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Agenda

  1. Nov
    19
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

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

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

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

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

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

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      Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
    4. Opening Reception for ‘Throwbacks and Unusual’ art exhibition @ South Seattle College
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

      The South Seattle College Art Gallery Presents the Opening Reception for “Throwbacks and Unsual”
      An Exhibition of pottery curated by guest James Lobb
      Wednesday November 19th, 2014, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      Throwbacks and Unusual is an exhibition of handmade pottery by Seattle area artists Alix Broduer, Wally Bivens, Damien Grava, Isaac Howard, James Lobb, Deborah Schwartzkopf, George Rodriguez, and Ellie Weber. Many artists in this show take a unique approach to familiar pottery forms. Some of these potters choose to look back for inspiration, to a time when the handmade object was much more common place in the home. Others are inventing new uses and new ceramic objects for the evolving 21st century domestic setting. Regardless of the approach,this is not only a remarkable collection of pieces, but demonstrates the wide range of possibilities that handmade pottery can be.

      Gallery Hours:
      Monday – Friday
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      (Hours are subject to change)

      Admission is always free and open to the public!

      Location: Jerry Brockey Center (Maps and Directions)

      Contact Name: Akiko Masker
      Email: Akiko.Masker@seattlecolleges.edu
      Phone: 206.934.5337

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      Opening Reception for ‘Throwbacks and Unusual’ art exhibition @ South Seattle College
    5. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

      What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
      When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
      Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
      Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

      This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    6. Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Hello Everyone-

      We are the BIAWA (Brain Injury Assn. of Wa). The BIAWA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit that assists with those acquiring brain injury.

      Support Group Established site: Uptown Espresso, 4301 SW Edmunds St,
      Seattle, WA 98116 (California/Edmunds-next door 7-11 Store.

      Support Group meets 3rd Wed/monthly, 1-3 pm
      Park in lot or on street. Close to W Seattle Junction Transit Center.

      We hope you or someone you know, may attend. You may email to joelvl62062@yahoo.com
      or website: www.braininjurywa.org for additional information. Our Resource Line, M-F 9-5 pm, Call us, 1-877-824-1766.

      “There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

      Thank you,

      Joel
      Support Group Facilitator

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      Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
    7. Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    8. Free legal consultations for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:


      Legal Consultations
      Attorney: Nancy Sorensen
      Date: Wednesday, November 19th
      Time: Appointments starting at 2:00 pm
      Appointments: 206-932-4044 ext. 1
      Cost: FREE 20 Minute Consultations

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      Free legal consultations for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    9. Dine Out for NW Children’s Fund @ Fresh Bistro
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Save the date! On November 19th, Fresh Bistro along with a number of other local businesses are helping the NW Children’s Fund celebrate its 30th anniversary. At Fresh Bistro, guests will get to enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting efforts to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect through programs for at-risk children and their families. 25% of the evenings total proceeds will be donated to NW Children’s Fund. Anyone who is interested in joining Fresh Bistro can make a reservation on Open Table
      or by calling (206) 935-3733.

      Other participating businesses in West Seattle:

      My Three Little Birds

      City Mouse

      Capers Home

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      Dine Out for NW Children’s Fund @ Fresh Bistro
    10. Carl Tosten performs @ Salty’s on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live acoustic guitar music featuring Carl Tosten.

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

      When:
      Thursday November 13th, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm.
      Wednesday November 19th, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm.

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      Carl Tosten performs @ Salty’s on Alki
    11. Free Paleo Dessert Party @ XGym
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      What: Free Paleo Dessert Party
      When: Wednesday, November 19th 6pm to 8pm
      Where: XGym
      Details: You’re invited to another exciting event at XGYM and a chance for your Paleo recipe to be included in PJ’s new book.

      Want to taste some of PJ’s Paleo desserts? He’s making batches of his fitness chocolate (YES, you can lose weight while eating chocolate), brownies, and other delicious chocolate recipes.

      In addition, he’ll be sharing his insider knowledge on why the Paleo diet works for a leaner and healthier body.

      Want a chance to be included in his upcoming book? Bring your favorite Paleo dessert for a chance to win a space!

      1st Place Winner – Recipe included in PJ’s book! 30 days of XGYM and a swag bag.

      2nd Place – Swag bag and a batch of fitness chocolate

      3rd Place – Batch of fitness chocolate

      Limited to 40 guests and 10 entries! Click on the ticket link to RSVP now.
      Ticket Link: http://conta.cc/10anBle
      Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/306458892882069

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    12. Thanksgiving Cooking Class w/Chef Jeremy McLachlan @ Salty's on Alki
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      From Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

      Here’s a cooking class that teaches you to make Thanksgiving the best ever at home. Join Salty’s Chef Jeremy McLachlan for Salty’s fourth annual Thanksgiving Cooking Class — also held at Redondo and in Portland this year too. Chef Jeremy shows you how to cook all the fixin’s for a fantastic meal to impress even your most critical aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews!

      This interactive class includes a glass of sparkling wine when you arrive, a glass of red or white wine during class and, last but not least, the usual zingers and kind of funny jokes from Chef Jeremy. If you want more drinks during class to help make chef’s jokes a little funnier, our wine and cocktail list is available!

      Click here to see the full menu for the cooking class.

      Your cooking class costs only $50 per person including liquor — or pay $40 and enjoy non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider (tax and gratuity are included). Join us at any Salty’s and choose one of these dates:

      Alki Beach — Three Days: November 17, 18 or 19, from 6 to 8 pm

      RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE BY CALLING:

      Alki Beach 206-937-1600

      This class fills quickly! It seems that many people want to know how to cook turkey, Salty’s style! To top it off, enjoy spectacular waterfront views and free parking too.

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      Thanksgiving Cooking Class w/Chef Jeremy McLachlan @ Salty's on Alki
    13. Documentary: ‘Finding Kind’ @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The folks at Seattle Teen Blog are hosting two movie screenings of an important movie bringing to light girl against girl bullying:

      Finding Kind is a compelling new feature film and movement, based upon the powerful belief in KINDness, that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying.

      Already creating buzz at film festivals and schools across the country, Finding Kind documents the 10,000-mile cross-country journey of Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, two first time filmmakers who were both teen victims of “mean girls”.

      To view the trailer go to: http://findingkind.indieflix.com/home/

      Reserve your FREE tickets to the documentary “FINDING KIND.” It will move girls to end girl-on-girl bullying. Choose from 2 screenings.

      For directions go to: www.fauntleroyucc.org/. Church parking lot available.

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      Documentary: ‘Finding Kind’ @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
    14. Goretex Group Run @ West Seattle Runner
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Coming up at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      Wednesday November 19th 6:30 pm Goretex Group Run: Join West Seattle Runner for the Wednesday night group run of 3 or 6 miles and try out a pair of waterproof running shoes to feel dry even in a downpour. (Walkers and runners welcomed). After the run we will head to Spiro’s for pizza!

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      Goretex Group Run @ West Seattle Runner
    15. 34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the Round Table Pizza (15730 1st Ave South, Burien, WA 98148).

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      34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
    16. WordsWest Literary Series: Kate Lebo and Molly Wizenberg @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      WordsWest Literary Series Presents:
      Pie and Plenty with Kate Lebo and Molly Wizenberg
      Favorite Poem by Delridge Grocery Co-op
      Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 7:00 pm
      at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)

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

      What is the simple link between savoring good food and living a good life? How does what happens in the kitchen, what is served at the table, make a key difference to the interactions between friends and family both in our homes and in our local restaurants?

      For the November 19, 2014 edition of WordsWest Literary Series, pie poet extraordinaire Kate Lebo and New York Times Bestselling author Molly Wizenberg will read their work and explore with the audience connections between handcrafted food, creative kitchens and the written word.

      In honor of Thanksgiving, a holiday focused on thanks as well as great food, all proceeds from sales of the evening’s donated pie (Kate) and chocolate-chip cookies with gray salt (Molly) will go to West Seattle Food Bank.

      Kate Lebo’s poems and prose have appeared in New England Review, Best New Poets, the Rumpus, Gastronomica, Willow Springs, and Poetry Northwest, and she’s the author of two books about the folk art of pie-making, A Commonplace Book of Pie and Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter. For more, visit katelebo.com.

      Molly Wizenberg is a Seattle-based writer, photographer, and co-owner of two restaurants, Delancey and Essex. She is the voice behind the award-winning
      blog Orangette and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, and Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage. When she’s not busy with that stuff, she’s hanging out with her husband Brandon, daughter June, and two dogs named Jack and Alice.

      Every third Wednesday, 7 pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Folks from local, independent businesses share a favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On November 19, Delridge Grocery Co-op, will join us.

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

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      WordsWest Literary Series: Kate Lebo and Molly Wizenberg @ C & P Coffee Company
    17. *7:30 pm* – “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

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

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

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

      Buy tickets online here.

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      *7:30 pm* – “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    18. Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

      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.

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      Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
    19. Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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      Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
    20. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

      From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

      It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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

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

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

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

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

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      Open Mic Night @ The Benbow Room
  2. Nov
    20
    Thu
    2014

    1. Denny IMS clothing drive for Value Village begins
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Denny International Middle School is hosting a clothing drive for Value Village, from 11/20-12/12. All tied bags may be placed in bins near the doors of the Galleria during school hours.

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      Denny IMS clothing drive for Value Village begins
    2. Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Legal Assistance from Attorneys with Elder Law & Estate Planning Experience

      Attorney: John Llewellyn
      Thursdays, November 6 & 20
      Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

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

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      Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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      $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    4. West Seattle Democratic Women meeting @ West Seattle Golf Course
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Meetings are typically the 4th Thursday of the Month for lunch and located at the West Seattle Golf Course banquet room. A discussion group proceeds the meeting (10:30 – 11:15 am); all are welcomed. Evening meetings occur on the quarter months – March, June, September & December; the meeting begins at 6:00 pm.

