West Seattle Event Calendar

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How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

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2017 West Seattle Education Fair @ Alki Masonic Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand, the West Seattle Education Fair returns to Seattle this fall to offer families an opportunity to meet admission staff and learn more about private and independent schools in the area. This year’s event will take place on Monday, November 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at Alki Masonic Center. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Selecting the best school for a child can be an intensive experience. Learning about the options available is an important first step. The West Seattle Education Fair will feature independent schools for students in grades K through 8. Parents, families and students are invited to attend. Talk with school staff members one on one, learn about the variety of schools and programs available, and meet other parents and families in your community.

Private independent schools can offer tremendous benefits for students, from small class sizes to academic rigor and individualized study. The Education Fair will provide information to West Seattle families about all their education options, with representatives from local preschools, elementary schools and middle schools in one convenient location.

Participating schools include (UPDATED): Explorer West Middle School, Holy Rosary School, Hope Lutheran School, West Seattle Montessori School & Academy, Northwest Montessori, Westside School, Harbor School (Vashon Island), Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Shorewood Christian School

This free event is sponsored by West Seattle Blog and is open to all. No reservations required.

Details:

• West Seattle Education Fair

• Monday, November 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

• Alki Masonic Center: 4736 40th Ave SW

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

The Last Croissant @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Last Croissant

Friday, November 10 through Saturday, November 18th

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Sunday

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

$20 General Admission, $15 student/military/TPS.

The world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe.

Fortunes. Bears. Fire. Paper cranes. The loneliness of teatime. And that time when you were saving something, and you didn’t enjoy it soon enough.

The Last Croissant embodies what has been dubbed playwright Veronica Tjioe’s distinctive clown tragedy aesthetic. An experiment in minimalism and magical realism, it follows the events of a short weekend in a crowded campground.

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 13 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 14 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 14 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

Crafting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Crafting at HPIC on the 2nd (and 4th) Tuesday of each month from 11 am-1 pm.

A group for people in South Seattle who like to knit, crochet, quilt, spin, etc., or who are interested in learning. We trade tips, supplies and snacks! Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Children are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Dine-out fundraiser benefiting refugees @ Mioposto
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Admiral’s Mioposto is joining forces with World Relief Seattle on November 14 for a Dine Out event. From 4-10 pm, the open-flame pizzeria and Italian kitchen will donate a portion of the evening’s profits to the Kent-based organization that works to support and resettle immigrants and refugees from countries around the world.

As a part of their Pizza + Philanthropy initiative, Mioposto partners with local schools and non-profits for evenings of great food benefitting great causes. As the season of giving rolls around, Mioposto is inviting friends and neighbors to join them in support of a cause that means a lot to their team. Since 1979, World Relief Seattle has been providing immigrants and refugees from a variety of backgrounds with care and support through the first months and years of their transition. In addition to resettlement, World Relief Seattle provides English language training, immigration legal services, employment opportunities and training, as well as a loving community for the individuals and families that have left behind everything in their home country to begin again in the Northwest.

Stop by any of Mioposto’s four locations the evening of November 14 for what’s sure to be a special night. Happy hour runs from 4-6, and all delivery and pickup orders placed on Caviar will count towards the total donation. Mioposto West Seattle is located at 2139 California Ave SW.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

‘Holiday Wines for Any Budget’ Class with Sommelier Dieter Schafer @ South Seattle College
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Hour Class “Holiday Wines for Any Budget” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$83 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org .
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

Let Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer guide you to becoming an expert in serving the right wines with holiday dinners, at casual parties, or at your own wine tasting events. Learn by tasting six wines from around the world. Class will also cover serving techniques and temperatures, as well as the proper glassware for any occasion. For details please go to winedieter.wordpress.com

Parent Education Night featuring ‘Screenagers’ @ Gatewood Elementary
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gatewood Elementary PTA will be hosting a free Parent Education Night this month – Tuesday, Nov. 14th @ 6 pm-8:30 pm. For our Nov. event, we will be showing the movie Screenagers. Open to the public, this movie will also feature Spanish subtitles.

Hope Lutheran School All-School Open House
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm

From Hope Lutheran School (WSB sponsor):

All School Open House – November 14 @ 6:30

It isn’t too early to begin looking at local educational options. The All School Open House gives you a time to meet all preschool – 8th grade staff, visit the classrooms and learn more about the many robust programs at Hope School. This is a great time to invite friends or family who are looking at private-school options.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email admissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. hls.HopeSeattle.org

Morgan Urban Village special meeting @ The Kenney, Community Room
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From the Morgan Community Association:

Single Family areas inside the Morgan Urban Village – What’s the Plan?

Tuesday, Nov 14, 6:30–8:30 pm
The Kenney Community Room, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW

As discussed at the October MoCA Quarterly Meeting, the MoCA board has reviewed all the moving pieces of MHA and the Comprehensive Plan Amendment proposed for the Morgan Junction Urban Village. We found gaps between what we have heard at the community meetings and what the city is proposing to do with the single family zoned lands inside our Urban Village. Those gaps include the character change of the single family zones, the loss of starter homes and owner occupancy, and few ways to address displacement.

We have identified some specific options to address those gaps to propose for community consideration on November 14th. The community discussion and voting at this meeting will identify the Morgan Junction endorsed options to move forward into a neighborhood planning process with the city. We encourage everyone who lives, works, shops or enjoys the Morgan Junction area to come and weigh in!

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Nov 14 @ 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.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Fauntleroy Community Association meeting – NOVEMBER AGENDA ADDED @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOVEMBER 2017 AGENDA:

Welcome/Introductions Mike 5 Min
Review and Approve Minutes Mike/All 2 Min

New Business
Westside Neighbors Network Judie Messier 15 Min
Joslyn Building Proposed Rezone Mike/Alexis 30 Min

Old Business
West Seattle Police Precinct Update Lt Ron Smith 10 Min
Budget Update Alexis 5 Min

2017 FCA Survey Shannon 10 Min
Business Membership Update David/Alexis 5 Min
Endolyne Planter Update Alexis 5 Min

Fall Festival Recap David/Alexis 5 Min
SW District Council Update Vicki 5 Min
Action Items Frank 5 Min

All Fauntleroy Community Association (FCA) business meetings are open to any resident. Your Fauntleroy Community Association board of directors meet monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month* (except August and December), 7 pm in the boardroom at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center. For agenda information, contact President Mike Dey at msdey50@aol.com or 206-661-0673.

Find out more about FCA at its official website, or via its Facebook page.

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 14 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Wed
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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 15 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Carmilia’s 15th anniversary
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Visit Carmilia’s Boutique in The Junction November 15th-18th to help celebrate the shop’s 15th anniversary! Deals, extended hours, more. Until 9 pm Nov. 15-16, until 6 pm Nov. 17-18.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is Baby Story Time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Most Wednesdays from 11:30 am-noon.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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!

