Events

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games


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Dec
18
Fri
2015
Highland Park’s free movie night! @ HPIC
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Free Movie Night this Friday, December 18th at HPIC (12th and Holden):

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

Double Feature!

Children’s Movie Hint: In this 1966 animation (26 minutes) a grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Movie hint:In this 2004 G (100 minutes) feature, a young hero boy on Christmas Eve boards a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home.

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New Bike racks on 12th-Holden

Thanks to the efforts of Megan Thorberg, there are now bike racks on the corner of 12th and Holden. Hopefully this will help encourage people to ride their bikes to events at HPIC. These racks belong to the city, so they can be used by anyone. They just happen to be very convenient for us!
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Friday night skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost to skaters is $3 per person.

**No skate night 10/23, 10/30, 11/27.**

Movie Night at Alki @ Alki Community Center
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

All Ages – Free!
This faall season, Alki will be showing family-friendly movies on our big screen. Be sure to stop on by to join the fun.

Location: Alki Community Center

10/2-10/16
Friday 6:30 pm
11/06-11/20
Friday 6:30 pm
12/4-12/18
Friday 6:30 pm

Pray for Paris Painting Night Fundraiser @ Mind Unwind
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 18th at 7 pm, at Mind Unwind:

Join us to raise funds and awareness for Paris. We hope to bring people together to paint and feel like we can all help in some small way….we are saddened about the events, but hopeful that we can utilize art to create something positive.

Register Here.

Walter and Donny perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Walter and Donny perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday December 18th, 7 pm–9 pm. More from C & P:

Walter and Donny is a band from Vashon, which plays Cosmic Americana music “… so many influences are evident: the Dead, some of the stalwarts of outlaw country (Jennings, Nelson), maybe even a sprinkling of Eagles and James Taylor. But, it’s hard to draw a straight comparison.” Website: http://www.walteranddonny.com;
SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/walter-and-donny; EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=312043

Northwest Boychoir “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert @ Holy Rosary Church
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Northwest Boychoir proudly presents its 37th 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 18th, 7:30 pm
Holy Rosary Church
4210 SW Genesee Street, Seattle
Reserved seating
Tickets: $11-$28
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!

‘Anti-Christmas Special’ live music night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Anti-Christmas Special at Skylark Café & Club at 9:00-pm–11:45 pm. Featuring No Bollocks, The Dee Dees, The Dumps, DJ Naughty Nice.

Friday December 18, 2015.
Genre: Covers
$7/21+

Dec
19
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

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.

Fabulous Family Fun Series: Octopuses – Eight Times the Fun @ High Point Community Center
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

At High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor), for the family-fun series. More info from Seattle Parks and Rec:

Join us for Saturday December 19th, 10:30 am–11:30 am for a morning of fun and learning as The Seattle Aquarium presents: Octopuses – eight times the fun!

FREE Event, please call (206)684-7422 to register
12/19 Sat 10:30 -11:00 am
Ages 3-5 and parents

12/19 Sat 11:15 – noon
Ages 5+ and parents

Special December event is free.

Star Wars Games event @ Meeples Games
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

At Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Ok, so not long ago, but THIS WEEKEND…
And, not far away, but RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD…

MEEPLES GAMES IS HAVING AN ALL OUT STAR WARS CELEBRATION! This is your chance to check out some of these awesome Star Wars games you’ve heard so much about. You can watch, learn to play and get in the action!

Here’s the schedule:
SATURDAY 11:00 am–1:00 pm: Star Wars X-Wing Demonstrations

SATURDAY 1:00 pm–5:00 pm: Star Wars Role Playing Game

SATURDAY 5:00 pm–8:00 pm: Star Wars Armada Demonstrations

SATURDAY 7:00 pm–9:00 pm: Star Wars Imperial Assault

SUNDAY 12:00 pm–3:00 pm: Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run Demonstration

SUNDAY 4:00 pm: – Meeples is closing for us to all go see the movie! Woo!!

Mercy Merci performs @ Admiral Bird
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Admiral Bird, (Admiral Junction) Saturday December 19th at 6:30 pm, Mercy Merci performs jazz.

“Mercy Merci comprises of local Seattle musicians performing since the 70’s and a seasoned guitarist from Europe. It’s fitting our name would comprise of American and European words. Mercy Merci was named for the gratitude (mercy) to perform music we love and thanks(merci) to the audience that listens to our music we create.”

SWTLC Winter Fest @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At the Southwest Teen Life Center:

Ages 13–19
Join us for our Winter Festival! Dinner will be served between 7-8 pm. From 8-10 pm we will have arts and crafts, music, games, karaoke and TONS OF FUN!! Don’t Miss Out!

Saturday December 19th
7-10 pm

All ages: The Amplify Project’s Community Benefit Live Acoustic Show @ The Junction Church
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

From the music venue startup in West Seattle called the Amplify Project – an extension of the Junction Church (though the shows by the venue are secular). Proceeds go to Rock the Junction 2016, a partnership with the West Seattle School of Rock to spread music education and influence to the next generation.

A singer-Songwriter Showcase!

WHEN
December 19th, 2015
Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts 7:30 pm, runs until 9:30
All-Ages
Tickets are $5 at the door. Beer and wine will be available for those who are 21+ ($5 micros, $20 bottles of wine).

WHO IS PLAYING:
Always Only Sometimes
AJQ
Michael Trew / Autumn Electric)
Carolyn Samuelson

WHERE
The Junction Church / The Amplify Project
4157 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Facebook event page here.

Dec
20
Sun
2015
Star Wars Games event @ Meeples Games
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Ok, so not long ago, but THIS WEEKEND…
And, not far away, but RIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD…

MEEPLES GAMES IS HAVING AN ALL OUT STAR WARS CELEBRATION! This is your chance to check out some of these awesome Star Wars games you’ve heard so much about. You can watch, learn to play and get in the action!

Here’s the schedule:
SATURDAY 11:00 am–1:00 pm: Star Wars X-Wing Demonstrations

SATURDAY 1:00 pm–5:00 pm: Star Wars Role Playing Game

SATURDAY 5:00 pm–8:00 pm: Star Wars Armada Demonstrations

SATURDAY 7:00 pm–9:00 pm: Star Wars Imperial Assault

SUNDAY 12:00 pm–3:00 pm: Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run Demonstration

SUNDAY 4:00 pm: – Meeples is closing for us to all go see the movie! Woo!!

The Miss Seattle Scholarship Organization Fundraiser @ Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 20th from 4 to 7 pm come to the Admiral Menchies and meet Miss Seattle 2015 Taryn Smith! Use the code word Miss Seattle when you go to buy your frozen yogurt and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Miss Seattle Scholarship Organization! Help fund another young woman’s education and enjoy your favorite flavor of Frozen yogurt!

Also: help fill Miss Seattle’s Sleigh! bring a warm jacket (new or gently used) for a child at Mary’s Place and Miss Seattle will bring it straight to a little one in need just in time for the holidays!

6th Annual Christmas Light Run @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

December 20th Sunday 6:00 pm
Our annual tradition!! We will run about a 3 mile loop of easy running and walking to view the lights in West Seattle. We do stop at the Helmstetler Light Show, so please bring a canned food item if you can for their food drive. We welcome elves, santas, reindeer and any costume you can think of!! Wear your battery operated Christmas lights (or any other reflective gear or lamps you have to see and be seen). Post run, we will have cookies and cocoa and cider. This is simply a social, festive group run…not a good fit for those looking for a race. We can’t wait!

Facebook event page here.

All ages show: Skitch, Trauma Del Ray, Cool Void, Bin @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 20th at Skylark Café & Club, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm:
All ages show, with live punk music featuring Skitch, Trauma Del Ray, Cool Void, and Bin.

Seattle Girls’ Choir Holiday Concert @ Holy Rosary Church
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Carmina Angelorum: songs for harp & treble voices

December 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Holy Rosary Church

An evening concert of elegant music celebrating winter and the holiday season, featuring harpist Juliet Stratton and the young women of Prime Voci and Cantamus. Works by Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, and Paul Carey to be performed.

Link for tickets from our website: http://seattlegirlschoir.org/

$12 and $8 for senior/students
Also available at the door

The combination of treble voice and harp is truly magical and the sound is stunning at Holy Rosary.

Monique and Anya have a combined tenure with Seattle Girls’ Choir of 6 years. We have girls in our Prime Voci choir level who are in their 11th year with the program. At the senior level the girls really are committed to music education and excellence.

Founded in 1982, Seattle Girls’ Choir provides a comprehensive and progressive choral education with an emphasis on vocal technique, musical literacy, and ensemble performance. The choir regularly collaborates with other Seattle area arts organizations and performs domestically and internationally.

Trio Pardalote performs @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday December 20th, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:

Trio Pardalote performs: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Oboe Quartet and Hans Krása’s Trio, with guests Natasha Bazhanov, violin, Douglas Davis, violoncello, and Dan Williams, oboe. Please visit triopardalote.wordpress.com for more information.

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

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

Come spend some time this month at West Seattle’s Lighthearted Entertainment Palace. And save room for one of our locally sourced, free-range Root Beer Floats!

Dec
21
Mon
2015
Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Winter Solstice Sunset Watch @ Solstice Park
Dec 21 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Join West Seattle’s own Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen on Monday, December 21st, 3:45-4:45 pm for a Winter Solstice Sunset Watch at Solstice Park.

The Wildcat Holiday Basketball Mini-Camp @ West Seattle High School Gym
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WSHS BOYS BASKETBALL PRESENTS…
THE WILDCAT HOLIDAY BASKETBALL MINI CAMP 2015

December 21 & 22
(Monday and Tuesday)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Grades 4TH – 8TH
All Skill Levels Welcome!

The WSHS Holiday Mini Camp is put on by current WSHS coaching staff and current players to connect with our communities youth in a positive environment to enjoy the game of basketball. We emphasize positive attitudes, skill development, competition and FUN-damentals. Our camp is two days, each two hour sessions! We promote great attitudes, and skill development in a safe and positive setting! Our goal is to connect with our community by having our current basketball program work with our youth! Each Camper will recieve a holiday camp t-shirt!

To purchase ticket and register for camp please click on the links below:

Holiday Camp Payment Link

Holiday Camp Registration Link

Camp is limited to only 40 campers

If you have any questions please contact head coach Keffrey Fazio at keffazio@gmail.com

See you in the gym!

WSHS Basketball Staff

Family Movie Night: Toy Story @ High Point Library
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the High Point Library as we watch a movie for the whole family. Snacks provided!

