Events

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games


Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks! PLEASE include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, NOT IN A POSTER/FLYER/ETC. A web/FB link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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Apr
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Fri
2016
West Seattle Brewery Comedy Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

April 1st, 8 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company:

Cathy Sorbo’s Songs of Filth Review

With a songlist that ranges from classic rock to 1970s Brit Pop to Broadway showtunes, Cathy Sorbo presents her “Songs of Filth Revue,”stand-up comedy complemented by a karaoke-inspired performance of songs you know and love with lyrics rewritten by Cathy loaded with her signature cheerful vulgarity.

Rated Naughty But Nice

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WSHS’s Drama Club “The Addams Family Musical” – Benefit Performance @ West Seattle High School
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly present our spring production:

The Addams Family
Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa
Playwrights: Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

Special Benefit Performance, April 1st, 8 pm

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Apr
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Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 2 @ 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.

Kiwanis Food Drive @ 2 locations
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This Saturday, 4/2 is the West Seattle Kiwanis’ Annual Food Drive for the West Seattle Food Bank. They will be at the West Seattle Thriftway and the Junction QFC from 9am to 2pm collecting food. They will be passing out wish lists specifically for the food bank’s Home Delivery and Mobile Food Bank Programs where they deliver nutritious food to the homes of the homebound elderly and disabled neighbors unable to access the food bank.

Help them out by donating while you’re doing your weekend grocery shopping! Don’t forget to give them your West Seattle Thriftway receipts too because Thriftway donates 1% of your receipt back to the food bank.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Free Homebuyer Class @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

We are offering a free homebuyer class to those thinking about selling their home, purchasing a new home or refinancing. The class will be held every Saturday at Highland Park Improvement Club, from 9:30-10:30 am. We will bring stragies, ideas, area market research and education of purchasing in today’s market.

–Therese Bianchi
–Christi Meats

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Sanislo Book Sale @ Sanislo Elementary School
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s the annual Book Sale to raise money for Sanislo fourth-graders to go to camp! Plus a small “garage sale.”

West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Apr 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge Library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!) Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese! Ages 3 and up.

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.

Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Seattle Makers Market @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 2nd, noon–4 pm: The Seattle Makers Market – artists and makers working in diverse media to show and sell their work.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby @ Southgate Roller Rink
Apr 2 @ 5:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Indiana Jones theme – come dressed as your favorite character!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2015—Southgate Roller Rink—JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY!

White Center’s junior roller derby team, Southside Revolution is taking the track for another junior roller derby bout this Saturday, April 2nd at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center!

Southside Revolution is on their second season, and on a roll! This Saturday, Southside’s positional team will be a mashup with Everett’s Mob City Goons. The second game, full contact and hard hitting, will
be Southside Revolution’s Rebels against Mob City Misfits. Doors open at 5:15pm, first bout is at 5:35pm. 10$ adults, $5 children (age 6-12), kids 5 and under are free! Hope to see you there!

More info here.

WS Meaningful Movies: A Force More Powerful @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On Saturday, April 2nd, West Seattle Meaningful Movies will show two inspiring episodes from “A Force More Powerful” (a series on successful nonviolent resistance movements). They are about the movement Gandhi led in India in the 1930s, and the Nashville sit-ins of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. 51 minutes. Produced and directed by Steve York, 2000.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHCOdBMJCAc

Then Liz Spoerri, a West Seattleite and a member of the Delta 5, will share how she and four others blocked an oil train in Everett
and went to trial, where they argued a historic case.

Liz will also bring information about Break Free from Fossil Fuels, a global mobilization coming up in May, with important events here in the Pacific Northwest.

6:30 – doors open for refreshments and social time
7:00 – Movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW [2], Seattle 98126
Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

Help us minimize waste—bring your own mug.

Greg Spence Wolf performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Greg Spence Wolf performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 2nd, 7 pm–9 pm.

Greg Spence Wolf and Steve Norris – singer-songwriters
http://www.gregspencewolf.com/music.html

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

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.

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

Olio Players presents: “From Silent to Sound” @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Returning for it’s 10th year in West Seattle, the Olio Theatrical Troupe will present another evening of music, comedy and dance on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 pm at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Church.

This year’s show, From Silent to Sound (or…The Director’s Worst Nightmare!), is about a 20’s era movie director who grapples with talentless actors and “modernization” as a fateful call from his producer upends everything he knows and loves about movies: THE “TALKIES” ARE IN! Mayhem and hilarity ensue!

“The Olio Players are a merry band of talented and experienced Seattle area actors, singers, dancers and all around fun people,” says Bert Gulhaugen, the show’s musical director and co-writer with his partner Jerry Halsey. “An ‘olio show’ is a unique genre of musical theater associated with vaudeville, minstrel, burlesque and operetta,” explains Halsey who is also the show’s theatrical director. “It is our goal to revive the spirit of this light-hearted art form in our West Seattle shows.”

Tickets may be purchased at
http://fromsilenttosound.brownpapertickets.com. General admission is $15, with free admission for children under 16. All are invited to enjoy the coffee house/actors reception immediately following the show.

Violet @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Violet
By Elizabeth Irwin

March 3 – April 3, 2016
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics & Book by Brian Crawley

On a cross-country bus trip in search of a minister to heal her scarred face, one woman discovers the true meaning of beauty, courage, and love. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, and Tony Award nominated for its 2014 Broadway revival run, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel from one of the most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home, winner of five 2015 Tony’s including Best Musical).

March 3 – April 3, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

*Run time 1 hr 45 min, no intermission

Tickets
Adults – $39.50
Seniors – $35.00
Student – $19.00

Onstage Tickets
Onstage seating – $45.00
To capture director Andrew Russell’s exciting and experiential vision for the show, we will be removing the front rows of the center and side sections to make room for onstage seating in the form of cushioned church pews. Get as close to the action as possible with these premium seats! Seating is festival-style and surrounds the stage, gaining unique perspectives that make for an unforgettable performance.

Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

WSHS’s Drama Club “The Addams Family Musical” @ West Seattle High School
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly present our spring production:

The Addams Family
Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa
Playwrights: Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

March 31, April 2, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
Special Benefit Performance, April 1st, 8 pm

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
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Sun
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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 3 @ 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.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “living the way of Jesus” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*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.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor; 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, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The 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 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 Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 3 @ 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.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

‘Jazz Sunday’ service @ Admiral Congregational Church UCC
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle’s Admiral Congregational Church invites the entire community to join them for their joyful annual post-Easter celebration, Jazz Sunday, on Sunday April 3, 10:30 am.

Now in its twelfth year, this exuberant celebration takes place during the 10:30 service in the church’s sanctuary. Admiral’s director of music, pianist/organist Keith Terhune, is a well-known fixture on the local jazz scene and created this annual event “to inspire us to continue celebrating, even after Easter is over,” says church member Anita Shaffer. “Every year, the worship service following Easter Sunday is jazz-inspired and music-filled, often with Seattle jazz celebrities adding to the experience.”

Joining Terhune and the Admiral Choir this year will be renowned vocal stylist Makini Magee, bassist Mike Eytcheson, and percussionist Mike Bayer, local legends all on the Seattle music scene. All three have performed with legends ranging from Winton Marsalis to Roy Ayers.

Admiral Congregational is a member of the United Church of Christ, a progressive Protestant denomination that consistently champions engaged spiritual practice and informed social
participation. Their website says that they “actively welcome all peoples, regardless of their sex, sexuality, gender identity, social location, economic or immigration status, theology or history.”

Adds Shaffer, “So what if Easter is over for another year? Wear your Easter hat anyway and join us!”

Admission is of course free and the public is warmly invited.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 3 @ 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

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

Catsino Silent Auction & Fundraiser @ Beveridge Place Pub
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hosted by Furry Faces Foundation:

Four stellar animal rescue/advocacy groups! Local businesses showering you with grand prizes! Unique silent auction benefitting animals! Crazy games like Studless Draw, Pig Craps, and Keg Roll! What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon, than at the Beveridge Place Pub, enjoying all of the above.

Meet and greet local Animal groups and business owners while playing fun games. It’s a chance to ask all those pressing questions that have been nagging you for years! Like, why do I love your microbrews so much or how do I get my dog neutered or why does my cat purr?

Fairmont Afternoon Tea For Two, Flight Theme Basket including Museum of Flight tickets, Behind the Scenes Aquarium Tour, Sounders Autographs Mini Soccer Ball, ‘C’ is For Chihuahua Mystery Books, Woodland Park Zoo Family Pack and more. These are just a few of the cool auction items you have an opportunity to win!