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Nov 15 @ 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

Preschool story time @ High Point Library
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring your 3-to-5-year-olds for stories, songs, and rhymes! More info here.

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Westside Neighbors Network Movie Night
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS NETWORK MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden, James Earl Jones. Released in 1964, but certainly of interest now.

· 5:30 dinner; 6:00 movie followed by a lively discussion.

· 4707 36th Ave SW – first block S of Alaska – note: many stairs.
The home of WNN Founding Member Amy Youngblood.

· WNN will provide dinner, wine, and other beverages, but if you would like to bring something for yourself or to share, please do. We can always use more food and wine.

· Bring some suggestions for future movies.

This event is free and open to members and nonmembers, so bring a friend or two if you’d like. Come meet new people and enjoy an evening together.

Future Movie Nights/same time and place
Thursday December 14th
Thursday January 18th.

Questions: Judie Messier: westsideneighborsnetwork@gmail.com or 206-937-1347

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

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

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Sound Transit West Seattle Junction briefing @ Senior Center/Sisson Building
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As announced by the Junction Neighborhood Organization, Sound Transit is coming to the West Seattle Junction for a presentation and Q&A about where planning stands for the WS light-rail line, scheduled to open in 2030. All welcome.

34th District Republicans meeting – NOVEMBER UPDATE @ American Legion Post 160
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm. November meeting is at American Legion Post 160 in West Seattle. For specific meeting agendas, click here.

Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting – NOVEMBER AGENDA ADDED @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm. Here’s the November 2017 agenda:

Agenda
Introductions – 7:05
 And cheering

Community Updates and Events – 7:10
 Something going on in your community? Big plans? Open floor for announcements.

Guest(s) – 7:30
 Q&A with Lisa Herbold:
o District 1 City Council Representative

Focus Topic(s) – 8:30
Roundtable. Ideas, suggestions, action items, community building.

District-Wide:
 Metro/SDOT: tentatively scheduled for Jan to discuss Rapid Ride, and other important
street and transit concerns

 LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion)
Community/Neighborhood Update:

 Roxhill Bog
Review and Close – 5 mins

WordsWest Literary Series: NOVEMBER 2017 @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOVEMBER 2017 INFO:

As late autumn gathers its storms and people gather to give thanks, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes poet Sharon Bryan and author Gretchen Schrafft for “Gathering,” an evening of wit and investigation, a close look at how we are coming of age at every age. The event will also feature a bake sale, including apple pie, with 100% of the proceeds going to the West Seattle Food Bank. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Sharon Bryan’s most recent books are Sharp Stars and Flying Blind. She received two NEA awards for her work, and a Governor’s Award and Artist Trust grant from the State of Washington. She is on the faculty of the Lesley low-residency MFA in Creative Writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gretchen Schrafft is a fiction writer, educator, and freelance journalist. Her fiction and reportage have appeared in Carve, Hobart, Joyland, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and San Francisco magazine, among other places. She teaches creative writing at Seattle University, and is working on a short story collection and a novel.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, 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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On November 15th, we welcome a favorite poem from representatives of the West Seattle Food Bank.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

*SERIES INFO*

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, 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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Deadgrass performs @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

DeadGrass performs at Parliament Tavern on Wednesday, November 15th, 8 pm.

Tunes from The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia catalogs receive a bluegrass treatment. No cover.

Parliament Tavern is a 21+ venue.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Nov 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 15 @ 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.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 16 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Dine out to help Roxhill Elementary @ Zippy's Giant Burgers, White Center
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Roxhill Elementary supporters, friends and family, join Friends of Roxhill Elementary at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center on Thursday, November 16. All day long, Zippy’s will donate 15% of sales to Friends of Roxhill Elementary, which we then use to directly support and fund projects and programs for our school.

Learn more about Friends of Roxhill and all we have going on at www.friendsofroxhill.org, and see you November 16! If you have questions, email us at friendsofroxhill@gmail.com.

South Seattle College Campus Tour @ Robert Smith Building
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am

Location: South Seattle College, meet in Robert Smith Building (RSB) lobby (campus map)

South Seattle College is holding a free campus tour. Tours include visits to departments and classrooms including our Academic Programs, Professional/Technical Programs, Enrollment Services, Student Life, Diversity and Retention, and Campus Resources. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our beautifully-landscaped campus and learn what makes South Seattle College a great place to fulfill your educational and career goals!

The tour is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.

Drop-ins are welcome, and signing up in advance is encouraged. Please visit the Explore South website to learn more and RSVP.

Thursday Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Carmilia’s 15th anniversary
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Visit Carmilia’s Boutique in The Junction November 15th-18th to help celebrate the shop’s 15th anniversary! Deals, extended hours, more. Until 9 pm Nov. 15-16, until 6 pm Nov. 17-18.

350 Seattle @ West Seattle Democratic Women @ WS Golf Course
Nov 16 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Hello Members, Supporters, and Friends of the West Seattle Democratic Women!

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, our Membership Meeting is traditionally held one week earlier than usual, so please note, there’s a pretty short turnaround on coordinating this month’s program and your flexibility is appreciated in sending back your RSVP, so we can confirm your attendance! Our guest speaker, Bob Kaminski, is from 350 Seattle, and he will be talking about the fracking of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and where in our own communities it is being proposed and drilled for right now! Bob will be accompanied by a couple of residents of the communities where these fracking projects are happening!

Our meeting will be held at the West Seattle Golf Course on Thursday, November 16th. The pre-meeting discussion group, led by Theresa McCormick, will continue on the subject of Sexual Harassment and begins at 10:30am. Registration and postcard-writing starts at 11:15 am with lunch service starting at 11:30am. Meeting business begins at 11:45am, program with guest speakers starts at 12:00 noon, and the meeting adjourns at 1:15 pm.

Please reply directly to werdachel (at) aol (dot) com by no later than Monday, November 13th, to indicate if you will be coming to the meeting. Also please indicate if you would like to purchase lunch or the program fee/dessert only. Lunch is $13.50 for members and $15.00 for non-members. If you do not want to purchase lunch, the program fee is $5.00 and includes dessert and coffee/tea.

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Nov 16 @ 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.

Dance Time @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Dance Time with live music by Lauren Petrie, who plays a wide variety of songs on the keyboard. Third Thursday of the month, 2 pm to 4 pm.

No host bar with $3 beer, wine, and cocktails. Join our fun and friendly community of dancers! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome. All ages are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to buy alcohol.

At the Senior Center of West Seattle

Admission: Members, $5; Nonmembers, $7.

Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

Business Resource Open House @ Delridge Library
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

An open house to meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting.

Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations that will help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on next steps. Bring your new ideas or fully formed plans to this free event and meet the experts who will provide the technical and financial assistance to empower you

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

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Business-resources open house @ Delridge Library
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving 101 cooking class @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

At the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), taught by Kim O’Donnel:

Thanksgiving 101
Thursday 11/16, 4-5:30 pm
Stuffing and Gravy Basics

recipe packet, tastes
$15 for Y members; $20 for community
advance sign-up required

Tinkerlab at High Point Library
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tinkerlab at High Point Library – “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.”