Movie description: A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room. ~ description from IMDB.com

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, 6–7:25 pm
Rating G – General Audiences
Run time: 81 minutes

View in Catalog: “Toy Story

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.

Dec
22
Tue
2015
Preventive Health Screening Event @ Admiral Congregational UCC
Dec 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on December 22, 2015 from 8:30 am-5:30 pm.

Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

For more information please visit the webpage
www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners or call the church office at 206-932-2928.

Movie Matinée: The Lorax @ Southwest Library
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Southwest Library as we watch a mid-day movie for everyone. Snacks provided!

Movie description: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. ~ description from IMDB.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 11:30 am–1:05 pm
Rating PG – Parental Guidance Suggeste
Run time: 86 minutes

View in Catalog: “The Lorax

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

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

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Dec 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

The Wildcat Holiday Basketball Mini-Camp @ West Seattle High School Gym
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WSHS BOYS BASKETBALL PRESENTS…
THE WILDCAT HOLIDAY BASKETBALL MINI CAMP 2015

December 21 & 22
(Monday and Tuesday)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Grades 4TH – 8TH
All Skill Levels Welcome!

The WSHS Holiday Mini Camp is put on by current WSHS coaching staff and current players to connect with our communities youth in a positive environment to enjoy the game of basketball. We emphasize positive attitudes, skill development, competition and FUN-damentals. Our camp is two days, each two hour sessions! We promote great attitudes, and skill development in a safe and positive setting! Our goal is to connect with our community by having our current basketball program work with our youth! Each Camper will recieve a holiday camp t-shirt!

To purchase ticket and register for camp please click on the links below:

Holiday Camp Payment Link

Holiday Camp Registration Link

Camp is limited to only 40 campers

If you have any questions please contact head coach Keffrey Fazio at keffazio@gmail.com

See you in the gym!

WSHS Basketball Staff

After Hours: The Family Eisendrath @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery presents After Hours Holiday Edition cabaret featuring The Family Eisendrath on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:30 pm.

LEADING LADY ANN & HUSBAND IAN – BROADWAY MUSIC DIRECTOR & 5TH AVE’S MUSIC SUPERVISOR

The series is designed to showcase the best actors working in Seattle today and give audiences a behind-the-curtain look at, in the words of playwright Tom Stoppard, “the elephant falling out of the cupboard.” Think Ellen meets Inside the Actor’s Studio with the flair and verve of cabaret.

Tickets:
General Admission: $30
Reserved Table for Two: $80

Purchase online or at the Box Office (Hours: Thursday-Friday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Trivia Night at the Parliament Tavern on Tuesday nights. Signups start at 8 pm.

Dec
23
Wed
2015
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Game On! @ High Point Library
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by the High Point Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. For tweens and teens. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, 2–5 pm.

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

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

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

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

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Dec
24
Thu
2015
West Seattle grocery stores open Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day 2015
Dec 24 @ 12:00 am – Dec 25 @ 11:45 pm

Here are West Seattle supermarkets’ plans for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day 2015:

West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – Closing at 9 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) – Closing at 7 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) – Closing 6 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Trader Joe’s – Closing 6 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

*Both local QFC stores will close at 6 pm Christmas Eve – Westwood Village will be open 7 am-4 pm on Christmas Day

*All three local Safeways (per recorded phone messages) will be open until 7 pm Christmas Eve and again 8 am-5 pm Christmas Day

*Target: Open until 11 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

A Visit with Santa @ Endolyne Joe's
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Santa will be visiting Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) on Thursday, December 24th at 10 am.

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Sundae + Mr. Goessl performs @ Salty's on Alki
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Latin and jazz favorites with Sundae + Mr. Goessl.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl is a new collaboration between resident Seattle, WA musicians Jason Goessl and Kate Voss. The duo embodies a spirit reminiscent of 1930s pop; repackaging classics with nuanced stylistic detours, ultimately imparting a ‘fresh’ vintage patina to the songs. Voss’s sultry and honey-imbued vocals mixed with Goessl’s impossibly layered guitar work comfortably ebbs and flows while transcending the definition of ‘pop’.

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

When: Thursday December 24th, 4–8 pm.

Dec
25
Fri
2015
West Seattle supermarkets open Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day 2015
Dec 25 – Dec 26 all-day

Here are West Seattle supermarkets’ plans for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day 2015:

West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – Closing at 9 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) – Closing at 7 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) – Closing 6 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Trader Joe’s – Closing 6 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

*Both local QFC stores will close at 6 pm Christmas Eve – Westwood Village will be open 7 am-4 pm on Christmas Day

*All three local Safeways (per recorded phone messages) will be open until 7 pm Christmas Eve and again 8 am-5 pm Christmas Day

*Target: Open until 11 pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Dec
26
Sat
2015
Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday, December 26, and Thursday, December 31st from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

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.

Legend Heart performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Legend Heart performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday, December 26th, 7 pm–9 pm.

Dec
27
Sun
2015
LEGO Mania! @ Southwest Library
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

It’s LEGO Mania at the Southwest Library on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 2–3:30 pm:

Take our LEGO-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! We’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad LEGO skills. For ages 5-12 (Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

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.

Michal performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Michal performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday December 27th, 3 pm–5 pm.

Dec
28
Mon
2015
Blood donation drive @ Seattle City Light South
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW is holding a blood donation drive at Seattle City Light South (Building A Auditorium) on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Dec
29
Tue
2015
Blood drive @ Holy Family Church
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday December 29th, the Bloodmobile will be at Holy Family Parish (at the church) for blood donations. It’s quick, easy and painless. Donation times are from 10 am–4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm).

This is a scholarship blood drive co-hosted with the Knights of Columbus:

What a wonderful Christmas gift – please help save lives by donating blood. During the holiday season, your donation is more important than ever. When schools, Boeing and Microsoft are closed for the holidays and donors are just plain busy, the Blood Center sees a 15% decrease in donations, yet they need to collect even more blood (1000 units a day) to maintain supplies through the holidays. Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) bloodmobile will be at Holy Family School on Tuesday December 29th, from 10:00 am to noon, and 1:00 until 4:00 pm. Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are preferred. Anyone who is in good health, is at least 18 years old (persons 16 or 17 years old may donate with a Blood Program consent form signed by a legal guardian), and weighs at least 110 pounds may donate blood every 56 days. To help ensure success of the blood drive, please make a reservation by contacting Dennise Lopez at 206-414-8402.

Movie Matinée: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day @ Southwest Library
Dec 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Southwest Library as we watch a mid-day movie for everyone. Snacks provided!

Movie description: Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister – who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. ~ description from IMDB.com

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Rating PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
Run time: 81 minutes

View in Catalog: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

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.

Membership December birthday lunch @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 29 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Tuesday, December 29th, 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Birthday Lunch is FREE for members in their Birthday month. Birthday Cake too! Entertainment by Cheri Adams. Cake provided by Arrowhead Gardens. Co-sponsored by Park West.

Reservations required: 932-4044 x1, or register at the front desk.

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Movie Sing-Along: Frozen @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library as we watch and sing-along with an afternoon movie for everyone. Snacks provided!

Movie description: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. ~ description from IMDB.com

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 3–4:55 pm
Rating PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
Run time: 102 minutes

View in Catalog: “Frozen

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.

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Dec 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Trivia Night at the Parliament Tavern on Tuesday nights. Signups start at 8 pm.

Dec
30
Wed
2015
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

Dec
31
Thu
2015
WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE AND/OR DAY
Dec 31 all-day

IMPORTANT NOTE: Here are the restaurants/bars-with-food that have told us that they’ll be open New Year’s Eve and/or Day. PLEASE NOTE, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone *before Christmas* (if a restaurant with holiday hours is not listed, it’s usually because they didn’t answer or call us back). We won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so whether it’s before the holiday or on the holiday, if you discover (or otherwise know of) a change, or omission, PLEASE contact us – text or voice, 206-293-6302.

**Every venue name below links to its page in the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide, which includes a map, web/social media links, photo, and some other basics.**

88 Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 8 pm

A Pizza Mart:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to midnight

Admiral Bird:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 8 pm

Admiral Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Amante Pizza & Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 am

Angelina’s:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 2 am

Azuma Sushi:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm (closed 2:30-4:30 pm)
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm (closed 2:30-4:30 pm)

Bakery Nouveau:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 6 pm

Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Barnes and Noble Café:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm

The Bridge:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 am (brunch 9 am–2 pm)

Beveridge Place Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: noon to 2 am (Tapping 12 barrel aged beers)

Cactus:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm

Chaco Canyon Organic Café: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm

Chelan Café:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 2 pm; bar til 2 am

Christo’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

Circa:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 8 pm

The Copper Coin:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to midnight

Domino’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 3 am
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 2 am

Duke’s Chowder House on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Easy Street Café:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 3 pm

El Chupacabra Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Elliott Bay Brewery Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Endolyne Joe’s: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 8 am to midnight

Fatburger:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Fiddlehead Fine Foods and Café:
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 pm (brunch menu all day)

Fresh Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10:30 pm

Freshy’s Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 2 pm

Giannoni’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: noon to 9 pm

Great Harvest Bread Co.:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 5 pm
New Year’s Day: 6 am to 5 pm

Harry’s Chicken Joint:
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 8 pm

Highstrike Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Husky Deli:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Jack in the Box:
New Year’s Eve: Open 24 hours
New Year’s Day: Open 24 hours

Jone’s Barbecue:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm

KFC:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 9 pm

Lee’s Asian Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Locöl Barley & Vine:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 1 am

Luna Park Café:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 10 pm

Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 5 pm to 11 pm

Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor):
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm (“Hangover Brunch” 9 am to 3 pm)

Mashiko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 5 pm to 10 pm

Matador:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

McDonald’s (Admiral District):
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

McDonald’s (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 6 am to midnight

McDonald’s (Westwood Village):
New Year’s Eve: Open 24 hours
New Year’s Day: Open 24 hours

Mission Latin Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 2 am

New Teriyaki and Wok:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 3 pm

Olympia Pizza & Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10 pm

Pagliacci Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am-11 pm
New Year’s Day: 2 pm to midnight

Papa Murphy’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 10 pm

Pecado Bueno:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 11 pm; New year’s Day Breakfast menu

Peel & Press:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm, with East Coast Champagne Toast at 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 11 pm

Pegasus Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Pepperdock:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm

Phoenecia on Alki: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 11 pm, call for reservation

Pizzeria 22:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm-10 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm-10 pm

Pizzeria Credo:
New Year’s Eve: 1 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 4pm to 10 pm

Prost! West Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 2 am

Puerto Vallarta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 11 pm

Saigon Boat Café:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 4 pm

Salty’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: Lunch 11 am to 3 pm; dinner 4 pm to 10:30 pm
New Year’s Day: Brunch 10 am to 2 pm; dinner 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Seattle Fish Company:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 5 pm

Shadowland:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Skylark Café and Club:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 pm, Brunch menu only

Spud Fish & Chips:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Sub Shop #182:
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 9:30 am to 9 pm

Sub Shop #9:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 6 pm

Subway (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 10 pm

Taco Time:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 8 pm

Talarico’s Pizzeria:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Taqueria Guaymas (Alaska Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

Taqueria Guaymas (White Center):
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Vatsana Thai:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

West 5 Lounge and Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Westcity Kitchen:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm

The Westy:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 pm special brunch; regular hours after until 2 am

Zaw Artisan Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 2 pm to 8 pm

Zippy’s Giant Burgers:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 5 pm

*Again, we compile this list as a service, via 100+ phone calls, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open, our apologies, and please let us know ASAP so we can update it, even on New Year’s Eve/Day – 206-293-6302, text or voice! Thank you.*

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday, December 26, and Thursday, December 31st from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Game On! @ High Point Library
Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

New Year’s Eve LEGO Mania! @ Delridge Library
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

It’s LEGO Mania at the Delridge Library on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, 2–3:30 pm.

