West Seattle Event Calendar

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Dec
1
Thu
2016
West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 1 @ 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!

College Goal Washington @ South Seattle Community College
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

South Seattle College will host College Goal Washington events on Dec. 1 and Jan. 19 to help current students and community members considering college complete their financial aid applications. Sponsored by the Washington State Achievement Council, these events are free and open to the public.

The first step in getting money for college is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens can file the FAFSA. People who are unable to file the FAFSA due to immigration status can file the WASFA.

South will have experts at each event ready to answer your questions and help you complete your 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 applications. Regardless of which college you plan to attend, we are here to help you take that next step!

Event times and locations

Thursday, Dec. 1, from 2-7pm, in LIB 217 and 219.

Thursday, Jan. 19, from 2-7pm, in LIB 217 and 219. Free tax preparation available at this date as well!

LIB 217 and 219 are located on the second floor of the library on South Seattle College’s main campus at 6000 16th Ave S.W. in West Seattle.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

John L. Scott West Seattle Grand Opening/Open House
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The West Seattle branch of John L. Scott Real Estate is holding a grand opening/open house at their new (and newly remodeled) office at the former JF Henry site:

We’re happy to announce our grand opening scheduled for December 1st, 6-9. John L Scott Chairman and C.E.O., Lennox Scott, will be attending as our guest of honor.

Design Review for 4532 42nd Ave SW @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Design Review – 4532 42nd Ave SW
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30–8 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle

Land Use Application to allow a 6-story structure containing 74 apartment units and 5,302 sq. ft. of office and retail space at ground level. Parking for 71 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished. Design Proposal Not Yet Available.

WSHS Parent Information Night @ West Seattle High School
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

West Seattle High School Parent Information Night
For Incoming 9th Graders

Thursday, December 1st, 6:30-8:30 pm

Parents of current 8th graders: are you interested in learning about West Seattle High School and what we can offer your student? You are invited to attend our 8th Grade Information Night on Thursday, December 1st from 6:30-8:30 pm. The evening will begin in the WSHS theater, where you will hear about course offerings, extracurricular activities and athletics at West Seattle. We will then break for school tours and open Q&A in the Commons. Teachers, administrators, counselors and coaches will be available to meet with families and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you on the 1st!

Questions? Contact: Main Office at 206-252-8800

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Pundamonium @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pundamonium​, ​the ​slam-style punmaking contest ​is now permanently on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Skylark Café and Club.

​Sign up at 7 pm, puns at 8 pm–10 pm.​

In case you’re wondering what Pundamonium entails…​One by one,​ ​10 contestants have two minutes each to make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time. Each contestant is immediately judged by five members of the audience, who have been selected before the show to be judges. They rank each punner on a scale of 1 to 10, often with hilariously long decimals and other commentary.

Then they do it again, only this time contestants get their prompts on stage and only have 30 seconds to think and another two minutes to make puns.

The top four contestants go head to head in a final pun-off.

The winner this month will receive a $50 gift certificate for The Skylark, redeemable immediately! ​

Dec
2
Fri
2016
6th Annual Seattle Stand Down for Veterans Support @ South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will be offered a great variety of resources and services at the 6th Annual Seattle Stand Down on Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 on South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus.

The event is a one-stop shop for resources and services available to veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a helping hand in order to prevent homelessness. Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and all levels of government will be available to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items and meals. Providers will also offer services specifically for women veterans, covering health care, advocacy, counseling, employment and personal care.

The Seattle Colleges District is the partner host of Seattle Stand Down for the sixth year in a row. The event was founded as a community service project of student veterans at Seattle Central College.

Time: The two-day Seattle Stand Down event will open for registration at 7:00 a.m. on Dec. 1 with services available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 2, registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with services available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Events take place at South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus located at 6737 Corson Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98108. Participants can check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall (Building C on the campus map).

Parking and bus passes: Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services, and King County Metro will be providing two days of complimentary bus rides for veterans with the proper ID or SSD bus pass, riding to and from Seattle Stand Down anywhere within King County. Veterans can board ANY King County Metro bus by showing a Veterans Health ID card, Uniformed ID card, DD-214, or special SSD bus pass to the bus driver. Veterans who do not have one of the accepted IDs can obtain the SSD bus pass through a veteran service provider or by contacting Lauren at llink@hopelink.org.

Major funding for the Seattle Stand Down has been made possible through a Veterans Employment and Training Service grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more information, please visit www.theseattlestanddown.org or email Seattle Stand Down Executive Director Rebecca Murch at rmurch@theseattlestanddown.org.

South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) is designated a Partner for Veteran Supportive Campuses by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. The college is an active contributor to the King County Veterans Consortium, assisting veterans in our community with all phases of transition. South supports the statewide effort to assist transitioning service members secure living-wage jobs with the Airframe and Powerplant Masterclass for active duty aircraft mechanics separating from military service at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Mobile blood drive @ PCC Natural Market
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworksNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at Pcc Natural Market-west Seattle (WSB sponsor) on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed noon to 1 pm). Look for the bus in parking lot parallel to California Ave SW.

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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com​

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

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

Fri. Nov. 4: The Birds (1963)
-Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy (120m)****
Fri. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday – No Movie
Fri. Nov. 18: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
-Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi (108m)****
Fri. Nov. 25: Happy Thanksgiving – No Movie
Fri. Dec. 2: The Sea Hawk (1940)
-Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains (127m)****
Fri. Dec. 9: The Edge of Darkness (1943)
-Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston (120m)****
Fri. Dec. 16: The Women (1939)
-Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine (132m)***
Fri. Dec. 23: Closed
Fri. Dec. 30: Some Like it Hot (1959)
-Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis (119m)****

Arleen Williams at Words, Writers, West Seattle @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In “Walking Home” (2015) the third volume of The Alki Trilogy, local author Arleen Williams shares a story about a cross-cultural friendship with a man who has experienced his African country’s violence and his hopes for being truly free in America. Arleen’s Trilogy explores the diversity of people and cultures in a heartwarming series of three books that intermingle the lives of many valuable, interesting characters.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society sponsors this free book-talk series on the ‘First Friday’ of each month. Arleen’s presentation will take place at 5 p.m., on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

Arleen Williams is a Seattle novelist, memoirist, and co-author of a dozen short books in easy English for adults. She teaches English as a Second Language at South Seattle College and has worked with immigrants and refugees for close to three decades.

Other books in The Alki Trilogy are: Running Secrets and Biking Uphill. Arleen has also written books in the following series’: The American Holidays Collection, The Old House Series, The Good Friends Series, and the book she presented to “Words, Writers & West Seattle” in May, 2014, The Thirty-Ninth Victim, a memoir.

“‘Words, Writers & West Seattle’s’ next book-talk is scheduled for January 6th. For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum.info/events/words-writers-and-west-seattle.

Denny PTSA Bookfair @ Barnes & Noble Westwood Village
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

DECEMBER 1-4: Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village fundraiser for Denny International Middle School PTSA. Portion of proceeds will benefit Denny if you mention at checkstand – or buy via bn.com/bookfairs and enter Bookfair ID 11247590. In-store event December 2nd at 5:30 pm, with Denny Orchestra performing.

Rainbow Bingo fundraiser: ‘Jingle Bingo Bells’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday December 2nd, 6:00-10:00 pm come to the Senior Center of West Seattle for Rainbow Bingo “Jingle Bingo Bells” – an evening of fun, food and prizes! Join us for some holiday cheer and jingle your bells! Featuring Sylvia O’Stayformore, with guest bingo callers. Details:


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

$12/members, $18/non-members.
Add $5 if paying at the door!

Must be age 21 or older. CASH PRIZES!

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

Reserve your seat by calling 206-932-4044 ext. 4, or register online at www.sc-ws.org/.

We’ve been selling out about a month in advance now, so people need to go to our website home page (sc-ws.org), scroll down and purchase tickets for any upcoming date in 2016!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Rane Stone, Jamie Nova SKY perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Acoustic rock. No cover.

Rane Stone, Jamie Nova SKY
When: Friday, December 2, 8–10 pm
Where: Parliament Tavern

Finally Friday @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

DJ Fred Eddison and DJ Buttnaked play a night of cuts from hip hop to dance. No cover.

