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Dec
5
Sat
2015
West Seattle Homewtown Holidays Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Junction Plaza Park
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Junction presents their Annual Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, December 5, 2015, 5–6:30 pm. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors! Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska.

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A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” at Kenyon Hall:

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play this holiday season. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This holiday season, join us for a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Experience the magic of season as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit our hero Ebenezer Scrooge to teach him about generosity, love and the power of giving. As always, our radio program will begin with an original short featuring Dick Doubleheart and the Twelfth Night Comedy Mystery Playhouse, written by John Ruoff.

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors, the wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, and our Fabulous Mistletones sharing traditional carols before the show.

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” —Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and December 6 and 13 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition!

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Dec
6
Sun
2015
Tree Planting work party @ Fauntleroy Triangle
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Tree Ambassadors in planting some new trees in West Seattle! We will be planting healthy new trees to replace the dead ones that were removed in October from the traffic triangle at Fauntleroy Way and 36th Ave SW. No experience necessary, arborists will be on hand to teach you what you need to know. Dress for the weather with wear long pants and close-toed shoes. We will provide snacks and tools.

RSVP here.

Sunday, December 6th
10 am–12 pm
Fauntleroy Way & 36th Ave SW

Community School of West Seattle holiday bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join us on Sunday, December 6th from 12-5 at the Community School of West Seattle holiday bazaar! We have everything from bath fizzes, handmade pens, jars of treats, fingerless gloves, tasty baked goods, art photography and more. We will even have chair massages!

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” at Kenyon Hall:

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play this holiday season. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This holiday season, join us for a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Experience the magic of season as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit our hero Ebenezer Scrooge to teach him about generosity, love and the power of giving. As always, our radio program will begin with an original short featuring Dick Doubleheart and the Twelfth Night Comedy Mystery Playhouse, written by John Ruoff.

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors, the wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, and our Fabulous Mistletones sharing traditional carols before the show.

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” —Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and December 6 and 13 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition!

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

St. Nicholas Faire – Food drive, auction, wine tasting, bake sale @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 7th annual fund raiser, the St. Nicholas Faire, is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community.

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

WHAT: ST NICHOLAS FAIRE
WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm–7 pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
WHY? To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and Helpline
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member.
OR: If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family
INFO? (206)-935-6530, www.flcws.org

Acoustic Music Benefit for Frances & John Smersh @ Karass Creative
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Community + Love: A musical benefit to support the Smershes

Recently, at age 48, beloved artist and West Seattle shop owner Frances Smersh was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no treatment. There is no cure. And medical insurance does not cover what will be required. Alzheimer’s is a brutal, merciless disease. Plaques and tangles destroy brain cells and decimate not only a person’s memory but the essence of who they are–their personality and their ability to execute even the most basic of functions. While the length of survival is uncertain, Younger Onset Dementia progresses rapidly, and in September their doctor told them to consider the next twelve months the best ones they will have in this journey.

To help raise money to give Frances and John time to be together and to help pay for current and looming medical expenses, several long-time musician friends have banded together to present a unique and exceptional night of music. The musicians, having played and performed in many of Seattle’s most notable acoustic bands, are pooling their well-honed talents together for a one-night performance.

Dec 06, 2015 6:00 pm
at Karass Creative
Tickets online here

With a strong core of musicians, the night will feature evolving small groups, and different pairings as these friends join in and also step aside as the acoustic musical journey unfolds. Drawing from a range of folk, swing, americana, blues, old-time and bluegrass, it promises to be an engaging and satisfying night of music, and a celebration of community and love.

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the following friends who are donating their
time, energy, and extraordinary talents to the show:

Grant Dermody: Harmonica, Vocals
Forrest Gibson: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Michael Gray: Violin, Vocals
Orville Johnson: Dobro, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Greg Maass: Dobro, Banjo, Vocals
Mary Maass: Fiddle, Vocals
Joe Wilmhoff: Bass, Vocals

If you can’t attend, or are interested you can find out more info here: https://www.youcaring.com/frances-and-john-smersh-459781

West Coast Swing lessons & Holiday Dance @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Seattle West Coast Swing dance club is having a West Coast Swing dance on Sunday December 6th.