Take our New Year’s Eve Lego-building challenge or create something super-fantastic from your own imagination! We’ve got the bricks, you bring the mad Lego skills. For ages 5-12 (Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

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

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Afterschool Teen Drop-In – Free!
Ages 11-19
Daily activities set up by teens for teens – volleyball, basketball, badminton, current music, homework time and more. Hiawatha also offers FREE dance studio space, a homework computer station and FREE Wi-Fi access.

Location: Hiawatha CC
Monday through Friday
Sept. 9-Dec. 31
2:30-4 pm

New Year’s Walks: Let’s Go! @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Walk with us to bid adieu to 2015 and welcome 2016! It’s a great way to enjoy New Year’s Eve and Day, walking with family, friends and other kindred spirits. We’ll have 5 and 10 kilometer walks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, different routes each day. And there’ll be hot soup to chase away any chills. Walks start on New Year’s Eve anytime between 4 and 7 PM, and on New Year’s Day between 9 AM and 12 noon, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. No fee for the walks, which are noncompetitive.

The New Year’s Eve 5 kilometer route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood, and features beautiful views. The 10 kilometer route also enjoys neighborhood holiday lights, heads down to Alki and features the lights on and around Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. Flashlights will be helpful.

On New Year’s Day, the 5 and 10 kilometer routes take walkers through North Admiral, enjoying a number of viewpoints looking over Elliott Bay. 10K walkers also walk along the Puget Sound shoreline, through a number of parks and shoreline features.

This event is hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association. Information about volkssports will be available.

HPIC’s Corner Bar New Years Eve Celebration @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Friday night comes early with our Corner Bar opening for the New Years Eve celebration! December 31st at 6 pm until 2016.

Join us for our 7th Annual New Years Eve celebration, including our Corner Bar!

6 pm. The Not-So-Silent Night Parade.
Assemble in the parking lot at 6 pm. Bring noisemakers, flashlights, lanterns, umbrellas – whatever is necessary! Parade starts when everyone is ready!

The Sage Comet Performance, A Festival of Light.
The performance will begin after everyone has returned from the Parade.

DJ Doctor Lehl and DJ Evan will host The Dance Extravaganza from 8 pm until 2016, administering to our needs.

9 PM Costume Contest! We encourage everyone to dress up or come in costume. There will be cash prizes ( for the best costumes: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50 and 3rd Place: $25! Results to be determined by our unimpeachable judges and popular acclaim. We are doing this early enough so that the kids can also participate.

Keepsake photos by RL Carroll.

Your favorite local beer on tap, wine by the glass and a Champagne Bar with liqueurs and fresh fruit. Non-alcoholic drinks also available.

Let’s rock this New Years Eve! It’s going to be a good year!

We may need a few volunteers to help direct traffic and keep the parade marchers safe. To volunteer as a crossing guard, please contact us at hpic1919@gmail.com.

Green Guidance: Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

Parental Guidance: There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SW Holden
Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
206-762-9825
An all-volunteer neighborhood organization

New Year’s Eve party for kids @ Admiral Bird
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At the Admiral Bird, (Admiral Junction) Thursday December 31st, 7-9 pm:

We are going to clear out all the tables and have a kid dance party the ends with the East Coast Ball drop on the big screen at 9pm! We will have gift bags with hats & noise makers! We will have grilled cheese sandwiches and a festive kid MOCKtail. We will also have a champagne toast for adults beer on tap and cider on tap for the big kids. You cannot leave your kids unattended this is not a drop off situation but a fun kid friendly neighborhood get together!

NYE Spectacular with Parliamentality House Band @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Ring in 2016 with the Parliamentality House Band featuring Bobby Heinemann (bass), Colin Higgins (guitar), Marc Fendel (alto sax), Kevin Nortness (tenor sax) and Olli Klomp (cosmic dust collector). They’ll be dropping the funk all night long as we welcome the New Year. No cover! Champagne toast included!

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1520736291558597/

Thursday, December 31, 9 pm
Parliament Tavern

Skylark’s New Year’s Eve w/Hostile Makeover, Smashing Flannel
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Celebrate on New Year’s Eve with live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Hostile Makeover, and Smashing Flannel. 9 pm-11:55 pm.

$12 adv/$15 door
Ages 21+

Tickets online here.

Jan
1
Fri
2016
WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE AND/OR DAY
Jan 1 all-day

IMPORTANT NOTE: Here are the restaurants/bars-with-food that have told us that they’ll be open New Year’s Eve and/or Day. PLEASE NOTE, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone *before Christmas* (if a restaurant with holiday hours is not listed, it’s usually because they didn’t answer or call us back). We won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so whether it’s before the holiday or on the holiday, if you discover (or otherwise know of) a change, or omission, PLEASE contact us – text or voice, 206-293-6302.

**Every venue name below links to its page in the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide, which includes a map, web/social media links, photo, and some other basics.**

88 Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 8 pm

A Pizza Mart:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to midnight

Admiral Bird:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 8 pm

Admiral Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Amante Pizza & Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Angelina’s:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 2 am

Azuma Sushi:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm (closed 2:30-4:30 pm)
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm (closed 2:30-4:30 pm)

Bakery Nouveau:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 6 pm

Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Barnes and Noble Café:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm

**ADDED 1/1/16 EVENING: Blackboard Bistro is open New Year’s Day evening, per commenter**

The Bridge:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 am (brunch 9 am–2 pm)

Beveridge Place Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: noon to 2 am (Tapping 12 barrel-aged beers)

Cactus:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm

Chaco Canyon Organic Café: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm

Chelan Café:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 2 pm; bar til 2 am

Christo’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

Circa:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 8 pm

The Copper Coin:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to midnight

Domino’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 3 am
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 2 am

Duke’s Chowder House on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Easy Street Café:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 3 pm

El Chupacabra Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Elliott Bay Brewery Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Endolyne Joe’s: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 8 am to midnight

Fatburger:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Fiddlehead Fine Foods and Café:
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 pm (brunch menu all day)

Fresh Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10:30 pm

Freshy’s Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 2 pm

Giannoni’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: noon to 9 pm

Great Harvest Bread Co.:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 5 pm
New Year’s Day: 6 am to 5 pm

Harry’s Chicken Joint:
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 8 pm

Highstrike Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Husky Deli:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Jack in the Box:
New Year’s Eve: Open 24 hours
New Year’s Day: Open 24 hours

Jone’s Barbecue:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm

KFC:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 9 pm

Lee’s Asian Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Locöl Barley & Vine:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 1 am

Luna Park Café:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 10 pm

Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 5 pm to 11 pm

Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor):
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm (“Hangover Brunch” 9 am to 3 pm)

Mashiko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 5 pm to 10 pm

Matador:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

McDonald’s (Admiral District):
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

McDonald’s (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 6 am to midnight

McDonald’s (Westwood Village):
New Year’s Eve: Open 24 hours
New Year’s Day: Open 24 hours

Mission Latin Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 2 am

New Teriyaki and Wok:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 3 pm

Olympia Pizza & Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10 pm

Pagliacci Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am-11 pm
New Year’s Day: 2 pm to midnight

Papa Murphy’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 10 pm

Pecado Bueno:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 11 pm; New year’s Day Breakfast menu

Peel & Press:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm, with East Coast Champagne Toast at 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 11 pm

Pegasus Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Pepperdock:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm

Phoenecia on Alki: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 11 pm, call for reservation

Pizzeria 22:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm-10 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm-10 pm

Pizzeria Credo:
New Year’s Eve: 1 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 4pm to 10 pm

Prost! West Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 2 am

Puerto Vallarta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 11 pm

Saigon Boat Café:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 4 pm

Salty’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: Lunch 11 am to 3 pm; dinner 4 pm to 10:30 pm
New Year’s Day: Brunch 10 am to 2 pm; dinner 5 pm to 9:30 pm

Seattle Fish Company:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 5 pm

Shadowland:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Skylark Café and Club:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 pm, Brunch menu only

Spud Fish & Chips:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Sub Shop #182:
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 9:30 am to 9 pm

Sub Shop #9:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 6 pm

Subway (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 10 pm

Taco Time:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 8 pm

Talarico’s Pizzeria:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Taqueria Guaymas (Alaska Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

Taqueria Guaymas (White Center):
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Vatsana Thai:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

West 5 Lounge and Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Westcity Kitchen:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm

The Westy:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 pm special brunch; regular hours after until 2 am

Zaw Artisan Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 2 pm to 8 pm

Zippy’s Giant Burgers:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 5 pm

*Again, we compile this list as a service, via 100+ phone calls, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open, our apologies, and please let us know ASAP so we can update it, even on New Year’s Eve/Day – 206-293-6302, text or voice! Thank you.*

New Year’s Walks: Let’s Go! @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk with us to bid adieu to 2015 and welcome 2016! It’s a great way to enjoy New Year’s Eve and Day, walking with family, friends and other kindred spirits. We’ll have 5 and 10 kilometer walks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, different routes each day. And there will be hot soup to chase away any chills. Walks start on New Year’s Eve anytime between 4 and 7 pm, and on New Year’s Day between 9 am and 12 noon, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. No fee for the walks, which are noncompetitive.

The New Year’s Eve 5 kilometer route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood, and features beautiful views. The 10 kilometer route also enjoys neighborhood holiday lights, heads down to Alki and features the lights on and around Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. Flashlights will be helpful.