      Registration is from 11:30 – 11:45 am, Meal is served at 11:45 am, Program begins at 12:00 – 12:45 pm, Short Business Meeting/For the Good of the Order 12:45 – 1:00 pm.

      Visit westseattledemocraticwomen.org for more information.

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      West Seattle Democratic Women meeting @ West Seattle Golf Course
    5. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    6. Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

      A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

      Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

      Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

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      Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
    7. Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come celebrate as the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. Free wine tasting and nibbles! 2:00-7:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here) Full details from SSC:

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy will celebrate the 2014 Fall Release from Nov. 20-22 with five new student-produced wines, including: Chardonnay, Merlot, Grenache – Syrah Blend, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.

      The celebration will begin on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 2 pm – 7 pm with complimentary tastings during the initial release. On Friday, Nov. 21, the tasting will continue from 2 pm – 7 pm as we welcome alumni of the program who have started their own wineries back to campus. The three-day celebration will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 22 with complimentary tastings from 2 pm – 7 pm. All of these events will take place in the Northwest Wine Academy, 6000 16th Ave. SW.

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table, using grapes generously donated from Washington vineyards. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large – Washington wineries, Washington vineyards, alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area. Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate our tenth anniversary; support us by purchasing a bottle! Each night of the release there will be wine tastings, food pairings and opportunities to meet with winemakers, both past and present. Join us as we say “Thank You” to our community.

      - Thursday, November 20th, 2–7 pm – Wine Tasting, Initial Release

      - Friday, November 21st, 2–7 pm – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni

      - Saturday, November 22nd, 2–7 pm – Food & Wine Tasting

      South Seattle College’s NWWA is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region and is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining a certificate. For more information on the program click here.

      The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle College campus across from Bernie’s restaurant. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.

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      Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
    8. Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

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

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

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

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      Community Orchard of West Seattle Work Party @ South Seattle College
    9. Native Culture Night @ Highland Park Elementary School
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Highland Park Community Pow Wow Association is hosting Native Culture Night on Thursday, November 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Highland Park Elementary School! There will be traditional drumming, storytelling, a silent auction featuring authentic native artwork and crafts, and delicious cultural foods for sale. This event is open to the whole community. Funds raised will go towards the 2nd Annual Traditional Mini Pow Wow hosted at Highland Park Elementary on March 20th.

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    10. Exhibition of Learning and Information Night @ Westside School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westside School (WSB sponsor) is hosting an Exhibition of Learning and Information Night this Thursday, November 20th. Families and students interested in Westside School’s middle school program (grades 5-8) are invited to an information session at 6:00 pm in the school library. This will be followed by the Exhibition of Learning held throughout the school. No reservation required.

      In addition to Westside School’s engaging academic curriculum, Middle School students participate in a wide variety of exploratory classes including, Musical Theater, Printmaking, Robotics, Rock Climbing, Photography, and Dance. Middle School students at Westside take part in an extensive Outdoor Education program as well as Team Athletics.

      The application deadline is January 14, 2015; school tours available by appointment (206) 932-2511). Westside School will also host an All School Open House (grades PK-8) on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 am until noon.

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    11. Fly Fishing the Puget Sound – seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      November 20th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

      Fly Fishing the Puget Sound

      In this seminar we will be discussing techniques, locations, and equipment for fly fishing for Sea Run Cutthroat in the Puget Sound. Specific attention will be paid to cold weather tactics and winter behavior of Sea Run Cutthroat.

      6-8 pm / FREE

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

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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    12. Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    13. Community meeting: Special Meeting: Church of Nazarene Comprehensive Plan Amendment @ The Kenney
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From the Morgan Community Association (MoCA):

      Thursday, Nov 20, 7:00 pm
      Location: The Kenney (WSB sponsor), in Community Room

      Special Meeting regarding the Church of Nazarene Comprehensive Plan Amendment to finalize language. MoCA membership previously endorsed the plan of the Nazarene Church to develop a vacant portion of their property near the corner of 42nd and Juneau for 6 townhome (semi-detached) housing units and a public-access playground/park area. That area, pursuant to the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan of 1999, is currently zoned for single-family housing units. The proposed development is within the Urban Village specified in that Plan. In October, MoCA was asked by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to revisit our Neighborhood Plan, to provide stipulated language that would allow a single-case exception to that original 1999 Plan. This would allow the current multi-family proposal to proceed. At the October 15, 2014 MoCA meeting, this was discussed and various options for how to word the Comprehensive Plan amendment were complied. A small committee met afterwards to craft the proposed language for the amendment, which will be presented and voted on at this meeting. Following the meeting, DPD will take our proposed wording and ensure that it meets all city and legal requirements and then present the final amendment legislation to City Council in early 2015.

      It is very important that the all residents of the Morgan Junction Urban Village and the Morgan Junction Stewardship area attend and participate in this meeting. This change to the Morgan Junction Comprehensive Plan is first time we will be amending the goals and policies supporting the Plan since it was created by an extensive community process in 1998-99. We want to make sure that all in Morgan Junction are aware of this proposed language change and the potential impacts of this precedent setting request by the Department of Planning and Development. The Morgan Junction Urban Village boundaries and the surrounding The Morgan Junction Stewardship area can be viewed at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npi/factsheets/Morgan Junction Residential Urban Village.pdf

      For more information contact Cindi Barker, cindibarker@clearwire.net, 206-933-6968.

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    14. Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Computer room, lower level, of the Southwest Teen Life Center. The address is 2801 SW Thistle
      Seattle WA 98126.


      The public is encouraged to attend. It is a great chance for everyone to offer their ideas and energy on how we can best serve the community. The Advisory Council supports the SWTLC efforts by sponsoring classes and community events such as the recent Halloween Carnival, summer car show, holiday egg hunts, etc.”

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    15. *7:30 pm* – “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

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

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

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

      Buy tickets online here.

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    16. TGIT Drag Show @ Outwest Bar
      8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      November 20th at Outwest Bar: TGIT – Drag Show – 8:30–10:30 pm – hosted by Amora Dior Black.

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

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

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  3. Nov
    21
    Fri
    2014

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

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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    3. Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      This natural area needs help healing and expanding native habitat. Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, www.mekwamooks.wordpress.com or email mekwamooks@yahoo.com.

      Friday November 21, 9-noon: Create Habitat
      Saturday November 22, 9-noon: Create Habitat
      Saturday December 27, 9-noon: Create Habitat

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

      Burke’s Bijou
      Friday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

      Fri. Nov. 28: Holiday Closing-No Movie

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

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

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

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    5. Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come celebrate as the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. Free wine tasting and nibbles! 2:00-7:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here) Full details from SSC:

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy will celebrate the 2014 Fall Release from Nov. 20-22 with five new student-produced wines, including: Chardonnay, Merlot, Grenache – Syrah Blend, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.

      The celebration will begin on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 2 pm – 7 pm with complimentary tastings during the initial release. On Friday, Nov. 21, the tasting will continue from 2 pm – 7 pm as we welcome alumni of the program who have started their own wineries back to campus. The three-day celebration will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 22 with complimentary tastings from 2 pm – 7 pm. All of these events will take place in the Northwest Wine Academy, 6000 16th Ave. SW.

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table, using grapes generously donated from Washington vineyards. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large – Washington wineries, Washington vineyards, alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area. Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate our tenth anniversary; support us by purchasing a bottle! Each night of the release there will be wine tastings, food pairings and opportunities to meet with winemakers, both past and present. Join us as we say “Thank You” to our community.

      - Thursday, November 20th, 2–7 pm – Wine Tasting, Initial Release

      - Friday, November 21st, 2–7 pm – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni

      - Saturday, November 22nd, 2–7 pm – Food & Wine Tasting

      South Seattle College’s NWWA is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region and is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining a certificate. For more information on the program click here.

      The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle College campus across from Bernie’s restaurant. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.

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    6. WSHS PTSA’s ‘Reaching for the Stars’ Dinner & Auction @ South Seattle College
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle High School PTSA’s fabulous ‘Reaching for the Stars’ Dinner & Auction takes place Friday November 21st, 5:30 pm–8:30 pm at the Brockey Center, South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

      West Seattle High School’s annual auction supports all students to “Reach for the Star” by raising funds for academics, arts, and athletics. Buy tickets and donate at www.wshs.schoolauction.net/2014. Oct. 31st is the deadline for early-bird tickets at $40, regular price in November is $50 per person.

      Get your tickets and view a sample of great auction items on the auction website. Contact wshsptsaauction@gmail.com with questions.

      “Building Community, Supporting Our Students”

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    7. Documentary: ‘Finding Kind’ @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The folks at Seattle Teen Blog are hosting two movie screenings of an important movie bringing to light girl against girl bullying:

      Finding Kind is a compelling new feature film and movement, based upon the powerful belief in KINDness, that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying.

      Already creating buzz at film festivals and schools across the country, Finding Kind documents the 10,000-mile cross-country journey of Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, two first time filmmakers who were both teen victims of “mean girls”.

      To view the trailer go to: http://findingkind.indieflix.com/home/

      Reserve your FREE tickets to the documentary “FINDING KIND.” It will move girls to end girl-on-girl bullying. Choose from 2 screenings.

      For directions go to: www.fauntleroyucc.org/. Church parking lot available.

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    8. Friday night skating @ Alki Community Center
      6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

      Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night with the entire family that won’t break your pockets? Look no further. The Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor) hosts skate night every Friday night. Great music and games will create wonderful memories for a lifetime.