At the Parliament Tavern
Friday, December 2, 10 pm-2 am

Dec
3
Sat
2016
West Seattle Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast @ Masonic Center
Dec 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Start your busy holiday Saturday with the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle at the annual Pancake Breakfast! 7 am-11 am at the Masonic Center (right off the parking lot on the northeast corner of 40th and Edmunds). Bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Free Santa photos for kids!

Proceeds of the breakfast will benefit Kiwanis-sponsored Youth Programs in West Seattle (high school Key Clubs, Boy Scout Troop 284, Venture Crew & more) as well as the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (to fund cancer research at Children’s Hospital).

Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door, kids under 10 eat free. You can buy an advance ticket online here.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 3 @ 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.

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

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma!

The Friends of Lincoln Park group hosts twice-monthly work parties to restore and maintain natural areas. Upcoming dates: third Sundays (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20) and first Saturdays (Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3). Muster at 9 am at the kiosk in the north parking lot with sturdy shoes, long pants, work gloves, water, and layers suited to the weather.

Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

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

Seattle Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament @ WSHS Gym
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

9 am-5 pm Saturday
9 am -2 pm Sunday
13th annual Seattle Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

12 youth and adults wheelchair basketball teams from the West Coast competing in this tournament; featuring NWBA Division I and Junior competition

Explorer West Middle School’s open house
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Coming up at Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor):

Ready to learn more about Explorer West? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community!

Explorer West Middle School will hold three Open Houses this Fall for families who are interested in learning more about the school for their child. Families who are interested in applying for the 2017-18 school year for 6th, 7th or 8th grade are strongly encouraged to attend one of the events to get an overview of the programs and learn more about the school. If you are a prospective family with a student in 4th or 5th grade, Open Houses are the best way for you to learn about the school and discover if you would like to apply for 6th grade.

Saturday, December 3, 10:00-11:30 am

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explorer-west-middle-school-open-house-october-12-2016-tickets-27096030958

For more information on our school and to RSVP, visit us at:
www.explorer-west.org.

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Holiday Bazaar
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The annual holiday bazaar at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse community center on Saturday, December 3rd, will have homemade goodies, lotions, soaps, candles, fragrances, and apparel. Come support the Historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse as well as over a dozen local businesses and individuals. There will be face painting and other kid-friendly activities. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interest in vending, we are accepting applications until November 15th.

Facebook event page here.

Find details about the bazaar at
www.fauntleroyschoolhouse.org.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Wyatt’s Jewelers Holiday Open House
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village is hosting a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 3rd 2016:

20% off your entire purchase at the event. Come for holiday cheer & desserts!

Regular store hours:
Tues. – Sat. 10 am to 6 pm
Mon. by appt.

206.937.9200
www.wyattsjewelers.com

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 3 @ 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!”

‘The Smart Studios Story’ meet & greet, Q&A @ Easy Street Records
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At Easy Street Records: Smart Studios Meet & Greet With Butch Vig, Jonathan Poneman and director Wendy Schneider – December 3rd – Noon

The Smart Studios Story is screening in Seattle December 2nd and 3rd at the Grand Illusion! In celebration, Butch Vig is in town for the events and will be at Easy Street for a meet and greet / Q&A on December 3rd at noon. Butch will be joined by Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman and the film’s director, Wendy Schneider.

The Smart Studios Story is touring the country in support of the release of the film on Record Store Day’s Black Friday.

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Winter Artisan Bazaar @ Arbor Heights Elementary
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting a Winter Artisan Bazaar to be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 2 to 6 pm. This will be a family oriented community event sure to have something for every member of the family.

Annual Port Tasting @ Bin 41
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At Bin 41 in the West Seattle Junction: SPECIAL Saturday tasting for the kick-off of Hometown Holidays in the Junction featuring our annual PORT TASTING! (3-5 pm for this tasting…so you’re done in time to catch the tree lighting ceremony),

LEGO Mania! @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Share your mad Lego skills and create something fantastic from your own imagination! At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library we’ve got the bricks, plus free play, challenges, and lots of fun! For ages 5-12. (Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

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

4th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle @ Various WS locations, see list
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

4th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Pub Crawl
Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 4 pm–1:30 am
(Facebook event page here.)

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 you are welcome to 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 #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.

Itinerary (UPDATED as of a few hours pre-event)
Stop 1: Elliott Bay Brewery Co. at 4 pm
Stop 2: Beer Junction at 4:30 pm
Stop 3: Puerto Vallarta at 5 pm
Stop 4: Talarico’s at 5:30 pm
Stop 5: Poggie Tavern 6:30 pm
Stop 6: Pecado Bueno at 7:30 pm
Stop 7: Maharaja at 8:00 pm
Stop 8: West 5 at 9:00 pm
Stop 9: Shadowland at 9:30 pm
Stop 10: Prost at 10:30 pm
Stop 11: Vidiot at 11:30 pm
Stop 12: Parliament Tavern at 12:30 am

12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Social Media:
Facebook: 12bocwestseattle
Twitter: @12BOCWSeattle

Age Restrictions: ** 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 donation 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 your pub crawl hosts (Randi or Brent) the day of the event at any of the 12-pub crawl stops (check the itinerary to see where we are at).

St. Johnʼs ‘Taproot Theater’ “Improv In a Pear Tree” Holiday Celebration @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, December 3rd, 4–7 pm in the Parish Hall. It will be a joy-full and fun evening, featuring the hilarious Taproot Theatre, buffet hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, sodas, plus the quilt raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale now. $30/adults; $25 for seniors 70+. Raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt made by Johnnie Comeau are being sold for $1 each or 6 for $5.

West Seattle Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting and Night Market @ Junction Plaza Park
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Night Market: 4-8 pm on SW Alaska between 42nd and California
Tree Lighting: 4:45-5:30 pm
See our Holiday Guide for full details.

Author Readings @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday December 3rd, 7 pm–9 pm. More from C & P:

Join us for a two-part event! First, author Anna Redsand will read from To Drink From the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond. Second, Ann Przyzycki, editor of Isthmus, a literary journal published in Seattle, will join Anna (a former contributor to the journal) in a dialog on publishing: what are the challenges of starting a publication or of finding a publisher for your book; what does an editor want in a publishable piece; what does an author want in a publisher? The audience will be invited to ask questions and share their comments and experiences.

To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond is about the author’s journey from a devout childhood and adolescence as the daughter of fundamentalist missionaries in the Navajo Nation, through leaving the church after discovering there would be no place for her there as a young lesbian. She spent the next forty years learning from other spiritual traditions, always longing for home. Eventually she embarked upon a deliberate experiment to see if she could find kinship in a faith community when she no longer believed much of what she had been taught. (www.annaredsand.com)

Isthmus is a print journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, published biannually in Seattle. Our goal is to produce a thoughtful, memorable reading experience that showcases a range of styles and perspectives. We hope to bring a little of Seattle to the world and a little of the rest of the world to Seattle. Founded in 2014, Isthmus has received three listings for Notable Essays and one listing for a Recognized Story in the Best American Series. (www.isthmusreview.com)

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Concert: The Esoterics’ “Teasdale: Across the Endless Spaces” @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In the final concert of this “voice of the poet” season, The Esoterics will celebrate our long and rewarding relationship with resident composer emeritus, Donald Skirvin, as well as his choral “love affair” with the American poet, Sara Teasdale. An important Northwest composer, Skirvin’s work has been described by music critic David Vernier, writing for Classics Today, as “…rich in imagery wrought by imaginative use of harmony and apt, sensitive text-setting. And it’s also just plain gorgeous music that speaks well for this composer’s facility with voices.” We are so happy to be celebrating our relationship with Don, and to be sharing this music with you.

3 December 2016, 8 pm
at Holy Rosary Catholic Church

The verses of Teasdale (1884-1933) are synonymous with a new Romanticism in American poetry, and are known for their delicate simplicity, lyrical cadence, and wistful joy. In her more mature work, as Teasdale’s health became more frail and WWI approached, a play between darkness and light is overtaken by a somber shade throughout. This shadow, often attributed to fear or foreboding, also brings with it quiet contemplation, profundity, and a sky full of stars.