On New Year’s Day, the 5 and 10 kilometer routes take walkers through North Admiral, enjoying a number of viewpoints looking over Elliott Bay. 10K walkers also walk along the Puget Sound shoreline, through a number of parks and shoreline features.

This event is hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association. Information about volkssports will be available.

Dharma Yoga class @ SoundYoga
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From SoundYoga (WSB sponsor):

New Year’s Day Class: Dharma Yoga
Friday, January 1
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Join us for a special New Year’s Day class: We all want to find our true path in life. Dharma, which means our role, purpose or duty, has been supported by Yoga practice through out it’s history. Finding what brings us joy, not only energizes and sustains us, but benefits other as well. In this workshop we will explore how Yoga practice can guide us toward finding, living and enjoying our true path.

Health-focused New Year’s celebration class @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

To kick off 2016, we’re holding a special New Year’s Day class starting at 10 am on Friday, Jan. 1 at The Center for Movement & Healing:

This FRIDAY MORNING event includes 30 minutes of movement meditation at 10 am, followed by an hour of dance grooves and movement from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This health-focused celebration is a terrific way to step in to the New Year with plenty of positive energy!

Drop-in fee is $20, TAX INCLUDED. People can feel free to arrive at either time. Space is on the 2nd Floor. Street parking only, please.

For more info, click here to visit The Center for Movement & Healing
website [1].

We look forward to sharing this auspicious morning with West Seattle!

Wishing you the best,
Jill, Mel, Ann and Laurana at The Center for Movement & Healing

West Seattle Polar Bear Swim 2016 at Alki
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This starts from the sandy section of Alki, right across from Duke’s (58th/Alki) on January 1st, 2016. From longtime organizer Mark Ufkes:

The West Seattle Polar Bear Swim is on!
10 am Jan. 1, 2016 in front of Duke’s on Alki. We line up along the beach, hold hands, and after a short count down, we all run into the water. Last year, over 500 participated. We go into the water at 10 am sharp after the count down, so get there a little early. Bring water shoes, towel, change of clothes and your hopes and dreams for 2016.

Duke’s clam chowder is generously provided by Duke and his crew. This is a great way to wash away the complexities of 2015 and welcome the unlimited possibilities of 2016.

New Year’s Resolution Peace Garden/Labyrinth Walk @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On Friday, January 1, 2016, from 11 am to 1 pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will be hosting our first annual New Year’s Labyrinth Walk. We are inviting our neighbors in the West Seattle community to come and make a resolution or two and use the labyrinth as a tool to set your resolutions in motion. Hot cider and cocoa will be served. The labyrinth is located in the OLG Peace Garden at the Northeast corner of the church property, behind the Pastoral Center (just north of the church on the other side of Myrtle St.). Stop by anytime during the walk to take a turn through the labyrinth as well as to visit the St. Francis and Our Lady of Guadalupe areas of the garden for quiet reflection.

Jan
2
Sat
2016
Get Fit kick off training run @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Get Fit West Seattle 2016 will kick off on January 2nd at 8 am with ONE mile of running or walking. The West Seattle Runner Get Fit West Seattle Program is designed to train BEGINNER runners looking to do their first half marathon in June. Email with any questions: lori@westseattlerunner.com

Family story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Families are invited to bring their children to our special monthly Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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

Jan
3
Sun
2016
Hayden Eller performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hayden Eller (an acoustic based singer/songwriter in the vein of Bon Iver/Elliott Smith/Alexi Murdoch) performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday January 3rd, 3–5 pm.

Jan
5
Tue
2016
West Seattle Baseball registration open now!
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Baseball is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to teaching kids the game of baseball and giving them opportunities to get out on the diamond. In addition to regular season play, all kids ages 7 and older participate in post-season tournaments. Those kids wanting to continue playing have opportunities to play baseball well into the summer in programs such as All Star programs for ages 8-12 years old as well as summer recreation programs including the West Seattle Crush at the Pee Wee fields.

West Seattle Baseball hosts several summer all-star tournaments in West Seattle featuring some of the top teams in Western Washington.

West Seattle Baseball welcomes players of all experience levels. West Seattle Baseball is proudly affiliated with the national PONY Baseball organization. Our goals include teaching the fundamentals of baseball and good sportsmanship while building a sense of community among players and their families.

Practices begin in March, and the West Seattle Baseball regular season runs from the beginning of April to early June.

You can register today at WESTSEATTLEBASEBALL.COM.

West Seattle Shambhala Meditation Group @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


We’re back! The West Seattle Shambhala Meditation Group Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Please join our West Seattle Shambhala Facebook page where we will continue to periodically post articles and links during the summer to encourage and strengthen your meditation practice.

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

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

On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:
For questions, please contact Debi Crawford at 520-906-4123 or Susan Rosenberg at 720-300-8775 or email WestSeattleShambhala@gmail.com.

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

Brooks Ladies Night @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

We’re giving out Brooks Bucks!! Try on a bra (we’re doing fittings) or shoe gets and pop a Brooks Bucks Balloon which will reveal the amount of Brooks Bucks you win ($5-$25!) Brooks Bucks are to be used the night of the event on any Brooks product (bra, apparel, shoes). Since we are popping balloons, we will also pop the cork on some bubbly!!

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

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

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

Jan
6
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.) Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Saucony Everun group run @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) Wednesday January 6th at 6:15 pm for the Saucony Everun group run:

Join us for our weekly Wednesday group run and try out the Saucony Triumph and Guide! The new EVERUN shoes have been receiving a TON of positive feedback from runners so far, Saucony took it to the lab and created what runners like! We are handing out raffle tickets and we will have a photo booth area where we can transform ourselves into scientists. Receive a raffle ticket for coming for the evening, a raffle ticket for trying demo shoes, and a raffle ticket for taking a photo in the photo booth. Raffles include a t-shirt press and decals that read “EVERUN WASHINGTON”. There will be post run snack!

All our group runs meet at West Seattle Runner, are free, and there is no need to pre-register.

Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday January 6th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

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

Jan
7
Thu
2016
West Seattle Story Weavers workshop series begins @ Southwest Library
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join West Seattle Story Weavers! Write a short story in a four-week class that focuses on peer editing and writing as a craft.

Back by popular demand, class will be taught by Richard Sowa and Kate Stannard, local West Seattle writers.

Seattle Public Library – Southwest Branch
(upstairs classroom)

Thursday evenings in January 2016 – January 7, 14, 21, and 28th from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm.

No charge, which includes materials, class time and final editing by Kate and Richard.

Five students minimum, 15 max.

You must RSVP!

Email: katestannard223@gmail.com or (206) 304-6303 or
https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers

Thanks to Southwest Public Library for their support!

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

JANUARY 7, 14, 21, 28 (7:00–9:00 pm). READ THE KORAN IN FOUR WEEKS, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 206-935-6530, flcws.org

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

Jan
8
Fri
2016
Mobile blood drive @ PCC Natural Market
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworksNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at Pcc Natural Market-west Seattle (WSB sponsor) on Friday, January 8, 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.

Words, Writers & West Seattle: 14 Young Local Authors! @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

14 young local authors present their own books on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 5-7 pm. The public is invited to this FREE series at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village – “Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” First Friday Book Talk sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Students from Madison Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School will be talking about the books they’ve written as a part of a Community Learning Center program out of the West Seattle YMCA, first started at Madison Middle School and Sealth High School. The 14 Young Authors consist of nine from Madison Middle School and five from Chief Sealth International High School. Their stories, essays and poetry are bound into books published by the West Seattle YMCA Community Learning Center.

All purchases made by those attending the talk that afternoon and for the following five days will result in a contribution of ten percent of sales to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society under the Barnes & Noble’s Book Fair program.

Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by calling Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, “Words, Writers & West Seattle” by phone at 206-280-9983 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Obstacle Course & Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:25 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, January 8th, 6:00 pm–8:25 pm:

Invite your friends and neighbors for an evening of family fun at the West Seattle YMCA. Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track, play racquetball and go swimming. Free!

Gym, Running Track & Obstacle Course: 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Family Swim: 7:35 to 8:25pm

Ann Gates Fiser performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ann Gates Fiser performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday January 8th from 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

Ann Gates Fiser; acoustic singer/songwriter performing mostly original songs.

DJ Kingblind presents Rock & Roll High School @ Parliament Tavern
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What: DJ Kingblind presents Rock & Roll High School
When: Friday, January 8th, 8 pm
Where: Parliament Tavern

West Seattle local DJ Kingblind will be spinning a sonic battle of killer tunes. No cover!

Facebook event page here.

Piston Ready, Victoria Renee, Solar Sin, Machine perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Bitches Be Rockin’ w/ Piston Ready, Victoria Renee, Solar Sin, and Machine.

$10 / Ages 21+
Tickets online here.

Jan
9
Sat
2016
WTIA Polar Bear Plunge @ Alki Beach
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Take the plunge with Washington Technology Industry Association! Thanks to our sponsors at Tegile, we’ll be hosting a Polar Bear Plunge just for our techie community. Join us at Alki Beach, Saturday January 9th, at 9:00 am! WTIA members, non-members, friends, and family 18 and up are welcome to join! See you then.

We Polar Bear Plunge at 9:30 am!

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9am PT (plunge at 9:30am PT)
WHERE: Alki Beach: 1702 Alki Ave SW Seattle, 98116
WHO: WTIA members, non-members, friends, and family 18 and up

Duwamish Longhouse: 7th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 9th, 10 am-5 pm; free admission
at Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Open house, concert & reception. Celebrate the heritage of Greater Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Open house, 10-5, visit exhibit areas and art gallery. Festivities include: 11 am Film–Princess Angeline, 12 pm Film–Chief Seattle’s Speech. 1-2 pm Artist Reception–Katrina Lane: Unique Native Vision. 2 pm Concert– Stories by Roger Fernandes. Duwamish Heritage Group will invite friends to join in song and dance.
https://www.facebook.com/events/890673291001950/

It is the 7th Anniversary of the building of the first Duwamish Longhouse since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses. Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held.

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist and storyteller who shares the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast. A member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe, he was born and raised in Seattle and studied at the University of Washington.

Hope to see you there.
www.duwamishtribe.org Support the ancestors–donations in support of the continuing operation of the Longhouse are always welcome.

Free admission. Free parking in area.