      Time: 6:45-8:45pm
      Cost to skaters is $3 per person.

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    9. Gathering Bones performance @ Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Gathering Bones at Twilight Gallery

      November 21st, 2014 at 7 pm

      Created and Choreographed by Maya Soto
      Original sound score composition by Paurl Walsh
      Performed by Danica Bito, Becca Blackwell, Jana Kincl, Erin McIntire, and Maya Soto

      Doors at 7 pm – Performance at 8 pm
      Tickets $10 / Buy Online

      Gathering Bones is revisited up close and in the round, as a site specific performance at Twilight Gallery. The performance takes place in conjunction with the gallery’s upcoming exhibit, Our Daily Armor: Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art and Adornment.

      Gathering Bones is an evening length performance experience exploring themes of internal personal power, feminism and femininity through dance and music. This movement collage dives into princess, warrior and queen archetypes through a variety of cultural histories and resources. Gathering Bones goes back in time, exploring stories and myths of powerful and wild women.

      Gathering Bones premiered in Seattle on May 18 and 19, 2013 at Velocity Dance Center. After sold out houses and rave reviews, Gathering Bones toured to Portland for Pacific Dance Makers in June and Conduit’s Dance+ Festival in July 2013.

      Gathering Bones at Twilight Gallery offers the audience a chance to experience this work in the round, up close and personal. Re-created for five dancers, the piece will bring the gallery space to life with powerful movement and visual imagery. Step inside and witness the journey. With only 40 seats available, audience will watch from within the dance, sitting on the floor or standing with the dancers in the performance space. This is a rare and intimate performance experience not to be missed.

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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    12. *7:30 pm* – “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

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

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

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

      Buy tickets online here.

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    13. Coma Figura, Dearly Departed perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Friday November 21st at 9 pm enjoy live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Coma Figura, and Dearly Departed.

      9 pm / $7 / 21+

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

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

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  4. Nov
    22
    Sat
    2014

    1. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      8:00 am – 8:00 am

      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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    2. Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      This natural area needs help healing and expanding native habitat. Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, www.mekwamooks.wordpress.com or email mekwamooks@yahoo.com.

      Friday November 21, 9-noon: Create Habitat
      Saturday November 22, 9-noon: Create Habitat
      Saturday December 27, 9-noon: Create Habitat

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    3. SE Asian Education Summit 2014 @ South Seattle College
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Hosted by South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Saturday November 22, 9 am–4 pm:

      UNITE
      SE Asian Education Summit
      Our Community, Our Voices
      –Presented by Southeast Asian/American Access in Education

      Saturday November 22, 2014
      9 am–4 pm // Lunch Provided

      Information/Registration:
      http://seaaaed.wordpress.com

      Keynote by Tou Ger Xiong
      Hmong cultural consultant, comedian, storyteller & rap artist

      Why attend?
      ~ Connect with other SE Asian students
      ~ Leadership and career development
      ~ Resources to succeed and excel in school
      ~ Resources for parents and educators

      Hosted by:
      South Seattle College
      Jerry Brockey Student Center
      6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle

      Facebook event page here.

      Questions/comments seadcoalitionwa@gmail.com

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    4. Turkeys to be given away @ Eastridge Church
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      1,500 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys and Bags of Groceries for Families in Need

      Eastridge Church will provide 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need on Saturday, November 22, beginning at 9 am (while supplies last) at their two locations: Issaquah and Seattle.

      The church will also be giving away Bibles and, in Issaquah, free haircuts
      from licensed stylists, and coats and gloves.

      When: Saturday, November 22, starting at 9 am, while supplies last

      Where: The West Seattle Campus of Eastridge Church, 4500 39th Avenue SW, Seattle

      The 1,500 dinner packages will be given out first-come, first-served, with no demonstration of need required to receive the assistance.

      “November is a natural season when we begin to think about the people and things for which we are thankful. But for many families with limited resources it can also be a stressful season,” said Eastridge Church Lead Pastor, Steve Jamison. “For more than 10 years we have offered a free turkey and bag of groceries to families in the community who may need a little help to put this holiday meal on the table. Our main goal is to show our neighbors that Eastridge cares by providing a meal this Thanksgiving.”

      For more information, contact Eastridge Church at 425-270-6300 or EastridgeToday.com/turkey.

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    5. 2nd Annual Great Big Bazaar @ Peace Lutheran Church
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Second Annual Great Big Bazaar

      Saturday, 11/22 from 10 am–3 pm
      Sunday, 11/23 from noon–3 pm

      at Peace Lutheran Church
      (corner of 39th S. W. and S. W. Thistle)

      Everything handmade and handbaked except for the Silent Auction. Featured Silent Auction item: Two nights in a Leavenworth condo — sleeps six.

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    6. Food Drive for West Seattle Food Bank @ West Seattle Thriftway
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) is holding a Food Drive for the West Seattle Food Bank at the West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) on Saturday, November 22nd. BHHSNWRE Brokers will be collecting food there from 10 am–2 pm.

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    7. Holiday Open House @ Northwest Art & Frame
      10:00 am – 5:30 pm

      From Northwest Art & Frame:

      It’s that time of year again and you’re invited to our annual Holiday Open House Saturday November 22nd, 10 am–5:30 pm. We’ll have live artist’s demos, open house specials, lots of free drawings throughout the day, product demonstrations, all the latest in holiday decorations, FREE samples and of course…FREE treats & goodies! Products that are being demonstrated will be 20% during their demos. The demos will change every 2.5 hours! Bring or tell all your friends and family, we look forward to seeing you all here! Happy holidays from all of us at Northwest Art & Frame!

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    8. Junction True Value Holiday Food Drive and Open House
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Junction True Value Christmas Open House
      November 22nd
      10 am – 2 pm

      Refreshments
      Homemade Cookies
      Hot Apple Cider
      Popcorn

      Gifts and Prizes
      Free Gifts
      Spin-to-Win
      Weber Gas Grill Drawing
      Bike Drawing(Ages 12 and under)
      One Girl Bike
      One Boy Bike

      Holiday Food Drive for West Seattle Food Bank
      Let’s give a helping hand to those in need.
      Non-perishable Foods
      Canned Foods
      Packaged Foods

      website link: https://www.junctiontruevalue.com/

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    9. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

      “Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

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    10. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

      Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
      Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

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

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

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    12. Free lunch served today @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      It’s cold outside! West Side Presbyterian is serving a free lunch on the second Thursday and fourth Saturday of each month. If you are hungry, cold or just looking for some good fellowship, join us! Serving from noon until 1:30 pm. The next meal is THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 at WSPC, 3601 California Avenue SW. Call (206) 935-4477 for more information.

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    13. Holiday Market and Open House @ Orange Twist Studio
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Jump start your holiday shopping, meet local makers, and enjoy delicious bites and drinks in West Seattle on Saturday, November 22 from 12-6 pm at the Orange Twist Studio.

      Featuring giftable goods from five Seattle makers:

      Trilby Hainstock of Oliotto
      Adia Bobo of Rain City Forge
      Sarah Dean of Beautanical
      Shino Mikami of Uzura
      Claire Jauregui of Orange Twist

      Where:
      Orange Twist Studio
      2522 SW Trenton Street
      (Street parking available on SW Trenton and 26th Ave SW)

      When: Saturday, November 22, 12-6pm

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    15. Free Home Buyers Workshop @ High Point Library
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Saturday November 22nd, from 1-6 pm, at the High Point Library:

      The workshops are an educational benefit of Homes for Heroes (a national organization dedicated to thanking the community heroes that surround us), and sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. They are open to the public, cost nothing, and are a non-solicitation environment.

      Join us for an afternoon of learning!

      ~ The 6 Steps to Home Ownership
      ~ How to avoid costly mistakes along the way
      ~ Lender selection and the Loan Pre-Approval process
      ~ Down payment Assistance opportunities
      ~ The Law of Real Estate Agency
      ~ How your job can save you cash at closing

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    16. Northwest Wine Academy Fall wine release tasting @ South Seattle College
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come celebrate as the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) releases their newest student produced wines. Free wine tasting and nibbles! 2:00-7:00 pm in the NWWA Tasting Room – Wine and Welding Building (maps and directions here) Full details from SSC:

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy will celebrate the 2014 Fall Release from Nov. 20-22 with five new student-produced wines, including: Chardonnay, Merlot, Grenache – Syrah Blend, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.

      The celebration will begin on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 2 pm – 7 pm with complimentary tastings during the initial release. On Friday, Nov. 21, the tasting will continue from 2 pm – 7 pm as we welcome alumni of the program who have started their own wineries back to campus. The three-day celebration will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 22 with complimentary tastings from 2 pm – 7 pm. All of these events will take place in the Northwest Wine Academy, 6000 16th Ave. SW.

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table, using grapes generously donated from Washington vineyards. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large – Washington wineries, Washington vineyards, alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area. Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate our tenth anniversary; support us by purchasing a bottle! Each night of the release there will be wine tastings, food pairings and opportunities to meet with winemakers, both past and present. Join us as we say “Thank You” to our community.

      - Thursday, November 20th, 2–7 pm – Wine Tasting, Initial Release

      - Friday, November 21st, 2–7 pm – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni

      - Saturday, November 22nd, 2–7 pm – Food & Wine Tasting

      South Seattle College’s NWWA is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region and is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining a certificate. For more information on the program click here.

      The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle College campus across from Bernie’s restaurant. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.

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    17. Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A First-Time Holiday Event and St John’s Arts & Craft Co-op Christmas sale.