In the words of her biographer, Margaret Haley Carpenter, Teasdale’s “later poems increasingly reveal her courageous outlook upon the mysteries of life and death; in them she asserts her faith in the inviolateness of the human soul amid perishable things and fugitive emotions.” The repertoire of this exquisite concert will include three of Skirvin’s choral cycles that were commissioned by and composed for The Esoterics over the last 17 years: Alchemy, …stars to hold, and Stars forever, while we sleep. In addition, the ensemble is excited to premiere three brand-new works: There will come soft rains, The fountain, and Places, like music.

Please join us, and bring your favorite Teasdale verses to share!

General admission ticket prices are $25 at the door ($22 in advance). Discounted admission ticket prices are $18 at the door ($15 in advance) for students, seniors, the un(der)employed, and the differently-abled. Active singers in other choral groups may also attend for $15. Advance tickets are available online at www.TheEsoterics.org (through PayPal).

The Esoterics’ SEASON 23 has been sponsored with generous support from:
4Culture | ArtsFund | ArtsWA | The Aaron Copland Fund | Classic KING-FM | The Horizons Foundation | Nikko Media Center | The Renaissance Foundation | The Seattle Foundation | Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Please direct any questions to Christine Dove, at christine@theesoterics.org.

Jim Marcotte & The Breakthough performs @ Whisky West
Dec 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Soulful, Bluesy “Eclectric” Rock- Jim Marcotte & The Breakthrough bring elements of multiple musical genres to delight your mind at Whisky West, December 3rd, 9:00 pm. No cover.

Facebook event page here.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 3 @ 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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Children’s Christmas Pageant @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The children at Fauntleroy Church will reprise “The (Worst) Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” an adaptation of Barbara Robinson’s children’s book, during the December 4 worship service. In this tale, the horrible Herdman kids take over the neighborhood church’s pageant and the Christmas story is never the same for the congregation ever again. Practice for the pageant takes place during Sunday School in November. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey,you are welcome at Fauntleroy Church. For more information, call the Fauntleroy Church office at 206-932-5600.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Holiday Craft Bazaar @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Holiday Craft Bazaar – Tibbetts UMC, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful and unique selection of hand-sewn items, stocking stuffers, crafts, Seahawk, Cougar & Husky fan items, gift baskets, and baked goods available for sale at our Holiday Craft Bazaar. Sip on a hot beverage while you choose the perfect gifts for special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members. This event is immediately following the Worship Service and will be held in the Parlor from 11:30 am till 12:30 pm.

Come in the front entrance at 3940 41st Avenue SW. www.TibbettsUMChurch.org

‘Introduction to Flamenco Dance’ workshop @ West Seattle Performing Arts
Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Carmona Flamenco and FlamencoArts NW will be presenting an “Introduction to Flamenco Dance” workshop, taught by maestra Rubin Carmona, at the new West Seattle Performing Arts Studio (WSB sponsor). This workshop will be accompanied by maestro Marcos Carmona on guitar.

December 4th 2016
12:30 pm until 2 pm
West Seattle Performing Arts

$25
Info: wspa.org
206 935 3777
flamencoartsnw.org

The Carmonas have been professional flamenco dancer, singer, guitarist and teachers for 45 years, both in the United States and Spain (see fanw.org).

Maestra Carmona will present an introduction to basic flamenco foot patterns, upper body movement, and rhymic hand clapping (palmas). She will also demo some of the components of the dance such as scarfs and shawls. She will also teach a short choreography. Shoes with a low heel or character shoes will be helpful but not necessary.

Free Workshop: Transforming Pain, Fear and Anger to Action @ Westside Unitarians Universalist Congregation
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Please join us for Hate Free Delridge’s next event: Transforming Pain, Fear and Anger to Action to be held on Sunday December 4th from 1:30-4:30PM at Westside Unitarians Universalist Congregation in the basement meeting hall.

We are asking participants to please REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP HERE so we can get an accurate participant count. The workshop is free.

Organizations to date that have partnered include:
Call of Compassion NW
Hate Free Delridge
InspireSeattle
OneAmerica
Seattle City Club
Seattle Globalist
Women of Wisdom
WSUU

Workshop facilitators include Susan Partnow and Lola Peters.

A brief summary of the workshop:

Now the election is finally over. But this election has widened our country’s already divisive political environment. “Politically incorrect speech” has been honored in certain political circles. We’ve heard political candidates claim that our election system is rigged and watched them stir-up and unleash anger and hate throughout our country. With Donald Trump’s surprise victory, our country now faces extensive uncertainty as Trump moves to address his campaign promises which pitted communities against each other, setting the table for continued anger and possible violence going forward.

On Sunday, December 4th from 1:30-4:30pm, we will be conducting an event to counter this negativity and help bring our community closer while providing tools to help us all get back to working together. This will be an educational and participatory forum to be held at Westside Unitarian Universalist, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. This forum will provide tools for transforming pain, fear and anger to action. This forum will be professionally facilitated and is being supported by multiple partnering organizations.

Please register for this free forum at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2716318

The goals of this forum are multifold: to hear from a victim of a recent hate crime; to learn tools for successfully and peacefully countering hate speech when encountered in one’s own community; to meet other concerned neighbors and share one’s own experiences and perspectives in a safe and structured format; to learn from Hate Free Delridge’s experience in bringing a neighborhood closer in response to a hate crime; and assistance in forming your own hate-free neighborhood group.

Family Dance event @ Duwamish Cohousing
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Family dance on Sunday, 12/4 from 3-4:30 at Duwamish Cohousing!

Park on 16th Ave SW, across from South Seattle College. We will put out balloons and chalk markings to point the way through the iron Duwamish gate and down our zig zag walking path to the dance!

$5 suggested donation

Come dance with your children! All music live, all dances taught. No experience needed. Ideal for kids under 10 and their grown-ups, but dancers of all ages are welcome!

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Poetry Writing Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCWS is so fortunate to have this amazing poet teaching a poetry writing class here at the Center. Koon Woon has won an American Book Award, as well as a Pen Oak/Josephine Miles Award. His class will be held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 11 am, at the Senior Center of West Seattle. $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers. All ages welcome. Come join us if you are interested!

http://kaya.com/authors/koon-woon/

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

FREE training workshop for teens: Fight The Fear @ West Seattle High School, library
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

All teens are welcome to come to a FREE training on self defense, sexual assault awareness and relationship violence education, put on by FIGHT THE FEAR at West Seattle High School on Monday, December 5th from 3:30 to 6 pm in the WSHS Library.

This event is OPEN and welcome to students of ALL genders and identities who are interested in learning more about these important topics. Snacks will be provided. Teens under the age of 18 need to have their parent or guardian sign a permission slip in order to participate. Please call Johanna Fischer at 206-658-8048 or email at JohannaF@neighborcare.org for more information.

Pick up a class participation agreement from the Teen Health Center (room 127) or Ms. Boynton (room 140).

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council’s December meeting @ Southwest Library
Dec 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

6:15-6:20: Introductions & Community News:

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

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

6:35-7:40: HALA and the MHA Component for the Westwood/Highland Park Urban Village. We will be discussing the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) zoning rules for our area. We will answer questions as best we can, but all feedback should be directed to the City.

There are several ways to give feedback, and each gets equal weight. If you can attend a meeting, make comments on our online dialogue platform, or write to HALAinfo@seattle.gov, we will consider all input we receive.

Weigh in online at https://hala.consider.it
Email to HALAinfo@seattle.gov
Talk to us in person on December 7 at Shelby’s Ice Creamery on California from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

There are still at least two steps in the process to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA):
Environmental review is underway and will help guide changes to the draft zoning proposal.

The City is gathering community feedback until February. Sometime after that, the Mayor will send a proposal to make zoning changes that put MHA into effect to the City Council for their review and vote.
7:45: Wrap Up: Breakdown the room; library locks up promptly at 8pm.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Hi-Yu general meeting @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting. Agenda: Budget. Note the new location.

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

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

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

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 5 @ 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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Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Denny Middle School fundraising Dining Out Event @ Shelby's
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Denny International Middle School’s fundraising Dining Out event on December 6th from 2-9 at Shelby’s and take a break from cooking. Shelby’s will be donating 10% of all revenue made on this night; this is an open event for all the community who wants to support our wonderful public Denny Middle School help our students succeed!