Tickets*: $25.00 (pre-sale and at door)

We recommended getting your tickets early as there are a limited number, so stop by one of our three outlets:
• Beveridge Place Pub: 6413 California Ave SW, 932-9906 (Morgan Junction)
• Hotwire Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW, 935-1510 (Alaska Junction)
• Pet Elements: 6511 California Ave SW, 206-932-0457 (Morgan Junction)

Want more information? Want to tell friends about this event? Visit our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1004932436220331/

*ticket donation only covers our costs and reasonable expenses. No profit is realized.

Evan Hulse, Zach Rourke and Abby Karp perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Evan Hulse, folk rock singer/songwriter,and Zach Rourke and Abby Karp perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday April 3rd, 3 pm–5 pm.

Violet @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Violet
By Elizabeth Irwin

March 3 – April 3, 2016
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics & Book by Brian Crawley

On a cross-country bus trip in search of a minister to heal her scarred face, one woman discovers the true meaning of beauty, courage, and love. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, and Tony Award nominated for its 2014 Broadway revival run, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel from one of the most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Shrek; Fun Home, winner of five 2015 Tony’s including Best Musical).

March 3 – April 3, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

*Run time 1 hr 45 min, no intermission

Tickets
Adults – $39.50
Seniors – $35.00
Student – $19.00

Onstage Tickets
Onstage seating – $45.00
To capture director Andrew Russell’s exciting and experiential vision for the show, we will be removing the front rows of the center and side sections to make room for onstage seating in the form of cushioned church pews. Get as close to the action as possible with these premium seats! Seating is festival-style and surrounds the stage, gaining unique perspectives that make for an unforgettable performance.

Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Ask The Ages @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An avant-jazz group featuring guitar, drums, sax and bass. No cover. More info here.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
4
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Apr 4 @ 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

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Days uses the MotherWoman format to facilitate an honest discussion of the realities of parenting. Trained facilitators work to create a comfortable environment for folks to share whatever is going on for them, free of judgement or advice.

You are not alone! All moms (birth, adoptive, foster) who experience emotional challenges are welcome. Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges! Support people and partners welcome!

Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

Starting March 7th!!
Every Monday (except Federal Holidays)
10:30 am-12 pm
At Nurturing Expressions

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting @ Southwest Library
Apr 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

AGENDA:

Date: 04/04/2015 Location: SW Library Branch, 9010 35th Ave SW
Time: 6:15pm – 7:45 pm Meeting Type: Public Meeting

Delridge Meeting: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center; 3rd Wednesday of the Month; 7:00 pm
Southwest Meeting: West Seattle Senior Center; 1st Wednesday of the Month; 6:30p
City Neighborhood Council: City Hall – Rm 370, last Monday of the month; 6:30pm

6:15-6:25: Introductions & Community News

6:25-6:35: Committee & Neighborhood Council Updates

Metro Committee: Amanda Kay Helmick
Infrastructure Committee: Chris Stripinis
Bog Committee: Rory or David
Roxhill Park Committee: Amanda Kay Helmick
DNDC/CNC/SWDC:

6:35-7:45: Old / New Business; We are going to brainstorm ideas for the Neighborhood Street Fund! Let’s plan to write a lot of them. Next steps for Roxhill Park Fen, Bus loop pavement; lighting for the Rapid Ride stop, Bring Your Thing!;

7:45: Wrap Up: Breakdown the room; library locks up promptly at 8pm.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Apr 4 @ 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 Hi-Yu general meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting on Monday April 4th at 7 pm at the Admiral Congregational Church.

Bring any procurement forms and donations for the Tea and Auction. Get more forms for procuring more donations. The West Seattle Hi-Yu Tea and Auction is on Sunday, May 22.

Sign up people to attend: $25.00 It is a beautiful event and would make a great Mother’s day gift.

Jr. Court: wear red polo shirts and tiara and sash and black pants for pictures.

Teen Ambassadors: wear red polo shirts, black pants and sash for pictures with flags.

Bring friends, parents, relatives and invite others to the meeting to join West Seattle Hi-Yu.

Invite new candidates for Sr. Court and Teen Ambassador.

See you there!

Jay Murray, president
Joanne Murray, historian, Teen Ambassador coordinator

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Dine Out for Highland Park Elementary @ Zippy's Giant Burgers - White Center
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Dine Out for Highland Park Elementary at Zippy’s Giant Burgers!

Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center
Tuesday, April 5th
8 am-9 pm

You love a good burger. You love supporting schools. Then this is the event for you! Zippy’s in White Center will donate 15% of the day’s food and beverage sales to the Highland Park Elementary PTA. Funds will go toward events and enrichment programs for students at HPE.

We are actively working to build community within our school and neighborhood. Join us!

Senior Resource Fair @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Come join us at our Resource Fair
Tuesday, April 5th, 10 am-12:30 pm

Free* Lunch!
* for attendees who register in advance and visit 4 vendors at the fair!

Join us for one stop shopping as various local services and businesses are gathered in one place! Free gifts and discounts too!

Register at www.sc-ws.org or call 206-932-4044. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Tot Trek – Colors of Spring @ Camp Long Environmental Center
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Colors of Spring
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Trek through Camp Long searching field, forest, stream, and pond. Discover the colors of spring. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148709

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

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Apr 5 @ 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.

When:
Tuesdays, April 2016, 5–8 pm

Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons @ Meeples Games
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons: The world of Dungeons & Dragons is vast and mysterious. While it can be epic and exciting, it’s not always welcoming to newcomers.

Meeples is here to guide you as you take your first steps into this magical universe brimming with monsters, magic, and mayhem! Come and join us to learn how to make a character, how to use your character to explore the fictional world around you, and what to expect the next time you step into the game.

No need to bring your own material, everything will be provided for you. If you enjoy the game and would like to continue playing, ask the staff and we can point you to the resources you’ll need!

This event is for people ages 9 and up. If you have children who are younger than that, click HERE for our Kids D&D event!

See you in the dungeons!

First Tuesday of each month – 6:00 pm

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Apr 5 @ 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.

West Seattle Bike Connections meeting
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Date: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 26
Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Cost: Free

Tuesday live music @ Locöl
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Live music on Tuesday nights, no cover.

April schedule as published here:

April 5 – Bluegrass jam band

April 12 – Jonathan Kimball and Norman Baker

April 19 – Whoodoo Boogaloo

April 26 – Chris Symer

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Billy Joe & the RCs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday at Parliament Tavern for Billy Joe & the RCs featuring Billy Joe Huels and Robin Cady of The Dusty 45s, along with Rod Cook. No cover.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/431687563692002/

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Apr
6
Wed
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Dine Out for Roxhill Elementary @ Endolyne Joe's
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) will be donating 25 percent of food sales today to support enrichment programs at Roxhill Elementary.

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 6 @ 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!

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s Matinee Treats
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

Wed. March 2: Bernie (2012)
-Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine-(98m)****

Wed. March 9: Mud (2013)
-Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon-(130m)****

Wed. March 16: I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015)
-Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott-(92m)****

Wed. March 23: My Lucky Star (1938)
-Sonja Henie, Joan Davis, Cesar Romero-(79m)***

Wed. March 30: Happy Landing (1938)
-Sonja Henie, Ethel Merman, Cesar Romero-(102m)***

Wed. April 6: Rose of Washington Square (1939)
-Tyrone Power, Alive Faye, Al Jolson-(86m)***

Wed. April 13: The Devil’s Disciple (1959)
-Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier-(82m)****

Wed. April 20: Storm Warning (1952)
-Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers-(93m)***

Wed. April 27: Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
-Penn & Jillette-(80m)****

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

A Business Wellness Series @ Homestreet Bank
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor): presents: A Business Wellness Series
Featuring Barney Cohen from Business 360 NW
Wednesday, April 6th at 6 pm
(RSVP by April 3rd to: john.babauta@homestreet.com)

There is only one way to grow your business. You have to sell more of your product or service. And the best way to get more sales is to do more marketing. This presentation will cover the different ways to increase sales with your existing customers as well as finding new ones. It will explore the role marketing plays in increasing your sales. There are basically eight steps of a sale. We will walk through each of the steps so you can determine where to focus your time and resources to successfully grow your sales.

Barney Cohen has more than 40 years of experience in starting and operating businesses. From a single record store, he built one of the largest wholesalers of prerecorded music in the world. Once Valley Media reached $900 million in sales, he decided to take the company public. He now helps small and medium sized businesses manage their growth and take their companies to the next level. He teaches business tune-up classes, delivers presentations and workshops on specific business topics, and does business consulting. Barney has an undergraduate degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and an Executive MBA from Harvard University. He is the past president of the National Association of Recording
Merchandisers (NARM).