      Saturday November 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
      Sunday November 23rd, 9 pm to 2 pm

      Crèche Exhibit:
      Beautiful creches from around the world will be on display. A special treat for the whole family.

      Arts and Craft Christmas Sale:
      There are handmade Christmas items for purchase; All proceeds go directly to outreach. Your purchase can make a very real difference in your community.

      In addition, there will be cookies and cider for our guests. We are located at the NE corner of California and Hanford, and we share the parking lot with West Seattle High School.

      3050 California Ave SW
      Seattle WA 98116
      (206) 937-4545
      SaintJohnOnline.org

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    18. Tea with Georgie @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Saturday, November 22nd, 3:00 pm at Kenyon Hall:

      Come spend Saturday afternoon enjoying the company of West Seattle’s spunkiest nonagenarian, Georgie Bright Kunkel. She sings, she plays the piano, she expounds, and she occasionally flirts with the risqué. Listening to her compelling stories, one can’t help but be astonished at the breadth of her experience. Recounting that experience, Georgie speaks from the heart, and she’ll capture yours.

      Afternoon Tea with Georgie will be replete with the usual tasty
      comestibles, including our celebrated Root Beer Floats.

      The performance begins at 3 pm this Saturday, November 22.

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

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

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    19. Holiday Shopping Event @ Flourish Beauty
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Flourish Beauty would love to have you join us for a holiday shopping event on Saturday, November 22nd from 6 pm to 9 pm. Local designer Harts and Pearls (scarves, hair accessories), Feather and Skull (jewelry), and Lika Love Fashion Truck. Flourish will be offering 15% off all retail and doing a gift certificate special!

      We will also be doing a raffle to raise money for West Seattle Helpline. Raffle tickets are $1 + can of food. We will match dollars for dollar and can for can raised. Come join us for the fun and to support an amazing local cause!

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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    21. The Burnz perform free all-ages show @ Easy Street Records
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      See The Burnz perform live at Easy Street Records on Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm. Free and All Ages!

      Seattle’s The Burnz, featuring Robb Clarke from Zipgun & RC5 and Steve E. Nix from The Briefs & Cute Lepers, will be kicking out all the jams from their new self-titled 10″ debut on UK label No Front Teeth Records when they play Easy Street on November 22nd (7pm)! This sweet-azz slab is chock-full of super-well written melodic punk rock n roll – and if you’re familiar with everything else these guys have been in then you’ll know that this is a knock-out release. We’ll have a bunch for sale of course, and if you play nice,they might even stick around to sign some for you. It’s free, it’s all-ages, and it will rock!

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    22. *7:30 pm* – “Dogfight” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dogfight – October 23–November 22, 2014

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

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

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

      Buy tickets online here.

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    23. SWTLC Late Night Thanksgiving Dinner @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      At the Southwest Teen Life Center (WSB sponsor):

      Ages 13–19
      It’s a CELEBRATION!!! Southwest Teen Life Center Late Night staff would like to cordially invite you to join us for SWTLC’s Thanksgiving Dinner! We will be serving: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, candied yams, mustard greens, cornbread, dinner rolls and pies for dessert! Join us for an evening of great food, great company, great music and a night of
      great THANKS!

      Saturday November 22
      8-10 pm

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    24. AHAT Washington HipHop Showcase @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Saturday November 22nd at 9 pm enjoy live hiphop music at Skylark Café & Club featuring the AHAT Washington HipHop Showcase.

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

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

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  5. Nov
    23
    Sun
    2014

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

      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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    2. Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      A First-Time Holiday Event and St John’s Arts & Craft Co-op Christmas sale.

      Saturday November 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
      Sunday November 23rd, 9 pm to 2 pm

      Crèche Exhibit:
      Beautiful creches from around the world will be on display. A special treat for the whole family.

      Arts and Craft Christmas Sale:
      There are handmade Christmas items for purchase; All proceeds go directly to outreach. Your purchase can make a very real difference in your community.

      In addition, there will be cookies and cider for our guests. We are located at the NE corner of California and Hanford, and we share the parking lot with West Seattle High School.

      3050 California Ave SW
      Seattle WA 98116
      (206) 937-4545
      SaintJohnOnline.org

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      Crèche Exhibit & Arts and Craft Christmas Sale @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
    3. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

      *The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

      *Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

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

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    4. Fair Trade Sale and Bake Sale @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Our lady of Guadalupe’s annual Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale is coming up on Sunday, November 23rd from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Walmesley Center.

      Why shop Fair Trade? We live in an era of unprecedented economic interdependence. The decisions we make about what we buy affect the lives of people we may never meet. Fair Trade seeks to change the ways in which conventional trade often leaves behind the most vulnerable people. By buying Fair Trade, you support the efforts of skilled farmers and artisans who are working to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger communities.

      Join us to intentionally use your purchasing power to support Fair Trade efforts around the globe. At the sale, you’ll find unique gift items, including chocolates, Advent calendars, jewelry, holiday and home décor, scarves, ornaments, baskets, and much more. In addition to Fair Trade items, we will be selling Christmas cards to support Noel House (a Catholic Community Services shelter for homeless women), the Young Ladies Institute will be selling their knitted goods, the Pre-K and 3rd grade classes will be offering tasty treats to benefit Westside Baby, and there will be gift baskets for sale to benefit our Little Lambs Sunday babysitting program.

      Our goods sell fast so be sure to come early for the best shopping! For more information, contact Jennifer Ibach, jibach@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 x
      120.

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      Fair Trade Sale and Bake Sale @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
    5. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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    6. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

      Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
      Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

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    7. WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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    8. 2nd Annual Great Big Bazaar @ Peace Lutheran Church
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Second Annual Great Big Bazaar

      Saturday, 11/22 from 10 am–3 pm
      Sunday, 11/23 from noon–3 pm

      at Peace Lutheran Church
      (corner of 39th S. W. and S. W. Thistle)

      Everything handmade and handbaked except for the Silent Auction. Featured Silent Auction item: Two nights in a Leavenworth condo — sleeps six.

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    9. Eryn Bent performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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      Singer/songwriter Eryn Bent performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday November 23rd, 3–5 pm. More from C & P:

      Eryn Bent – Independent Singer/Songwriter based out of the Santa Fe/ABQ area. See my most recent live performance on 2 KASA Fox’s This Morning Show here: http://kasa.com/2014/07/03/eryn-bent/

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    10. Fred Talks series: Dr. J. Richard Goss @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Just announced by Kol HaNeshamah, their first “FRED Talk”:

      Listen to what Harborview Medical Center Medical Director, J. Richard Goss M.D., has to say about Ebola, Obamacare and other hot topics which impact our community Sunday, Nov. 23, from 3-5 pm at Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds, as part of West Seattle’s first FRED Talk.

      If you are familiar with Ted Talks, you will understand FRED Talks. FRED, which stands for Fresh, Relevant, Educational & Dynamic Talks are a way for community members to come together to hear from those who are on the front lines working hard in our community each day.

      “We see one another at the grocery store, ride buses together, attend our children’s’ games or performances and say hello,” says Kol HaNeshamah Rabbi Zari Weiss, “but we seldom take time to really learn about the challenges and the joys we face on a daily basis at work. FRED Talks are designed to give us the opportunity to hear more from one another about why we do what we do each day.”

      Other speakers, November 23, include Scott Schill, producer of Frank vs. God, a full-length feature comedy currently making a splash at film festivals around the country, Danielle Eidenberg-Noppe, education ombudsman at the Washington State Office of Education, and Alice Braverman, the development director at Navos Mental Health Solutions.

      FRED Talk speakers will share stories of gumption, grit and gratitude and allow time for questions. Attendees will hear from all four speakers with a short intermission along the way. Suggested admission is $18 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Children’s activities will be available, ages 3-11, for $5 a session.

      We are excited to invite community members from West Seattle and beyond to join us for this interesting and engaging afternoon,” Weiss says.

      Proceeds from this event will go toward KHN, West Seattle’s progressive synagogue community.

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

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

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

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

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  6. Nov
    24
    Mon
    2014

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

      MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Presentation: Cyberbullying & Personal Safety @ Chief Sealth International High School
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      On behalf of the Denny PTSA, we wanted to extend an invitation to you of a presentation on Monday, November 24 from 7-8 pm in Sealth’s Auditorium.

      Officer Stefanie Thomas, Victim Advocate with the Seattle Police Department, is going to be presenting on Cyberbullying & Personal Safety. She is an excellent speaker and offers such relevant information and tips to families and school staff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Nov
    25
    Tue
    2014

    1. Mini Harvest Festival @ West Seattle Senior Center
      10:00 am – 1:30 pm

      The Senior Center of West Seattle is hosting a “mini harvest festival” on Tuesday, November 25th from 10 am am–1:00 pm:

      Mini Harvest Festival: Arts & Crafts / Bakery Sale
      10:00 am to 1:00 pm
      Mini Bazaar: Start your holiday shopping early!
      Handcrafted items, new products and more!
      Made and Sold by local artisans
      Bakery Sale: Purchase pies, fudge, bread, candies, all made by your fellow SCWS Members!

      Please contribute your specialty for others to buy!