Family Movie Night @ High Point Library
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at the High Point Library! Once a month this fall, join us for a free family movie night at the High Point Branch. Free movie and snacks. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 6–8 pm
Meet the Robinsons
Rating G – General Audiences
Run time: 102 minutes

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 6–8 pm
Ratatouille
Rating G – General Audiences
Run time: 115 minutes

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 6–8 pm
‘WALL-E’
Rating G – General Audiences
Run time: 104 minutes

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

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

WSCO’s Debut Orchestra & Brass Sextet @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

WSCO Brass Ensemble and Debut Orchestra: Great Beginnings! It’s WSCO’s gift to the community, especially for our young folks, featuring orchestral and brass classics, and holiday favorites! December 6th, 6:00 pm, Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, 2600 S.W. Thistle. FREE! (donations appreciated, of course!) Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Date: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 22, 29
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 27
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

West Seattle Songwriter Showcase @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A night of original music and stories with featuring Jared Mitchell, Trevor Ridge, and Eva Walker. No cover.

West Seattle Songwriter Series
At the Parliament Tavern
Tuesday, December 6, 8-11 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 6 @ 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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Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 7 @ 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

West Seattle Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Library
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

WEST SEATTLE HOT TOPICS for Seniors and Senior Wannabes
September 7, 2016 at 12 noon

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state, and local issues. We will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month, starting September 7th at the Southwest Library (35th & Henderson).

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com

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

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

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

Wed. Nov. 2: Secret Honor (1984)
-Philip Baker Hall (90m)****
Wed. Nov. 9: In a Lonely Place (1950)
-Humphrey Bogard, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy (91m)****
Wed. Nov. 16: Babe (1995)
-James Cameron (92m)****
Wed. Nov. 23: I Married a Doctor (1936)
-Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson (83m)****
Wed. Nov. 30: Went the Day Well? (1942)
-Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns (92m)****
Wed. Dec. 7: Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
-William Holden, Jennifer Jones (102m)***
Wed. Dec. 14: I Know Where I’m Going (1945)
-Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Petula Clark (91m)****
Wed. Dec. 21: Remember the Night (1940)
-Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi (94m)****
Wed. Dec. 28: Paper Moon (1973)
-Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn (102m)****

HALA Rezoning Open House & other city topics @ Shelby's and Youngstown
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

TWO LOCATIONS:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW
Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery, 4752 California SW

Come join us for casual conversation around proposed changes to your neighborhood to generate more affordable housing, improve transportation services, and parks investments. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All are welcome.

We will be sharing the following Urban Village maps:
– Admiral Junction
– Morgan Junction
– Highland Park
– Westwood Village
– South Park

If you don’t see the Urban Village that you are curious about listed here, check the other community meetings or get in touch with us and we can help you decide the most appropriate meeting to attend.

DON Programs Neighborhood Planning

Department/Organization Neighborhoods

Sponsoring Organization Department of Neighborhoods; Office of Planning and Community Development; Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation; Seattle Department of Transportation

Contact Jesseca Brand
Contact Phone 206.733.9982
Contact Email Jesseca.brand@seattle.gov

Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). 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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Preschool art classes @ Delridge Library
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at Delridge Library for free preschool art classes! Art helps young children develop their fine motor skills, visual learning and language. Come make art and learn! Open to children ages 2-5 and their families. To register, call 206-733-9125.

11:30 am–12 pm
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

West Seattle Art Walk
Dec 8 @ 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.

Kinky Cabaret @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

At the Skylark Café & Club:

Kinky Cabaret: A Decadent & Devious Revue

Burlesque, live music, comedy & kink
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
7:30–10:30 pm
(Doors open at 7 pm)

Age 18+ ID Required
$15 at the door

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Standing Rock benefit show featuring Annie O’Neill @ Whisky West
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our event of 12.8 with Annie O’Neill will be a benefit for Standing Rock. Annie is donating her compensation, ‘artist tips’, and proceeds from merchandise sales to Standing Rock.

Annie O’Neill is currently recording, performing, teaching and songwriting in Seattle. Having fun with natural grooves, soulful harmonies, and a style and sound all her own, Annie will rock your socks off! At Whisky West, Thursday December 8th, 8:00 pm. No cover.

Facebook event page here.

Dec
9
Fri
2016
Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com​

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

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

Fri. Nov. 4: The Birds (1963)
-Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy (120m)****
Fri. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday – No Movie
Fri. Nov. 18: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
-Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi (108m)****
Fri. Nov. 25: Happy Thanksgiving – No Movie
Fri. Dec. 2: The Sea Hawk (1940)
-Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains (127m)****
Fri. Dec. 9: The Edge of Darkness (1943)
-Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston (120m)****
Fri. Dec. 16: The Women (1939)
-Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine (132m)***
Fri. Dec. 23: Closed
Fri. Dec. 30: Some Like it Hot (1959)
-Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis (119m)****

HomeStreet Bank holiday event, food drive, Santa photos
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) is throwing a Holiday Celebration Friday Decenber 9th, 3:00–6:00 pm at its West Seattle branch where photos with Santa are complimentary with a suggested donation of canned or non-perishable food items for the West Seattle Food Bank (cash/check donations will also be accepted). Hot cider and cookies will be served.

RE/MAX Junction Grand Opening @ RE/MAX
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come visit our fabulous new office space while mingling with the neighborhood and enjoying sips and snacks!

Please RSVP to remaxjunctionoffice@gmail.com no later than Dec 7th as we will need to be sure to have enough on hand.

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

“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.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

West Seattle Community Orchestra: Winter Folk Tales @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WSCO’s Symphony Orchestra: Winter Folk Tales! Come hear our top orchestra perform classic favorites based on folk tunes, including Ruslan & Ludmilla Overture (Glinka), Peer Gynt Suite (Grieg), Rumanian Folk Dances (Bartok), and Karelia Suite (Sibelius). No need to go off our West Seattle peninsula to hear great music! 7:30 pm, Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, 2600 S.W. Thistle. FREE! (donations appreciated, of course!) Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

WSCO’s West Seattle Symphony Orchestra @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free concert, donations appreciated. Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

Saint John and The Revelations perform @ Whisky West
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saint John & The Revelations perform live at Whisky West, Friday December 9th, 9:00 pm.

Facebook event page here.

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 10 all-day

For the first time ever, we’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 10th & 11th by appointment. Call now! 206-371-0585.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 10 @ 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.

Intro to Fly Casting – free class @ Lincoln Park
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

This one hour group fly casting class is designed for first time or novice fly anglers. No experience, no problem! Our FFF certified casting instructors will have you competently casting a fly rod in no time at all! All equipment can be provided for class. To sign up email shop@emeraldwateranglers.com or call 206-708-7250. FREE!

Intro to Fly Casting
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th – 9am @ Lincoln Park in West Seattle
January 7th, 14th, and 21st – 9am @ Lincoln Park in West Seattle

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Seattle Community Immigration Resource Fair @ Denny International Middle School
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, Chief Sealth International High School and Denny International Middle School, along with several community partners are hosting a Community Resource Fair on Immigration at Denny. You are invited to learn about Immigration policies, knowing your rights, safety, how to support your children at school and at home, and a parental toolkit.

Seattle Community Immigration Resource Fair
Saturday December 10, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
at Denny International Middle School

Windermere Santa Paws pet photos @ Windermere West Seattle
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

It’s the annual Windermere Santa Paws event!

Date: Saturday Dec. 10th
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Place: Windermere WS

This is a free event that invites families, and their pets, to come take a picture with Santa! We are accepting canned food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.

Women’s Intro to Fly Tying – free class @ Lincoln Park
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Karlie will be holding free fly casting classes starting December 10th and then every first Saturday of the month thereafter. During this intro class you will learn the basics of casting and proper technique to maintain a clean, accurate cast. Great for the beginners and novices looking for a refresher. You can sign up by e-mailing karlie@emeraldwateranglers.com, or calling the shop at 206-708-7250.

Free!
MAX 6 people.

Saturday, December 10th – 10 am-12 pm
@ Lincoln Park in West Seattle
Saturday, January 7th – 10 am-12 pm
@ Lincoln Park in West Seattle
Saturday, February 4th – 10 am-12 pm
@ Lincoln Park in West Seattle

Endolyne Children’s Choir ‘Winter Fantasy’ concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Endolyne Children’s Choir (WSB sponsor) in concert.