Join us at:
HomeStreet Bank
West Seattle Branch
4022 SW Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98116
Tel: (206) 933-3091

RSVP by April 3rd to: john.babauta@homestreet.com

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

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

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

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

Southwest District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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

WSHS’s Drama Club “The Addams Family Musical” @ West Seattle High School
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly present our spring production:

The Addams Family
Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa
Playwrights: Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

March 31, April 2, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
Special Benefit Performance, April 1st, 8 pm

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Apr 6 @ 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 Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

Apr
7
Thu
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Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn
First and third Thursdays
Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

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

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 7 @ 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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Art dedication @ Junction 47
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: Artist Lezlie Jane’s 10 vertical bronze panels depicting scenes and themes from West Seattle history grace the Junction 47 building at the southeast corner of the main intersection of The Junction, at California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street.

A public dedication of the artwork is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016, onsite, sponsored by the Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO) and the West Seattle Junction Association.

Design Review for 6058 35th SW @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Southwest Design Review Board meets for next look at 6058 35th SW – details here.

Tween Thursdays @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:00pm – Tween Thursdays
Young people in grades 3 to 7, spend your Thursday evening at the Y! Hang out with other tweens, meet new friends and bring old friends together. We will have new activities each week. Play group games. Express yourself through art. Test your body and mind with fun challenges. Try out new recipes. Play an exhilarating game of dodgeball, learn how to cook brunch for your family or show your creative skills with a challenging craft.

Whatever your interests may be, come to the Y to hang out with your friends and make new ones!

Join the party. It all happens at TGIT. Free and open to the community!

West Seattle YMCA
Youth Programs Building

Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 7, 14, 21, 28 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle www.flcws.org. Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries. 206-935-6530.

WSHS’s Drama Club “The Addams Family Musical” @ West Seattle High School
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly present our spring production:

The Addams Family
Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa
Playwrights: Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

March 31, April 2, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
Special Benefit Performance, April 1st, 8 pm

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Dj and Mrs. Plantkiller @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A night of rock, roll and soul spinning. No cover. More info here

Apr
8
Fri
2016
Mobile blood drive @ Alki Masonic Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at at Masonic Center parking lot on Friday, April 8th from 10 am to 4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm for a break).

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

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Burke’s Bijou
Friday Afternoon at the Movies

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

Fri. March 11: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
-Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillipe-(118m)***

Fri. March 18: Take Shelter (2011)
-Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Baker-(121m)****

Fri. March 25: A Walk in the Woods (2015)
-Robert Redford, Nick Nolte-(104m)***

Fri. April 1: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
-Ben Stiller, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn-(114m)****

Fri. April 8: The Whale Rider (2003)
-Keisha Castle-Hughes, Cliff Curtis-(101m)****

Fri. April 15: The Professionals (1966)
-Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale-(117m)***

Fri. April 22: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
-Doris Day, James Stewart-(120m)***

Fri. April 29: The Girl with the Pearl Earring (2003)
-Scarett Johanssen, Colin Firth-(99m)****

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

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.

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

WSHS’s Drama Club “The Addams Family Musical” @ West Seattle High School
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly present our spring production:

The Addams Family
Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa
Playwrights: Rick Elice, Marshall Brickman

March 31, April 2, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
Special Benefit Performance, April 1st, 8 pm

Tickets:
$7 with reservation (email tickets@westsidedrama.com)
$12 at the door

About the Show:
That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Skull of Old Saul perform @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Skull of Old Saul, Me Infecto

Metal grass, hillbilly and power rock. No cover.

At the Parliament Tavern
Friday, April 8, 9 pm
No Cover!

Facebook event page

Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Skull of Old Saul, Me Infecto @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

When: Friday, April 8, 9pm
What: Stoned Evergreen Travelers / Skull of Old Saul / Me Infecto
Description: Metal grass, hillbilly and power rock. No cover.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1575827419404104/

Apr
9
Sat
2016
Benefit golf tournament presented by WSHS Boys Basketball Boosters @ Riverbend Golf Complex
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Hello WSHS Supporters:

We are set for our 2ND ANNUAL WSHS WILDCAT GOLF TOURNAMENT presented by the WSHS Boys Basketball program. This years event is SATURDAY, APRIL 9 AT 7:30 AM AT RIVERBEND GOLF COURSE IN KENT, WA.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL BOOSTER CLUB.

This fundraiser is great opportunity to give back to our young men and provide them with great upcoming opportunities. Last years event was a great success, as the funds we raised paid in full for a trip to the elite GONZAGA UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAM CAMP in June. That experience we gave to our kids will last a lifetime, plus benefit the team in the present.

At this time we are seeking golf tournament sponsorship and participation. There are a few ways to support our tournament:

* Hole sponsorship (Gold & Blue Level)
* One time monetary donation
* Prize Donations
* Golf participation

Please reply back to me if you have questions about sponsorships, participation, or any questions concerning the event keffazio@gmail.com (253) 250-8989.

Thanks,

Keffrey Fazio

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 9 @ 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.

Orchard Street Ravine Work Party
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 09, 2016, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, Orchard Street Ravine Work Party.

Regularly scheduled work day to keep this jewel in shape; removing invasives, planting native species, grooming the trail.

Location At the top of the Orchard Street cul-du-sac

For more information contact Liann Sundquist, liann@oz.net
Location: Street end top of Orchard St

Babysitter Certification Course @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 9, 9:30am to 4:30pm – Babysitter Certification Course
Families in our community need responsible and properly trained babysitters. This certification course will teach participants to safely care for children before they offer to babysit. Participants will be empowered with the tools, skills and practice to properly care for younger children. Basic First Aid and CPR instruction are included in this course, though students will not be certified. Course will be held at the West Seattle YMCA. Please bring a notebook and a pen. For ages 11 to 14. The cost is $55 for Facility Members and $85 for Community Participants.

Register in person or at Member Services or online here:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search/babysitter-certification-course/33880

Free Homebuyer Class @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

We are offering a free homebuyer class to those thinking about selling their home, purchasing a new home or refinancing. The class will be held every Saturday at Highland Park Improvement Club, from 9:30-10:30 am. We will bring stragies, ideas, area market research and education of purchasing in today’s market.

–Therese Bianchi
–Christi Meats

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Delridge Natural Area
Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Apr 9 @ 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 Nursery’s Spring Open House
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

West Seattle Nursery’s Annual Spring Open House:

Spring Open House
Saturday, April 9, 2016
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The event will be FREE and includes:

• Randy Ritchie of Malibu Compost will give a class at 11 a.m. entitlied, “Waking Up The Garden Organically.”
RainWise will be on hand with information about rain gardens.
• Katie from Seattle Farm School will be serving up her signature herbal cocktails.
• Fred, from Baker Saw and Repair, will offer tool sharpening specials.

And of course, there will be plenty of good food and beverages.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 9 @ 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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge Library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!) Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese! Ages 3 and up.

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.

Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Cygne performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cygne (Laura Meyer) performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Saturday April 9th, 7–9 pm. More from C & P Coffee:

After nearly a decade on the road Cygne has acquired a collection of songs rich in travel imagery and the hard-won wisdom of someone who walks an alternative path. Described as an “illuminating lyricist with soul to burn,” this year her original fingerstyle blues and folk won her the title in the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Solo Competition as well as Eddie Owen’s renowned Songwriter Shootout in Atlanta. www.cygnemusic.com

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

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.

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

Afrocop with Bill Horist perform @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Afrocop with Bill Horist – This show reunites these two idiosyncratic forces after a hiatus from their acclaimed Ballard residency in 2014. Expect fluid streams of varied groovy soundstates, otherworldly textures and lush improvisation from this celebrated quartet. No cover.

At the Parliament Tavern
Saturday, April 9th, 9 pm

Facebook event page here.

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

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

Apr
10
Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 10 @ 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.

Community Appreciation Day – Free rides on new Water Taxi @ Seacrest Dock
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

All rides on Sunday are free. Refreshments are too, 10:30 am-noon at Seacrest.

Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

Sunday, April 10 is Community Appreciation Day, hosted by the King County Marine Division. So bring your friends and family out to Seacrest Dock and get an up-close look at the M/V Doc Maynard and take a ride across the bay to Pier 50. All trips will be free as the water taxi kicks off its summer sailing schedule.

“I invite my West Seattle neighbors to take a ride on our new state-of-the-art water taxi as we kick off the summer sailing schedule,” said Executive Constantine. “The M/V Doc Maynard is the latest example of how we’re offering clean, fast, reliable alternatives to gridlock. Grab your sunscreen and join us on April 10th”.