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19

Think Like a Computer Scientist
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Paint on the iPad with ArtRage
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Ozobots
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

3D Art and Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Dine Out for D.C. @ Great American Diner and Bar
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine out for D.C.
Thursday, November 16th from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm at The Great American Diner & Bar

Enjoy an evening of great American home cooking at the newest restaurant addition to West Seattle, The Great American Diner & Bar! There will be a special “all you can eat” buffet along with a kids’ menu and raffle. A portion of each guest check comes back to the Hope Lutheran School East Coast Trip Enrichment Program. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors, and help the 6/7th graders get started raising money for their East Coast Trip.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

WSHS Mental Health Discussion @ West Seattle High School
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From the WSHS newsletter:

Are you an important adult in the life of an adolescent? Our Student Health Council invites you to their Fall Mental Health Panel, in the WSHS Library on Thursday, November 16th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Learn more about how to effectively approach and support teens struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other mental health issues. The panel will be facilitated by Ben Berger, one of our School-Based Health Center’s Mental Health Therapists. Please contact School Nurse Kari Lombard (KRLombard@seattleschools.org opens an email client application ) or Clinic Coordinator Sumaya Mohamed (SumayaM@neighborcare.org opens an email client application ) with any questions.

Parents of Toddlers Support Group
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

GROUP: Parents of Toddlers 1-4 years old meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM
@ In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW, 98116
Parents can drop-in or register on our website or on our Facebook page.

West Seattle Timebank Gathering @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Timebank meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:00p pm @ Senior Center of WS (unless otherwise noted):4217 SW Oregon St. 98116.

Come and meet Your Neighbors & Timebank members or Learn about Timebanking!
Please Bring a dish to share- but not required to attend!
Bring an item you no longer need & exchange it for something you do need.
Learn more about the Timebank here.

West Seattle Timebank Gathering / Party! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

West Seattle Timebank Gathering Party
Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sison Bldg./ Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon Street, Seattle, WA 98116

We’re having a Timebank Gathering Party!! Bring the kids!
We’ll have homemade beer (thanks to one of our talented members) & entertainment too!

It’s a potluck so bring a dish to share (but not required).

The West Seattle Timebank meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm @ Senior Center of WS (unless otherwise noted).Come and meet Your Neighbors & Timebank members or Learn about Timebanking!

Learn more about the Timebank here.

Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Alki Community Council meets 3rd Thursday of the month at Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St, Seattle.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Last Croissant @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Last Croissant

Friday, November 10 through Saturday, November 18th

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Sunday

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

$20 General Admission, $15 student/military/TPS.

The world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe.

Fortunes. Bears. Fire. Paper cranes. The loneliness of teatime. And that time when you were saving something, and you didn’t enjoy it soon enough.

The Last Croissant embodies what has been dubbed playwright Veronica Tjioe’s distinctive clown tragedy aesthetic. An experiment in minimalism and magical realism, it follows the events of a short weekend in a crowded campground.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Proud and Nasty performs @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Thursday, November 16, 9 pm – PROUD AND NASTY.

Eclectic jazz-funk, featuring Jason Gray (Polyrhythics), Scott Morning (Polyrhythmics), Adam Gross (Theoretics), and Michael Zabrek (Black Zabrek, Worldwide Zoo). No cover

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West Seattle synagogue listings
Nov 17 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 17 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

The Mount’s Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale and Bazaar!!

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
November 17 & 18 (Friday and Saturday)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bake Sale and Bazaar!
Lots of wonderful things including vintage ornaments made in West Germany and Austria; decorated table top trees; three foot lighted trees; plain green wreaths; garlands and ornaments to decorate your own wreath; outdoor displays; bears and boxes. Plus Santas, angels and snowmen. And Christmas mice and a fabulous raffle basket. Lots and lots more! The bake sale will be wonderful with tasty treats: homemade breads, cakes, Joanne’s fudge, cookies and other yummy treats.

White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A little over a week until your chance to do holiday shopping and support a good cause – the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale is coming up Friday, November 17th, 10 am-3 pm, and Saturday, November 18th, 10 am-2 pm. Proceeds benefit library programs.

West Seattle Garden Club meeting: Native Plants & Scholarships @ Daystar Retirement Village
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

West Seattle Garden Club meeting, November 17, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Daystar Retirement Village, 2615 SW Barton St., Bldg. 2

Business meeting in the morning, followed by program on SSC Foundation scholarship program
Brown-bag lunch break (dessert provided).
Afternoon program by botanist Stewart Wechsler about native plants and their survival.
Visitors are welcome for any part of the day.
westseattlegardenclub.com

Carmilia’s 15th anniversary
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Visit Carmilia’s Boutique in The Junction November 15th-18th to help celebrate the shop’s 15th anniversary! Deals, extended hours, more. Until 9 pm Nov. 15-16, until 6 pm Nov. 17-18.

Northwest Wine Academy Fall Release @ South Seattle College
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy as we celebrate our fall releases, including the first tastes of our new Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other wines! Vintages from 2015 and 2016 are bottled and ready for you to enjoy. We are also introducing “Cascade,” a special Rhône blend celebrating the opening of South Seattle College’s Cascade Hall.

Culinary students will demonstrate food and wine pairing options. Friends and families welcome! Must be 21 to participate in a wine tasting.

November 17 & 18, 2017
Time: 1-7 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, Northwest Wine Academy (campus map)

Wine Tasting and Macarons @ Sound and Fog
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Sound and Fog:

Friday, November 17th 5p-8p

Sparkling Wine Tasting with special guest Alexandra’s Macarons

Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Nov 17 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night with the entire family that won’t break your pockets? Look no further. The Alki Community Center hosts skate night every Friday night (with some exceptions). Join us for a night of skating with your family and friends every Friday night. Don’t have your own skates? That’s ok, we have your size. Enjoy a night of family fun to the latest pop music, races, and lights.

Fridays: 5:45-7:45 pm
Note- check ahead: Seattle Community Centers may be closed during holiday periods or for special events.
Ages 2 and older.
Cost to skaters is $3 per person.

HPIC Movie Night @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

At Highland Park Improvement Club:

Doors open at 6:00 pm with a short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy, and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

For November 2017:

Movie hint… After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

Karl Blau in-store concert @ Easy Street Records
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Karl Blau in-store concert, 7 pm.

Plant for the Planet West Seattle meetings @ Puget Ridge Cohousing
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the growth of Plant for the Planet (a youth-led climate organization) in Seattle and enough Climate Justice Ambassadors in the South, we have officially kicked off our monthly West Seattle meetings. Every 3rd Friday we’ll meet at 7 PM at the Puget Ridge Co-housing Common House. Children who would like to be active to get our planet back to a stable climate and their parents are always welcome to join. Please RSVP by email – pftp-west-seattle@googlegroups.com

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, 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/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Last Croissant @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Last Croissant

Friday, November 10 through Saturday, November 18th

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Sunday

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

$20 General Admission, $15 student/military/TPS.