Our most festive performance of the year! Featuring all three of our choirs, with singers in grades K-10. We’ll perform a variety of winter and holiday favorites, including songs celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa among many others. Reception will follow the show.

Date: Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 am

Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (3050 California Ave SW)

Free admission (suggested donation $5 per person/$20 family)

For more information and additional concert listings: www.endolynechoir.org

Luna Craft Fair on the patio @ Luna Park Cafe
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Handmade crafts from Luna Park Cafe employees and friends. Original art, prints, photography, jewelry, candles, terrariums, soaps, buttons, patches and much more. Great ideas for stocking stuffers and gifts from local artists. Saturday, December 10th from 11 am to 4 pm at Luna Park Cafe.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Make a difference through a different way of giving by selecting your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or special-occasion gifts at the West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 am–2 pm
Fellowship Hall, Fauntleroy Church

Give gifts that keep on giving by donating to proven programs that feed the hungry, support elders, care for creation, & strengthen community for all children.

Say “I love you!” or “Thank you!” to family members, friends, teachers, coaches,
or caregivers while benefiting many, many more.

Fair Participants:
West Seattle Food Bank • White Center Food Bank • Food Lifeline • Westside Baby • Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association • Southwest Youth & Family Services • Southwest Seattle Historical Society • Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation • The Kenney Foundation • YMCA of Greater Seattle • Reading With Rover • Earth Ministries • Splash • Friend to Friend America • College Access Now • Heifer International • and more

Co-sponsored by Admiral, Alki, & Fauntleroy United Church of Christ congregations

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

‘Holiday Party on the Porch’ @ Log House Museum
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

Holiday Party on the Porch!
Saturday, December 10th, 2-4 pm

Enjoy home baked cookies and cider before you go to Alki Beach to watch the Christmas Ships pass through. There will also be clam chowder to warm you up from Duke’s Chowder House available.

South Park Senior Center Rainbow Bingo
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holly Jolly Rainbow Bingo at South Park Senior Center:

A new wrinkle for Rainbow Bingo: Early Bird preregistration is still $20 per person, with Chef Sharon’s dinner included. Starting December 6, registration goes to $25. We were at capacity in October and we expect to be the same for our Holly Jolly event so take advantage of the Early Bird rate.

Ugly sweater contest by demand! The elves haven’t told us yet what the prize will be (lump of coal as punishment for wearing such ridiculous attire?)

Aunt Betty is back to call bingo. She is going to be gorgeous in red and silver sequins. Cash prizes and coupons.

Early sponsors are Georgetown Brewing and Pho Ai Vietnamese Restaurant in White Center.

Silent auction items include a huge Trader Joe basket, several ceramic pieces made by our very own senior ceramicists and Immaculate Confections chocolate.

The more people in your group, the more fun for everyone.

6 pm dinner, 7 pm bingo. 21+.

West Seattle Santa pub crawl @ West Seattle Junction (see listing)
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

“The fourth year of this fantastic event! On December 10th, grab your best Santa outfit and come enjoy a night of drinking at some great West Seattle bars! Raffle prizes at every stop!

Schedule:
Shadow Land 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Beer Junction 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Corner Pocket 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Poggie Tavern 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Lodge 10:00 pm-11:00 pm
Talarico’s Pizzeria 11:00 pm-12:00 am

We are extremely proud to announce this year we are going to be partnering up with Toys For Tots™ this year! Each of the bars scheduled on the crawl will have collection bins for toy donations throughout the month of November, up to the night of the pub crawl. For every toy donated, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a great collaborative gift pack with something from each of the breweries given away at the end of the pub crawl! We thought this was a great way to make this event even more special and help a great charity. So help some kids in need of a great Christmas, and join us for a night of fun in West Seattle December 10th!”

See our Facebook event page for additional details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

“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.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Jamie Nova SKY & Glenn Cannon perform @ Whisky West
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Jamie Nova SKY & Glenn Cannon – Music to feed your soul on a winter’s night. Music from 9 pm-11 pm at Whisky West, Saturday December 10th. Free show! Age 21+.

Facebook event page here.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 10 @ 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!!

Lit End performs @ Poggie Tavern
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Lit End (4-piece band from Olympia) will be playing a mix of covers and originals at The Poggie Tavern in West Seattle on Saturday December 10th from 9:00 pm until midnight. No cover; age 21+.

Dec
11
Sun
2016
Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 11 all-day

For the first time ever, we’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 10th & 11th by appointment. Call now! 206-371-0585.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Ornament Workshop, Tree-trimming and Lunch @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Everyone is invited to help make Christmas ornaments for our Parish Hall Christmas tree. We will be serving a festival punch and hot spiced cider. Come and get creative and decorate our 10 foot tree! Make and take a few home to trim your own tree.

Ornament Workshop, Tree-trimming and Lunch – Sunday, December 11, 11:30-1:30 in the Parish Hall

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

“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.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

St. Nicholas Faire @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

St. Nicholas Faire fundraising event at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle:

The 8th annual fund raiser, the St. Nicholas Faire, is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community.

We offer appetizers and spiced cider or mulled wine; silent auction of gift baskets featuring beer, wine, coffee, kitchen items, games, puzzles, art activities, Seahawk & Mariner gear, baked goods, children’s books, etc, and gift cards from local merchants and restaurants. Plus a ring toss game and wine tasting.

WHAT: ST NICHOLAS FAIRE
WHEN: 4:30pm to 7:30pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
INFO? (206)-935-6530, www.flcws.org
WHY? To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and Helpline
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member.
OR: If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family

Free Concert: South Seattle College Community Choir @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

South Seattle College* Community Choir, with string trio and piano, will perform a free concert of holiday music. 7 pm December 11th at Fauntleroy Church.

*South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

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

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Gungor Acoustic Christmas Show @ Hope Lutheran Church
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Gungor Acoustic Christmas Show
at Hope Lutheran Church
December 11 @ 8:00 pm
$18 General Admission

More info: http://hopeseattle.org/event/895199-2016-12-11-gungor-acoustic-christmas-concert/
Link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gungor-acoustic-christmas-tickets-29191971974

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

West Seattle Girls Basketball fundraiser @ Pecado Bueno
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All you can eat taco bar, $10/person, proceeds go to West Seattle Booster Club to help WSHS Girls’ Basketball.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, December 12, 2016, 7 pm

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.

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

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

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Wax & Oil @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live oil painting featuring artists Curtis Dee Stairs and Jose Rodriguez III. DJ Audrey Horne plays a lounge-y mix of classics and rootsy vibes. No cover.

When: Monday, December 12, 8-11pm
Where: Parliament Tavern

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 12 @ 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!

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Dine Out for Our Lady of Guadalupe School @ Shelby's
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10 percent of today’s proceeds at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery go to Our Lady of Guadalupe School. “Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.”

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Dec 13 @ 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.

‘Tying Tuesdays’ class @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Tying Tuesdays!
We are launching a new fly tying series, “Tying Tuesdays”. As the name suggests, these will take place on select Tuesday nights and will focus on specialty fly tying topics. These classes are designed to introduce specific styles of tying to students with some tying experience – by no means do you have to be an expert to attend! Materials included. Max 6 students. $40

Steelhead Basics – December 13th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers
Puget Sound Basics – December 20th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers

Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admiral Neighborhood Association:

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

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Date: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 22, 29
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 27
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

WSCO’s Intermediate Orchestra & Wind Symphony @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free concert, donations appreciated. Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

WSCO’s Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 & Warm Holiday Classics @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WSCO’s final concert of the season. Don’t miss it! Our Intermediate Orchestra will perform familiar works by Bizet and Dvorak as well as a contemporary treatment of “Hatikvah,” an Israeli traditional folk song. A special treat is the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12, featuring the orchestra’s own piano prodigy, Vincent Pham, age 12. The Wind Symphony will follow up with classical wind ensemble pieces and holiday favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and “A Christmas Festival.” 7:00 pm, Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, 2600 S.W. Thistle. FREE! (donations appreciated, of course!) Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert @ Benaroya Hall
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert, December 13th at Benaroya Hall
Proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle

Enjoy holiday and traditional Irish music sung by the world-renowned tenors Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan with full orchestra at Benaroya Hall in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm.