      Sign up with John Michael @ 206-932-4044 ext. 3

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    2. Membership November birthday lunch @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:45 am – 1:15 pm

      Tuesday, November 25th, 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Free to members in your birthday month! Performing: DINA BLADE is a refreshingly natural singer, who specializes in singing American popular songs from the 1930s and 40s, preserving the work of master composers and lyricists from that era. Register at the front desk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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

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

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

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    11. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  8. Nov
    26
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
      When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
      Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
      Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

      This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

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

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. The W Lovers perform @ Salty's on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
    9. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

      From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

      It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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    10. Johnny Smokes 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Eve Show @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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

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

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

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

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  9. Nov
    27
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Alki Café: Open 8 am-2 pm

      BE’s Restaurant: Open 7 am-noon

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

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

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

      Freshy’s Coffee: Open 8 am–4 pm

      Jack in the Box: Open 24 hours

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

      Mawadda Café: Open 11 am–7 pm

      McDonald’s Westwood Village: Open 24 hours

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

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

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

      Saigon Boat Café: Open 11 am to 6 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      Thailanding: Open 11 am to 4 pm

      The Westy: Open today with limited menu; showing Seahawks game

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

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

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    3. Free Pre-Pigout workout @ Alki Bathhouse
      7:15 am – 8:30 am

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

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

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

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th

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

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

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

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

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    6. FREE Community TRX class @ EQ Witness
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

      What: FREE Community TRX class

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

      Where: EQ Fitness 3270 California Ave SW

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

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    7. Free Community Thanksgiving Meal @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

      Questions – 206-932-1059

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    8. 6th Annual ‘Thanksgiving to Remember’ dinner @ West Seattle Eagles
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Free admission and parking for shoppers.

      Vendors call Event Coordinator at 206.431.1582 for table.

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

      www.duwamishtribe.org

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    3. Mobile blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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    4. 3rd Annual Nels Enquist Alumni Game @ Chief Sealth International High School Gym
      4:15 pm – 7:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Nov
    29
    Sat
    2014

    1. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      8:00 am – 8:00 am

      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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    2. Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

      Free admission and parking for shoppers.

      Vendors call Event Coordinator at 206.431.1582 for table.

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

      www.duwamishtribe.org

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    3. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

      “Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

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    4. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

      Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
      Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    7. Encanto Holiday Concert @ Langston Hughes Performance Arts Institute
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

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

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

      Theatre Location: Langston Hughes Performance Arts Institute

      Ticket prices range: $10 – $25

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

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

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    8. Gary Benson performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

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

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

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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    10. Market Street Dixieland Jass Band @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

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

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

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

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

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    11. Kendall Jones of Beer Church 50th birthday show @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

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

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      Kendall Jones of Beer Church 50th birthday show @ Feedback Lounge
    12. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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

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

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

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

      *The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

      *Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

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

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

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

      Free admission and parking for shoppers.

      Vendors call Event Coordinator at 206.431.1582 for table.

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

      www.duwamishtribe.org

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      Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    4. Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Pathfinder K-8 would like to thank the West Seattle Community for supporting our Outdoor Education Programs through the purchase of our Holiday Wreaths.

      Continuing our 20 year tradition, our BEAUITFUL Handmade wreaths will be available to purchase the next 3 Sunday’s (11/30, 12/7 and 12/14 ) Near the WS FARMERS MARKET on the SW corner of California and Alaska, outside of Key Bank.

      Our wreaths are handcrafted by our students, faculty and parents with locally donated greens. 100% of what we make goes directly into the classroom.

      See you Sunday !

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      Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
    5. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    6. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

      Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
      Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

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


      West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family – All Ages — Pass It Around!
      Double the Fun!!
      Wed at 6 pm
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      WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
    8. Free Wreath Making Workshop @ HPIC
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

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

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

      All-ages open mic at Skylark Café & Club:

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

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

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

      Tickets: free
      All Ages

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

      No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer
      Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

      Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap
      All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type
      15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time)
      Ludwig house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

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

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

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      All Ages Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
    10. Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

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

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      Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
    11. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
  13. Dec
    1
    Mon
    2014

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

      MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

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      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing Monday Night Football on the big screen. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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      Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
    3. Coffee chat with Interim Superintendent Nyland @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Coffee chat with Interim Superintendent Nyland
      6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

      Neighborhood House High Point Center

      School board Director Marty McLaren will join the West Seattle coffee chat with Dr. Nyland.

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      Coffee chat with Interim Superintendent Nyland @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
    4. Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
    6. Community conversation with School Board director Marty McLaren @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Your chance to talk informally with, and hear from, West Seattle’s school board director Marty McLaren 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      Neighborhood House High Point Center
      6400 Sylvan Way SW

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      Community conversation with School Board director Marty McLaren @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
    7. Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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      Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
    8. Quiz Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7–9 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – All ages, free.

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      Quiz Night @ Skylark Café & Club
    9. West Seattle Hi-Yu general meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

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

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

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      West Seattle Hi-Yu general meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
    10. Buddhist Meditation Classes @ Sound Yoga
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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      Karaoke @ The Benbow Room
    13. Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  14. Dec
    2
    Tue
    2014

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

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

      Tuesday, December 2nd, 11 am–12 pm

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

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

      Tuesday December 2nd
      11:45 am

      Tuesday December 9th
      11:45 am

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

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

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

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

      Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Stakeholders Meeting

      Tuesday, December 2nd
      4 to 6 pm
      Safeco Field

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

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      AWV stakeholder meeting @ Safeco Field
    5. Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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    13. Blues To Do Live: Sweet Billy Spaulding @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday December 2nd, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Sweet Billy Spaulding & His Soulful 88s performs at the BLUES TO DO weekly live event.

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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

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

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

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    16. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  15. Dec
    3
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

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

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

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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

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

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

      What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
      When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
      Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
      Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

      This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

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

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

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    8. Dance Time with Lauren Petrie @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Dances

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

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

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

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    9. Race & Social Justice Series #1: Cracking the Code @ Youngstown’s Thelma DeWitty Theater
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 6:00 PM

      The Race & Social Justice series kicks off with a viewing and discussion of Cracking the Codes by Shakti Butler. This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity, and features moving stories from racial justice leaders including Amer Ahmed, Michael Benitez, Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Joy DeGruy, Ericka Huggins, Humaira Jackson, Yuko Kodama, Peggy McIntosh, Rinku Sen, Tilman Smith and Tim Wise. Facilitated by Arts Corps’ Executive Director Elizabeth Whitford and Arts Corps Program Director Omana Imani

      Location:
      Youngstown’s Thelma DeWitty Theater

      RSVP here!

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

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

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

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

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

      *No August 2014 meeting*

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

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    12. Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday December 3rd, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Jim Page singer-songwriter: After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of ‘97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage

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

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

      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.

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

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

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    15. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

      From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

      It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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

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

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

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

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

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  16. Dec
    4
    Thu
    2014

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

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Legal Assistance from Attorneys with Elder Law & Estate Planning Experience

      Attorney: John Llewellyn

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

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

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    2. $6 Hair Cuts! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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    3. ‘Winter is Coming’ Fest @ Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub
      11:00 am – 11:45 pm

      Winter is Coming Fest at The Elliott Bay Brewery!
      Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub is having a beer tasting! Join us on December 4th for a taste of the Season. Featuring five tastes of our winter favorites to help us welcome in the cold season. Including The Whisper, Noale Ale, Barrel Aged Whisper Ale, and two specialty guest ales.

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

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

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

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

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

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      You are encouraged to BYO apron.

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

      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

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

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

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    9. All ages show: Live music fundraiser for Camp Korey @ Skylark Café & Club
      6:00 pm – 10:45 pm

      Thursday December 4th at 6 pm, the Skylark Café & Club hosts Mustaches for Kids Camp Korey fundraiser, featuring live music from The Quit. $10/ALL AGES.

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

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

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

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    11. FOR JASMIN: A charity auction w/special guest performer Rocky Votolato @ Feedback Lounge
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Thursday December 4th, starting at 6:30 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):

      FOR JASMIN: A CHARITY AUCTION
      WITH SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER: ROCKY VOTOLATO
      THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4th – 6:30PM
      West Seattle’s Jasmin Egan is battling leukemia and an auction benefit has been set up to help her and her family during this challenge. Generously donated auction items include trips to Cabo and Hawaii and even a golfing trip to Los Angeles with Keifer Sutherland and Oscar De La Hoya and PGA pro Duffy Waldorf, as well as a ton of gifts from West Seattle businesses. And as a bonus, Rocky Votolato will be performing a special live acoustic set. For more information, please click here. And we will be posting auction item updates daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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

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

      EWA Women’s Meet and Greet

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

      7-9 pm / FREE

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

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tickets available online here.

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

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

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

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

      Thursday, December 4
      6-9 pm

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

      Facebook event page here.
      http://clickdesignthatfits.com
      206.328.9252

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  17. Dec
    5
    Fri
    2014

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

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Burke’s Bijou
      Friday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

      Fri. Nov. 28: Holiday Closing-No Movie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. Words, Writers & West Seattle: Karen Robbins & Sally Marts @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      “Words, Writers & West Seattle” Presents Presents Children’s Books Author Karen Robbins & Illustrator, Sally Marts.

      “Shoe Print Art: Step Into Drawing” – Sponsored by Southwest Seattle
      Historical Society at Dec. 5th “First Friday” event

      Karen S. Robbins and illustrator Sally Marts will demonstrate the combination of their talents in their presentation of “Shoe Print Art: Step Into Drawing” (Hide and Seek Press, 2013). Robbins is an award-winning author, teacher, and TV celebrity and Marts is a freelance designer/illustrator, both now living in Seattle. Children from across the country were found to do drawings for the book, following steps provided in the book and adding their own creative touches. The children’s photos were used inside the book alongside the diagrams which are said to be “simple enough for almost any age, even adults”. Robbins and Marts will discuss how the resulting creations can be turned into greeting cards, note cards, or even foam refrigerator magnets.