Northwest Montessori School open house
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Northwest Montessori School in West Seattle:

Open House For Prospective Parents
Saturday, January 9th
10:00 am–12:00 pm

-We invite you to come meet the staff and tour the classrooms
-Learn about the Montessori approach to the education of children
-Recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

Programs available:
PRIMARY – Ages 2-1/2 to 6 years of age
HALF DAY 9 am-12 noon M-F
EXTENDED DAY 9 am-3 pm M-F
DAWN TO DUSK 7 am-6 pm M-F

www.northwestmontessori.org

Tilden School Open House for Prospective Parents
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10 am to noon at Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

We invite interested parents to a casual open house; chat with teachers and specialists, visit classrooms, and ask questions.

Cross Rhythm Trio performs @ Parliament Tavern
Jan 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Cross Rhythm Trio featuring members of Polyrhythmics

Featuring Ben Bloom, Jason Gray and Grant Schroff of Seattle’s afro-psycho-beat band Polyrhthmics. No cover.

When: Saturday, January 9th, 9 pm
Where: Parliament Tavern
Facebook event page here.

Echo Texture, Service Animal, Ahmi Ahms perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live indie music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Echo Texture, Service Animal, and Ahmi Ahms.

$7 / Ages 21+

Jan
10
Sun
2016
HPIC Tailgate Party @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Come join your 12th neighbors in celebrating your favorite team, no matter which one that is. Bring some holiday treats to share, and bring your own beverages.

This is an all ages event. HPIC is an inclusive organization, so everyone is welcome at HPIC, even if you come wearing a hat with horns, smelling of pickled herring and lutefisk.

Schedule:
Sunday, January 10th
9:00 am – Doors Open
10:00 am – Kick-off

Fitness Competition Fundraiser for Frances & John Smersh @ CrossFit Loft
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Happening at West Seattle’s CrossFit Loft:

Announcing our second annual Gains for Good competition Hosted by Loft Nation, Sunday January 10th from 10:30 am–4 pm. Please join us in our efforts to raise money to help a local family and business owners of Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), John and Frances Smersh. Frances was recently diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimers, a disease that progresses quickly. Through this event, we will be raising money to help Frances and her husband John pay for the current and looming medical expenses and eventual full time care. We are raising money to give them time to be together.

This year’s event will include a fitness competition performed in same gender or mixed gender pairs. All proceeds from the event will go to assisting the family with medical and personal expenses incurred throughout this process.

Donations will also be accepted at the the event. Food, drinks, shirts, and the Seahawks game will all be a part of the event as well.

Entrance in the alley behind Cherry Consignment.

Our event page on Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158119647878424/

Allison Preisinger performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Allison Preisinger performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday January 10th, 3–5 pm. More info from C & P:

Allison Preisinger; a local singer-songwriter that performs folk pop/rock. Northwest musicians and fans have described Seattle singer-songwriter Allison Preisinger’s music as raw and honest. Her writing and performances provide a combination of the sincerity of an unplugged Eric Clapton with the melodic poetry of a solo Joni Mitchell

Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday, January 10, 2016, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

A Celebration of Women Composers

Reverie, Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
Christine Menschner and Regina Thomas, Sopranos
Janet Anderson, piano

Suite, Melanie Bonis (1858-1937)
1. Pavane
2. Sarabande
3. Bourrée
Janet Anderson, piano

Mignonne, Cécile Chaminade (1861-1944)
Ronde d’amour
Fleur jetee
Regina Thomas, soprano
Janet Anderson, piano

Les Sylvains (The Fauns), op. 60, Cécile Chaminade
Air de ballet, op. 30, Cécile Chaminade
Janet Anderson, piano

W​unsch, Johanna Kinkel
Frühzeitiger Fühling, Josphine Lang
Den Abschied schnell genommen, Josephine Lang
Ich stand in dunklen Traeumen from Sechs Lieder op. 13, Clara Schumann
Das Veilchen, Clara Schumann
Christine Menschner, soprano
Janet Anderson, piano

Deux pièces pour piano, Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
1. Larghetto
2. Valse lente
Janet Anderson, piano

Three Browning Songs, Op. 44, Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)
1. The Year’s at the Spring
2. Ah, Love, but a day!
3. I send my heart up to Thee
Regina Thomas, soprano, Janet Anderson, piano

Calèche en 2000, Pierrette Mari (b. 1929)
Janet Anderson, piano

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

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

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.

Jan
11
Mon
2016
The 7th Annual Preschool Fair @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 7th Annual Preschool Fair hosted by the West Seattle Preschool Association is planned for Monday, January 11th from 5:30-7:30 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Majority of programs are for 2.5-5 year olds, but many offer programs for under 2.5, as well as before and afterschool care. Free for families! Children welcome!

Please REGISTER (www.westseattlepreschoolassociation.com) through our site and check our website frequently as information will be added as we receive it and schools attending will be listed.

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

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan.

Book Description: Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer–the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan’s book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis’s iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes.

View in Catalog: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan

Next Month’s Title: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

This group meets the second Monday of the month.

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

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

New Year’s Resolution Cocktail class @ Salty's on Alki
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

At Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Shake or stir your way into the new year under the tutelage of Salty’s innovative bartenders. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to become your own master mixologist. Salty’s cocktail classes make it easy for you to learn what you’ve always wanted to know. Basic bar skills are presented in this cocktails class, held at Salty’s on Alki. Salty’s chefs provide appetizers to nosh while you sip on cocktails. Receive recipes to take home with you to guide you into the new year! Here’s your class schedule and menu:

The cost is only $49 (does not include tax and gratuity). Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity by calling 206-937-1600 today. Reservations by phone are required and, well, yes, you must be 21 or older!

COCKTAIL CLASS — SALTY’S ON ALKI
Monday, Jan. 11, 7:00 pm

Here’s your menu:

The Cocktail: Super Bowl Sunday Mary
Vodka, salsa mary mix
The Taste: Prawn Quesadilla Skewer

The Cocktail: X-Rated Sparkler
360 Huckleberry Vodka, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, lemon lime and Prosecco
The Taste: Coconut Prawn and Leche de Tigre Dip

The Cocktail: Kick in the IPA
Blood orange juice, bourbon, jalapeño, IPA beer
The Taste: Orange Mango-Glazed Chicken Skewers

Rippin Chicken performs @ Parliament Tavern
Jan 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Rippin Chicken returns to West Seattle, bringing their greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz. No cover.

When: Monday, January 11th, 9 pm
Where: Parliament Tavern
Facebook event page here.

Jan
12
Tue
2016
Hope Lutheran preschool open house
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hope Lutheran School is hosting their preschool open house on January 12th, 2016, at 6:30–8:00 pm.

Looking at preschools for your 3 or 4 year old? Learn more about our
play-based preschool program, meet our experienced teachers and watch your child(ren) as they explore the classroom. Fun guaranteed!

Collage Cure workshops w/Deborah Faye Lawrence begin @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Collage Cure for the NW Winter Blues
A seven-week series of workshops with collagist Deborah Faye Lawrence, MFA

Tuesday evenings, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
6:45 pm to 9:15 pm
$40 per session; $250 for the entire series

Join Seattle’s award-winning and fearless satirical collagist as we pillage magazines and make beautiful art of the remnants.

Fee: Covers instruction, supplies, materials, inspiration.

Bring your own: Hands, eyes, fervor, sense of humor, old magazines.

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Jan
13
Wed
2016
Game On! @ High Point Library
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Hour of Code: Code Your Masterpiece @ Southwest Library
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at the Southwest Library Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4–6 pm. In a very special Hour of Code, learn how to draw pictures, write music and create choose-your-own-adventure games using Pencil Code!

Learn how to code through fun and interactive activities in a space reserved just for ages 10-18. Bring a friend; we’ll bring the snacks and supplies.

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

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

Free Irish Set Dance Party @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Irish Set Dance Party at Kenyon Hall January 13th. Try something new!

Join us for an evening of Irish Set Dancing (Irish square dance). From 6:30 to 7 pm there will be instruction in the basics, then traditional dancing 7 pm to 9 pm. No partner is necessary. Jim Belcher will teach and call. Call Connie with questions; 206-935-5648. Sponsored by Puget Sound Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Harbor School open house, with special invitation to West Seattleites
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Harbor School (WSB sponsor) will hold an Open House on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm for prospective students and their families living in West Seattle and on Vashon. Harbor School now serves Kindergarten through 8th Grade – having recently acquired Carpe Diem Primary School, a K-3 independent school on Vashon.

Open House Highlights: The faculty and staff will present an overview of the curriculum and discuss enrichment offerings such as art, service learning, outdoor education and more. Classroom tours will be led by current families and staff. A question and answer period will be included and admission materials will be on hand for those wishing to enroll for the 2016-17 school year. Prospective parents and their children are encouraged to attend. Refreshments to be provided as well.

Enrollment applications are now available for 2016-17 admission into both Carpe Diem Primary (grades K – 3) and Harbor School (grades 4 – 8). Applications will be available at the event or you may download one from the school’s website (www.harborschool.org). The admission deadline is January 31, 2016. Enrollment decisions are made in early March, 2016.

FOR WEST SEATTLE FAMILIES interested in attending, please RSVP by phone at (206) 567-5955 or by email at admissions@harborschool.org. Shuttle service will be offered to West Seattle attendees walking on at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal and arriving on Vashon. Attendees wishing to utilize the shuttle must RSVP prior to the event.

About Harbor School
Established in 1995, Harbor School celebrates 20 years as an independent school on Vashon Island serving students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. In 2015, Carpe Diem Primary became a division of Harbor School. Small class size, academic excellence, meaningful service learning, over 30 days of outdoor education and travel study every year, and an integrated arts curriculum make for an exceptional education.

34th District Democrats’ meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

34th District Democrats usually meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Regular monthly meeting for the 34th District Democrats at the Hall at Fauntleroy. More information on the agenda page here.

Roo Forrest and Friends perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roo Forrest and Friends performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Wednesday January 13th, 7–9 pm. All ages, no cover. More from C & P:

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

Open Mic @ The Treehouse Lounge
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

January 13th We have an Open Mic at The Treehouse Lounge. Sign up at 7:15 pm; we start at 8 pm. Bring your Music, Poetry and passion. Equipment and back available. All ages till 11 pm. With your host Alan Sobel.

Jan
14
Thu
2016
King County celebrates legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Paramount Theatre
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The public is invited to help King County celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 14th at a free event:

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word” –Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King County and its employees invites the public to join the County in its annual celebration honoring the life of one of the driving forces behind that effort, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme focuses on the idea that Dr. King’s greatest tool in building his “Beloved Kingdom” was the power of love.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
Noon – 1 p.m.
Paramount Theatre

The historic Paramount Theater will be the backdrop for the celebration. It is a free event and the public is invited to come join King County employees in recognizing the life of America’s foremost leader for Civil Rights and commemorate his vision of an America offering opportunity for all.