The world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe.

Fortunes. Bears. Fire. Paper cranes. The loneliness of teatime. And that time when you were saving something, and you didn’t enjoy it soon enough.

The Last Croissant embodies what has been dubbed playwright Veronica Tjioe’s distinctive clown tragedy aesthetic. An experiment in minimalism and magical realism, it follows the events of a short weekend in a crowded campground.

Gene Clark Tribute @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Friday, November 17, 9 pm – GENE CLARK TRIBUTE.

A tribute to singer/songwriter Gene Clark, founding member of The Byrds and Dillard & Clark. Featured performers include James Burdyshaw, David Thompson, Scott Sutherland, Peter Tutak, Jeff Warden, Randy Neal, Lou Alexander, Ron Rudzitis, Jennifer Potter, Caleb Bue, Paul Beaudry, Caitlin Sherman, Colin J. Nelson, Bill Preib and Joe Ross. $5. 21+

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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West Seattle synagogue listings
Nov 18 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Amazon Turkey Trot 5K @ Lincoln Park
Nov 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

First-ever Amazon Turkey Trot 5K has been moved to Lincoln Park. Open to everyone – not just Amazon employees. Fundraiser for Northwest Harvest. Full details, and registration, here.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 18 @ 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.

Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

The Mount’s Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bake Sale and Bazaar!!

Providence Mt. St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
November 17 & 18 (Friday and Saturday)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bake Sale and Bazaar!
Lots of wonderful things including vintage ornaments made in West Germany and Austria; decorated table top trees; three foot lighted trees; plain green wreaths; garlands and ornaments to decorate your own wreath; outdoor displays; bears and boxes. Plus Santas, angels and snowmen. And Christmas mice and a fabulous raffle basket. Lots and lots more! The bake sale will be wonderful with tasty treats: homemade breads, cakes, Joanne’s fudge, cookies and other yummy treats.

Turkey and groceries giveaway @ Eastridge Church
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

TURKEY AND GROCERIES GIVEAWAY
November 18, 2017 | Begins at 9 am

(1,500 turkeys between Issaquah & West Seattle. While supplies last.)

Help us bless our community this Thanksgiving during our annual Turkey and Groceries Giveaway! Do you need or know someone who could use a helping hand this year to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table? No proof of need required. While supplies last.

Free turkey and bag of groceries
Free adult and children’s coats
Free Bibles

For more information, contact Eastridge Church at 425-270-6300 or eastridgetoday.com/ministries/upcoming-events/turkey

Arrowhead Gardens Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Arrowhead Gardens
9200 2nd Ave SW

24 artists/crafters
Raffles
LOTS OF PARKING

questions dlr98116@gmail.com

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Nov 18 @ 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.

Forest Restoration Work Party: Westcrest Park
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Westcrest Park – Forest Restoration Work Party, Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 2 pm .

PLEASE REGISTER: here.

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing the southwest portion of Westcrest Park. Bringing back this parcel requires removing invasive species, and planting afterwards.

The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID education class. Learn about the different types of invasives, why they are harmful, and how to get rid of them. Combine knowledge with action as we work together to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtakes an area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard!

Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there!

9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

PARK: South parking lot off of SW Henderson St, next to the dog park.
WORK AREA: We are working at the southern strip of the park
MAP OF PARKING AND WORK AREA: https://imgur.com/a/BubeJ

BRING: Water and lunch. DIRT Corps will provide coffee and light refreshments.
WEAR: Closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and hat. Dress for the weather.
Questions? Email kat@thedirtcorps.com

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Junction True Value Holiday Open House & Food Drive
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Junction True Value Hardware’s annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at

4747 44th Avenue SW in West Seattle.

We’ll be holding the ugly sweater contest again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winner receives a $100 Junction True Value Gift Card! Enjoy homemade cookies; hot apple cider; free popcorn; free gifts; and spin-to-win prizes. Enter drawings for an Orca cooler and a boys’ bike and girls’ bike.

Once again, we will have a donation area set up to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable, canned and packaged foods to the Christmas Open House. We’ve got a big container to fill and we need your help!

Peace Lutheran Holiday Craft Bazaar, day 1 @ Peace Lutheran Church
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

5th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, West Seattle

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale, gifts for everyone! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 11/18/17, noon-3 p.m. Sunday 11/19/17; free children’s crafts/activities and hot lunch available for purchase on Saturday. Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW, www.peacelutheranseattle.org. Corner of SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

Tibbetts Holiday Bazaar @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday Craft Bazaar at Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 10 am – 2 pm

Community event – just in time for the holidays! Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, team spirit wares, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale at our Holiday Craft Bazaar. Sip on a hot beverage while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members. We’ll be open from 10am to 2pm in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 41st & Andover and we hope you will join us for some excellent shopping opportunities.

White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

A little over a week until your chance to do holiday shopping and support a good cause – the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale is coming up Friday, November 17th, 10 am-3 pm, and Saturday, November 18th, 10 am-2 pm. Proceeds benefit library programs.

Carmilia’s 15th anniversary
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Visit Carmilia’s Boutique in The Junction November 15th-18th to help celebrate the shop’s 15th anniversary! Deals, extended hours, more. Until 9 pm Nov. 15-16, until 6 pm Nov. 17-18.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 18 @ 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!”

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Nov 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the 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.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

FRED Talks at Kol HaNeshamah: Stories from remarkable volunteers in our midst
Nov 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

You’ve heard of TED Talks? Kol HaNeshamah, West Seattle’s progressive Jewish community, presents FRED Talks: Fresh, Relevant, Educational and Dynamic!

Join us Saturday, November 18, 12:30-2 pm at Kol HaNeshamah / Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, for our eighth fascinating FRED event. This month, our FRED talks will revolve around the theme: “For Good”

Because I knew you, I have been changed For Good:
Stories from remarkable volunteers in our midst 12:30-2 pm

If you’ve seen the musical, Wicked, you are familiar with the song, “For Good” in which the two witches say they have been changed, for good. Join us for our next FRED event where we’re featuring a few of our KHN members who have been volunteering to change our corner of the world for good.

Craig Greenberg is an airplane pilot with Angel Flight, a group of volunteers who fly their own planes and pay for flight costs to help families make critical journeys. Craig will share some of these heroic stories.

Everyone knows breastmilk is the most superior food for babies, but breastfeeding doesn’t necessarily come easy to everyone. Betsy Hoffmeister has spent more than 15 years as a volunteer leader and an on-call specialist for La Leche League, an international organization with the sole purpose of helping familues and their babies.

Henry, a clever canine and certified therapy dog lives with Lou and Janet Manuta and volunteers by bringing joy to people of all ages. He visits schoolkids, seniors and so many others, sharing his tricks. Henry has agreed to do some tricks while Lou talks about how Henry got so good at what he does.