      The public is invited to this FREE presentation on Friday, December 5th
      from 5 pm to 7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

      Robbins is a winner of the Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and has been writing for 28 years, is a book and toy designer, poet, writer of picture books and novelty books with a U.S. patent. She has been an elementary school teacher, has written books for elementary teachers and over 50 magazine articles and appeared as “Miss Karen” on television’s Romper Room Show, is a lecturer/speaker, and a university instructor. She attended the University of Washington and holds a master of education degree from the University of Puget Sound.

      Sally Marts began her career as an artist for a major department store, where she illustrated newspaper ads for many years. She discovered her joy creating for children while designing for a large toy company and has focused her career on the kid’s market since then. She has illustrated books, educational materials, posters, fabrics, and designed toys and packaging. Marts now works from her studio in Seattle.

      Words, Writers & West Seattle’s next FIRST FRIDAY book talk is scheduled for January 2nd and will feature West Seattle author, Christine Brant and her book Red and Grey. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by calling Dora-Faye Hendricks, chair, “Words, Writers & West Seattle”, by phone at 206-280-9983, or by e-mail at: Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      At Holy Rosary School:

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

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

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


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

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

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

      Must be 18 or older. CASH PRIZES!

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

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

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    10. Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday December 5th and 19th from 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice; guitarist and song stylist in the traditions of blues, folk, jazz, country, old-time, bluegrass, r&b, and rock.

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

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

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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    14. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

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

      If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components — the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones — work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940′s and 50′s.

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

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tickets available online here.

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    16. Black Vinyl All-Stars perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Black Vinyl All-Stars live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Friday December 5th at 9 pm.

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

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

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

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

      $7 / 21+

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

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

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

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

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    20. Valley Green, Mystic Arrows perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Northwest Rooted Radio presents: Valley Green, Mystic Arrows, and The Lights live at The Benbow Room on Friday December 5th.

      9 pm, $8

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

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

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

      Bring new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

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

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    2. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      8:00 am – 8:00 am

      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Saturday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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    3. Christmas Bazaar @ VFW Hall
      9:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Christmas Bazaar
      Saturday December 6, 2014
      9 am to 6 pm
      VFW Post 2713

      Come and shop with us:
      ~ Vintage/antique decorate items
      ~ Fine custom designed jewelry
      ~ Beautifully designed silk floral home and gift arrangements
      ~ New/gently used clothing
      ~ Miscellaneous household items

      Hey comic collectors –
      ~ Comic Books from the 1940′s until…
      ~ Comics are preserved in plastic covers never opened. Assorted Super Heroes and Villains
      ~ Very old hardcover books

      Come early, share our coffee and donuts. Drawings throughout the day. Tables available, call 206-937-1384 or email rosmar19@aol.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Meeting Objectives:

      Identify supports for approved curriculum
      Influence curriculum waiver process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    11. Sample Sale / Trunk Show @ Click! Design That Fits
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Coming up at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor):

      West Seattle jewelry artist Sarah Loertscher has been getting a fair amount of national attention for her geometric jewelry designs. She’ll be here all day Saturday December 6 with studio samples, one of a kind pieces and an extended selection of her jewelry line. We’ll be open until 8 pm as part of the Junction Holiday Party in which many merchants will stay open late during the Tree Lighting event.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/707898842651388/
      http://clickdesignthatfits.com/jewelry-34/sarah-loertscher.html

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    12. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

      “Our weekly storytime is back, Saturdays at 11 am. We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

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    13. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

      Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
      Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    16. Couch Fest Film Festival @ Various WS locations
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The 7th ever Couch Fest Film Festival returns on Saturday, December 6 to its home town of Seattle, while also presenting events on the same day around the world. It’s the world’s largest short film festival, hailed by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “top 5 coolest short film festivals in the world.”

      Couch Fest Films is a traveling festival of sorts: moviegoers enjoy films shown in Seattle residents’ living rooms, offices…even boats! Neighborhoods with festival locations include Capitol Hill, Greenlake, Columbia City, Madison Park, Wallingford and three locations in West Seattle.
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      Check out the map here.

      The festival includes over 45 short films, presented in 6 programs throughout the day, beginning on the hour at 1 pm through 6 pm. Sort of like a pub crawl, but for movie watching, attendees can go to as many of the 18 host homes as they’d like, all for one $10 ticket (available online in advance or at the first location they attend).

      The exact host locations will be announced on the festival website (www.couchfestfilms.com) several days in advance of the event. The website will also include maps, driving directions, parking information and transit options for each home.

      Admission to the entire event–including the after party–is just $10, paid at the door of the first home each festivalgoer attends. Tickets can also be purchased online from couchfestfilms.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      $20 per person
      Ticket sales begin November 9th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Meeting Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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    21. 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Pub Crawl @ Various WS locations, see list
      4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Event: 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Pub Crawl
      Date: Saturday, December 6th
      Time: 4 pm
      Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528718204037343/

      Details:
      Wear your festive holiday attire, your ugly sweater or Santa suit and join us for an evening of holiday joy. Pub crawl starts at 4 pm but join at any one of the crawl locations – check the itinerary below to see where we will be.

      Prizes given out for best “festive” outfits! Bonus prizes given out at bars #9, 10, 11 and 12.

      Purchase your wristband ($5 suggested donation) from Randi or Brent the day-of the event or pre-pay for a wristband using PayPal (directions below).

      All proceeds from wristband sales are donated to the following charities: Furry Faces Foundation and the West Seattle Food Bank.

      Pub Crawl Itinerary:
      Stop 1: Bang Bar at 4 pm
      Stop 2: Elliott Bay Brewery Co. at 4:30 pm
      Stop 3: Poggie Tavern at 5 pm
      Stop 4: Puerto Vallarta at 6 pm
      Stop 5: Talarico’s at 6:30 pm
      Stop 6: West 5 at 7:30 pm
      Stop 7: Majaraja at 8:15 pm
      Stop 8: Shadowland at 9 pm
      Stop 9: Prost at 10 pm
      Stop 10: Copper Coin at 11 pm
      Stop 11: Benbow at 11:45 pm
      Stop 12: Yen Wor Village at 12:30 am

      12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Social Media:
      - Facebook: 12bocwestseattle
      - Twitter: @12BOCWSeattle

      This is a 21+ Event

      Questions? Contact Randi Lyons via 12BOC Facebook private message or via
      email at: randi12boc@gmail.com

      PayPal Details
      - PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/
      - Suggested donation of $5.00 for each wristband
      - Send money to: randi12boc@gmail.com
      - If purchasing more than one wristband, please indicate each recipient’s
      name in the notes field
      - Pickup your wristband(s) from Randi or Brent, your pub crawl hosts, the
      day of the event at any of the 12-pub crawl stops.

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    22. Threshold Ensemble performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Threshold Ensemble performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Satuday, December 6th from 6:30 pm–8:30 pm. More from C & P:

      Threshold Ensemble, Playback Theater – Unfolding the Heart of your story. Music at 6:30 and show from 7:00-8:30. Join us for an evening of interactive theater and music.

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      www.westseattlemeaningfulmovies.org

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    25. Cantaré Vocal Ensemble Christmas concert
      7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

      On December 6th at Holy Rosary Church, 7:30 pm:

      Cantaré Vocal Ensemble presents Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and fresh takes on your favorite Christmas carols, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Church. “This carefully selected venue enhance the lush harmonies of Cantaré Vocal Ensemble and will without doubt put you in the spirit of the season. Join us for IN THE FIELDS ABIDING.”

      $25 general admission
      $23 seniors (60+) and students (12-18)
      Ages 5 to 11 admitted free when accompanied by paying adult (not suitable for children under 5)

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      Cantaré Vocal Ensemble Christmas concert
    26. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

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

      If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components — the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones — work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940′s and 50′s.

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      It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
    27. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    28. Good Men and Thorough, Marmot vs. Marmot perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Friday December 5th at 9 pm enjoy live rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Good Men and Thorough, Marmot vs. Marmot, Trip Like Animals, and The No Good Hearts.

      $5 / 9 pm / 21+

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

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

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    30. The High Council performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Vexations performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:00 pm, Saturday December 6th.

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      The High Council performs @ Feedback Lounge
    31. Tortopalooza 2014 Music Night @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Tortopalooza 2014! An Epic West Seattle Soiree featuring The Brian Marshall Band, RebelMart, Sweet Jesus, plus Special Guests live at The Benbow Room on Saturday December 6th.

      9 pm, $5

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      Tortopalooza 2014 Music Night @ The Benbow Room
  19. Dec
    7
    Sun
    2014

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

      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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

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

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

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

      *The Way Church Of God has a service Sundays at 11 am at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW. Home group on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 206.932.6824, thewaycog.com.

      *Calvary Chapel West Seattle meets Sundays at 10 am and 7 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle , 4217 SW Oregon. For more info: www.calvarychapelwestseattle.org or 206 391-0996

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

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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    3. Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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


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

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

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

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

      Spey School Promotion

      Now – December 31st, 2014

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

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      Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
    4. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
    5. Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Pathfinder K-8 would like to thank the West Seattle Community for supporting our Outdoor Education Programs through the purchase of our Holiday Wreaths.

      Continuing our 20 year tradition, our BEAUITFUL Handmade wreaths will be available to purchase the next 3 Sunday’s (11/30, 12/7 and 12/14 ) Near the WS FARMERS MARKET on the SW corner of California and Alaska, outside of Key Bank.

      Our wreaths are handcrafted by our students, faculty and parents with locally donated greens. 100% of what we make goes directly into the classroom.

      See you Sunday !

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      Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
    6. Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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      Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
    7. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    8. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

      Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
      Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

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


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

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

      From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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      Holiday Craft Bazaar @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
    11. Admiral Neighborhood Association’s Holly Jolly Holiday Fest @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      New event in Admiral – the Holly Jolly Holiday Fest, presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, noon-4 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral:

      The Admiral Neighborhood Association welcomes a visit from Santa Claus on Sunday, December 7th at the Sanctuary at Admiral!