The M/V Sally Fox, the sister ship of the Doc Maynard operating the Vashon route, was recently named one of the top 10 passenger vessels in the world for 2015 by a leading maritime trade magazine. The vessel was recognized for her hull design which increases passenger comfort, deck layout for efficient boardings, and green technology features.

In addition to free rides and refreshments, you’ll be able to tour the new vessel during its trips and meet the crew. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Paul Brodeur will also be on hand to greet guests and answer questions at 10:30 am.

The Doc Maynard is much larger than the catamaran it replaced. The vessel carries 278 passengers, 131 more than the M/V Spirit of Kingston, which now serves as a reserve vessel. The added capacity offers more room during the busiest weekday commutes and other peak
travel periods.

The Doc Maynard is also one of the greenest vessels on the water. The boat is powered by a 10 percent blend of homegrown biodiesel, thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions. By using biodiesel, the boat is doing its part to reduce consumption of petroleum diesel and particulate matter.

King County’s West Seattle service served more than 300,000 passengers last year. Ridership for both the West Seattle and Vashon service topped a half-million boardings in 2015.

For more information, visit the King County Water Taxi website.

West Seattle Water Taxi celebration @ Seacrest Pier
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Free rides on the M/V Doc Maynard all day, and more:

April 10 is Community Appreciation Day – come sample the West Seattle Water Taxi

Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

Sunday, April 10 is Community Appreciation Day, hosted by the King County Marine Division. So bring your friends and family out to Seacrest Dock and get an up-close look at the M/V Doc Maynard and take a ride across the bay to Pier 50. All trips will be free as the water taxi kicks off its summer sailing schedule.

“I invite my West Seattle neighbors to take a ride on our new state-of-the-art water taxi as we kick off the summer sailing schedule,” said Executive Constantine. “The M/V Doc Maynard is the latest example of how we’re offering clean, fast, reliable alternatives to gridlock. Grab your sunscreen and join us on April 10th.”

The M/V Sally Fox, the sister ship of the Doc Maynard operating the Vashon route, was recently named one of the top 10 passenger vessels in the world for 2015 by a leading maritime trade magazine. The vessel was recognized for her hull design which increases passenger comfort, deck layout for efficient boardings, and green technology features.

In addition to free rides and refreshments, you’ll be able to tour the new vessel during its trips and meet the crew. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Paul Brodeur will also be on hand to greet guests and answer questions at 10:30 a.m.

The Doc Maynard is much larger than the catamaran it replaced. The vessel carries 278 passengers, 131 more than the M/V Spirit of Kingston, which now serves as a reserve vessel. The added capacity offers more room during the busiest weekday commutes and other peak travel periods.

The Doc Maynard is also one of the greenest vessels on the water. The boat is powered by a 10 percent blend of homegrown biodiesel, thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions. By using biodiesel, the boat is doing its part to reduce consumption of petroleum diesel and particulate matter.

King County’s West Seattle service served more than 300,000 passengers last year. Ridership for both the West Seattle and Vashon service topped a half-million boardings in 2015.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “living the way of Jesus” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*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.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor; 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, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The 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 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.

TAF Academy Speech Team – CANCELED @ West Seattle Farmers' Market
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

(Got word Sunday morning that this has been canceled)

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 10 @ 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.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 10 @ 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

Buddhist Meditation and Prayers for World Peace @ Sound Yoga
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

At Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

Western Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Khedrub will come to West Seattle to give a teaching on Buddhist meditation and lead prayers dedicated to world peace.

Buddhist Meditation and Prayers for World Peace
Sunday, April 10, 11:30 – 12:45 pm

To be held at Sound Yoga. Everyone welcome!

$10 suggested donation
For more information contact:
info@meditateinseattle.org

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

Classical String Quartet performs @ C&P Coffee Company
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Classical String Quartet (celebrating the 20th year of playing together) performs from 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday, April 10th.

Concert: Piano Brilliance @ Olympic Recital Hall
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Music Northwest presents Piano Brilliance


Piano music of the 21st century by African, American, and Russian composers—a one-of-a-kind concert, heard nowhere else on the planet.

PIANISTS: Natalya Ageyeva, William Chapman-Nyaho, Jane Harty

Fred Onovwerosuoke: Studies in African Rhythm
Lettie Alston: Toccata
Janice Giteck: Snow Mandala**
Bern Herbolsheimer: Box Ek T’ho**
John Luther Adams: Nunataks**
(2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music)

**commissioned by Music Northwest

For tickets and directions please visit www.musicnorthwest.org or call (206) 937-2899.

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3 pm
Olympic Recital Hall at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Purchase tickets online here.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Apr 11 @ 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

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Days uses the MotherWoman format to facilitate an honest discussion of the realities of parenting. Trained facilitators work to create a comfortable environment for folks to share whatever is going on for them, free of judgement or advice.

You are not alone! All moms (birth, adoptive, foster) who experience emotional challenges are welcome. Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges! Support people and partners welcome!

Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

Starting March 7th!!
Every Monday (except Federal Holidays)
10:30 am-12 pm
At Nurturing Expressions

Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 1:30–3:00 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, East Dining Room, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Contact facilitator
Martha Smith at 206.937.3701 x 28578 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required.

This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Required Documents
To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
– Social Security Card
– Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
– Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
– Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

New Beginner’s Capoeira Class begins @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sign up now for a FREE TWO CLASS TRIAL at our website: http://www.fitnesscapoeira.com.

Here is your chance to move, play and experience the beautiful art of Capoeira in a beginner’s environment. Classes are structured to challenge at ANY fitness level.

Classes meet Mondays 6–7 pm starting April 11th at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. Classes are open to beginner teens and adults at the introductory rate of only $40 a month. Led by Água-viva under the direction of C.M. Fenix Grupo Candeias Seattle.

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Apr 11 @ 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.

Evening book group @ Southwest Library
Apr 11 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “The Breakthrough” by Gwen Ifill.

Book Description: Veteran journalist Ifill sheds new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s presidential victory and introduces the emerging African American politicians forging a new path to political power. Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s.

View in Catalog: “The Breakthrough” by Gwen Ifill

Next Month’s Title: “Trans Atlantic” by Colum McCann

This group meets the second Monday of the month.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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.

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Fun for children ages 2 – 3.

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.

Free: Medicare 101 Workshop @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Find Your Way: Medicare 101 Workshop
Seven Medicare traps and how to avoid them

Tuesday March 8th, 3–5 pm – Free
Tuesday April 12th, 3–5 pm – Free

Featuring:
Jim Yragui
Health & Medicare Plans
15 years experience
206-353-2555
jamesryagui@gmail.com

Ann-Marie Murray
Benefits & Insurance Specialist
15 years experience
206-660-0416
amurray@coastalinsurancenw.com

Call to register: 206-932-4044 x1

For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 306-932-4004 or TTY 711
A sales agent will be present with information and applications

Math Buddies @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Play math games! Get better at math with a high school buddy. This is a first come first served, drop in program for children grades K-5.

Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities, and for teens to gain experience volunteering.

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.

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Apr 12 @ 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.

When:
Tuesdays, April 2016, 5–8 pm

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle See Dogs (which trains future guide dogs – see WSB coverage here) holds their regular training meeting schedule every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (except holidays) at 6:30 pm at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. From Ruth Oldham of WSSD:

“They Call It Puppy Love, and you’ll fall in love when you sign up to be a puppy raiser with Guide Dogs For The Blind. Adult and youth puppy raisers are needed who are willing to teach obedience and social skills. Training and support provided. Come join us so too can be part of this experience. Our volunteers are all working toward improving the quality of life for people who are blind. Come to our meetings at The Kenney and learn what’s involved…we need you!”

Call Ruth Oldham at 206-953-0268 for additional information.

Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admiral Neighborhood Association:

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

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 @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All Fauntleroy Community Association (FCA) business meetings are open to any resident. Meetings are held 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.

Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Date: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 26
Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Cost: Free

Tuesday live music @ Locöl
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Live music on Tuesday nights, no cover.

April schedule as published here:

April 5 – Bluegrass jam band

April 12 – Jonathan Kimball and Norman Baker

April 19 – Whoodoo Boogaloo

April 26 – Chris Symer

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

Billy Joe & the RCs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday at Parliament Tavern for Billy Joe & the RCs featuring Billy Joe Huels and Robin Cady of The Dusty 45s, along with Rod Cook. No cover.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/431687563692002/

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Apr 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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.

Free “Energy Enhancement” workshop – Wellness & Disease Prevention series @ West Seattle YMCA
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come learn ways to increase your energy and productivity, and explore causes for fatigue, and solutions. Some of the topics covered in detail are nutrition, water intake, sleep, exercise, and ergonomics. Free! Registration is not required, although encouraged here.