Ranked as Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song, The Irish Tenors entertain audiences worldwide with a quality of performance which is unrivalled, incomparable and, most importantly in their eyes, worthy of the rich cultural heritage of the country of Ireland, and the exquisite musical treasury created by Irish people everywhere, throughout history.

Purchase tickets Now:
Online at BenaroyaHall.org
By Phone ata 206-215-4747
In Person at The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Union Street, open Mon-Fri 10 am–6 pm and Saturday 1 pm-6 pm.

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 13 @ 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

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Craft Fair @ Salvation Army gymnasium
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Salvation Army on 9050 16th Ave SW is hosting a craft fair on Wednesday December 14th, from 10-6.

Handmade crafts, art, and vendors are welcome to purchase a booth for a flat rate of $30.

Please email Captain Lisa Barnes at Lisa.Barnes@usw.salvationarmy.org by December 1st to give details of your booth, and reserve your spot. First come, first served; and spaces are limited.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

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

Wed. Nov. 2: Secret Honor (1984)
-Philip Baker Hall (90m)****
Wed. Nov. 9: In a Lonely Place (1950)
-Humphrey Bogard, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy (91m)****
Wed. Nov. 16: Babe (1995)
-James Cameron (92m)****
Wed. Nov. 23: I Married a Doctor (1936)
-Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson (83m)****
Wed. Nov. 30: Went the Day Well? (1942)
-Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns (92m)****
Wed. Dec. 7: Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
-William Holden, Jennifer Jones (102m)***
Wed. Dec. 14: I Know Where I’m Going (1945)
-Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Petula Clark (91m)****
Wed. Dec. 21: Remember the Night (1940)
-Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi (94m)****
Wed. Dec. 28: Paper Moon (1973)
-Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn (102m)****

Dine Out for West Seattle High School’s sophomore class @ Shelby's
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10 percent of today’s proceeds at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery go to the West Seattle High School sophomore class. “Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.”

Dine Out for Alki Elementary School’s Learning Garden @ Chipotle Mexican Grill, WS location
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eat Chipotle & Support Alki’s Learning Garden

Come join us on Wednesday, December 14th between 3:00- 9:00 pm at Chipotle at the Junction (4730 California Ave SW).

50% of the day’s proceeds will go back to the Alki Learning Garden. That’s not a typo – 50%!

Why support the Learning Garden? It’s science. It’s community. It’s delicious. And it is fun!

Bring your family, invite your friends and don’t miss this tasty way to support our growing outdoor laboratory. Don’t forget to mention Alki when you order to direct funds to the Alki Learning Garden.

Gingerbread House Making @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Come enjoy some hot cocoa and treats while making your very own Gingerbread house. Free Community Event!

Must pre register
Barcode # 158853
WEDNESDAY Dec. 14, 6-7:30 pm
Call center to register @ 206-684-7423
6-7 pm

34th District Democrats’ Holiday Party @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From the 34th District Democrats:

Our annual holiday party is Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy. December is our annual Holiday Party where we gather an celebrate the year. Meats and drinks will be provided. Please bring a potluck dish to share. More details will be posted here.

Get Fit West Seattle Info Night @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come and join us to learn about your next adventure! This is a couch to half marathon training program designed for BEGINNERS! We start the program on Saturday January 7th with one mile! As part of your journey to a May or June Half Marathon, you will have an injury prevention clinic and running 101 clinic. You will get a training plan and lots of great coaching. There will be two weekly group runs. Come and learn more at West Seattle Runner! Wednesday December 14th at 7 pm.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Dec
15
Thu
2016
Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn, Attorney at Law
Thursdays, November 3 & 17
Thursdays, December 1 & 15

Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

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

Preschool art classes @ Delridge Library
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at Delridge Library for free preschool art classes! Art helps young children develop their fine motor skills, visual learning and language. Come make art and learn! Open to children ages 2-5 and their families. To register, call 206-733-9125.

11:30 am–12 pm
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 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.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Dine Out for Lafayette Elementary School @ Chipotle Mexican Grill, WS location
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine out in West Seattle and support Lafayette Elementary! A portion of the proceeds on that day go to Lafayette Elementary School.

Thursday, December 15th: Chipotle, 3 pm-10 pm
Wednesday, January 11th: Pizzeria 22, 6-10 pm
Tuesday, February 7th: Cactus, 5 pm-10 pm

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Southwest Library
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges.

Oct 6: Marshmallow Bridges
Oct 13: Three Little Pigs Science
Oct 20: Spheros
Oct 27: Spheros
Nov 3: Animation Shorts
Nov 10: Invent with LittleBits
Nov 17: Tangrams
Dec 1: Cubelets Robot Construction
Dec 8: Future Fashion Design with eTextiles
Dec 15: Finch Robots –AT SOUTHWEST LIBRARY
Dec 19, 20, 21: Spheros Robots –AT SOUTHWEST LIBRARY – Children & teens Ages 8+, Drop in one, two, or all three days to learn how to program your very own BB8 lookalike Spheros robot.

–This program was originally scheduled for the High Point Branch, but relocated to Southwest because of the High Point branch closure.

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

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

‘Circle of Singles’ for 60+ @ Salty's on Alki
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle

“Circle of Singles”
An evening of fun & friendship for those 60+ and Single!

Thursday, December 15th at 5 pm
Salty’s on Alki
1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle

This is an annual event – great views across the water of Seattle in all its Xmas beauty.

Fun, friendly people…join us!
Questions? Call the Center at 206-932-4044 x1

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

The Whale Trail Speaker Series: ‘Endangered SRKWs: Species in the Spotlight’ w/Lynne Barre @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: Species in the Spotlight”
Presentation by Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries
When: Thursday December 15th, 7 pm–8:30 pm
–Doors open 6:15
Where: C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Presented by The Whale Trail

Last year NOAA Fisheries launched the Species in the Spotlight initiative focused on stabilizing the populations of eight endangered species at very high risk of extinction. Southern Residents are one of the Species in the Spotlight.

With this effort NOAA is marshaling resources and focusing on partnerships to turn around the decline towards extinction and support conservation of endangered species. Lynne will highlight some recent recovery and conservation efforts for Southern Resident killer whales called for in the Species in the Spotlight Action Plan.

This is the first of the 2016/17 Orca Talk series hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle, with help from Seal Sitters. Join us to celebrate the seasonal return of the orcas to local waters, and do some holiday shopping too!

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

About the Speaker
Lynne Barre is the Branch Chief for Marine Mammals and Puget Sound Species for NOAAs Protected Resources division in Seattle. She has been with the agency for more than 15 years, implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA). Since 2003 she has worked on the endangered listing of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, designated critical habitat, developed and finalized a recovery plan, and implemented actions to conserve and recover the whales. As part of the recovery program, she developed an oil spill response plan and protective regulations for killer whales in Washington.

Lynne also supports other aspects of the marine mammal program, such as helping coordinate the stranding network. Lynne works on ESA-listed rockfish species and coordinates with Puget Sound salmon recovery efforts as well. She has represented NOAA Fisheries as a core team member of The Whale Trail since the project’s founding in 2008.

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the west coast where the public can view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas don’t go extinct.

Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 30 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from BC to California, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

West Seattle High School Winter Concert @ West Seattle High School, theater
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The West Seattle High School Winter Concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7pm in the WSHS Theater. It will feature music by our Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra. It is free.

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see Alauda – all-ages freeform bellydance showcase – 7:30–8:30 pm.

Alauda Facebook page here.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

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Fri
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Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com​

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

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

Fri. Nov. 4: The Birds (1963)
-Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy (120m)****
Fri. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday – No Movie
Fri. Nov. 18: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
-Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi (108m)****
Fri. Nov. 25: Happy Thanksgiving – No Movie
Fri. Dec. 2: The Sea Hawk (1940)
-Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains (127m)****
Fri. Dec. 9: The Edge of Darkness (1943)
-Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston (120m)****
Fri. Dec. 16: The Women (1939)
-Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine (132m)***
Fri. Dec. 23: Closed
Fri. Dec. 30: Some Like it Hot (1959)
-Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis (119m)****

M2SO’s On-Snow Demo
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Title: On Snow Demo

When: Friday December 16th 2016 4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Where: Summit at Snoqualmie/Alpental Base Lodge
17800 Alpental Access Rd, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Contact: Mountain to Sound Outfitters 206-935-7669, orders@m2soutfitters.com

Details: This is a great community event to try new 2016/2017 skis and snowboards. Meet at the Alpental Base Lodge under Mountain to Sound Outfitters event tent to demo select skis and snowboards we have created for our unique demo program! This is a great opportunity to try before you buy. More details coming soon. By rsvping you’ll be added to the demo list for more information. A day pass is NOT included in this free demo, this event is snow dependent! Plan to bring your own boots and ski poles.