Black and White Holiday Dance, Competitions, Potluck, December 6th West Coast Swing lessons with Michael Kielbasa – our special guest professional West Coast Swing instructor! His lessons are relevant for all levels of dance. Come learn from the BEST!

Location: Alki Masonic Lodge
When: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
DJ: Paul Booth from Sound Scout – great music!!
West Coast Swing lessons: 4 pm and 5 pm
West Coast Swing beginner lessons: 6:00–6:30 pm

Lessons: member price $19 (1) class $25 for (2) classes includes entrance into the dance. Non-member $26 (1) class $32 (2) classes includes entrance into the dance

We will be collecting donations for the TEEN FEED organization. They works to offer basic needs items and daily essentials to help homeless youth in the Seattle. Please bring sleeping bags, wool blankets, headlamps, wet weather gear, wool coats, large men’s shoes.

All donors will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Red Robin and Barnes and Noble. Winner will be drawn at the dance. You need not be present to win

Any question or comments about this event or ideas for future events, can be directed to Karen Zinsky at Karen@seattlewcswing.org. If you are interested in coordinating future events please contact Karen.

Thank you for embracing the spirit of giving this holiday season!!

Free concert: “WinterSong” @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

South Seattle College Community Choir presents “WinterSong” Concert, Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm, Fauntleroy Church UCC. Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director with John Lehrack, Pianist/Conductor. Free Admission. All are welcome.

Dec
7
Mon
2015
Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 7 @ 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

Cage The Elephant performs free all-ages show @ Easy Street Records
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

See Cage The Elephant perform live at Easy Street Records on Monday, December 7th at 7:00 pm. Free and All Ages!

We’re super excited to announce that Cage The Elephant is coming to Easy Street on Monday, December 7th (7pm) to celebrate the 12/18 release of their new album, “Tell Me I’m Pretty”! Pre-order the CD or vinyl from Easy Street to guarantee entry to this very special event! In addition to receiving a wristband on the night of the event and the album on release date, buyers will also get a limited edition event poster, which
the band will sign after the performance! One wristband will be given for each CD or vinyl ordered. http://goo.gl/g0bH6I

Holiday Cabaret: After Hours with Kate Jaeger @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery presents After Hours Holiday Edition cabaret featuring Kate Jaeger on Monday, December 7th at 7:30 pm.

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.)

Dec
8
Tue
2015
Secret Santa Shopping Event @ Wyatt's Jewelers
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village is hosting a Secret Santa Shopping Event on Tuesday, Dec. 8th 2015:

Stay tuned for more details!

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

206.937.9200
www.wyattsjewelers.com

Membership Holiday Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

It’s a FREE holiday meal for all our current members. Enjoy a hearty delicious lunch with entertainment – and a special appearance by Santa himself!

Pick one day and make your reservation early. Call (206) 932-4044 ext. 1 to
reserve your spot.

Tuesday December 8th
11:45 am
Entertainment by Michael Harris
Sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions

Tuesday December 15th
11:45 am
Entertainment by Ginny Reilly
Sponsored by The Kenny
11:45 am

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 8 @ 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

Math Buddies @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Play math games! Get better at math with a high school buddy. This is a first come first served, drop in program for children grades K-5. Each buddy session will last between 30-40 minutes.

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

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

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

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Dec 8 @ 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.

Craft Bazaar @ Admiral Bird
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Admiral Bird, (Admiral Junction) December 8th & 9th at 5–8 pm, CRAFT BAZAAR by local artists and crafters featuring LOCAL holiday shopping options
.

Harbor School’s ‘West Seattle Info Night’ @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Harbor School (WSB sponsor) will host a special West Seattle Information Night on Tuesday, December 8, at 6:30 pm. The event will be held at the United Church at Fauntleroy.

Harbor School’s admission director, faculty representatives, and currently enrolled West Seattle families will be on hand to answer questions about the admission process, academic curriculum, travel study, service learning and even what it’s like to commute to Vashon every day.

Harbor School is an independent school on Vashon Island serving early adolescents in kindergarten through 8th grade. Small class size, experienced and cohesive faculty, comprehensive Travel Study program, and cornerstone values lived every day—in and out of the
classroom—make for an exceptional education.

If you would like to learn more about Harbor School and Carpe Diem Primary, please join us on December 8 at 6:30 pm.