Wednesday, April 13, 12:00–1:00 pm
West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) Fitness Classroom

This workshop is part of our Wellness and Disease Prevention series. Each month, Dr. Gloria Adkins will focus on a specific topic ranging from headaches to sleep deprivation to depression.

These classes are free and open to the community. See full brochure of workshops here.

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 13 @ 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!

Vietnamese Community Tea Time & Caregiver Support Group @ Greenbridge Community Center
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to West Seattle/White Center Vietnamese Community Tea Time meeting at Greenbridge Community Center, on the second and last Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please come to meet with friends, exchange information, storytelling, entertainment, singing, and planning for future meetings. We can help with language support (translation/interpreter) or settle the bills such as electricity, water , cable TV, internet. Hosted by Tram Chung, a family support worker serving Vietnamese elders and caregivers in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and South King County.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s Matinee Treats
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

Wed. March 2: Bernie (2012)
-Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine-(98m)****

Wed. March 9: Mud (2013)
-Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon-(130m)****

Wed. March 16: I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015)
-Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott-(92m)****

Wed. March 23: My Lucky Star (1938)
-Sonja Henie, Joan Davis, Cesar Romero-(79m)***

Wed. March 30: Happy Landing (1938)
-Sonja Henie, Ethel Merman, Cesar Romero-(102m)***

Wed. April 6: Rose of Washington Square (1939)
-Tyrone Power, Alive Faye, Al Jolson-(86m)***

Wed. April 13: The Devil’s Disciple (1959)
-Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier-(82m)****

Wed. April 20: Storm Warning (1952)
-Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers-(93m)***

Wed. April 27: Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
-Penn & Jillette-(80m)****

Game On! @ High Point Library
Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by the High Point Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. For tweens and teens.

Grab a Red Vine, dance to the Kinect, drive yourself crazy on MarioKart or beat Ken the librarian in Kinect Track and Field!

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

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.

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

American Legion Post 160 meeting
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
What: General Meeting
When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm (1800hrs)
Where: 3618 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98126

The American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle has served veterans and the community since 1922. Membership is open to all of those who served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces. Contact us at: 206-932-9696 or wslegion160@gmail.com.

Sendoff for Boston runners @ West Seattle Runner
Apr 13 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

We have runners who are Boston-bound! Come join us for our regularly scheduled 6:15pm group run Wednesday April 13th. Afterwards we will have some refreshments and good vibes to send our runners off in style. *For those running Boston we will have a raffle drawing for a men’s and women’s West Seattle Runner tech shirt so you can represent as you stroll around Beantown. RSVP: lori@westseattlerunner.com

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Apr 13 @ 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 Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

Apr
14
Thu
2016
Toddler Story Time @ High Point Library
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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.

West Seattle Chamber luncheon: Get it Done @ The Kenney
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at our April luncheon.

We all know the things to do so we are more productive but it is so easy to slip into those old habits. If you are constantly struggling to get everything done, this refresher may be just what you need for a jump start on being more efficient. Learn “how to” tips that will help you get it done with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Get caught up and ahead by getting more done in less time and sidestep time-wasting landmines.

When: April 14, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Where: The Kenney (WSB sponsor)

Register by April 11th for the discounted rate of $25 for members and $35 for non-members. After April 11th registration increases to $30/$40.

For more information and to register please visit
http://westseattle.wschamber.com/events/details/get-it-done-how-to-tips-shared-at-west-seattle-chamber-luncheon-1366

If you have any questions contact info@wschamber.com

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 14 @ 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

Tinkerlab Commons: Invent with littleBits @ High Point Library
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in at the High Point Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and make amazing creations with our littleBits inventor kits.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Community Conversation: the Mayor’s Education Summit @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Mayor’s Education Summit Community Conversations! Mayor Ed Murray is interested in hearing what you and your family want for Seattle’s students and schools. This spring, the Mayor is asking the city to come together to put forward our best thinking on how we can ensure equity and excellence for each and every student in Seattle. The Mayor’s Education Summit is a community process designed to identify ways the City of Seattle can help address long-standing inequalities in our public school system.

The Mayor’s Education Summit begins first with a series of Community Conversations and other outreach events happening throughout March and April of 2016. They will take place in schools, community-based organizations, and businesses across Seattle. We’re asking community members, parents and families, students, teachers and school administrators, and business leaders and employers, for their ideas about ways to improve educational opportunities for all children and youth in Seattle. Educating our students is the responsibility of us all. Join the conversation, and make success a reality for all Seattle’s students.

West Seattle Date and Location:

Neighborhood House
Thursday, April 14, 5:00–7:00 pm
Neighborhood House High Point Center
6400 Sylvan Way SW

If you are unable to attend a Community Conversation, you can also leave your ideas about ways to improve educational opportunities for all children and youth in Seattle here at our
survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SEAEducationSummit.

Education conversation @ Neighborhood House's High Point Center
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This is a conversation meant as a prelude to Mayor Murray’s upcoming education summit. More info here.

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Second Thursday OUT @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 10th, 6 pm – Second Thursday OUT! at the Senior Center West Seattle. Social time followed by dining out at
Lee’s Asian Restaurant. All GLBTQ and their neighbors and friends are welcome. No membership required. Come and meet your neighbors and build community.

Travis Hartnett performs @ Admiral Bird
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Admiral Bird, (Admiral Junction) Thursday April 14th at 6 pm, live music featuring Travis Hartnett.

After years of performing solo and acoustic, guitarist Travis Hartnett decided to expand some of his material and variety of covers (The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, REM, The Police, others) into an ensemble format with bassist Bob Congleton, guitarist Andy Rose and drummer Wayne Porter. The result is a jazzy mix of guitar-driven instrumental tunes reminiscent of The Mermen, Bill Frisell or The Dirty Three.

West Seattle Art Walk
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Second Thursdays, it’s time for the West Seattle Art Walk; follow that link to see venue/artist highlights – and to get the walking map/venue list!

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 6 pm to 9 pm year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

Tween Thursdays @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:00pm – Tween Thursdays
Young people in grades 3 to 7, spend your Thursday evening at the Y! Hang out with other tweens, meet new friends and bring old friends together. We will have new activities each week. Play group games. Express yourself through art. Test your body and mind with fun challenges. Try out new recipes. Play an exhilarating game of dodgeball, learn how to cook brunch for your family or show your creative skills with a challenging craft.

Whatever your interests may be, come to the Y to hang out with your friends and make new ones!

Join the party. It all happens at TGIT. Free and open to the community!

West Seattle YMCA
Youth Programs Building

Apr
15
Fri
2016
West Seattle Runner’s 6th Anniversary party @ West Seattle Runner
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle Runner is having their 6th Anniversary Party:
When: Friday April 15th 10-7,
Saturday April 16th 10-6,
Sunday April 17th 11-5

What to expect:
-10% off footwear and 15% off apparel and all accessories
-Saturday 8 am Group Run with Pearl Izumi-come run 3 miles and up and try out demo footwear. Enjoy giveaways
-A raffle drawing with items and shoes from Asics, Brooks, GU, Protec, Swiftwick, Janji and Oiselle and more!
-Food and beverage
-Gifts with purchase

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Burke’s Bijou
Friday Afternoon at the Movies

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

Fri. March 11: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
-Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillipe-(118m)***

Fri. March 18: Take Shelter (2011)
-Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Baker-(121m)****

Fri. March 25: A Walk in the Woods (2015)
-Robert Redford, Nick Nolte-(104m)***

Fri. April 1: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
-Ben Stiller, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn-(114m)****

Fri. April 8: The Whale Rider (2003)
-Keisha Castle-Hughes, Cliff Curtis-(101m)****

Fri. April 15: The Professionals (1966)
-Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale-(117m)***

Fri. April 22: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
-Doris Day, James Stewart-(120m)***

Fri. April 29: The Girl with the Pearl Earring (2003)
-Scarett Johanssen, Colin Firth-(99m)****

Movie Matinée: Ant Man @ Southwest Library
Apr 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us at the Southwest Library as we watch the Ant Man graphic novels translated to film. Snacks provided!

Movie description: A con artist named Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets a shot at redemption when his mentor (Michael Douglas) asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world. Peyton Reed directs this high-octane superhero flick.

Rating PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run time: 117 minutes

View in Catalog: “Ant Man

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.

The Dave Holo Trio performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Come listen to Dave Holo and his talented musical mates! Here’s what Dave has to say about his own musical journey, “Stumbling onto the local traditional jazz scene a few years after moving to Seattle was huge for me. I’ve been blessed in many ways. Regardless, it would be hard for me to overstate the impact of jazz on my life. I’ve met most of my friends through jazz; I’ve traveled; I’ve played and recorded with some amazing musicians. I really love those nights when I have my best stuff, the band has it all working, and we make a real connection with an audience … wow! It’s pretty heady stuff!”