Link to RSVP: http://www.m2soutfitters.com/demos-clinics.htm

Viscon Cellars Holiday Wine Release
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Holiday Wine Release at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor).

Two new wines: “Our new Holiday wine release includes a 2014 Chardonnay called ‘The Betrayal’ and a 2013 Merlot called ‘Heart Box Red.’ Past vintages of these same wines have won several awards and these two new wines follow in their great heritage.” 5-9 pm Friday, 2-7 pm Saturday.

Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2 @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2

When: December 16, 2016

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Address: 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Time: Doors open, signup and food at 6:00pm; Slam will start at 6:30pm; event will end around 9:30pm

FREE admission

Event FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782488541999958/?active_tab=about (includes full description of event)

Short description:

Arts Corps & DNDA presents
Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2
Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle’s poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to San Francisco, CA for BNV 2017: bravenewvoices.org.

This is the last event of the Delridge Neighborhoods Cultural Events Series and is a collaborative event with Youth Speaks Seattle

Squirrel Butter performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Squirrel Butter performs a night of awesome acoustic old-time, bluegrass, old country, & blues at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Friday December 16th, 7–9 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bells of the Sound concert: Holiday Special @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bells of the Sound at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

This year’s holiday concert is “Holiday Special,” featuring songs from beloved holiday-season TV specials. Come see and hear Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble at 7:30 pm – “as we reminisce with songs from our favorite holiday television specials including ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ ‘The Year Without Santa Claus,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’.”

Show and ticket details here – suggested donation $10/adults, $8/youth and seniors.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

“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.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Northwest Boychoir “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert @ Holy Rosary Church
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Northwest Boychoir proudly presents its 38th annual “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert series featuring eight regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Friday December 16th, 7:30 pm
Holy Rosary Church

Reserved seating
Tickets: $11-$35
Advance tickets are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online at www.nwboychoir.org. These concerts often draw sold-out audiences. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

The concert at Holy Rosary often draws capacity audiences. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged!

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

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Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts and crafts fair! A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts sale. Handmade jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture and more.

Saturday, Dec 17 from 8 am–2:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 18 from 8 am–2 pm

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 17 @ 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.

Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Intro to Fly Casting – free class @ Lincoln Park
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

This one hour group fly casting class is designed for first time or novice fly anglers. No experience, no problem! Our FFF certified casting instructors will have you competently casting a fly rod in no time at all! All equipment can be provided for class. To sign up email shop@emeraldwateranglers.com or call 206-708-7250. FREE!

Intro to Fly Casting
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th – 9am @ Lincoln Park in West Seattle
January 7th, 14th, and 21st – 9am @ Lincoln Park in West Seattle

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape – free event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun day exploring the relationship between Duwamish culture and native habitat restoration. Talks, demo, food, storytelling & cultural programming. Stay all day or drop-in.

Free activities. 10 am- Restoring Native Habitats; 11:15 am- Brunch provided; Discovering the Duwamish Hill Preserve; 12 pm- Basket Making Demo; 1 to 3 pm-Duwamish Storytelling and Cultural Programming.

Free tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725364
Facebook event page here.

FREE EVENT DAY
WHAT: Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 10am to 4pm. Free
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.

“Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape” is a free public outreach event of the Duwamish Longhouse Urban Reforestation Project sponsored by a King Conservation District grant.

The Duwamish Tribe, Seattle Parks and other community partners are all working to restore native habitats that preserve the Duwamish cultural landscape for all to explore. The Duwamish Tribe is still here and its traditional stories provide a narrative for a deeper understanding of the indigenous land we all share and the bounty that awaits us as traditional habitats are restored.

Regarding the Duwamish Urban Reforestation Project, invasive plants have been removed and native plants reintroduced. One of them, the Western Red Cedar has been used by our people to make baskets, weave hats and traditional clothing. Duwamish tribal member, DeAnn Sackman Jacobson, will talk about how our ancestors harvested bark and other materials to make baskets and garments. She will demonstrate the process of preparing and weaving the bark.

Brooke Alford of the Duwamish Hill Preserve will speak about the restoration of Duwamish Hill in Tukwila, their native plant nursery and volunteer opportunities. Native storyteller Roger Fernandes will share the Duwamish epic North and South Wind story associated with the Duwamish Hill site. Duwamish tribal member Blake Shelafoe will also share his own story about the Duwamish River.

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

10-10:15 Opening. Duwamish Reforestation Project update. Presenter: Nancy Sackman (Duwamish Tribe).

10:15-11:00–Restoring Native Habitats. Insights into the native habitat restoration of Seattle’s green spaces by Seattle Park & Recreation–cedars, cattails and more. Presenters: Michael Yadrick and Lisa Ciecko, Seattle Parks. Explore More: http://www.seattle.gov/parks

11:15-12:00–Brunch (soup, fruit, cookies, coffee/tea)

11:15-12:00–Discovering Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a 10.5 acre parcel of Duwamish tribal historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. Along the banks of the Duwamish River, the hill is a glacial remnant where many rarely seen species of flora and fauna can be found. It is the site of the Duwamish tribal oral tradition known as the “Epic of the North & South Winds.” Learn how to volunteer. Presenter: Brooke Alford, MLA, Urban Habitat Landscape Design.

Duwamish Hill Preserve http://forterra.org/subpage/duwamish-hill-preserve

12:00-1:00–Duwamish Basket & Mat Making Demonstration

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

1:00-2:00—Epic of the North & South Wind (Duwamish Oral Tradition)

Presenter: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians) is a renowned storyteller and artist living in Seattle, WA. Storytelling is Healing and Teaching The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

2:00-3:00—Duwamish Cultural Sharing—We Are Still Here

Songs, stories & dance. Participatory. Bring your drum. Presenter: Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish Tribe).

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 17 @ 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!”

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Family Holiday Craft Event, Movies & Donation Drive @ Tap Station
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tap Station is hosting a family holiday craft activity next Saturday from 1-5pm: We’ll be doing guided craft activities (ornaments, decorations, cards, etc) for kids, offering hot chocolate and soda for the youngsters and as always there will be beer, wine, and cider for grownups.

We’ll be playing holiday movies all day long might even be doing some sing-a-long music favorites.

This is also a clothing and food drive for West Side Baby and the West Seattle Food Bank. We’ll have boxes set up to accept warm children’s clothes, non parishable food and other holiday donations.

Facebook event page here.

“Cartooning Santa Claus” event @ Luna Park Café
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cartooning Santa will be there to draw free cartoons for the kids.
Drink Specials of Eggnog and Candy Cane lattes or shakes and Caramel Hot Apple Cider
And for the big kids (over 21), seasonal beers and hard ciders.

Southside Revolution junior roller derby bout @ Southgate Roller Rink
Dec 17 @ 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Come watch the Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby full-contact team, the Rebels, play their first event of the season against Portland Junior Roller Derby.

Attendees and players are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Spongebob Squarepants Character!

Doors at 5:15 pm, 1st Bout at 5:35 pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

All information regarding West and South Seattle’s Coed Junior Roller Derby League can be found here.

7th Annual Christmas Light Run @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

December 17th Sunday 6:30 pm. Come and join us for our favorite annual tradition: running and christmas light viewing!! We will have a leisurely 2-3 mile run (or walk) to view the beautiful lights. Meet at West Seattle Runner and you will get the route. This fun group run is anything but competitive so please, leave your racing heart at home. We hope you will wear your Santa hat elf ears and such, but insist you have on some reflective and lights so you can see and be seen. Kids, dogs and cats are welcome. We will gather at the shop afterwards for cookies and cocoa and cider. Of course we will be stopping at the famous Helmstetter Light Show, so if you care to bring food donations for them, we will collect at the shop or you can leave a donation at their house or online: http://westseattlelights.com/

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Free Concert: Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs will perform new arrangements of familiar Christmas songs with hand bells, percussion, violin, flute, and guitar. Free at 7:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church on December 17th, 2016.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

“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.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

A Very Jerry Christmas @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

West Seattle Fadeaway celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead in a Christmas spectacular. Featuring Colin Higgins, Bob Lovelace, Paul Moore and Doug Port. $7 cover.