Please RSVP at admissions@harborschool.org, or call 206.567.5955.

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

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

Dec
9
Wed
2015
Baby Peppers West Seattle Fall Meetings @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

PEPS – The Program for Early Parent Support is offering West Seattle Baby Peppers Fall Sessions. Baby Peppers will meet for an 11-week session, September 23-December 9,
11:30 am–1 pm at the YMCA – Fauntleroy.

In a PEPS Group, parents meet (with their babies), share, and learn in sessions facilitated by a trained volunteer. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, followed by a discussion of a topic related to the joys and challenges of parenting.

Baby Peppers is a PEPS group for one parent and their older baby, ages 5-12 months. Group participants meet, share and learn in facilitated sessions with a trained leader. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a
discussion topic. Meetings also include break time for informal socializing and connecting with other parents. The program fee for Baby Peppers is $155 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/west-seattle/baby-peppers.

Newborn Groups are available for registration at any time.

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 9 @ 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.

ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 9 @ 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

Craft Bazaar @ Admiral Bird
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Admiral Bird, (Admiral Junction) December 8th & 9th at 5–8 pm, CRAFT BAZAAR by local artists and crafters featuring LOCAL holiday shopping options
.

Gingerbread House Making @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Come enjoy some hot cocoa and treats while making your very own Gingerbread house. Put on by the Delridge Community Center’s Advisory Board, please consider making a donation.

Wednesday December 9th
6-7 pm

Highland Park Elementary Book Fair @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday December 9th: Highland Park Elementary School Book fair at Barnes & Noble. Come out and support HPE! A percentage of sales will go to HPE – you must either have a coupon or mention that you would like your purchase to benefit HPE at the register at check out. A couple of beloved teachers will be on hand to read stories to the children, and some crafty in-store activities will be on hand as well. 6-7:30 pm.

Special Fundraiser Tasting event @ Bin 41
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New, special fundraiser tasting at Bin 41:

As we worked through the final details for the NW Hope & Healing tasting, we were touched close to home by the dreaded ‘C’ in our own lives. A coworker of Jon’s is undergoing a valiant battle with a rare form of cancer. To assist with medical expenses including travel costs, we are hosting a special fundraiser next month, on Wednesday December 9th from 6-7:30 pm. Our dear friends at Avennia have graciously signed up to showcase their new fall releases for this special evening.

Cara was diagnosed with stage IV Ocular Melanoma, an extremely rare eye cancer that has spread to her liver, in July of this year. She participated in an immunotherapy clinical trial starting that month but found out in October that it was unsuccessful and the cancer has grown and spread to her lungs. Now Cara and her husband Tobias are reaching out to the few oncologists in the country that understand and can treat this form of cancer which will likely require extensive travel for treatment.

We are hosting this fundraiser event to help with a portion of their travel expenses and to provide support when Cara and Tobias truly need it the most. Join us as we toast Cara and all that she means to us, her friends and family.

In addition to this fundraiser, Cara and Tobias have created a gofundme page. As the holidays approach, this is the time for sharing and giving assistance to those in need. Every little bit helps, even simply words of encouragement. We hope you will help FILL THE BIN on a Wednesday night to show your support for a wonderful, caring person in need. We will have a $10 tasting fee that is refundable as usual on a bottle purchase, but you can also choose to donate your fee to Cara and Tobias. The bin will be donating a portion of all sales during the tasting. If you cannot attend or wish to assist in addition to the tasting, please
visit their gofundme page at: https://www.gofundme.com/carajoy

‘Choose Kind’ film screening for parents @ Madison Middle School
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Madison Middle School:

We are very excited to announce that, during the week of December 7th-11th, Madison Middle School will launch the start of its CHOOSE KIND campaign, an endeavor to educate and inform students on various aspects of harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) and motivate kids to spread kindness to improve our school climate and increase student achievement. Throughout the week, teachers will will introduce the Choose Kind campaign and conduct lessons on HIB in advisory. These lessons will lead us into a documentary film viewing on Friday of that week. Female students will watch the film Finding Kind, while male students will watch age-appropriate excerpts from two films–Bully, and The Mask You Live In. Thank you to the Madison ASB and PTSA for making this viewing opportunity possible for Madison students and families by purchasing the site licenses for our school.