King County Superior Court Judge Wesley Saint Clair, the Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court, will present this celebration’s keynote address. Other speakers at the celebration will include King County Executive Dow Constantine.

The celebration will include musical performances by celebrated folk singer Naomi Wachira.

The Paramount Theater is accessible. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations will be provided upon advance request. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Paula Harris-White at 206-263-2444.

West Seattle Artwalk: Arshin Aghashteh – Wild Blossom @ Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

During West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday January 14th, 6 pm to 9 pm at Twilight Gallery and Boutique:

Arshin Aghashteh – Wild Blossom

Art Walk January 14th, 6 to 9 pm
Exhibit: December 20th – January 31st
(Reception with the artist, January 31st 2–6 pm)

Arshin Aghashteh’s paintings are the battlefield of forces from two contradictory worlds. Here, a linear and orderly world clashes with the unstable and amorphous world of canvas, resulting in a collision that is manifested in explosions, eruptions and chaos. This is an improvised explosion captured on the canvas in a moment.

These explosions trigger immediate and unpredictable results. It is the accident that holds sway over everything, aspiring to embody new forms and molds by disturbing the order of things. A simple story is relived repeatedly in this collection, each time with new details and a meticulous narrative. From this perspective, it recalls the ancient
tradition of Persian painting.

The white background of the works on the one hand and the absence of human agency on the other hand portray a still and frozen world. The painting is frozen in a very short moment of time. The timing is accurate and precise to illustrate details vividly.

Explosions occur in silence, colorful and beautiful, like wild blossoms.

Facebook invitation page here.

New Start Key Club Potato Bake Dinner @ New Start High School
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The New Start Alternative High School Key Club in the Highline School District will again, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of White Center, hold its Annual Baked Potato Dinner complete with loaded baked potatoes, salad, beverage and dessert and music from the Tes Thomas Band.

The event this year will be Thursday evening, January 14, 2016, running from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

TICKETS for the event may be obtained in advance and/or at the door. ADULTS are $15 or two for $25. There is a sponsorship option, for $50 you will receive formal recognition as well as 5 tickets. Children under 5 are as usual free.

For addition information and/or ticket purchase please contact any member of the White Center Kiwanis and/or Bill Tracy. The latter may be reached at this email address, billnancytracy@aol.com, or 206-248-2441, and/or 11514-21 st Place Sw, Burien, 98146. We look forward to seeing you there.

The New Start Key Club is part of an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. The Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of White Center.

Jan
15
Fri
2016
The Dave Holo Trio performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

When:
Friday, January 15, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Sports Night @ West Seattle YMCA
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, January 15th, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm:

Enjoy a Friday evening filled with teamwork, active play and fun at the West Seattle YMCA! Join your Y friends for a sports night with Coach Harley. Meet new families, learn new games and play some old favorites. Free!

Jason McCue performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jason McCue performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday January 15th, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Jason McCue; upbeat alternative folk music, inspired by the greats such as Crosby, Stills, & Nash, The Beatles, Elliott Smith, and many more. The sound is very melodic, consisting of just one singer and guitarist, but with mostly higher tempos. Recordings of my songs can be found at jasonmccue1.bandcamp.com or Facebook.com/jasonmccmuemusic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blumeadows, The 11th Hour Orchestra perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Saturday, December 12th at 9 pm: Enjoy an evening of live “sci-fi rock” music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Blumeadows, and The 11th Hour Orchestra.

$7 / Age 21+

Jan
16
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

Caspar Babypants concert – CANCELED @ South Seattle College
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

*Canceled due to the performer’s illness*

Caspar Babypants concert! The tickets sales from the concert support the Mary E. Philips Scholarship Fund for the South Seattle College Cooperative Preschool. It’s a super fun time for a great cause. Come dance with your kids and help keep co-op preschool available and affordable for all families.

Saturday, January 16th, 10:30 am
Brockey Center at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)
45 minute show
Tickets cost $7.00 (kids under 1 yr. are free)

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Women’s Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Jan 16 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Saturday, January 16th, 6:15 pm–8:00 pm:

A special women’s only swim offered twice per month at the West Seattle YMCA! After closing hours, the Y stays open for women to enjoy our pools areas (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub) on the first and third Saturdays of the month! Open to women ages 13 and up. First come, first serve with 30 women max. Check-in begins at 5:45 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jan 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.

Big Bad, The Flying Tortugas, White Horse perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Enjoy live hard rock music at Skylark Café & Club at 9:00-pm–11:45 pm featuring The Big Bad, The Flying Tortugas, and White Horse.

$7 / Ages 21+
Tickets online here.

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

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

Jan
17
Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 17 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

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

More info on the March 15th work party here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Young's Restaurant
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

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

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. For a map of which vendors are where, click here. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

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


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Jamtime performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jamtime performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday January 17th, 1 pm–4 pm. More info from C & P:

Bluegrass and old-time music with Jamtime.

Building Healthy Connections
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

An Emotional Fitness Zone meetup:

Building Healthy Connections I
January 17, 2016
4:00–6:00 pm

What is connection?

Describe some connections that you like and are pleasant to you. What do they feel like to you?

Describe some connections that you do not like and are unpleasant to you. What do they feel like to you?

What are the expectations that you have in connecting with others?

When we connect with others, are there any disappointments that you might experience and has negative impact on you?

How do you deal with these unpleasant connections?

The goal of our January and February meetings is to explore the meaning of Building Healthy Connections. In January, we are going to learn the meaning of connection and their impact on us. We want to increase our awareness to distinguish different kinds of connection and their trigger. Instead of using our usual way to react to certain connection, we want to develop strategies to deal with it productively and constructively.

Please join us for our January Meetup. Let’s have a fresh start to welcome 2016.

Space is limited. $15.00 per person.

Please sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Fitness-Zone/

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Jan 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Mon
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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30–10:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

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

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

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Tue
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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library!

Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: birth – 1 year.

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

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

Mobile blood drive @ South Seattle College
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Clock Tower Plaza at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12:30 to 1:30 pm for a break).

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

A blood donation takes less than an hour. You get cookies and juice afterwards, and the satisfaction of helping others! Remember, Washington State Executive Order # 02-01 allows state employees to take paid leave to donate blood.

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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

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

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

When:
Tuesdays, January, 2016, 5–8 pm

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Jan 19 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

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

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

‘Encouraging Backyard Cottages’ community meeting @ Filipino Community Center
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Encouraging Backyard Cottages – Community Meetings with Councilmember Mike O’Brien:

January 19, 6:00–7:30 pm
Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S

The purpose of these meetings is to get public input on potential land use code changes that would encourage greater production of backyard cottages (also called detached accessory dwelling units or DADUs). CM Mike O’Brien and staff from the Office of Planning & Community Development will be available to discuss idea and questions on a range of potential code changes we are exploring in anticipation of legislation to be drafted in late February and early March.

For more information, please visit our project website. Contact me with any questions: Nick Welch, Senior Urban Planner, City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development, nicolas.welch@seattle.gov.

Evening book group @ High Point Library
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the High Point Library, 6:30–7:45 pm. This month’s title is “Kindred” by Octavia Butler.

Book description: Suddenly cast back in time, Dana experiences Southern slavery firsthand as fate forces her to protect her ancestors.

View in Catalog: “Kindred” by Octavia Butler

Next month’s title: “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

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

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

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

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

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

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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Wed
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Lafayette Elementary Kindergarten Tours @ Lafayette Elementary School
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am

Lafayette Elementary School is hosting Kindergarten Tours for prospective parents on:

Wednesday, January 20, 9:30 am–10:10 am
and
Thursday, February 04, 1:15 pm–2:15 pm

Baby Peppers group begins @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

PEPS has a Baby Peppers (parent and baby 5-12 mo) Group starting January 20th at 10:30 am–12 pm at the Fauntleroy YMCA. Meets for 11 weeks. Registration required at www.peps.org. Financial assistance available.

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A Mah Jongg Fever Meetup sponsored event: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 1:30 pm at the Delridge Uptown Espresso.

All levels welcome and we teach beginners. It’s free to attend and a nominal donation (to be used to help various charities) is encouraged.

Membership is not required. For more info:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/

Homework help @ High Point Library
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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

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

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

Morgan Community Association’s quarterly meeting @ The Kenney
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

From the Morgan Community Assocation (MoCA):

Our first meeting of 2016 starts off with a bang! We will have a short regular MoCA meeting from 6:00 to 6:45 pm to do normal business and officer elections. At 7:00 pm we will transition to a West Seattle wide presentation on two topics which will affect all neighborhoods; the implementation of the HALA “Grand Bargain” and upcoming code changes governing Mother-in-Law apartments and back yard cottages. All West Seattle community people are invited to attend and learn more about these and how to stay informed and get engaged. It is expected that the Mother-in-Law/Backyard Cottages code changes will go before City Council in late February, so now is the time to learn more.

DETAILED AGENDA:

6:00 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
_NOTE EARLIER START TIME FOR THIS MEETING_

6:05 OLD BUSINESS
Morgan Neighborhood Park & Street Fund award status
Join the Morgan Junction Festival Planning Committee

6:20 NEW BUSINESS
New Legislation: proposed Marijuana Zoning Locations
Sound Transit ST-3 and Morgan Junction
Lowman Beach shoreline retaining wall

6:40 MOCA ELECTIONS –
_SLATE OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2016

6:45 MOCA MEETING _ADJOURNMENT FOLLOWED AT 7:00 PM BY:

SPECIAL WEST SEATTLE – WIDE MEETING:
“HALA” WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT ??

7:00-8:00

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

34th District Republicans meeting @ American Legion Hall
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the American Legion Hall; 3618 SW Alaska St 98126. For specific meeting agendas, click here.

Delridge District Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Madison PTSA meeting w/Expert Panel on Cyberbullying @ Madison Middle School
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday January 20th, 7 pm
Madison Middle School Library
A special meeting:
Social Media – Cyberbullying Expert Panel

That’s right! As a follow up to the Finding Kind program for our students in December, school administration has put together an expert panel of representatives from Seattle Children’s, Seattle Public Schools, OSPI (Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) and UW to help our families navigate these difficult years. Let’s have a high turnout for this panel! Everyone is busy but it is important to take time to tool yourself with the advice and input from our experts.

Special Guests!
Seattle Children’s
Seattle Public Schools
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
University of Washington

Wednesday, January 20 at 7 pm in the school library.
There will be a short PTSA meeting prior to the panel.

We hope you will make time to attend this important event!