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum.

When:
Friday, April 15th, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Highland Park’s free movie night! @ HPIC
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Free Movie Night this Friday, April 15th at HPIC (12th and Holden):

Doors open at 6:00 pm, with a special event at 6:15 and the main movie at 7 pm. 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.

SPECIAL EVENT!: Lauren Englund from the West Seattle Bee Garden will give a bee presentation with a demonstration hive, speaking about her garden and the bee walk in May.

Movie hint: In this 2007 PG (91 minutes) animation, a bee that has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, his life is saved by a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.

Family Connect: Family Boot Camp @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, April 15, 6:30 to 8:00pm:

Family Connect: Family Boot Camp
Join us for a fun night of BOSU bouncing, jump roping, obstacle courses and body weight exercises led by your very own Y fitness instructor. You can expect anight of family teamwork where you will test your agility, strength and power. Get your family moving together!

Free for Facility Members or $5 per person for Community Participants

Brad Yaeger performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Singer-songwriter Brad Yaeger performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday April 15th, 7 pm–9 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

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.

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

Apr
16
Sat
2016
Boy Scout Troop 284’s multi-family Garage Sale @ Admiral Congregational United Church
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop 284 is holding a Big Garage and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 16 from 8 am–4 pm at Admiral Congregational United Church. All proceeds go to the boys for scouting activities and supplies.

Items for sale include sports gear, household items, books, toys, games, tools, etc. We accept credit cards and there is off-street parking.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 16 @ 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.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Free Homebuyer Class @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

We are offering a free homebuyer class to those thinking about selling their home, purchasing a new home or refinancing. The class will be held every Saturday at Highland Park Improvement Club, from 9:30-10:30 am. We will bring stragies, ideas, area market research and education of purchasing in today’s market.

–Therese Bianchi
–Christi Meats

Antiques Appraisal Event @ Daystar Retirement Village
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

What is it Worth?

Antique Appraisal Event
SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2016
at Daystar Retirement Village

Two Sessions and Open to the Public!
10:00 am—Noon & 1:30 pm—3:30 pm

Must RSVP to attend: (206) 937-6122

*Limit 2 items per person
*No Large items, dolls or rugs.

SPECTATORS WELCOME!
Street and onsite parking available

APPRAISALS BY MIKE WALL & ASSOCIATES

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Apr 16 @ 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.

Duwamish Alive! Restoration and Cleanup event @ T-107 Park
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


On April 16, 10am to 2pm, join Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, EarthCorps Sound Stewards, and Puget Soundkeeper as we keep important habitat and public access space along the Duwamish River safe and beautiful!

Volunteer work will be happening on land and on the water! And as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to do both! Terminal 107 or T-107 Park, managed by the Port of Seattle, is an important historical site originally built as a construction site for a marine terminal that overlooks the original bends of the Duwamish River and serves as a place where salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed, and escape from predators. On land, volunteers will work with Sound Stewards and DRCC/TAG to weed, mulch, pick up litter and keep this site healthy and vital! On the water, join Puget Soundkeeper and Alki Kayak Tours in a kayak to help remove litter from the banks of our river. The kayaks will launch from the T-107 boat launch. (*Minimum age for kayaks is 13 years old)

Organizer
Hannah Kett
Email:
Contact@duwamishcleanup.org

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Peony & Bamboo Festival @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual Peony and Bamboo Festival will be celebrated the weekend of April 16–17 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Seattle Chinese Garden.

This family friendly event, celebrating two of China’s horticultural treasures, kicks off with a rousing lion dance at 11 am on Saturday. A festival centerpiece is the tree peony display garden with more than 400 plants of two dozen varieties from Luoyang, China’s peony capital for more than 1,500 years.

Festival activities include talks and demonstrations on plant care, plant sales including unusual varieties of bamboo from specialty growers in Washington and Oregon, cultural entertainment and Chinese artist painting demonstrations, and sale of art and craft items. Plus, Chinese food booths will offer a variety of dishes and snacks. Visit the SCG website on April 14 for the schedule of activities.

Suggested adult donation is $5.

Download the festival flyer here.

COSPONSORS:
American Peony Art and Culture Association
American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter

MORE INFORMATION:
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Avenue SW, South Seattle College, north entrance

206.934-5219 (noon to 5 pm, T-W-F)

RainWise information @ Brace Point Pottery
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 16 from 10 am – 1 pm: Barton Neighborhood RainWise Info Event

Brace Point Pottery, 4208 SW 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98146

Registration website: No pre-registration needed

Description: RainWise outreach staff will have information and answers to your questions about the rebate program and how to participate during the final months the Barton basin is eligible. Attend this neighborhood event and get started with RainWise before it is too late

Organizer and staff: Jo Sullivan

West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

West Seattle Runner’s 6th Anniversary party @ West Seattle Runner
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle Runner is having their 6th Anniversary Party:
When: Friday April 15th 10-7,
Saturday April 16th 10-6,
Sunday April 17th 11-5

What to expect:
-10% off footwear and 20% off apparel and all accessories
-Saturday 8 am Group Run with Pearl Izumi-come run 3 miles and up and try out demo footwear. Enjoy giveaways
-A raffle drawing with items and shoes from Asics, Brooks, GU, Protec, Swiftwick, Janji and Oiselle and more!
-Food and beverage
-Gifts with purchase

April Pools Day at Southwest Pool – Family Water Safety Event
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

April Pools Day Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:30 am – 12 pm. This is a free family water-safety event. Prepare for Summer – practice family water safety with our aquatics staff.

We all know that wearing life jackets, learning about hypothermia, and learning CPR save lives. Seattle Parks and Recreation will join many other public and private swimming facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the Annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to learn hands-on water safety techniques, both in and out of the water. Learn about safe swimming and boating, practice simple rescues, participate in a hypothermia experience and life jacket use. Prizes will be raffled and a free swim time included.

Don’t miss this chance to get ready for fishing and boating season by participating in April Pools Day at your local Seattle Parks and Recreation swimming pool. Learn and have fun together as a family!

Free Tax Help @ Southwest Library
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

At the Southwest Library:

The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to ensure that we have time to help you.

To receive tax help, bring the documents listed here.

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.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Apr 16 @ 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
Apr 16 @ 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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Apr 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge Library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!) Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese! Ages 3 and up.

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.

Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

WSHS vs. Olympic @ The Safe @ Safeco Field
Apr 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In the High School Baseball Classic, West Seattle High School plays Olympic HS at Safeco Field.

Annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Native Tea Party @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Let’s celebrate spring. We’re breaking out the china and serving Native & English teas, cakes & finger sandwiches with a lump of sunshine. Your hostess is Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, Cecile Hansen, the Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman. Music. Tasty fun. Suggested donation $10. Come early. Duwamish Longhouse Art Gallery & exhibits are opened daily from Mon-Sat 10-5. Free parking in area.

Before the Hudson Bay Company arrived, the preferred native drink was pure water. Refreshing and healthful, it was sourced from one of the many fast running streams that feed the Duwamish River. With English Tea in short supply, Hudson Bay staff adopted the native Glandular Labrador Tea (L. Glandulosum) that became known as Trapper’s Tea.

206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19
OPEN Late Nights on Fridays and Saturdays: Chill, relax, shoot hoop, cook, Flex-This, watch the latest movie releases, salon treatments, karaoke and much more… If you haven’t checked out Late Night lately, stop in and see what you’ve been missing!

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight
Southwest Teen Life Center
High Point Community Center
South Park Community Center
Delridge Community Center

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.

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 17 @ 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.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

… and find out more on the Friends of Lincoln Park blog.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

These are the standing listings sent to us by West Seattle churches – yours is welcome to send one too (editor@westseattleblog.com)

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “living the way of Jesus” with the motto of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. Services begin at 10 am. Day care available, Sunday school for elementary age children, older youth meet on Sunday evenings for learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*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.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor; 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, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The 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 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 Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Young's Restaurant
Apr 17 @ 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 Young’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.

Peony & Bamboo Festival @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual Peony and Bamboo Festival will be celebrated the weekend of April 16–17 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Seattle Chinese Garden.

This family friendly event, celebrating two of China’s horticultural treasures, kicks off with a rousing lion dance at 11 am on Saturday. A festival centerpiece is the tree peony display garden with more than 400 plants of two dozen varieties from Luoyang, China’s peony capital for more than 1,500 years.