We would like to invite Madison parents/guardians to an advance screening of these films on Wednesday, December 9th from 6:30-8:30 in the Madison library and commons. This advance screening will not only give you an idea of what your child will be watching on Friday, but it will also help you start or keep the conversation going with your student. We’ll break into two groups to watch the films (parents/guardians can choose which film they’d like to watch) and then end with a moderated discussion to debrief the films. Parents/guardians only for this advance screening, please. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Anita Roberson at abroberson@seattleschools.org so that we can plan accordingly.

Our hope is that educating around these issues will spark a larger conversation around empathy, self-advocacy and mindfulness that will continue beyond this week.

34th District Democrats’ Holiday Party @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From the 34th District Democrats:

Our annual holiday party is Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy. December is our annual holiday party and Awards presentation (more about the awards on the web here). More details will be forthcoming, but this is always a potluck – bring a dish to share, including a non-alcoholic drink if you wish. Meats and alcoholic drinks will be provided. All members, their guests/family, and elected officials (members or not) are welcome to attend. There is no business meeting.

5:00 PM – set up in the hall for those who can help
6:00 PM – party begins
7:00 PM (approximately) – Annual Awards presentations

(Next Month’s Meeting is Wednesday, January 13 and will include Caucus Planning and a discussion of the 2016 Legislative Session.)

Dec
10
Thu
2015
Baby Peppers West Seattle Fall Meetings @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

PEPS – The Program for Early Parent Support is offering West Seattle Baby Peppers Fall Sessions. Little Peppers will meet for an 11-week session, September 24-December 10, 10-11:30 am at the YMCA – Fauntleroy.

In a PEPS Group, parents meet (with their babies), share, and learn in sessions facilitated by a trained volunteer. Each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, followed by a discussion of a topic related to the joys and challenges of parenting.

Little Peppers is designed for families with two children ages 3 and under. Group participants meet, share and learn in sessions led by a professional facilitator, who is assisted by a trained
Wondersitter childcare provider. Each
meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Babies and children remain in the room with their parents for the entire meeting – which makes for quite a busy and exciting time! The program fee for Little Peppers is $200 for the 11-week session. Financial assistance is available. Register at http://www.peps.org/programs/by-region/west-seattle/little%20peppers.

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 10 @ 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

LEGO Mania! @ High Point Library
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s LEGO Mania at the High Point Library on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 3:30–5 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.

West Seattle Chamber’s “Mix, Mingle & Jingle” @ Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Chamber invites you to gather for a festive evening of great food, drinks, entertainment, door prizes and excellent company.

Mix, Mingle & Jingle
December 10, 2015
Sanctuary at Admiral, 5:30 PM–8:00 pm

We have reached out to business leaders in West Seattle and beyond and we are on track to see more than 80 attendees. This is where you will meet new people, connect with ones that you know, have the opportunity to talk with people beyond “hello” and have fun! Don’t miss the tarot card reader and the photo booth craziness. Sanctuary at Admiral is a beautiful venue.

Fees/Admission:
(includes appetizers and a drink ticket)
$45 for Members
$55 for Non-Members

Register online here.

Second Thursday OUT! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Thursday, December 10 – Second Thursday OUT! Inviting GLBTQ, their
friends and neighbors to a social hour and light meal, followed by ArtsWest production of “Wonderful Life”. Senior Center of West Seattle at 6:00 pm., 4217 SW Oregon.

No membership or sign up is required.
More Information – call David 206-932-8662.

West Seattle Artwalk: Ceramic artist Sandra Farmer @ VAIN West Seattle
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

During West Seattle Art Walk on December 10th:

VAIN West Seattle to host POLARITY, a show by
ceramic artist Sandra Farmer
Opening reception Thursday, December 10th 6-9 pm

On Thursday, December 10, VAIN West Seattle will host a reception for POLARITY, a new show by Seattle ceramic artist Sandra Farmer. This opening event will be part of December’s West Seattle Art Walk.

POLARITY explores issues of nurturing, fear, identity, and choice. The ceramic figures evoke the uncomfortable introspection that comes from uncertainty about one’s place in the world. “I use the figure to allow the viewer easier access,” Farmer asserts. “My goal is to connect to the viewer and get a response.”