WordsWest Literary Series: “Resolutions Gone Awry” @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WordsWest Literary Series.

Resolutions Gone Awry
with Christine Deavel and John Marshall
Favorite Poem by Ann Przyzycki, Publisher of Isthmus

We will focus on the quickly forgotten, the over-the-top, the somewhat twisted New Year’s Resolutions for our first WordsWest program of 2016: Resolutions Gone Awry. This month’s event is sponsored by Isthmus: a print journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published biannually in Seattle

We’re looking forward to a second year of bringing world class writers to town. For the January 20th, 2016 edition of WordsWest Literary Series, beloved Seattle poets Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall, will join us for WordsWest’s kickoff for the New Year. This month WordsWest Literary Series is grateful to be sponsored by Isthmus which will allows us to pay our poets for their time and their talent.

Christine Deavel is co-owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium and works as a patient and family liaison at Harborview Medical Center. Her collection Woodnote was published by Bear Star Press and received the Washington State Book Award in 2012. Born in Indiana, she has lived in Seattle since 1986.

J.W. Marshall, also known as John, co-owns and operates Open Books, a twenty-year-old poetry-only bookstore in the Wallingford neighborhood. He has most recently had poetry published in the Seattle Times and he has poems forthcoming in Poetry Northwest and Hubbub. He has taught workshops through Hugo House. In 2008 Oberlin College Press published his full-length poetry collection, Meaning a Cloud.

Every third Wednesday, 7 pm, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On September January 20th, we welcome West Seattle resident, Ann Przyzycki, Publisher of Isthmus: a journal that seeks to create a thoughtful, memorable reading experience that showcases a range of styles and perspectives. Isthmus hopes to bring a little of Seattle to the world and a little of the rest of the world to Seattle.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw.

Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary

For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com

WS community meeting: HALA; code changes @ The Kenny
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Following the 6 pm meeting of Morgan Community Assocation (MoCA):

At 7:00 pm we will transition to a West Seattle-wide presentation on two topics which will affect all neighborhoods; the implementation of the HALA “Grand Bargain” and upcoming code changes governing Mother-in-Law apartments and back yard cottages. All West Seattle community people are invited to attend and learn more about these and how to stay informed and get engaged. It is expected that the Mother-in-Law/Backyard Cottages code changes will go before City Council in late February, so now is the time to learn more.

SPECIAL WEST SEATTLE – WIDE MEETING:
“HALA” WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT ??

7:00-8:00
HALA: An Overview, The Grand Bargain, Focused Outreach and Next Steps
Jesseca Brand, City of Seattle Planning

8:00-9:00
Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADU’s or Backyard Cottages) and Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs or Mother-in-law Apartments)
Nick Welch, City of Seattle Planning

MARIJUANA RETAIL ZONES – COMMENTS REQUESTED BY CITY COUNCIL
In December, the City Council took up the topic of adjusting where marijuana shops could located, discussing things like how far apart they should be and how close to parks, schools etc. Several members of Council were concerned that the legislation was moving through without getting input from the communities that would be affected by changes of
the rules. We bring this to your attention in that Morgan Junction would be affected. If you go to the following links, you can see that Morgan Junction goes from having no land zoned for a retail shop to having several blocks becoming available. If you have comments on this, either positive, negative or you want more information, this public notice
tells you how to submit comments. COMMENTS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 11, 2016

http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/LUIB/Notice.aspx?BID=1094&NID=21205

The link below will take you to the Council presentation that shows a map of the areas allowed under the existing 1,000 foot separation rule and the areas that would be allowed under a proposed 250 foot rule:

http://seattle.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=0bc26651-1422-4bc9-bb52-8378051c16e8.pptx

The map showing areas under a proposed 500 foot rule is found at this link:

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cs/groups/pan/@pan/documents/web_informational/p2355368.pdf

CITY CONTACT: Gordon Clowers, Senior Planner, (206) 684-8375, gordon.clowers@seattle.gov

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Jan
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Thu
2016
Little Peppers group begins @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

PEPS has a Little Peppers (parent, toddler and newborn) Group starting January 21st at 10-11:30 am at the Fauntleroy YMCA. Meets for 11 weeks. Registration required at www.peps.org. Financial assistance available.

Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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

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

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ High Point Library
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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

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

Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

*STARTS EARLY ON JANUARY 21ST SO MEMBERS CAN THEN ATTEND DESIGN REVIEW MEETING*

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

West Seattle Timebank meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our first potluck and members meeting of the year. Learn about Timebanking and meet members.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Where: Senior Center of West Seattle

Time: 6:30 – 7:00 Potluck (PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE)
7:00 – 8:30 meeting & member quest speaker

CHECK THIS OUT! WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE: www.westseattletimebank.org
Your friends can submit an application on line now and learn all about the Timebank’s upcoming orientations, events and meetings.

Denny & Sealth Schools’ Junior Bands Music Concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 21st at 7:00 pm, the Chief Sealth International High School and the Denny International Middle School will be having their Junior Music Concert at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, featuring the Denny Junior Bands, Denny Junior Orchestra, Beginning Orchestra, Denny Jazz, and Mariachi. Please mark your calendars for this FREE opportunity.

Open Mic: Unplugged! @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The third Thursday of the month, from 7–9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music that don’t require mics or amps. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and the C & P Coffeehouse.

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

The Deep Cuts with DJ Kingblind @ Maharajah Cuisine of India
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At Maharajah Cuisine of India, Thursday nights:

You know when you’re sitting in your favorite bar and you think, “God, I wish they would play some [insert favorite song here].” Well good friends, your night has come! We hope to turn you on to some great music as well as play your favorite deep tracks. Remember, it’s not really a jukebox thing. Think of it as a interactive discussion with your favorite music nerds that drink. It’s every Thursday night at 7 pm. That’s easy enough to remember, right? Oh, did we mention the food is as good as the drinks? Serious, this place is great. See you soon!

Complete details here:
http://www.thedeepcuts.net/

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Alauda Facebook page here.

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night @ Treehouse Lounge
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art & Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Treehouse Lounge! Gather your friends and have a fun evening!

PRIZES:
* 5 “pints” for bonus questions (after rounds 1, 3, 4, 6, 8);
* 1st place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge, $25;
* 2nd place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge $15.

**Plus, Extra bonus prizes each week

Thursday nights, 8 pm–10 pm

Hosted by Geeks Who Drink

Jan
22
Fri
2016
West Seattle Garden Club Meeting @ Daystar Retirement Village
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Friday, January 22, 2016 is Meeting Day for the West Seattle Garden Club at Daystar Retirement Village (in Building # 3).

Beginning with Registration ($5.00 Fee) and a Coffee Social Half Hour at 10:00 am. Followed by a Business Meeting and presentation of Design and Horticulture Commentary of exhibits. Design schedule includes designs using one or more shades of green or Winter design using one or more snow people figures. Designer’s choice and Beginners only designs. Horticulture featuring any specimen of merit.

At 11:15 am, the Morning Study Program will present Jim Fuller, Daystar CEO and Master Gardener, sharing his knowledge of “Caci in Idaho”. Lunch Break will be at 12 Noon, Brown Bag, with dessert and beverages served by the Club. The Afternoon Program begins at 12:45 pm, with Master Gardener, Helen Weber, speaking on the “Ethel Dupar Fragrant Garden” designed for the Blind and focused on plants that are intensely fragrant or wonderfully soft. The Afternoon Program will conclude at 1:45 pm.

More Club information is available at www.westseattlegardenclub.com

LEGO Extravaganza @ West Seattle YMCA
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, January 22nd, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm:

Build a fantastic creation from your imagination at the West Seattle YMCA! Show off your engineering, architecture and inventive skills as you build a medieval castle, evergreen forest, space station or whatever else you might dream up! There will be prizes for Lego creations in a variety of age groups. Lego bricks are provided, but we are also looking for donations. If you have kids that have outgrown their Legos, please consider donating them to our Lego Extravaganza.

Free!

Mitchell Mirande performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Mitchell Mirande performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday January 22nd, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Mitchell Mirande (Singer/ Songwriter); Based out of the University of Washington, Mitchell Mirande serenades his way towards the dominant paradigm of a Seattle Based Singer Song writer. He has a charismatic presence to go along with his smooth voice, which falls somewhere between Ed Sheeran and Dave Matthews Band.

Teacher Training Information Evening @ SoundYoga
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From SoundYoga (WSB sponsor):

Teacher Training Information Evening
Friday, January 22
7:00 – 8:00 pm
at SoundYoga

Are you interested in deepening your personal practice, or becoming a Yoga teacher? Come to our informal SoundYoga Teacher Training Info night.

-This training fulfills all the requirements for a SoundYoga Teacher Certification. -You will have the personal attention of a mentor throughout the training.
-You will experience the rewards of practicing the teaching techniques you learn.
-We treat the mind, body and spirit as a whole, and each person as an individual.
-We adapt the yoga to each of our students.
-Only ten applicants are accepted ensuring that you will benefit from our holistic methods and a rich, personal learning environment. .

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jan 22 @ 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.

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Daisy Day Band (EP release), Death Muffins perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Friday January 22nd, 9:00-pm–11:45 pm Enjoy live rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Daisy Day Band (EP release!), and Death Muffins.

$7 / Age 21+

Jan
23
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 23 @ 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.

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park natural areas is in need of help healing and expanding native habitat for wildlife. Feel free to join the work ‘party’ every 4th Saturday, 9:00 – noon. Dress in sturdy clothes that can handle the day’s weather & blackberry thorns. Tools provided. Bring your own gloves or use a pair of ours. We are restoring wildlife habitat, so please leave dogs at home.

Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, email mekwamooks@yahoo.com, and check out the website at https://mekwamooks.wordpress.com/

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday, January 23rd, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Student Showcase @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday January 23rd, 2 pm–5 pm: Student Showcase featuring the students of Rebeqa Rivers,

Called “a powerful, trained voice” (The Stranger) and “an inspiring and excellent teacher” (Mike McCready, Pearl Jam), Seattle-based teacher and performer, Rebeqa Rivers, M.M.Ed, takes the mystery out of singing with clear explanations and examples. Specializing in teaching contemporary vocal styles and songwriting, her teaching style combines the health and power of classical technique with broad stylistic understanding from years of professional performing. Rebeqa collaborated with Rain City Rock Camp For Girls to develop a rock-vocal curriculum and she returns annually to teach with Rain City Rock Camp and Ladies Rock Camp. Rebeqa currently serves as co-director of critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble, Abrace.

Jim Nason performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Jim Nason performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday January 23rd, 7–9 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Jan 23 @ 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.

