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

      Fully backlined open mic at Skylark every Wednesday, 7:30pm sign-up / 9pm 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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    10. 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
    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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. Oct
    23
    Thu
    2014

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

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch 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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    3. Firefighter story time @ High Point Library
      11:30 am – 12:00 pm

      At the High Point Library Thursday, October 23rd at 11:30 am:

      Seattle Firefighters will be visiting Seattle Public Libraries and reading stories to children the month of October, 2014, during preschool Firefighter Story Times.

      Each story-hour will begin with firefighters arriving at the library on their fire truck. The firefighters will then read books to the children that are related to fire safety and fire prevention. Following story time, the firefighters will show the children their firefighting gear and the hour will close with a tour of the fire truck.

      So bring the kids and join the Seattle Firefighters for Firefighter Story Times at Seattle Public Libraries during the month of October!

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

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Seattle premiere of “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

      ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight.

      Based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, Dogfight is the romantic and heartbreaking story of three young marines in 1963 on the eve of the deployment to the small but growing conflict in Vietnam. Their last evening of fun and debauchery has a cruel edge and Eddie Birdlace enlists a sweet but awkward waitress, Rose Fenny, to join him at the party that night. Rewriting the rules of the game she has become a part of, Rose teaches young Eddie the meaning of compassion.

      With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY) and Peter Duchan (STU FOR SILVERTON), the show won critical acclaim in New York and received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical in 2013. Dogfight veers from intimate and intense to wildly energetic.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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    9. 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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    10. Karaoke with Kelli @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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    11. 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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  25. Oct
    24
    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. Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      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. Sept. 12: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
      - Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid – 114m

      Fri. Sept. 19: Mrs. Miniver (1942)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright – 134m

      Fri. Sept. 26: Pride & Prejudice (1940)
      - Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edna May Oliver – 118m

      Fri. Oct. 3: Madame Curie (1943)
      - Greer Carson, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Walker – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 10: Adventure (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Clark Gable, Joan Blondell – 125m

      Fri. Oct. 17: Mrs. Parkington (1944)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 124m

      Fri. Oct. 24: Strange Lady in Town (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Lois Smith – 112m

      Fri. Oct. 31: Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
      - Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn – 143m

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    3. 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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    4. Seattle premiere of “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

      ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight.

      Based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, Dogfight is the romantic and heartbreaking story of three young marines in 1963 on the eve of the deployment to the small but growing conflict in Vietnam. Their last evening of fun and debauchery has a cruel edge and Eddie Birdlace enlists a sweet but awkward waitress, Rose Fenny, to join him at the party that night. Rewriting the rules of the game she has become a part of, Rose teaches young Eddie the meaning of compassion.

      With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY) and Peter Duchan (STU FOR SILVERTON), the show won critical acclaim in New York and received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical in 2013. Dogfight veers from intimate and intense to wildly energetic.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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    5. 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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    6. Video DJ Andy @ Outwest Bar
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Video Mix Show with VJ Andy on Friday nights, 9:00 pm at Outwest Bar.

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  26. Oct
    25
    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. 3rd annual West Seattle Monster Dash @ Lincoln Park
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Cooperative Preschools would like to invite the community to our 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk and Little Monsters’ Dash at Lincoln Park on Saturday, October 25th. The 5K begins at 9 am, the Kids Dash starts at 10 am, and the Costume Contest and Race Awards Ceremony begins at 10:30 am. Be sure to dress up!

      This year we are extending an offer to youth runners participating in the Seattle Kids Marathon. Program details and race registration can be found at http://westseattlemonsterdash.blogspot.com, on active.com, or “like” West Seattle Monster Dash on Facebook!

      The proceeds from the Monster Dash benefit West Seattle’s own South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools. Coop includes teachers, children, and their caregivers in a way that provides an education for the children, a resource and support system for families, and a community where all can thrive. We have five neighborhood locations with many openings this fall: Alki, Admiral, Lincoln Park, Arbor Heights, and at the South Seattle College Campus.