Festival activities include talks and demonstrations on plant care, plant sales including unusual varieties of bamboo from specialty growers in Washington and Oregon, cultural entertainment and Chinese artist painting demonstrations, and sale of art and craft items. Plus, Chinese food booths will offer a variety of dishes and snacks. Visit the SCG website on April 14 for the schedule of activities.

Suggested adult donation is $5.

Download the festival flyer here.

COSPONSORS:
American Peony Art and Culture Association
American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter

MORE INFORMATION:
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Avenue SW, South Seattle College, north entrance

206.934-5219 (noon to 5 pm, T-W-F)

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 17 @ 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.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Greyhound Pets ‘Meet & Greet’ @ Mud Bay
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Greyhound Pets, Inc. will be holding a “Meet and Greet” from 11 am–1 pm, Sunday April 17th at the Admiral Mud Bay. We welcome everyone in our neighborhood and beyond to get acquainted with these gentle souls! Please join in and pet the hounds.

West Seattle Runner’s 6th Anniversary party @ West Seattle Runner
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle Runner is having their 6th Anniversary Party:
When: Friday April 15th 10-7,
Saturday April 16th 10-6,
Sunday April 17th 11-5

What to expect:
-10% off footwear and 20% off apparel and all accessories
-Saturday 8 am Group Run with Pearl Izumi-come run 3 miles and up and try out demo footwear. Enjoy giveaways
-A raffle drawing with items and shoes from Asics, Brooks, GU, Protec, Swiftwick, Janji and Oiselle and more!
-Food and beverage
-Gifts with purchase

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 17 @ 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

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

Seattle Opera’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’ preview lecture @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman.”

Join us for an entertaining preview lecture on Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Wagner’s stirring fable which recounts the stormy romance between a supernatural sea captain and a young woman obsessed with his legend.

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.

Southwest Stories @ Delridge Library
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series at the Delridge Library that features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle.

Tom Collier, vibraphonist and West Seattle High Hall-of-Famer, will discuss “Across the Bridge: West Seattle Heritage in Jazz.”

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.

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

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Apr 18 @ 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

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Early Days uses the MotherWoman format to facilitate an honest discussion of the realities of parenting. Trained facilitators work to create a comfortable environment for folks to share whatever is going on for them, free of judgement or advice.

You are not alone! All moms (birth, adoptive, foster) who experience emotional challenges are welcome. Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges! Support people and partners welcome!

Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

Starting March 7th!!
Every Monday (except Federal Holidays)
10:30 am-12 pm
At Nurturing Expressions

Teeny Tunes – Infant/Parent Music class begins @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Teeny Tunes – Infant/Parent Music class
For Ages 6 Months-2 Years

Discover and explore music and rhythm with your little one. Tap your sticks and pound on drums. Who knew music could be so much fun? Parent or caregiver must attend this class with their child.

Instructor: Fysah Sands (Featured on several Caspar Babypants songs)

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

4/18-5/9 MON 10:30-11:15 A.M. $30
5/16-6/20 MON 10:30-11:15 A.M. $38

Teeny Tunes – Toddler Music class begins @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Teeny Tunes – Toddler Music class
For Ages 3-5 Years

Learn basic musical skills while playing, moving, and interacting with each other. This is a group voice class where tots will learn to match pitch and harmonize. Families can even practice together with lyrics sent home after each class.

Instructor: Fysah Sands (Featured on several Caspar Babypants songs)

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

04/18-05/9 MON 11:30 am-12:15 pm $30
05/16-06/20 MON 11:30 am-12:15 pm $38

Homework help @ High Point Library
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library 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.

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.

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Highland Park Elementary Open House & Playground Improvement Meeting @ Highland Park Elementary School
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dear Highland Park neighbors and friends-
Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Highland Park Parent Teacher Association invite the community to review play area equipment options and provide input for the playground improvement project at a meeting and open house on Monday, April 18 at Highland Park Elementary School.

For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/highland_park/.

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Apr 18 @ 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.

Spring Cocktail Bar Basics Class @ Salty's on Alki
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

At Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Don’t Miss Salty’s Spring Cocktail Bar Basics Class — April 2016

Salty’s Master Mixologists reveal bar basics and secrets in this spring cocktail class! Discover and understand why and when we shake instead of stir. Learn about the essential tools needed to create a professionally stocked bar. Learn insider industry favorite products to make your cocktails extra exotic. Get the basics and some fresh takes on three classic cocktails in three different classes held at Salty’s gorgeous waterfront restaurants in April. Salty’s chefs provide appetizers to nosh while you sip on your creations. Receive recipes to take home with you.

The cost is $40 per person (does NOT include tax or service charge). Yes, you must be 21. Reservations are required by phone and there is limited availability — so call us today: 206-937-1600.

COCKTAIL CLASS — SALTY’S ON ALKI
Monday April 18, 2016, 7:00 pm

Here’s your menu:

The Cocktail: Moscow Mule
Vodka, salsa mary mix
The Taste: Prawn Quesadilla Skewer

Learn how to muddle this fave bar drink and the use of fresh herbs.
The Taste: Octopus Cocktail with chilies, mint, sweet onion, pickled kelp

The Cocktail: Classic Martini and Classic Manhattan
When do you shake? When do you stir? How to use bitters. Do you want it dirty or dry?
The Taste: Italian Onion Soup finished with a blue cheese pate choux

The Cocktail: An Adult-Style “Float”
Learn how to make this fun childhood ice-cream dessert drink the adult way.
The Taste: Whiskey Marshmallow S’more, table side

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Fun for children ages 2 – 3.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library 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.

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.

Math Buddies @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Play math games! Get better at math with a high school buddy. This is a first come first served, drop in program for children grades K-5.

Math Buddies is an opportunity for students to discover the joy of playing with real-world math through games and activities, and for teens to gain experience volunteering.

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.

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Apr 19 @ 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.

When:
Tuesdays, April 2016, 5–8 pm

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Apr 19 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 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.

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

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.

Tuesday live music @ Locöl
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Live music on Tuesday nights, no cover.

April schedule as published here:

April 5 – Bluegrass jam band

April 12 – Jonathan Kimball and Norman Baker

April 19 – Whoodoo Boogaloo

April 26 – Chris Symer

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
Apr 19 @ 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.

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Trivia Night – SCWS Fundraiser @ Senior Center of West Seattl
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

TRIVIA NIGHT!
A FUNDRAISER FOR THE SENIOR CENTER OF WEST SEATTLE!

A night of food, fun, facts, and friends on Tuesday, April 19th at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Build your own team to battle against other teams, or come by yourself and we’ll put you on a team. Prizes for the top four teams!

Doors open at 7 pm, trivia starts at 7:30 pm.

Hosted by Phil Tavel who’s been hosting Trivia Night at Talarico’s for eight years. Complimentary snacks and no host bar with beer, wine, and a featured cocktail sponsored by West 5.

$12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. If you come as a team of 6 to 8, you’ll pay only $10 a person! Call 206 932 4044 x1 to register.

Generously sponsored by Talarico’s, West 5, and Meeples Games.

Senior Center of West Seattle —
A Community Partner Site of Sound Generations

Billy Joe & the RCs perform @ Parliament Tavern
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday at Parliament Tavern for Billy Joe & the RCs featuring Billy Joe Huels and Robin Cady of The Dusty 45s, along with Rod Cook. No cover.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/431687563692002/

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

“I know, I know, karaoke is supposed to kinda suck. It is traditionally composed of bad sound, limited song choices, and frat boy margaritaville sing-alongs. We do it all wrong with flattering sound systems, songs that you actually want to sing but can’t find anywhere, and magical song slips that self destruct if “grease megamix” is written on them.”

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Apr 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting tours of the school: All tours are from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Tour dates:
April 20
May 11

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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.

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s Matinee Treats
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

Wed. March 2: Bernie (2012)
-Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine-(98m)****

Wed. March 9: Mud (2013)
-Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon-(130m)****

Wed. March 16: I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015)
-Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott-(92m)****

Wed. March 23: My Lucky Star (1938)
-Sonja Henie, Joan Davis, Cesar Romero-(79m)***

Wed. March 30: Happy Landing (1938)
-Sonja Henie, Ethel Merman, Cesar Romero-(102m)***

Wed. April 6: Rose of Washington Square (1939)
-Tyrone Power, Alive Faye, Al Jolson-(86m)***

Wed. April 13: The Devil’s Disciple (1959)
-Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier-(82m)****

Wed. April 20: Storm Warning (1952)
-Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers-(93m)***

Wed. April 27: Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
-Penn & Jillette-(80m)****

Homework help @ High Point Library
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library 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.

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.

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

34th District Republicans meeting @ American Legion Hall
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the American Legion Hall; 3618 SW Alaska St 98126. For specific meeting agendas, click here.