Refreshments will be served in the lobby prior to the FRED talks.

SUGGESTED ADMISSION: $18 for adults, $12 for seniors & students

This event kicks off KHN’s Annual Giving Campaign. Kol HaNeshamah is a nonprofit

corporation recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code.

For more information contact Sheila Abrahams, execdir@khnseattle.org

The flyer for this event is available here.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:

https://khnseattle.org/upcoming/fred-talk-good-shabbat-november-18-immediately-following-services

Northwest Wine Academy Fall Release @ South Seattle College
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy as we celebrate our fall releases, including the first tastes of our new Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other wines! Vintages from 2015 and 2016 are bottled and ready for you to enjoy. We are also introducing “Cascade,” a special Rhône blend celebrating the opening of South Seattle College’s Cascade Hall.

Culinary students will demonstrate food and wine pairing options. Friends and families welcome! Must be 21 to participate in a wine tasting.

November 17 & 18, 2017
Time: 1-7 p.m.
Location: South Seattle College, Northwest Wine Academy (campus map)

Community Conversation with School Board Director Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

School Board Director Leslie Harris invites you to her drop-in community meetings:

October 21
November 18
3-5 pm
Delridge Library

Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are a non-profit, 501c3, holding a large annual cultural event, “Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon” A Celebration of Native Arts & Culture, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 West Marginal Way SW.

Featuring Shipibo Textiles from Peru and local Native artists. Native Art Show & Reception: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Traditional Dinner & Festive Program: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets Sliding Scale: $5 to $50

Questions: info@naahillahee.org, 206-784-0818. A Production of Na’ah Illahee Fund.

9th annual Chief Sealth International High School Auction @ Brockey Center, South Seattle College
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm

Celebrate 60 years of Chief Sealth High School, from 1957-2017. Our 9th Annual Auction is November 18th, 5:30 at the Brockey Center.

Early Bird Ticket Sales on NOW, just $50, Price increases to $60 after Oct. 31st.

https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/auction2017/tickets/ticket_sales

We have a wonderful night planned.

There are Disneyland Passes and Hotel accommodations up for bid in our live auction, our amazing signature cocktail, an outstanding evening of musical entertainment provided by our CSI Jazz & Orchestra students, delicious food, and it’s all for the children.

Where does the money go?

Besides having a great night of food, cocktails, and community, we hold an auction to raise money for our three main support groups at Chief Sealth International High School.

Here are some of the ways the PTSA, Denny/Sealth Performing Arts and Athletics put your money to good use for our students.

Your PTSA:
Supported the Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts, IB & Academy Prog. with financial reimbursements of up to $400 per department.
Provided financial and volunteer support for the Closet and other various Social Services at the school.
Gave funds to the Model UN club to participate in the U of W conference.

Your DSPA
· Provided funds for instrument, equipment and music purchases for the band, orchestra and choir programs at Denny and Sealth.
· Paid to bring world renowned musicians and instructors Ron and Bryan Carter out to teach clinics to the Denny and Sealth Jazz programs and to perform for the Denny and Sealth community.
· Provided scholarship money to send a Sealth student to UW summer drum major camp.

Your Athletic Dept.
· *Golf- Course Fees for Practice and Drive Range
· *Swim- New swimsuits and head caps for Boys and girls
· *Boys & Girls Basketball- helped pay for uniforms and new balls

For more information or to volunteer: chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com

To Donate or Sponsorship information: Kirstin Moe at kirstinmoe@comcast.net

Roo Forrest and Friends @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roo Forrest and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Roo Forrest and Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, 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/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

En Canto @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 – En Canto

Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano recently rocked the hall with EntreMundos. Now she’s introducing us to her multi-ethnic, female-led six-piece ensemble, En Canto. Their world pop music—a combination of forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and re-imagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. En Canto channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance,” as drummer Adam Kozie puts it “We routinely open our concerts to a room full of shy, awkward faces, and we close them to a sweat-drenched mêlée of bodies and smiles.”

Please visit encantobrazil.com for more information.

Tickets and Reservations
Front reserved table seats are $14.
Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors.
With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

WS Helpline Benefit: ‘Blues for John T. Williams’ @ ALki UCC
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm

Saxophonist Steve Griggs leads his jazz quintet in a compelling program of stories and music honoring the native carver and exploring the abuse of force by the Seattle Police Department.

Net proceeds benefit the West Seattle Helpline, a beloved nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle residents.

A free-will offering of $20 is suggested. Refreshments & treats served at intermission.

“Blues for John T. Williams”
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
6115 SW Hinds, Seattle 98116

The Last Croissant @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Last Croissant

Friday, November 10 through Saturday, November 18th

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Sunday

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

$20 General Admission, $15 student/military/TPS.

The world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe.

Fortunes. Bears. Fire. Paper cranes. The loneliness of teatime. And that time when you were saving something, and you didn’t enjoy it soon enough.

The Last Croissant embodies what has been dubbed playwright Veronica Tjioe’s distinctive clown tragedy aesthetic. An experiment in minimalism and magical realism, it follows the events of a short weekend in a crowded campground.

Indie Rock Extravaganza @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Saturday, November 18, 9 pm

HI CRIME, MOON TEMPLE, NIAGARA MOON. Indie rock extravaganza. $5. 21+

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 18 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 18 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

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

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*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

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

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

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Ethical Fair Trade Sale @ Walmesley Center
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Ethical Fair Trade Sale

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Catholic Relief Services Ethical Fair Trade Sale is coming up on Sunday, November 19 from 9:30 am-1:00 pm in the Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW). We live in an era of unprecedented economic interdependence. The decisions we make about what we buy affect the lives of people we may never meet. By buying Ethical Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans who are working to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger communities. Employers also ensure that workers are treated with dignity and that there’s no forced labor in the supply chain.

At the sale, you’ll find chocolates, Advent calendars, Christmas cards, nativities, crosses, jewelry, holiday and home décor, scarves, ornaments, baskets, tasty treats, and much more. While you browse, be sure to sample free Fair Trade coffee provided by Pura Vida. Proceeds go to Catholic Relief Services and OLG’s efforts to bring Fair Trade coffee to our events. Information, Jennifer 206-935-0358 x.120 or jibach@olgseattle.org.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

For questions, visit our website at www.westseattlearc.org or email info@westseattlearc.org.

RainWise ‘Meet a Contractor’ @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In certain areas of Seattle, the City of Seattle and King County will pay up to 100% of the cost of installing rain gardens and cisterns on homeowners’ eligible* properties. Rain gardens and cisterns are important tools for helping control polluted stormwater runoff.

RainWise “Meet a Contractor” event hosted by Seattle Public Utilities and King County
Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 am-12 pm
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SE Holden Street

• Learn about cisterns and rain gardens
• Learn how to get a rebate for installing a cistern or rain garden on your property
• Meet RainWise-certified contractors and find out if the work they do is right for your project

Questions? Contact Tom Gannon at Tom.Gannon@Seattle.gov or 206-684-5855.