      For more information on South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools, contact Judy Hall at 206-938-2278 or jkatalki@aol.com. Visit our web site: http://sites.southseattle.edu/homelife/.

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    3. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    9. Seattle Chinese Garden Celebration 2014 & Benefit Dinner @ South Seattle College
      5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

      Soaring Dragon Celebration 2014 & Benefit Dinner

      Please join us for a festive evening to celebrate and support the Seattle Chinese Garden on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at the Brockey Center at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). Toast the anniversary of friendship between Washington & Sichuan.

      5:00 to 6:00
      Sunset Stroll in the Garden
      Enjoy evening’s last glow and the lantern-lit courtyard.
      (North Entrance at SSC)

      The Brockey Center at South Seattle College
      (South Entrance):

      5:30 to 7:00
      Registration & Reception
      Feng Shui Advice Center, Teahouse Display, Raffle

      7:00 to 9:00
      Lion Dance Procession
      Dinner, Live Auction and Raise the Paddle

      $125 per person
      $1,250 nonprofit organization table
      $1,500 corporate patron table

      Kindly RSVP by October 17
      Online: www.seattlechinesegarden.org
      Phone: 206-934-5219
      By mail: Download a registration form at www.seattlechinesegarden.org and mail with your check.

      For questions 206.934.5219
      or info@seattlechinesegarden.org

      The Brockey Center is at the south end of the South Seattle College Campus at 6000 16th Ave SW. Free parking in the South Entrance lot.

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    10. JUNCTION: West Seattle Noise Possession @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Saturday, October 25th, 7 pm
      at Twilight Gallery and Boutique


      JUNCTION: West Seattle Noise Invasion

      Join us at Twilight Gallery as we stage a West Seattle noise take over.

      Featuring:
      Dried Up Corpse, Jodie, Marcus Price, WLISPTS and Kate Olsen

      $5 suggested donation.

      Music begins around 7 pm.

      Trick or Treats?

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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. Seattle premiere of “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

      ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight.

      Based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, Dogfight is the romantic and heartbreaking story of three young marines in 1963 on the eve of the deployment to the small but growing conflict in Vietnam. Their last evening of fun and debauchery has a cruel edge and Eddie Birdlace enlists a sweet but awkward waitress, Rose Fenny, to join him at the party that night. Rewriting the rules of the game she has become a part of, Rose teaches young Eddie the meaning of compassion.

      With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY) and Peter Duchan (STU FOR SILVERTON), the show won critical acclaim in New York and received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical in 2013. Dogfight veers from intimate and intense to wildly energetic.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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    13. 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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  27. Oct
    26
    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. 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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    4. West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival @ West Seattle Junction
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Shopping, trick-or-treating, more shopping, costume parade, more shopping, kids’ activities … plan to be in The Junction on Sunday, October 26th, for the third annual Harvest Festival, officially announced today by the West Seattle Junction Association. Created in 2012, this event moved the Sunday Farmers’ Market out into the street, folded in the annual business-district trick-or-treating, and added a costume parade as well as games and other activities for kids, and it’s been a fun-filled four hours each time, rain or shine. The hours again this year:

      Festival runs 10 am-2 pm
      Costume parade at 11:30 am
      Trick-or-treating at noon

      If your business, group, or organization would like to offer a Harvest Activity as part of the festival, find the application here. If you can volunteer at the festival, please e-mail Junction Association director Susan Melrose at susan@wsjunction.org

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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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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Fairmount Park field
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Fairmount Park field
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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    7. Seattle premiere of “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

      ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight.

      Based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, Dogfight is the romantic and heartbreaking story of three young marines in 1963 on the eve of the deployment to the small but growing conflict in Vietnam. Their last evening of fun and debauchery has a cruel edge and Eddie Birdlace enlists a sweet but awkward waitress, Rose Fenny, to join him at the party that night. Rewriting the rules of the game she has become a part of, Rose teaches young Eddie the meaning of compassion.