Farmer earned her BFA in ceramics and a BIS in art therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work focuses on figurative ceramics and mixed media. She has taught ceramics and art for the past ten years at a variety of locations, including the Children’s Museum of Richmond, VA, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Children’s Museum, Pottery Northwest, Kirkland Arts Center, and Redmond Clay Studio.

POLARITY will be on display through the month of December.

West Seattle Authors book signing; meet & greet @ Merryweather Books
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Merryweather Books will play host to half a dozen West Seattle Authors from 6–9 pm on Thursday, December 10th as part of the West Seattle Art Walk. Merryweather Books proudly serves as a literary wellspring for books by local authors. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet and chat with some of these writers and purchase autographed copies of their books. Authors expected to be on hand for this event include Alice Kuder, Mike Hickey, Jeanette Chaplin, Karin Watson, Arleen Williams, Molly Ringle, and Therese McCormick.

Who: West Seattle authors, Alice Kuder, Mike Hickey, Jeanette Chaplin, Karin Watson, Arleen Williams, Molly Ringle, and Therese McCormick
What: Book signing; Meet and greet
When: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 6 pm-9 pm
Where: Merryweather Books, 4537 California Ave SW

For more information contact: Alice Kuder, alice@telltalescribe.com,
206-708-9800, https://www.facebook.com/events/1522459118071922/

Free class: “Stress – Getting resourced to make it through” @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Miranda Taylor, NRTP, EAMP, L.Ac [1]., is teaching a free community class on “STRESS — Get resourced to make it through whatever you’re facing”. Class meets at the West Seattle (Admiral) Public Library, Thursday evening, December 10. Healthy snacks served at 6:15. Talk from 6:30-7:30 focuses on natural options for dealing with elevated stress levels. All are welcome. Bring your questions.

Get Fit West Seattle Info Night @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Get Fit West Seattle 2016 will kick off on Saturday Jan 2nd at 8am 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 the spring. We will provide participants with a meeting location, training plan and informational clinics to get them to their goal. The program is free. Our information meeting with take place at West Seattle Runner at 6:15pm on Thursday December 10th. Email with any questions: lori@westseattlerunner.com

Explorer West Middle School’s open house
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Explorer West redefines the middle school experience by offering
rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment. Our award-winning sustainability and outdoor education programs inspire young people to positively impact their environment and community. Graduates become leaders who flourish, both academically and socially, at the high schools of their choice.

Discover How We Are Different at Our Open Houses

Open Houses are the best opportunities for families to learn about our school before applying for admission. During the Open Houses, families explore classrooms, talk to our faculty and staff, and engage with our parents and students. Open Houses are suited for families with students in 4th-7th grade, but all are welcome! We recommend all families attend an Open House. School visits are reserved for families who are applying for the 2016-17 school year.

2015 Explorer West Middle School Open House Dates

Thursday, December 10th 6:30-8:00 pm

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

WS Artwalk: Dave and the Dalmations perform @ Admiral Bird
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Live music at the Admiral Bird (Admiral Junction), featuring Dave and the
Dalmations – Croatian holiday tunes – on Thursday December 10th, 6:30-8 pm during West Seattle ArtWalk.

WSHS Parent Information Night @ West Seattle High School
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For 9th grade families interested in West Seattle High School:

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

Thursday, December 10th, 6:30-8:30 pm

6:30 Staff & Student Panels in the Theater
• 9th Grade Readiness and Support & Extra Curricular Activities Panel: Academic and social-emotional support services, importance of extra-curricular activities and some of our offerings including YMCA, Athletics, Link Crew, and Clubs.
• College & Career Prep Panel: Overview of course offerings, AP and Honors classes and requirements, four-year planning for college and career.

7:30 Student Led Tours
• See highlights of the school from a student perspective!

8:00 Q&A in the Commons with Department & Other Staff Representatives
• Review curriculum, meet department heads, review texts and course offerings. Appetizers & conversation.