Learn more about the RainWise program at www.seattle.gov/util/rainwise.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 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

Peace Lutheran Holiday Craft Bazaar, day 2 @ Peace Lutheran Church
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

5th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, West Seattle

SAT-SUN Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale, gifts for everyone! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 11/18/17, noon-3 p.m. Sunday 11/19/17; free children’s crafts/activities and hot lunch available for purchase on Saturday. Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave. SW, www.peacelutheranseattle.org. Corner of SW Thistle and 39th Ave SW

Neighbor Wreath-Making @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Come make a holiday wreath with your neighbors at HPIC! All ages welcome.

Bring your own tools, wreath forms, ornaments etc., as well as ideas, greens, pods, pine cones and treats to share!

Coffee, tea and hot cocoa provided!

Sunday, November 19th. 1:00PM – 4:00PM. This event is free.

‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Organ Dedication and Concert @ Admiral Congregational Church
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

BIG ORGAN CONCERT – FREE!

Sunday, November 19, 3:00 pm

Admiral Congregational Church

Dedication concert for Admiral’s newly restored pipe organ. Featuring internationally renowned
organist Dan Miller, Admiral organist Sam Peters and the Admiral choir under the direction of Pamela Gerke.

Doors open at 2:15 pm
4320 SW Hill St.

Yard Dogs Road Show, The Movie @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

YARD DOGS ROAD SHOW – THE MOVIE.

Seattle premiere of the documentary that chronicles the Yard Dogs Road Show traveling vaudeville troupe. A short talent show precedes the screening of the movie. If you want to sign up and show us what you got (under 4 minutes), email Miguelito at pelon@propagandada.com.

No cover. 21+.

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Nov 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 19 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 19 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 20 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Meatless Mondays, morning classes @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Mon., 1–2:30 p.m. and Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Afternoon book group @ Southwest Branch @ Southwest Library
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Southwest Branch LibraryAfternoon Book Group meets from 2:00 – 3:00pm on the third Monday of the month unless noted otherwise. Groups will not meet on holidays or when the library is closed.

Check the Event Listings for West Seattle’s Southwest Library Branch for this month’s book title and more information.

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.

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help for children and teens at the High Point Library on Mondays: Sep. 11 – Dec 11, 2017, 4 – 7:30 pm.

Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

Meatless Mondays, afternoon classes
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Tinkerlab at Delridge Library
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Like puzzles? You’ll love Tinkerlab: “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.” Here’s the schedule for Delridge Library this fall:

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

iMovie (or Stop-Motion Animation)
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27

Hour of Code
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4

Paper Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 20 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 21 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

Family Story Time at Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

High Point Library children’s librarian Nathalie will be at Neighborhood House High Point to present story time!

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

‘French Wine Update’ Class with Sommelier Dieter Schafer @ South Seattle College
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Hour Class “French Wine Update” Class with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017; 6-9 pm.
$83 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer is back from his most recent “Fact-Finding Mission.” Learn what Parisian brasseries, bistros, and wine bars are currently pouring while tasting six of the many wines available locally. Loire Vallée Cabernet Franc, Southwest Malbec, and Alsace Crémant are “en vogue.” For details please go to winedieter.wordpress.com .

Evening book group at High Point Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Check the event listings at SPL’s High Point Branch for this month’s book title.

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.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.
Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome.

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club holds meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm at The Brookdale West Seattle:

All new members are welcome. We are a club of public speaking enthusiasts who encourage, coach, cheer and practice together.

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Nov 21 @ 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.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

Unplugged – A Musical Gathering! @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The meeting is at 7 pm Tuesday in the meeting room at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster), everyone welcome, with your chance to not only ask questions of the guests but also to bring up community concerns to the Seattle Police leadership in attendance.

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

South Sound Tug & Barge perform @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

South Sound Tug & Barge at Parliament Tavern.

West Seattle’s favorite buskercore power trio. No cover. 21+.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 21 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 22 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is Baby Story Time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Most Wednesdays from 11:30 am-noon.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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!

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

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

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys In The Campfire, live in-store concert @ Easy Street Records
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

At Easy Street Records in The Junction:

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys In The Campfire -November 22nd – 7pm – All-Ages!

Ticketed Show! We’re super excited to welcome Cowboys In The Campfire, featuring Tommy Stinson (The Replacements/Guns N Roses/Bash & Pop) and partner-in-crime Chip Roberts (Uncle Sippy) to Easy Street for a very special ticketed Thanksgiving Eve in-store! The duo describe themselves as “just a coupla fellas having fun with a guitar and a lap steel and some great songs. And we like wearing matching shirts.” All-ages (but not free).

Buy Tickets Here!

Buckets of Rain, and food-donation drive @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday, November 22, 8 pm

BUCKETS OF RAIN. West Seattle’s favorite classic rock inspired party band. $5. Free admission with canned goods for the West Seattle Food Bank.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 22 @ 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.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Nov
23
Thu
2017
West Seattle restaurants planning to be open Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

Here are the West Seattle restaurants/bars-with-food that have told us they’ll be open on Thanksgiving – but please note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a week before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!)

A Pizza Mart: Open noon to midnight.

Admiral Pub: Open 3 pm–10 pm (bar may be open later), Thanksgiving menu.

Alchemy: Open 4 pm– midnight, may close early, regular menu.

Alki Cafe: Open 8 am–2 pm.

Baja Taco (Jefferson Square): Open 10 am–9 pm

Baja Taco (Westwood Village): Open 10 am–9 pm

Be’s Restaurant: Open 7 am–3 pm, regular menu

Bird on a Wire: Open 7 am-noon, coffee & pastries only.

The Bridge: Open 3 pm-midnight, kitchen closes 10 pm, cocktails til midnight. Main menu as well as Thanksgiving inspired fresh sheet.

Christo’s on Alki Open for brunch, 8 am-2 pm

Freshy’s Coffee: Open 7 am–2 pm. Regular menu, possible Thanksgiving soup.

Great American Diner and Bar: Open 7:30 am–11 pm, “full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings” after 12 pm

Jack in the Box: Open 6 am–10 pm, drivethru open 24 hours.

KFC: Open 9 am–5 pm

Mac’s Triangle Pub: Open 11 am–2 am

Maharaja Cuisine of India: Open 11 am-1 am.

McDonalds (Westwood):Open, Lobby 5 am-10 pm, drivethru 24 hours.

Mission Cantina: Open 6 pm–2 am. Limited food menu. Also: “Mission Cantina will match all gratuity/tips on Thanksgiving night and donate that money to the West Seattle Food Bank. Customers can also tip in canned /nonperishable food, which will be donated as well. Mission will compensate staff for food items.”

Pearls Tea & Coffee: Open 8 am to 7 pm, might close early.

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open for the Thanksgiving Grand Buffet 10:30 am–7 pm. Reservations for holidays are required by phone – Please call 206-937-1600. **Reservations full; there may be space available that day for walk-ins**

Shadowland: Open 3 pm to midnight. Serving a Thanksgiving dinner and that’s the ONLY food they’ll be serving.