Delridge District Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

April agenda:

7:05 p.m. Welcome & Introductions

7:15 p.m. DNDC Updates & Announcements
· CNC Report (Nancy Folsom)

· Update on NSF Project

· West Seattle Grand Parade

· Other announcements

7:30 p.m. Northwest Seaport Alliance Terminal 5 EIS – Mick Schultz

7:40 p.m. Neighborhoods SLI (Statement of Legislative Intent) – Tom Van Bronkhorst

8:00 p.m. Southwest Youth & Family Services – Ron Angeles & SWYFS Team Member

8:15 p.m. Councilmember Lisa Herbold

8:50 p.m. Other DNDC Business
· Next month Neighborhood Street Fund Project Reviews and Ranking

Morgan Community Association’s quarterly meeting @ The Kenney
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Quarterly meeting of the Morgan Community Assocation (MoCA).

7:00 Introductions and Morgan Minute Updates

· April 28, 2016: Morgan Junction Business Mixer at Zeeks Pizza
· Morgan Junction Sidewalk Improvements
· Morgan Junction Park Expansion status
· Murray CSO Update

7:05 Introducing Morgan Junction HALA Focus Group members

7:15 Old Business

· Lowman Beach shoreline retaining wall (David Graves)

· Morgan 2015 NPSF award status
· June 18, 2016 Morgan Junction Community Festival
o – – Music and Entertainment Lineup – –

8:00 New Business

· SW District Council updates (Tamsen Spengler)
· 2016 Morgan NSF prioritization
· Seattle Summer Parkways (Jordan Adams)

8:30 Adjournment

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Apr 20 @ 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 Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Wednesday with host Gen. Loball — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village.

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Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn
First and third Thursdays
Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

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

Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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.

Toddler Story Time @ High Point Library
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center 2nd Floor ( 4217 S.W. Oregon Street). Call Harvey Rowe at 206-762-1221 for reservations by Tuesday nights because we serve a good lunch for $7.00 on Thursdays!

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Apr 21 @ 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.

Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 21 @ 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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library 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.

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.

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ High Point Library
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in at the High Point Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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.

Design Review for 1606 California SW @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Next Southwest Design Review Board meeting for this proposed project – info here.

West Seattle Timebank meeting and open house @ Senior Center of West Seattl
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet your neighbors and learn about the West Seattle Timebank. April 21st, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

6:00 pm – Orientation for new members
6:30 pm–7:00 pm – potluck and conversation
7:00pm-7:45pm – Introductions and Guest speaker

THIS MONTH’S SPEAKER IS STU HENNESSEY SHARING PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ABOUT HIS TRIP TO CUBA. HE TRAVELED TO CUBA TO SAMPLE A FORM OF RESILIENCE THAT WAS NECESSARY DUE TO A LACK OF RESOURCES, MOST NOTABLY OIL, AND FOUND HIMSELF WORKING WITH PERMACULTURE FARMERS.

7:45- 8:30pm – Timebank member’s sharing and updates

Sisson Building (Senior Center of West Seattle)
4217 SW Oregon Street, 98116

Entrance is on Oregon Street. Parking available behind the building on 42nd street.

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Computer room, lower level, of the Southwest Teen Life Center. The address is 2801 SW Thistle
Seattle WA 98126.


The public is encouraged to attend. It is a great chance for everyone to offer their ideas and energy on how we can best serve the community. The Advisory Council supports the SWTLC efforts by sponsoring classes and community events such as the recent Halloween Carnival, summer car show, holiday egg hunts, etc.”

The Whale Trail Speaker Series: Bruce Mate ‘How We Save Whales from Space’ @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2016 Spring Orca Talk hosted by The Whale Trail:

“How We Save Whales from Space”
Presentation by Bruce Mate
When: Thursday April 21, 7 PM – 8:30
–Doors open 6:15
Where: Hall at Fauntleroy
Cost: $10, $5 Kids under 12
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com

Join us for this rare Seattle appearance by renowned whale researcher Bruce Mate. Bruce will demonstrate how his teams use satellite-monitored radio tags to identify critical habitats and migration routes of endangered whales to protect them. His talk will focus on western and ENP gray whales, right whales, and contemporary issues for blue whales during the last few years of warm water as examples.

Bruce Mate is the Director and Endowed Chair of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, and founder of Oregon’s Whale Watching Spoken Here program.

Bruce’s talk is hosted by The Whale Trail, and co-sponsored by Seal Sitters and the American Cetacean Society, Puget Sound Chapter. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about whales!

About the Speaker
Bruce Mate is a leader in the development of satellite-monitored radio telemetry for marine mammals. Using this technique, he has tagged and tracked manatees, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-sided dolphins, gray whales, right whales, bowhead whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, fin whales and blue whales. This work has led to the discovery of previously unknown migration routes and seasonal distributions (wintering and summering areas), as well as descriptions of diving behavior to better understand feeding effort.

His research primarily focuses on endangered whale species whose distributions, movements, and critical habitats (for feeding, breeding, and migration) are unknown for much of the year. Decision makers use this valuable information to manage human activities that may jeopardize the recovery of endangered whale populations, such as moving shipping lanes for North Atlantic right whales.

In 2010 and 2011, Bruce Mate’s team used satellite telemetry to track three critically endangered western gray whales from their feeding grounds in Russia to join the eastern Pacific gray whale migration to Baja California. The findings shed new light on the interactions of these populations, and have profound implications for their long-term management and conservation.

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the west coast where the public can view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to conserve, protect and recover the southern resident orcas – J, K and L pods.

From 16 inaugural sites in Washington state, there are now more than 60, from California to British Columbia. Through our sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 30 million people each year.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. We’re working with planning teams in BC led by the BC Cetacean Sighting Network, and in Oregon led by the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see Alauda – all-ages freeform bellydance showcase – 7:30–8:30 pm.

Alauda Facebook page here.

Design Review for 4532 42nd SW @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Next Southwest Design Review Board meeting for 4532 42nd SW – info here.

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Rethink Reuse Art Installation @ Alki Beach
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Value Village wants you, your family, kids and friends to join them at Alki Beach for an installation that encourages everyone to take action to prevent landfills from becoming laundry piles.

What: An interactive installation using thousands of pieces of used clothing to represent the amount of clothing that ends up in the landfill, instead of being reused and recycled.

When: Friday, April 22
8:00 am–7:00 pm

Where: Alki Beach, 59th Ave SW & Alki Ave (across from Spud’s)

On April 22, Earth Day, Savers/Value Village, the global thrift store chain, is hosting an interactive art installation at Alki Beach that asks people to consider their clothing footprint and rethink reuse.

Every year, North Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills, 95 percent of which could have been recycled or reused. This installation is made from thousands of pieces of used clothing and represents the impact your decisions about how to dispose of used clothing have on the environment. This visually arresting wake-up call asks people to rethink reuse—spare landfills and resources by donating your used goods/ buying stuff that lasts/ buying used clothing.

As a purpose-driven thrift store chain focused on reuse, Savers/ValueVillage kept nearly 650 million pounds of reusable items out of landfills last year—including more than 45 million pounds of clothing, textiles and other items from local landfills in Washington state. https://www.savers.com/rethinkreuse

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Burke’s Bijou
Friday Afternoon at the Movies

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

Fri. March 11: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
-Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillipe-(118m)***

Fri. March 18: Take Shelter (2011)
-Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Baker-(121m)****

Fri. March 25: A Walk in the Woods (2015)
-Robert Redford, Nick Nolte-(104m)***

Fri. April 1: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
-Ben Stiller, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn-(114m)****

Fri. April 8: The Whale Rider (2003)
-Keisha Castle-Hughes, Cliff Curtis-(101m)****

Fri. April 15: The Professionals (1966)
-Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale-(117m)***

Fri. April 22: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
-Doris Day, James Stewart-(120m)***

Fri. April 29: The Girl with the Pearl Earring (2003)
-Scarett Johanssen, Colin Firth-(99m)****

Vintage Fashion Show & Wine Tasting Fundraiser for WS Food Bank @ Bridge Park Independent Living
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bridge Park Independent Living Presents:
Vintage Fashion Show and Wine Tasting Fundraiser for
The West Seattle Food Bank

APRIL 22, 2016

2:00 P.M. Wine Tasting
3:00 P.M. Vintage Fashion Show
3:30 P.M. Raffle Prizes

ALL FOOD DONATIONS AND PROCEEDS GO TO FOOD BANK FOOD DRIVE

For information and Tickets please call: Sue (206) 919-4323 or Shirley (206) 937-2420

Parents’ Night Out @ Admiral Congregation