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

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Fri
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Prodesign Denmark Trunk Show @ West Seattle Vision
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

West Seattle Vision (WSB sponsor) invites you to an exclusive event by Prodesign Denmark.
Friday, December 11th, 12 pm–5 pm

View their entire frame collection
Receive $100 off any complete pair of prodesign glasses
$50 off any other designer collections.
*insurance restrictions may apply*

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 11 @ 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

HomeStreet Bank anniversary, holiday event, food drive
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Santa is coming! – HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in West Seattle is celebrating their 2nd anniversary Friday, December 11th, 2015, 3–6 pm. Come celebrate and enjoy holiday treats, professional photos with Santa, a hot cocoa bar, warm apple cider and more! Photos are complimentary with a suggested donation of canned or non-perishable food items for the West Seattle Food Bank (cash/check donations will also be accepted). The founding members of “Pickled Okra”, nominee for Best of Western Washington’s (Wedding Band), will be playing Christmas tunes with a Bluegrass twist from 5-6pm!

Holiday Taste of Metropolitan Market
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Our Culinary Artist teams highlight our favorite holiday meals, showing off prime rib and Kurobuta ham alongside Tracklements Horseradish Cream, Kitty Keller Mustards, and Scalloped Potatoes with Melkbus Truffle Gouda. Plus, finish up with a taste of our custom roasted MM Holiday Blend coffee and Larsen’s Kringle.

Friday December 11, 2015, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm at Metropolitan Market in the Admiral District.

Free Teen Art Program @ High Point Community Center
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

Friday, 5–7 pm
November 13
December 11

All programs are on the schedule but may be subject to change due to staffing and participation levels. We are a drop in program. E-13’s are required for participation and for any Field Trips. Teen program ages are 11-19 years old. For more information please call (206) 684-7422 and speak with Johnnie Williams or Laura Wilburn.

Parent’s Night Out @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Need to do some last-minute holiday shopping? Drop off the kids, grab a bite to eat, and hit the town!

Parents’ Night Out
Friday, December 11th 2015
5:30-9:30 pm
at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor)

Hosted by Tibbetts UMC Youth (S.A.L.T.)
Happy Holidays!

Questions? Contact Kathryn Ushimaru at youthdirector@tibbettsumchurch.org.

Friday night skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 11 @ 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 11 @ 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

Posada Navideña celebration @ Denny International Middle School (Galeria)
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday, December 11th, 2015, Denny Middle School Galleria
6:30 pm–8:30 pm. FREE!

Posada Navideña is a Latin American celebration of the holidays through music, dance, food and games. Everyone is welcome!!! Please bring a traditional holiday dish to share.

-Featuring Live Music from Banda Vagos and Performances from Denny and Sealth International Dance Groups.
-Plus games, raffles (including a grand prize of an Amazon Fire Tablet) and piñatas.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Manuela 206-353- 6781 or email manolita8@yahoo.com.

West Seattle YMCA’s Pajamas with a Purpose
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Friday, December 11th, 6:30–8:00 pm:

Looking for family fun on Friday night? Come to the West Seattle YMCA for an evening of cozy merriment! Hear a beloved holiday story while you sip some delicious hot cocoa. As a family, you’ll use your imagination and creativity with a winter craft. Dress in your favorite pajamas and silliest slippers. If you like, bring a new set of pajamas (sizes infant to 10) to donate to WestSide Baby!

Free for Members. $5.00 per child for Community Participants. Register here –
https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search/family-connect-pjs-with-a-purpose/26020

Winter Fishing on Puget Sound – free seminar @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

December 11th at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

December 11th — Winter Fishing on Puget Sound — 6:30 pm @ EWA Store — FREE

EWA guide Alex Collier will discuss winter tactics and equipment for staying in touch with the residents of Puget Sound. Which flies, what beaches, tides and other little tidbits to help you find success on the Sound during this winter season.

6:30 pm / FREE

Please RSVP at store

206-708-7250
shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” at Kenyon Hall:

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play this holiday season. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This holiday season, join us for a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Experience the magic of season as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit our hero Ebenezer Scrooge to teach him about generosity, love and the power of giving. As always, our radio program will begin with an original short featuring Dick Doubleheart and the Twelfth Night Comedy Mystery Playhouse, written by John Ruoff.

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors, the wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, and our Fabulous Mistletones sharing traditional carols before the show.

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” —Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and December 6 and 13 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition!