      With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY) and Peter Duchan (STU FOR SILVERTON), the show won critical acclaim in New York and received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical in 2013. Dogfight veers from intimate and intense to wildly energetic.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

      Buy tickets online here.

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      Seattle premiere of “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    8. 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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    9. 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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  28. Oct
    27
    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. 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
    3. Trivia with Luscious Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

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

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      Trivia with Luscious Lindsay @ Outwest Bar
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
  29. Oct
    28
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    2. Baby story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Bring your baby and your blanket to our Baby Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! This fun, four-session program builds Early Literacy skills through books, songs and play. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (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 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    3. 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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      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. 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. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:20 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (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! Open to the public and free (donations are welcome).

      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)

      6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
      6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
      7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
      8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

      Note that occasionally there may be a change in the schedule ‹ so it¹s always good to check the 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.

      Location:

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

      Parking:

      There¹s plenty of free parking!! Youngstown has a parking lot on the north side of the building. There¹s 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.

      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
    8. 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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    9. West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting @ Seattle Police Southwest Precinct
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Next meeting – September 2014

      At the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

      6:00-6:30 Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

      Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain! RSVP appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

      Deborah Greer
      Karen Berge
      On behalf of the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)
      Email: wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com
      Phone: 206-424-0040
      Website: http://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com

      Facebook:
      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=337488370959

      Twitter:
      http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

      Monthly Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 6:30-8 PM, SW Police Precinct, community meeting room (2300 SW Webster Street)

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      West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting @ Seattle Police Southwest Precinct
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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.

      “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
    13. 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
    14. Starlight singer/songwriter showcase @ 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 showcase @ Shadowland
  30. Oct
    29
    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
      11:30 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!

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

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      Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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. Sept. 17: Flowing Gold (1940)
      - Frances Farmer, John Garfield, Pat O’Brien – 82m

      Wed. Sept. 24: The Efficency Expert (1992)
      - Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette – 85m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 1: Mrs. Brown (1997)
      - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler – 103m, PG

      Wed. Oct. 8: Burton & Taylor (2013)
      - Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks – 90m, TV-14

      Wed. Oct. 15: Valley of Decision (1945)
      - Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Robert Preston – 119m

      Wed. Oct. 22: The Law and the Lady (1941)
      - Greer Garson, Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main – 104m

      Wed Oct. 29: Scandal at Scourie (1953)
      - Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead – 90m

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      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    6. Teen Space Presents: Game On! @ Delridge Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Come to the Delridge Branch Library for Teen Space – a time set aside just for teens to meet up and hang out. This month, play games on the Wii and XBOX 360! For ages 12-18.

      Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the Library? Come alone or bring your friends — then make new friends!

      Whether you are a gaming expert or newbie: here is your chance to get some game time, meet other gamers and hear about great Library programs.

      We’ll have snacks (a must), music and board games. Plus, each month there will be a fun activity. We’re sure you’ll help us keep it interesting. Teen Space = a time for you to be creative and have fun, all for free.

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

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      Teen Space Presents: Game On! @ Delridge Library
    7. “Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversation and culture in a fun, relaxed environment with our experienced Chinese teachers and student assistants at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Participate in activities for all ages like playing mah jong, painting, and talking about food! 6 sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm on 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12.

      Location:
      Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan center 6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

      Date/Time Information:
      10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12 in 2014 (Wednesdays)
      Sessions are from 4 to 5:30 pm

      Register here.

      Fees/Admission:
      Free but donations are welcome.

      Contact Information:
      206-934-5219

      The Chinese garden is located at South Seattle Community College campus (WSB sponsor), north end, 6000 16th Ave SW in Seattle.

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      “Chinese corner” language and culture classes @ Seattle Chinese Garden
    8. ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us for one or more phone banks held through October every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, just two blocks from Alki Beach.

      Training materials, snacks, and lively conversations are provided. Please bring a mobile phone and a laptop, if possible.

      We need your help to ensure that more than 1.2 million voters vote YES for 594 this November!

      RSVP to pamela@wagunresponsibility.org, or call (206) 437-8362.

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      ‘Yes on 594′ phone bank event @ Alki UCC