      Santa’s visit will be part of our Holly Jolly Holiday Fest, a full afternoon of holiday activities including live holiday music, a gingerbread house contest, a craft bazaar, and a food drive for the West Seattle Food Bank. A photographer will be available to take portraits with Santa for a small donation, or you can bring your own camera.

      Gingerbread House Contest Rules and Entry Form

      The gingerbread house contest is open to all amateur bakers, in either a youth division (under 16 years old), or adult division (16 and up). First prize in each division is worth up to $50 and winners will have their creations displayed in the window at BAKED custom cakes for the following week.

      Gingerbread-house judging starts at 11 am, so you’ll need to drop your creation off by 10:30 am. The Sanctuary is at 42nd/Lander.

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      Admiral Neighborhood Association’s Holly Jolly Holiday Fest @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
    12. 5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

      FREE ADMISSION

      Sunday, December 7
      3-7 pm

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

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

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      5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
    13. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

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

      If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components — the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones — work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940′s and 50′s.

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      It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
    14. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    15. Seattle Opera’s ‘Tosca’ preview @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      On Sunday, December 7th, 3–4:30 pm, the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Seattle Opera offers a preview lecture on their upcoming production of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

      Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Puccini’s crackling melodrama of a fiery prima donna who struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a wicked police chief. Passionate arias and terrific musical moments highlight this thrilling score that grabs hold from the get-go, making “Tosca” ideal for both newcomers and aficionados alike.

      Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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      Seattle Opera’s ‘Tosca’ preview @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    16. Admiral Sings Christmas @ Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

      3:30 pm for a Grand Chocolate Buffet

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

      Free Admission; suggested donation $10.

      Non-perishable food donations for local food banks accepted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      St. Nicholas Faire – Food drive, auction, wine tasting, bake sale @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
    18. All ages show: Dumpster Baby, Homeless Man perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Sunday December 7th at 6:00 pm enjoy live psych rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Dumpster Baby, and Homeless Man.

      $5 / All ages

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      All ages show: Dumpster Baby, Homeless Man perform @ Skylark Café & Club
    19. Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Games

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

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      Trivia Night @ West Seattle Brewing Company
    20. Allecia Clemons, special guests perform @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Allecia Clemons and special guests. Hosted by Scott M.X. Turner on Sunday December 7th at 8 pm. Free!

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      Allecia Clemons, special guests perform @ The Benbow Room
    21. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
  20. Dec
    8
    Mon
    2014

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

      MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

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      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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      Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
    3. Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing Monday Night Football on the big screen. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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      Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
    4. Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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      Free community ESL classes (with childcare) @ High Point Family Center
    5. North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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

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      North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. Hi-Yu Junior Court coronation @ Admiral Congregational Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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      Hi-Yu Junior Court coronation @ Admiral Congregational Church
    7. Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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      Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
    8. Quiz Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7–9 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – All ages, free.

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      Quiz Night @ Skylark Café & Club
    9. West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

      West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party
      Monday, December 8, 2014, 7 pm
      at the West Seattle Food Bank

      Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Dec
    9
    Tue
    2014

    1. Pigeon Point Urban Forest Restoration
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the Seattle Parks & Recreation calendar:

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10 am–2 pm
      Location: 4500 21st Ave SW, Seattle, WA
      Volunteer/Work Party
      Sponsoring Organization Green Seattle Partnership

      Join us for a restoration work party at Pigeon Point – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet: http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/

      Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. Bring a full water bottle. We will have water available for refills. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. We also provide granola bars, but please feel free to bring a lunch as well. All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Waiver Form before participating in their first work party.

      Contact Nature Consortium
      Contact Phone 206-923-0853
      Contact Email volunteer@naturec.org

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

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

      Tuesday December 2nd
      11:45 am

      Tuesday December 9th
      11:45 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    5. High Point Teen Programs Showcase @ High Point Neighborhood House
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      From Madelaine Pyatt, AmeriCorps member with High Point Neighborhood House:

      The High Point Teen Programs is putting on our Fall Showcase! Please join us from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday, December 9th to see all of the impressive things our youth have accomplished this semester.

      ~ Studio demonstrations
      ~ Cooking demonstrations
      ~ Sewing displays!
      ~ Food cooked by YUM!
      ~ Raffle!
      ~ Door prizes!

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    6. “Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” class @ South Seattle College
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    7. Reception & Artist Talks: Tim Cross & Mugi Takei @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

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

      Big/Little Self
      Tim Cross
      Mugi Takei
      NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – JANUARY 10, 2015

      “My little self can only make artworks to resolve the distance between my imagination and what I can never touch.”

      - Tim Cross

      “I longed for intimacy with and within everything and anything. I wanted to see each and every microscopic structure of being. I wanted to see through my lover’s eyes into his soul. I wanted to see cells breathing in plants. Ultimately, I wanted to see something I couldn’t see. Slowly within me those kinds of urges disappeared and something lighter took over.”

      - Mugi Takei

      Tim Cross’s large scale (in the range of 5- 8 feet) works are created by transferring Laser and Xerox prints to silk using matte medium. Imagery suggestive of 1970’s sci-fi rocket ship parts, water, the surface of the moon, and abstract shapes and patterns reverberate off each other in compositions that function more as paintings than collages.

      Mugi Takei’s watercolor paintings, too, seem to transcend their materials; the bodies of color read more like earth, blood, and water than they do pigments from a
      tube. Girls with swollen bellies lie submerged under oceans and commune with human-sized plant beings covered in thousands of quivering hairs. Both artists make work from a place of acknowledging and questioning the size and shape of their own selves in the face of what they perceive is possible.

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

      We welcome all interested families to attend our Open House events to learn more about Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) and tour the facility.

      Explorer West Middle School Open House:

      Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm

      Explorer West welcomes prospective parents and students to drop by to begin an interactive school tour including art and drama demonstrations. Meet faculty and current parents/students as well as try out some classroom activities.

      For additional information, visit the school’s web site: www.explorer-west.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    10. West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    12. West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

      “The West Seattle Transportation Coalition (the WSTC) is a Peninsula-wide organization working to address transportation and mobility issues for Seattle’s largest constituency. The WSTC formed in September 2013, in response to the looming 27% cuts to King County Metro to West Seattle. We represent up to 100,000 people the 10 square mile area between the Duwamish River and Puget Sound.”

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    13. Fauntleroy Community Association board meeting @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The monthly business meeting of the Fauntleroy Community Association board is on the second Tuesday starting at 7 pm in the conference room at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center.

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

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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    16. Blues To Do Live: Morganica Quartet @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday December 9th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):
      Blues To Do Live features Morganica Quartet.

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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

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

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

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    19. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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

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

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

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  22. Dec
    10
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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

      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
      When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
      Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
      Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

      This is a very friendly group that has a terrific teacher, and the rest of us get a little better each week. Beginners are welcome!

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

      Terry’s Matinee Treats
      Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    7. West Seattle Singing Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The second Wednesday of the month, 5–6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Do you love to sing? Are you a caregiver of someone who loves to sing or enjoys music? Join us for an informal sing along at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

      We will have various accompanists with us. Lyric sheets will be provided.

      Our goal is to create a choir that is ongoing and blossom into a fantastic group! Questions or RSVP: Holly McNeill, 206-932-4044 x 2

      FREE OF CHARGE AND ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME

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    8. Alma y Azúcar performs @ Salty’s on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Latin and jazz favorites with Alma y Azúcar.

      Alma y Azucar features an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin and Jazz favorites. The band features Alma Villegas on lead vocals, Fred Hoadley on piano, Ricardo Guity on percussion, Steve Okimoto on bass and Steve Mostovoy on trumpet. Band leader, Alma Villegas started her professional music career in 2001 when she performed with two of Seattle’s most popular Latin salsa music ensembles. Her experiences in these two ensembles reconnected her to her youth in Mexico and led her to create a band that offered a more diverse selection Latin music. Alma’s lustful voice brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin styles focusing on the traditional bolero (Latin ballad) and cha-chas, mid-tempo Latin jazz standards, a variety of Cuban rhythms and bossa novas. When you combine her vocals with her band, it is pure gold!

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

      When: Wednesday December 10th, 5:30–8:30 pm.

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    9. 34th District Democrats’ Holiday Party @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From the 34th District Democrats:

      Our annual holiday party is Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 PM at the Hall at Fauntleroy. All members and their guests (partners, spouses, children, parents) are welcome to attend. Please bring a potluck side dish or dessert or two to share, along with any special non-alcoholic drinks your family prefers. The District will provide hams, turkey, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (thanks to Carol Frillman, Joy Pakulak, Chris Porter, and Tamsen Spengler). Entertainment is the Elliott Brothers Jazz trio. We’ll conduct our annual awards (there’s still time to nominate someone – more details here). Finally bring an unwrapped gift for a Navos family. If you did not pick up a gift tag last meeting, contact Joy Pakulak (206-380-5448) who has a few extra, or go to their website here and donate online. Joy Pakulak is coordinating the work.

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    10. American Legion Post 160 meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

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

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

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    11. 34th District Democrats’ meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

      AGENDA
      Meeting of Wednesday, November 12, 2014

      Program and Business Meeting

      6:30 PM – Social Time – Please bring a potluck item to share

      7:00 PM – Agenda

      Note: This agenda is fast moving and fluid, and subject to additions and changes right up until the meeting starts
      Call to Order and Flag Salute
      Approval of Agenda, Minutes of last meeting, Treasurer’s Report

      7:10 – Chair’s Report

      Chair’s Report
      First Vice-Chair’s Report
      Note: Newly announced candidates to Chair the King County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) will be heard throughout the meeting.