Yen Wor Village: Open Bar only 9 pm–1 am

Again, we compile this list as a service, via 100+ phone calls, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open, our apologies, and please let us know ASAP so we can update it, even on Thanksgiving – texting our 24/7/365 hotline at 206-293-6302 is the fastest way to get the info to us! Thank you.

And if you’re just looking for Thanksgiving coffee – we’re listing some options in the Thanksgiving section of the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide.

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 23 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Turkey Day Workouts
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Turkey Day Workout

WEST SEATTLE & FAUNTLEROY YMCA

Join your workout buddies for a special Thanksgiving Day workout at the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the West Seattle Food Bank.

No child care. No locker rooms. No other workout spaces available.

WHEN & WHERE

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23

West Seattle Group Exercise: 8:00 – 9:30am
Dance/Barre in the gym
Yoga in Studio 1 (bring your own mat)

Fauntleroy Group Exercise: 8:30 – 10:00am
Zumba® in the gym
Cycling in the cycle studio

Doors open 15 minutes early and close when classes start – don’t be late!

Free for all! Bring your friends, family and neighbors. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for
the West Seattle Food Bank.

Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Group Run @ Tully's on Alki
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come meet up for a Thanksgiving Day Group Run. We will meet at the Tully’s on Alki at 9 am. We will go for a group run, all paces and distances welcome. This is not a race, but just a group run. This is a great way to start of the day of feasting, with a little calorie burn. Since it is also a nice time to give to others, as we count our blessings, folks can bring food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. This year, you also have the option to donate to a charity via our West Seattle Track Friday event.

Thanksgiving Potluck @ Tully's Coffee patio
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

3rd Annual THANKSGIVING POTLUCK

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, 23 Nov.
At TULLY’S COFFEE on ALKI 2676 Alki Ave. SW, Across from the Bathhouse
Bring and Share a Hot dish, or Salad, or Dessert
Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving with Friends and Family
All are Welcome
No Sign Up, No Reservations, No Collections, No Pressure.
Just Join With Us For A Happy Thanksgiving
Wear Warm Clothes, We’ll Be Outside On Tully’s Patio

Hall at Fauntleroy’s Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For the 19th year, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering will be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy on the holiday (Nov. 23). Expect a full sit-down meal, from salad to unlimited trips to the dessert bar. Hours will be noon to 3 pm, with seating whenever you arrive.

This meal is for all comers. If cooking is too much for you this year or your plans change at the last minute, come. Many guests arrange to meet friends or family members there.

A feature of this dinner in the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California Ave. SW) is the giveaway table for guests in need. Donations of kids clothing are encouraged, with an emphasis this year on new socks (any size) and blankets. Pies, cookies, and other desserts are especially welcome.

Bring donations to The Hall at Fauntleroy on Thanksgiving 10 am – 1 pm or call 206-932-1059 to arrange your drop-off the afternoon before.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What: Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+
When: Thursdays 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: West Seattle Senior Center, Oregon at California Ave SW
Cost: $40 per month members, $45 non-members, Drop-in $12.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

Join Sifu Viola Brumbaugh at the West Seattle Senior Center Thursdays at 2 pm. Tai Chi practice helps improve balance, flexibility, and strength and has been found to help reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health, improve the lives of diabetes and parkinson’s patients. In this class we practice longevity exercises to lubricate the joints, silk reeling and the Yang Style 24 form to build coordination and strength while improving focus and relaxation.

More info: email: wiseorchidmartialarts@gmail.com or call 206-321-0613

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 24 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Record Store Day Black Friday @ Easy Street Records
Nov 24 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Easy Street Records opens at 7 am for Black Friday shopping.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

My Macy’s Holiday Parade downtown, with local participants
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS bands are on the lineup, as are the Salty’s (WSB sponsor) nutcrackers!

Macy’s signature inflatable floats will make their annual appearance along with local middle and high school marching bands, nearly 650 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community youth drill teams. New to this year’s parade are two Nutcracker themed trykalloons with inflatable characters on a bicycle built for two peddled by Clara and the Nutcracker Prince himself!

Our preview includes info on the parade route.

West Seattle Track Friday @ Hiawatha Playfield
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

P3|Running and West Seattle Runner are excited to bring Track Friday to West Seattle!

Track Friday is a community-based movement to mobilize people to support charitable giving. Participants run laps on a nearby track to raise awareness and funds for causes that they care about. Track Friday is held the day after Thanksgiving to encourage people to reunite with old and new friends, burn off some Thanksgiving Day calories, and put a little love and giving spirit back into a day that has become synonymous with commercialism.

trackfriday.razoo.com/team/Westseattletrackfriday2017

Michele Pettinger‘s (the owner of P3|Running) mom is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and Michele will be raising money for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation that day. She is driven to not only help fundraise for this disease that there is still so much to learn about, but to support families and loved ones that are moving through this disease together.

Michele understands that you may have a charity that you feel strongly about, so you are able to fundraise for your chosen charity on Track Friday as well!

We will be at Hiawatha Track and Playfield the morning after Thanksgiving from 9 to 11. Invite your friends and family to join – walk 1 mile, 10 minutes, 10 miles, 2 hours, whatever you feel driven to do! Check in with our table to log your miles! We will have hot chocolate, coffee, and some treats, too.

For anyone who participates in the event, 10% of your purchases at West Seattle Runner that day will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Simply pick up a token from our table at the park to present at the store when purchasing.

To purchase a Track Friday t-shirt for the event, please visit: customink.com/fundraising/trackfriday

**UPDATES**

First, thank you to The Admiral Bird for donating Coffee and Hot Chocolate for the Event!
Second, we’ve added some fun races! They are as follows and West Seattle Runner Gift Certificates will be awarded to 1st place Female and Male for each race!

9:30 AM Kids Ages 11 and under – 400 meter dash
Please arrive by 9:15 AM to sign up!

10:00 AM Kids Ages 12 to 17 – 800 meter dash
Please arrive by 9:45 to sign up!

10:30 AM Adults Ages 18 and Up – 1 mile race

Please arrive by 10:15 to sign up!

The race will be officiated so that we know the winners of each race, but the races will not be officially timed.

Walking and Running outside of these races is still encouraged. There will also be a prize for the individual who logs the most laps between 9AM and 11AM.

There is no cost, but we will encourage donation to our Cause – The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation.

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is hosting the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

November 24, 25, 26, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Friday November 24th, from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be at Our Lady Of Guadalupe, at the Walmesley Center (the bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 3:00-4:00 pm).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@psbc.org or call 800-398-7888.

All Ages – Tinkerlab STEM Challenge @ Southwest Library
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday November 24, 2-3:30 pm – All Ages – Tinkerlab STEM Challenge.