A Very Jerry Christmas
At the Parliament Tavern
Saturday, December 17, 9 pm-12 am

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 17 @ 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!!

Sirens of Serpentine Winter Bellydance Showcase @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see the Sirens of Serpentine Winter Bellydance Showcase.

The Rafael Tranquilino Band performs @ Whisky West
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Rafael Tranquilino Band – A power trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums that fuse rock, blues and funk with an alternative and fresh sound. At Whisky West, Saturday December 17th. Free show! Age 21+.

Facebook event page here.

Dec
18
Sun
2016
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts and crafts fair! A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts sale. Handmade jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture and more.

Saturday, Dec 17 from 8 am–2:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 18 from 8 am–2 pm

Intro to Fly Tying class @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

There is nothing more rewarding than catching a fish on a fly that you tied yourself. Come join Karlie and Caldwell for our Intro Fly Tying class covering everything you need to know to get started. We’ll go over what tools, materials and supplies are needed for the basics of tying a nymph, bugger and dry fly. All patterns that you can use on our local fisheries! Materials included.

Max 10 students. $95

Call or email shop@emeraldwateranglers.com to reserve a spot in any clinic – 206-708-7250

Intro to Fly Tying
Sunday, December 18th – 8-11 am
at Emerald Water Anglers

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Young's Restaurant
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

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

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

“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.” Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Seattle Metropolitan Singers’ holiday concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Seattle Metropolitan Singers will be performing “Beautiful December,” our annual holiday concert, at 3 pm. We are singing at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Suggested donation is $10 per person. We are also accepting winter clothing donations to benefit LifeWire, a domestic violence advocacy agency in the Seattle area. Refreshments to follow.

Free Concert: Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs will perform new arrangements of familiar Christmas songs with hand bells, percussion, violin, flute, and guitar. Free at 4 pm at Fauntleroy Church on December 18th, 2016.

All ages show: Rucker, She Thinks I’m Alex @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy live music at an all-ages show at Skylark Cafe & Club. Featuring: Rucker, and She Thinks I’m Alex.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
$5 / All Ages

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
19
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Poetry Writing Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCWS is so fortunate to have this amazing poet teaching a poetry writing class here at the Center. Koon Woon has won an American Book Award, as well as a Pen Oak/Josephine Miles Award. His class will be held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 11 am, at the Senior Center of West Seattle. $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers. All ages welcome. Come join us if you are interested!

http://kaya.com/authors/koon-woon/

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Camp Fire Holiday Open House
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the Holidays and Give Back! Join us for an evening of cookie decorating, gingerbread house making and snowflake cutting! Come take a photo in one of our many holiday photo booths! This is also a great opportunity to come tour Camp Fire headquarters and meet the staff!

Camp Fire Holiday Open House:
December 19th from 3-6 pm
2414 SW Andover St Ste D-105, Seattle
FREE event for all ages!

It’s the Season of Giving!

Did you know that everyday, there are about 9,000 kids in foster care in the state of Washington? We want to ensure that the holiday season is bright for kids in foster care by collecting gifts for Treehouse! You can support our drive by bringing a donation to the Open House. Check out Treehouse’s wishlist for suggested items for kids in need! Can’t make the open house but still want to support Treehouse? You can drop off new, unwrapped donations to the Camp Fire offices, Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm now through December 19th. Thank you for your support!

Join us!

We hope to see you all at our Holiday Open House! Head on over to our event page on Facebook and RSVP!

Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating class
Dec 19 @ 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 decorating holiday cookies together. Each family in attendance receives baked sugar cookies to decorate. We’ll also treat you to hot cider, hot cocoa, coffee and with tasty treats like caramel corn and mixed nuts! You’ll take home your cookies along with recipes and cookie cutters.

The cost is $25 per person (price includes service charge/tax). Space is limited for this holiday family event. Reservations are required in advance by calling us:

Alki (206) 937-1600: Monday, December 19, 2016, from 6:00—7:30 pm

We look forward to joining you and your family celebrate the holidays with expertly decorated cookies for everyone to enjoy.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

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

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 19 @ 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!

Dec
20
Tue
2016
Free legal consultations for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Consultations with Heather de Vrieze
Tuesday, November 29 and December 20th, 2–4 pm
Appointments starting at 2:00 pm
FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

‘Tying Tuesdays’ class @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Tying Tuesdays!
We are launching a new fly tying series, “Tying Tuesdays”. As the name suggests, these will take place on select Tuesday nights and will focus on specialty fly tying topics. These classes are designed to introduce specific styles of tying to students with some tying experience – by no means do you have to be an expert to attend! Materials included. Max 6 students. $40

Steelhead Basics – December 13th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers
Puget Sound Basics – December 20th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 20 @ 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

Dec
21
Wed
2016
American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 21 @ 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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

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

Wed. Nov. 2: Secret Honor (1984)
-Philip Baker Hall (90m)****
Wed. Nov. 9: In a Lonely Place (1950)
-Humphrey Bogard, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy (91m)****
Wed. Nov. 16: Babe (1995)
-James Cameron (92m)****
Wed. Nov. 23: I Married a Doctor (1936)
-Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson (83m)****
Wed. Nov. 30: Went the Day Well? (1942)
-Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns (92m)****
Wed. Dec. 7: Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
-William Holden, Jennifer Jones (102m)***
Wed. Dec. 14: I Know Where I’m Going (1945)
-Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Petula Clark (91m)****
Wed. Dec. 21: Remember the Night (1940)
-Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi (94m)****
Wed. Dec. 28: Paper Moon (1973)
-Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn (102m)****

34th District Republicans meeting @ American Legion Hall
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

**SEPTEMBER 2016 NOTE – THIS MONTH’S MEETING IS AT THE WHITE CENTER LIBRARY, PER GROUP’S WEBSITE**

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the American Legion Hall; 3618 SW Alaska St 98126. For specific meeting agendas, click here.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

So This Is Christmas @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A one-of-a-kind night filled with surprise guest stars, Christmas songs and holiday hijinks. No cover.

So This Is Christmas: A night of holiday music and cheer with Joe Ross & Friends
At the Parliament Tavern
Wednesday, December 21, 8 pm-11 pm

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 21 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 21 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Dec
22
Thu
2016
Preschool art classes @ Delridge Library
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at Delridge Library for free preschool art classes! Art helps young children develop their fine motor skills, visual learning and language. Come make art and learn! Open to children ages 2-5 and their families. To register, call 206-733-9125.

11:30 am–12 pm
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Pundamonium Comedy Slam @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At Skylark Café & Club: Pundamonium: The Seattle Pun Slam, hosted by Forest E. I. Ember.

One by one, 10 contestants have two minutes each to make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time. Each contestant is immediately judged by five audience judges. They rank each punner on a scale of 1 to 10.

Then they all do it again, only this time contestants get their prompts on stage and only have 30 second to think and another two minutes to make puns.

The top four contestants go head to head in a final pun-off.

Want to compete? Just show up! It’s first come, first served.

TICKETS: $6

Doors at 6:30 pm, puns at 7:30 pm!

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

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

Pundamonium @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pundamonium​, ​the ​slam-style punmaking contest ​is now permanently on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Skylark Café and Club.

​Sign up at 7 pm, puns at 8 pm–10 pm.​

In case you’re wondering what Pundamonium entails…​One by one,​ ​10 contestants have two minutes each to make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time. Each contestant is immediately judged by five members of the audience, who have been selected before the show to be judges. They rank each punner on a scale of 1 to 10, often with hilariously long decimals and other commentary.

Then they do it again, only this time contestants get their prompts on stage and only have 30 seconds to think and another two minutes to make puns.

The top four contestants go head to head in a final pun-off.

The winner this month will receive a $50 gift certificate for The Skylark, redeemable immediately! ​

Xolie Morra performs @ Whisky West
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Xolie Morra (Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind) performs solo at Whisky West, Thursday December 22nd. Free show! Age 21+.

Facebook event page here.

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

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

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

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Holiday Open House at Illusions Hair Design
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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