      7:15 – Call for Nominations, 34th District 2014 Awards – Lisa Plymate and Bill Schrier – more information here

      7:20 – 2015 Legislative Preview

      Senator Sharon Nelson, Representative Eileen Cody, Representative Joe Fitzgibbon
      Election recap
      Preview of the 2015 Legislative Session
      Questions from members

      8:00 – Post-Election Wrap-Up

      Review of the November 4th Election
      Open Mic for Members’ SoapBox

      Old Business / New Business

      Resolutions
      PCO Appointments

      Good of the Order

      Adjourn to Elliott Bay Brewery

      More info on the agenda page.

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    12. Free Community Stair Clinic @ X Gym Alki
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      What: Free Community Stair Clinic

      Where: X Gym Alki, 3213 Harbor Ave SW

      When: Wednesday, December 10th 6:30 pm to 8 pm

      Details: Join PJ as he gives his insider knowledge about the success he’s gained through stair climbing.

      A rare opportunity as PJ guides you through the brain and body training to tackle and excel at climbing.

      If you’re training for the Big Climb Seattle, or other events, this look into the mind of Pj Glassey should not be missed.

      Limited to 10 people. Please register by emailing PJ directly at pjxgym@gmail.com with your confirmation.

      Facebook invite https://www.facebook.com/events/1522145431405181

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

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

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

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

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    14. ‘Booze, Jingle Balls & Bingo’ charity benefit @ Feedback Lounge
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Booze, Balls & Bingo presents: Drag Bingo – a benefit for local charities – taking place at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Wednesday December 10th at 7:00 pm.

      Booze Balls & Bingo, the drag bingo phenomenon is back!! There are going to be some amazing prizes, auction items and a holiday ho ho ho! Come down, help us raise donations for a damn good local charity, and have a damn good time in the process!! Call to reserve a table: (206) 453-3259.

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

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    16. Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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      Lesbian Wednesday with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
    18. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

      From Phil Tavel, host of Talarico’s Wednesday Night Trivia events:

      It’s every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm (going on five years now). It goes until a little after 10 pm. It’s $2 per person, and we have nomaximum or minimum team size. We usually get between 75 and 115 people. I give out cash prizes to the top 3 teams and bottles of champagne for the bottom three teams. Every season I have a special seasonal challenge that culminates in a $3 per person championship night. The Winter Challenge for 2013 starts next week.

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

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

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

      Open Mic on Wednesdays at The Benbow Room.

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

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  23. Dec
    11
    Thu
    2014

    1. Holiday Cookies Workshop @ Delridge Community Center
      5:30 am – 8:00 am

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      You are encouraged to BYO apron.
      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

      Love making edible gifts for your friends for the holidays? Have a few favorite cookie recipes but are constantly on the lookout for more? Come learn some new recipes, techniques, and decoration tips. We will be learning how to make and decorate sugar cookies and spritz cookies, and how to make snickerdoodles. BYO apron.

      Class #121943
      Thursday December 11th
      5:30-8 pm
      $30

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

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

      Bring your preschoolers 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.

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

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

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

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

      Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

      Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

      Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

      Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

      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.

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    5. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

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

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

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

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    7. Rod Cook performs @ Salty’s on Alki
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live acoustic blues featuring Rod Cook.

      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:
      Thursday December 11th, 5:00–8:00 pm

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

      Senior Center of West Seattle invites the LGBTQ community and their neighbors and friends to Second Thursday OUT on Thursday December 11 at 6:00 pm. For no-host happy hour followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant and plays at Arts West or other planned activities.

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      ‘Second Thursday OUT’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    9. Steelheading in the PNW workshop @ Emerald Water Anglers
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      December 11th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

      Steelheading in the PNW

      This time of year there is one fish on the mind of every northwest fly angler…Steelhead. Topics covered will include Steelhead behavior, local/regional rivers and when to fish them, techniques, and understanding spey rods and lines.

      6-8 pm / FREE

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

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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    10. West Seattle Art Walk
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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    11. WSHS Information Night @ West Seattle High School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      For 8th grade families interested in WSHS:

      West Seattle High School Information Night
      Thursday, December 11th 6:00-8:00 pm

      6:00-6:15: Welcome and Introductions
      Location: Theater

      6:15–6:30: Academic Panel: WSHS Department Heads
      Location: Theater

      6:30–6:40: 9th grade Panel: School supports and activities
      Location: Theater

      6:45–8:00: Department Fair: Review curriculum, meet Department Heads, review texts and course offerings. Culinary delights by Prostart class. Tours of building.
      Location: Commons

      Questions? Contact Susan Nyman, 9th grade counselor 206-252-8775, smnyman@seattleschools.org, or Amy Doll, parent coordinator, 206-252-8813, asdoll@seattleschools.org.

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

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

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

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      Contemplative Worship service @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    13. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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    14. Delridge Grocery Co-op Info Night & Benefit @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Thursday December 11th, 7 pm-11 pm at Skylark Café & Club:

      Join us this Thursday for an evening of good beer, holiday cheer, & great conversation. Find out how you can help make our community-owned food co-op a reality in 2015. Delridge Grocery Co-op needs you now!

      Bring your friends, your ideas & any questions. Join or consider a gift membership & enjoy Island Hoppin’ Brewery’s Elwha Rock IPA! Special guests from the popular Orcas Island craft brewery will be on hand to talk beer.

      *A portion of the proceeds from beer sales between 7pm & midnight go to
      the Delridge Grocery Co-op, thanks to the generosity of the Skylark

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    15. The Deep Cuts w/DJ Kingblind @ Feedback Lounge
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Every Thursday night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 7 pm, enjoy The Deep Cuts hosted by DJ Kingblind and DJ G$.

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      The Deep Cuts w/DJ Kingblind @ Feedback Lounge
    16. Wine tasting, Art Walk & music @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Wine club meets at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 7–9 pm. More from C & P:


      Art walk and a monthly wine, food and art party! Wine tasting for $5.00 and wines by the glass or bottle. Beer and hard cider available as well! Bring a friend, bring an appetizer and listen to Brazilian music with Choro Tocando. Everyone is welcome to join us as we explore a new theme each month and feel free to bring an appetizer. Send us an e-mail: candpco@comcast.net if you are interested. 21 and older please. (206) 933-3125.

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      Wine tasting, Art Walk & music @ C & P Coffee Company
    17. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    18. Karaoke Thursday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Thursday with host Guy @ Yen Wor Village
  24. Dec
    12
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Tech help @ West Seattle (Southwest) Library
      10:00 am – 1:45 pm

      Come to the Southwest library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

      Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

      Help topics may include:
      - Using the Library’s catalog
      - Downloading e-books and audiobooks
      - Computer basics
      - Internet basics
      - Email
      - Microsoft Word

      Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

      Registration is required; Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

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

      Burke’s Bijou
      Friday Afternoon at the Movies

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

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

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

      Fri. Nov. 28: Holiday Closing-No Movie

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

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

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

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    4. HomeStreet Bank anniversary, holiday event, food drive
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) one year anniversary is coming up in West Seattle! Come celebrate with us on Friday, December 12th from 3-6pm.

      Featuring free professional photos (courtesy of Gail Ann Photography) with Santa Al, a hot cocoa bar, warm apple cider, holiday treats and more! We ask that you please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank.

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      HomeStreet Bank anniversary, holiday event, food drive
    5. 2nd annual Explorer West Book Fair Benefit @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Join us at Barnes & Noble on December 12, 4:00-5:30 pm for the 2nd annual Explorer West Book Fair.

      Please support the expansion of the Explorer West Middle School library by purchasing books the day of the book fair or anytime in store from 12/12-12/16 (online until 12/17 – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/) by using the voucher number: 11484193.

      In addition, during the book fair we will also be providing gift wrapping at B & N to benefit the 8th grade Rome trip. We will be recruiting parent volunteers for the gift wrapping table.

      This is a wonderful opportunity to get your holiday shopping done and support Explorer West.

      More information available here:

      EW 2014 Bookfair Flyer

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

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

      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 December 12th, 5–8 pm
      and
      Friday December 19th, 5–8 pm

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    7. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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

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

      Fridays 7 pm-Midnight
      Location: Southwest Teen Life Center, High Point Community Center, South Park Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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    10. Bells of the Sound: “A Winter’s Night” @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bells of the Sound, the Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble, invites you to A Winter’s Night, a special program of holiday music that will paint a colorful portrait of the Christmas season. From the traditional O, Holy Night and Silent Nights, to the shimmering First Noel and Everlasting Light – with a journey into the Twelve Days of Christmas, we’ll cast a little light and warmth into your winter nights.

      December 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
      Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor)

      Suggested donation – $10/adults & $8/youth & seniors unless otherwise noted.

      For more information, please visit www.bellsofthesound.org, email info@bellsofthesound.org or call (206) 931-7669.

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    11. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

      If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components — the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones — work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940′s and 50′s.

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    12. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    13. West Seattle Orchestras’ “Celebrate” concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The West Seattle Community Orchestras host their winter concert “Celebrate”, on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

      The concert will be held at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. Dramatic, familiar, and well-loved, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor will be presented by the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kim Roy, with soloist Erik Flaten on piano. Erik was born and raised in Eastern Washington State and has been heard all across the northwest and beyond, in cities including Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and internationally in Prague. Erik has been a guest artist at Whitman College, Portland State University, The Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, and the Gig-Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.

      Concert-goers will also be immersed in an orchestral odyssey by the Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Gustav Holst’s, The Planets – Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, followed by the great holiday classic, &