Drop in and learn with the Southwest Teen Service Learners at our STEM Challenge, a fun all-ages program where you will learn to use science, technology, engineering, and math to experiment and create amazing inventions. More info here.

November Tinkerlab at Southwest Library
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tinkerlab at Southwest Library:

STEM Challenge
2 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24

STEM Challenge
3 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, 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/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

The Castaways perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Castaways perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday November 24th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

The Castaways; West Seattle-based ukulele band that plays classic rock and 80’s tunes. Yep, you heard right, classic rock! No Hawaiian music at all.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 24 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 25 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 25 @ 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.

Alki Masonic Center Holiday Bazaar
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Bazaar, Saturday Nov 25, 9 am -4 pm, Alki Masonic Center.

Vendor tables available; early bird vendor discount until Oct 1.

application link: https://form.jotform.us/72178254467161
for more info Sue Gibbs, 206-450-5491 vm or text plz
alkict21events@gmail.com

Alki Masonic Center
4736 40th Ave SW

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park natural areas is in need of help healing and expanding native habitat for wildlife. Feel free to join the work ‘party’ every 4th Saturday, 9:00 – noon. Dress in sturdy clothes that can handle the day’s weather & blackberry thorns. Tools provided. Bring your own gloves or use a pair of ours. We are restoring wildlife habitat, so please leave dogs at home.

Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, email mekwamooks@yahoo.com, and check out the website at https://mekwamooks.wordpress.com/

West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: https://www.meetup.com/WSeaLUG

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is hosting the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

November 24, 25, 26, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Mahonia Project Saturday Work Party @ South Seattle College
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, from 10 am to noon on the last Saturday of the month through winter, including Thanksgiving weekend.

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest.

Through the Winter, monthly maintenance work parties are set for Last Saturdays (10 am-noon). We will also provide snacks, coffee and tea, and in November there will be an optional lunch out with the crew (everyone pays their own way, and location TBD).

This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location on campus.

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

Seattle Civic Dance Theater Holiday Breakfast @ Fauntleroy Church
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am

The annual Seattle Civic Dance Theatre Holiday Breakfast is this Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 am at Fauntleroy Church (9140 California Ave SW).

There will be a dance concert, pancakes, raffle baskets, and a special visit from Santa! All proceeds go to support our scholarship program.

Doors open at 10:30, breakfast served at 11. Tickets online at scdt.yapsody.com or at the door.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 25 @ 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!”

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 25 @ 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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Nov 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the 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.

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Apple Cup Watch Party @ Ounces
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Ounces:

Cougs and Huskies are facing off in the 2017 Apple Cup! Come watch the action and root on your team! We’ll be in full game-day mode — big screens, sound & BEER!! Plus, gameday grub from Tabussum food truck. Game starts at 5 pm.

Gary Benson Christmas Show @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gary Benson will be performing at the C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Saturday, November 25th, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

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

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoops, 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/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19. This recreation based program is held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm – Midnight with a focus on Positive Teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night program is aligned and supportive of the City’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer! Photo ID required.

Seattle Parks & Recreation Citywide Teen Programs’ goal is to impact the life trajectories of teens, by providing opportunities for community involvement, building positive relationships, and learning experiences that build skills, while embracing stewardship to ensure confident leadership roles in society.

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

War Puppy and Dynamite Nugget @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 12:00 am

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 9 pm-12 am:

WAR PUPPY and DYNAMITE NUGGET. 70s style power rock featuring long hair and a fog machine. $5 cover.

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 26 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 26 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

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

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

*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

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

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

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is hosting the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

November 24, 25, 26, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 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

Sunday Football on the big screens @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Skylark Café & Club will be showing Sunday Football on the big screens.

November 5th: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins.
November 26th: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49er’s

Mode Music Studios All Ages Open Mic @ The Skylark
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mode Music Studios Open Mic at Skylark Café & Club – No cover, all ages!

GET ON STAGE / GET INVOLVED!

This is the ninth month of our Get on Stage / Get Involved series of all ages Open Mics. We encourage all of our students to participate in our monthly Open Mics at the Skylark, especially if they’ve been working on a song (or three) and want to show it off in front of a supportive audience. If they’re voice students, their teachers can definitely accompany them on stage.

Sign up at 3:00, grab some food and drink, learn about this month’s Get Involved partner, then get on stage starting at 4:00.

Tim Scallon and Grace Dager @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 7 pm-10 pm

TIM SCALLON and GRACE DAGER. A night of music and spoken-word performance from West Seattle artists. No cover.

21+ venue.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 26 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 27 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 27 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Meatless Mondays, morning classes @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Mon., 1–2:30 p.m. and Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help for children and teens at the High Point Library on Mondays: Sep. 11 – Dec 11, 2017, 4 – 7:30 pm.

Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

Meatless Mondays, afternoon classes
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Tinkerlab at Delridge Library
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Like puzzles? You’ll love Tinkerlab: “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.” Here’s the schedule for Delridge Library this fall:

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

iMovie (or Stop-Motion Animation)
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27

Hour of Code
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4

Paper Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s (WSARC) weekly net

Mondays, 6:30 pm
@ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available, see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at Highpoint.

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 27 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 28 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 28 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

South Seattle Fiber Arts Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Crafting at HPIC on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11 am – 1 pm.

A group for people in South Seattle who like to knit, crochet, quilt, spin, etc., or who are interested in learning. We trade tips, supplies and snacks! Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Children are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Jenny Durkan’s first West Seattle appearance as mayor @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Announced by mayor-elect Durkan’s staff:

Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan Will Bring City Hall into Communities Across Seattle on First Day

At Five Events, Durkan Will Call on Residents to Come Together to Address Urgent Challenges Facing Our City

On Tuesday, November 28, Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan will criss-cross Seattle to take City Hall directly into communities across Seattle. Durkan will take her oath of office and share her vision for the City at events in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, the Chinatown-International District, Phinney Ridge, and Lake City.

“Throughout the campaign, I emphasized we must tackle our challenges and seize opportunities as One City. Starting on my first day in office, I want everyone to be a part of creating meaningful change for our City. It will take all of us working together to build a progressive, innovative and inclusive city for the next generation. I know we are up to not just meeting our toughest challenges like homelessness and housing, but to build and create the opportunities that will continue to make Seattle the great City we love,” said Durkan.

Her second stop will be Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4:15 pm.

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

‘Champagne for Any Taste and Budget’ Class with Sommelier Dieter Schafer @ South Seattle College
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Hour Class “Champagne for Any Taste and Budget” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$75 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

Taste Champagne and Crémant from France, Sparkling Wine from Washington and California, Spanish Cava, and Italian Prosecco. Champagne, the ultimate celebration bubbly which always seems to be a mystery. Learn from Champagne aficionado Dieter Schafer (a Certified Educator and Sommelier) about styles, what the label tells you, how Méthode Champenoise wines are produced, buying strategies, proper service, etiquette, and how to match these wines with food. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try a variety of “bubblies” that are not often available for tasting. For details please go to winedieter.wordpress.com .

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library