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

The Midnight Serenaders perform @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Live music at Kenyon Hall Saturday January 23rd at 7:30 pm:

The Midnight Serenaders provide an infectious and irreverent take on the raucous and carefree music of The Jazz Age. The Portland band creates a sound reminiscent of the small swing combos popular during the 20s and 30s, adding a Hawaiian flavor with the inclusion of ukulele and steel guitar, plus lots of clarinet and muted trumpet.

Their repertoire consists of specially chosen gems from the past, as well as vintage sounding original songs. Please visit www.midnightserenaders.com to learn more about this wonderful
ensemble, recommended to us by Kenyon Hall favorite Casey MacGill. Or visit http://youtu.be/515ETBaDqxI for a listen.

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

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

Singer Songwriter Showcase @ The Treehouse Lounge
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Singer Songwriter Showcase at The Treehouse Lounge on January 23rd, starts at 8 pm with John Wies, Jim Hanna,Scott MX Turner, Zach Rourke. All of these folks are some of Seattle’s best and totally unique. All ages till 11 pm. With your host Alan Sobel.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 23 @ 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!!

West Side Glory: CHILL @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

West Seattle’s Fabulous Queer Variety Show, West Side Glory, returns to the Skylark on Saturday, January 23rd:

Seattle’s Quarterly Somewhat Queer Variety Show returns to get 2016 started off right! Comedy, Music, Drag, Burlesque and GoGo Bears!

Joining us in January will be Adé A Cônnére, Michael Cagle, Gertie Loins, Elicia Sanchez, Jianda Monique, Mandy Flame, LatinRose (Ruth Soto),David Johnson and the Sweetheart of West Side Glory Mizz Honey Bucket!

And of course the GoGo Bears – our BIGGEST sleuth ever – Feral Red, Sugar Bear/Aaron Ness, Jakey Vegas/Jake McDermott, Calamity James/Jim Crownover, Chunky Bruiser/Ross Ferguson and possibly MORE!

Advanced Tickets – $10
$12 Cash At The Door
Doors at 8:00 PM. Show at 9:00 PM
21 and Over! We get a little bit naughty.

ADVANCED TICKETS –
http://www.skylarkcafe.com/new-events/2016/1/23/west-side-glory-chill-1012-21

Jan
24
Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 24 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Journey Foursquare Church – is a warmly welcoming congregation of Jesus-followers who heed the words of St. Francis of Assisi “Preach the Gospel – using words only if necessary”. We feel the best expression of the compassion of Jesus is not by judging others, but by living His teachings by feeding the poor (we provide a weekly foodbank on Sunday nights), providing clothing for the naked, healing the sick (prayer & assistance) and preaching the good news of Jesus in the prisons & youth detention centers of King County. We have a large outreach to the homeless population of West Seattle… Sunday service is 6 PM held in the fellowship of our dear friends at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church – enter through the doors on the southeast corner of 42nd Ave & SW Hanford SW. 206/890-8110. Come join us!

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Seattle Ward: Sunday services; Sacrament Meeting 9 – 10 am; Sunday School 10 – 11 am; Priesthood and Relief Society 11 am – 12 pm, 4001 44th Ave SW.

*Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ (9140 California Ave SW). The people of Fauntleroy Church have gathered since 1908, providing a safe and sacred place to discover who we are, how God is present in our lives, and what following Jesus means, here and now. We respect the
unique expectations and gifts that each person brings and are united in the belief that God is still speaking and that loving one another makes a difference. Worship and church school at 10 am; robust music ministry. www.fauntleroyucc.org; 206-932-5600.

Skate Church is now in our NEW location in Admiral! We are a Youth Church who has been serving the youth of West Seattle for over 7 years — and recently moved into our new location in the youth room of our friends at Westside Presbyterian Church at 3601 California Avenue SW. We are “open and welcoming” to youth from ALL backgrounds, for middle through high school grades. meeting every Tuesday, 4-8 pm. (In the summer months June-August we meet for BBQ & Games at Whale Tail Park at Alki Beach). All activities are fully chaperoned by adults who have been undergone National Background Check screenings. For more information, call 206/890-8110.

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

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 24 @ 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. For a map of which vendors are where, click here. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

Knit at the Coffee House @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your knitting to the meetup at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday January 24th, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm.

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 24 @ 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.

Jan
25
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Jan 25 @ 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

Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon book group at the Southwest Library. This month’s title is “Exit Ghost” by Philip Roth.

Book Description: Like Rip Van Winkle returning to his hometown to find that all has changed, Nathan Zuckerman comes back to New York, the city he left eleven years before. Alone on his New England mountain, Zuckerman has been nothing but a writer: no voices, no media, no terrorist threats, no women, no news, no tasks other than his work and the enduring of old age.

Next Month’s Title: “Nineteen Minutes” by Jody Picoult

This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 pm, except during months with a Monday holiday.

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

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Intro to Digital Photography @ Delridge Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge library to learn how to go beyond automatic to make your camera do what you want it to. Registration is required.

Explore what those other modes and settings on your camera can do for your photographs. Also discuss some basic principles of designing a compelling photograph. For all levels of experience, shooting any digital camera.

Bring your camera, a fully-charged battery, a memory card and your camera user’s manual if you have it to class along with 3 photographs to share out of pride or to ask what went wrong or what more could I have done with the camera. Your sample 3 images should be on a flash drive, DVD or as small prints.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, call 206-733-9125.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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

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

Parent School Budget Training @ John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Invitation from the Budget Dept: Parent School Budget Training

Understanding the School Budget

Ever wondered how school funding, staffing and budgets are determined, but never knew who to ask? The Seattle Public Schools Finance team is excited to present an evening dedicated to understanding the school budget process. They’ll share helpful information such as when the 2016-17 school planning dates occur, an overview of the budgeting process, how funding is determined and schools are staffed, including understanding information around class sizes and the process for parent involvement. Mark your calendar now for this fun and informative evening event. January 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the auditorium of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE).

Individuals who may need an auxiliary aid or service for this event should contact Patricia Stambor by phone at 206-252-0204, or email accessibility@seattleschools.org by Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Jan 25 @ 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.

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30–10:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

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

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

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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!

Jan
26
Tue
2016
Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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

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

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

When:
Tuesdays, January, 2016, 5–8 pm

Talk on Heart Health @ High Point Library
Jan 26 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

At the High Point Library:

Join Miranda Taylor for a class on heart health.

Class: Achieving the Perfectly Healthy Heart (Cholesterol, Heart Problems, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, and more. Shoot for a higher ideal than drugs and surgeries.)

DATE: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TIME: Healthy snacks and mingle: 6:15 pm. Event: 6:30–7:30 pm.

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/HighPointHealth/

LOCATION: Seattle Public Library, High Point Branch. Free Parking.

MEDICAL MYTHS ABOUND THESE DAYS, but the truth is emerging. Come hear Miranda Taylor, L.Ac [2]., EAMP, NRTP, MTCM expose some of the myths about heart health: Lowering blood cholesterol levels prevents heart disease, Eating saturated fat leads to heart disease, Cholesterol-lowering drugs cure heart disease, HRT protects women from heart disease.

AND SOME TRUTHS: What your blood pressure numbers tell your Chinese doctor about your overall health, vitality and your blood; Palpitations are often due to thyroid or electrolyte issues; Other organ problems affect the heart. How to heal them and more!

www.taylorgoodhealth.com, 206-932-4371

Watercolor class with Jennifer Carrasco @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Learn to paint or brush up on your skills with instructor Jennifer Carrasco (http://www.carrascostudio.com/). This 6 week course will cover the basics of watercolor painting as well as refining technique for more advanced students. Cost is $150.00 and class meets Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at C & P Coffee.

For more information, contact Jennifer Carrasco at: jennifer@carrascostudio.com.

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

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

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Jan
27
Wed
2016
Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 27 @ 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!

Homework help @ High Point Library
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Homework Help volunteers will be at the High Point Library to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.

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

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

Grand opening for SW Pool Fitness Room @ Southwest Pool
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 27 at 5 pm at Southwest Pool to celebrate the grand opening of the new fitness room at the facility.

The fitness room provides increased access to health and fitness spaces to support overall fitness and reduced risk of chronic diseases caused by inactivity. Community members, partnership organizations, swimmers and Southwest Pool staff are invited to attend the event.

The Southwest Pool fitness room project began following a proposal from the Southwest Advisory Council in April 2006. The room was originally an unutilized space following the completion of the gym at the then Southwest Community Center. Construction and planning was led by Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Southwest Advisory Council and Ravenna-Eckstine Advisory Council and the Associated Recreation Council.

The fitness room was completed in December 2015 and provides machines for weight training (powered by compressed air), stretch bands and balance discs, and space for static stretching. The space will allow for community members and regular swimmers to diversify their workouts while still in the same facility, decreasing the risk of overuse injuries and promoting cross-training.

The fitness room is located at the south/shallow end of the pool deck. Hours of operation are identical to Southwest Pool hours of operation and may change quarterly based on public program schedules.

Southwest Pool is located at 2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle, 98126. Visit
the following website for pool hours and information:
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/swpool.htm

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The fourth Wednesday of each month, 7 pm–9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), enjoy Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle: Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Jan 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Jan
28
Thu
2016
Mobile blood drive @ Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc.
Jan 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in the upper SE parking lot at Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 7 am–10 am.

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

Mobile blood drive @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the gym at Chief Sealth International High School on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (closed 11 am–12 pm for a break). Blood drives are open to the public.

Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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

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

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ High Point Library
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Meeting @ Masonic Lodge #152
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Our January luncheon is a great time to connect with colleagues after the holidays and to brainstorm about how the West Seattle Chamber can be of service to YOU and to our business community. This Annual Meeting is designed as an opportunity to review the past year, a time to offer your input, and a chance to help shape the future of our organization. We are also looking forward to introducing our 2016 Board of Directors.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us at our monthly luncheons. Not a member? We hope you will consider joining your West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Jan 28th, 2016, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Masonic Lodge #152
4736 40th Ave SW, Seattle

Fees/Admission:
Register by Jan 25, 2016
Early Registration Rates
$25 for Members
$35 for Non-Members

Based upon availability:
Registration after Jan 25, 2016
$30 for Members
$40 for Non-Members

West Seattle Democratic Women meeting @ West Seattle Golf Course
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From West Seattle Democratic Women:

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING INFORMATION

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

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

Dinner is $13.00 for members, $15 for non members OR $5 for attending the program……Coffee, tea, and dessert are included.

For up to date information go to WSDW’s website at westseattledemocraticwomen.org.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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