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Bells of the Sound concert: Ring, Little Bells @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The jingle from Santa’s sleigh, the pealing from the church tower – bells little and large are an integral part of Christmas throughout the world! Join Bells of the Sound this holiday season for a magical program filled with the delightful klingelingeling of handbells. From Away in a Manager to Feliz Navidad – and of course, Jingle Bells – you’ll be ringing with Christmas spirit in no time!

Join us on Friday, December 11th at 7:30 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), and listen to this wonderful concert. A suggested donation of $10/adults and $8/youth and seniors will be collected at the door (children under 8 are free). For more information, please visit www.bellsofthesound.org, email info@bellsofthesound.org or call (206) 574-8417.

Steve Griggs Ensemble holiday concert – benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Jazz Concert to Benefit West Seattle Helpline:

The Steve Griggs Jazz Ensemble, featuring Steve Griggs, Milo Petersen, Susan Pascal, and Evan Flory-Barnes, will play Christmas and Seasonal favorites. Come support the West Seattle Helpline and professional jazz in West Seattle, brought to you by the “Music with a Heart” concert series at Alki UCC.

When: December 11th, 2015
Where: Alki United Church of Christ
Time: 7:30 pm
Free Will offering, $15-20 suggested

Refreshments at Intermission

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Benefit Breakfast for West Seattleite Vincent Hance @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Saturday, you’re invited to a pancake breakfast at Highland Park Improvement Club (12th & Holden) to raise money for an 18-year-old West Seattle resident who survived being hit by a train last month in South Seattle. His godmother e-mailed WSB to get the word out, saying that Vincent Hance “is super lucky to be alive and doing amazing!” The event Saturday is from 9 am to noon, with a $5 donation requested to support Vincent’s family: “They don’t have a lot of money and his mother has missed a lot of work.” They also are accepting donations via a GoFundMe page, which tells the story of the incident that left Vincent in the Harborview ICU.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Saturday, Dec 12 from 9 am–3 pm
Sunday, Dec 13 from 8 am–2 pm

Celebrate new RainWise rain garden installations in WS @ (See listing)
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join West Seattle neighbors who are helping to control water pollution with RainWise rain gardens on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 to 11 am. There will be a celebration, ribbon-cutting and touring of RainWise rain gardens and cisterns:

Come celebrate with the six families on the blocks of Sullivan and Tillman Streets of West Seattle who are helping solve water pollution by sending the rain that falls on their roofs into RainWise rain gardens and cisterns.

Bring the whole family, rain or shine, and enjoy the festivities, refreshments and tour of the neighborhood. The ribbon-cutting celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 am at 3731 S.W. Tillman St. in West Seattle and be followed by a tour of seven rain garden and cistern installations.

“My neighbors gathered for an introduction to the RainWise program and it was no surprise that several were interested,” said Elliott Night, a Sullivan Street neighbor and leader who made this cluster of RainWise installations happen. “It’s a way to beautify our yards with rain gardens, save water with cisterns, and reduce pollution in one of Seattle’s most valuable assets–our waterways. With the rebate program it really is a win-win-win.”

These homes have collectively installed six new RainWise rain gardens and two cisterns. All together, these RainWise installations will collect the rain that falls on 5,840 square feet of roof area. This will keep nearly 80,000 gallons of stormwater out of the sewer system each year. Home Grown Organics, the RainWise contractor for the entire cluster, will lead a tour of nearby installations and offer advice on selecting plants and attracting pollinators.

RainWise is a joint program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

Over 50,000 properties in Seattle are eligible for RainWise rebates. Program experts King County will be available at this event to answer questions about eligibility for rebates that may cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install a cistern or rain garden in certain parts of Seattle. (Take a virtual tour online at
http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/wastewater/cso/rainwise/virtual-tour.aspx)

Besides being pretty, rain gardens help control stormwater, a significant source of pollution in Puget Sound and the Duwamish River.

By controlling stormwater, people can support city and county goals to control overflows of sewage and stormwater that occur in these waterways during heavy rains.

Additional information, including a complete list of workshops and events where people can learn more about RainWise, is available at www.rainwise.seattle.gov

For additional information on the Rain Wise program, please visit:
www.rainwise.seattle.gov

Or visit the Barton-Fauntleroy Facebook Page at
www.facebook.com/BartonFauntleroyRainWise

Claus, Chowder and Cartoons @ Admiral Theater
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

FREE: ‘Claus, Chowder and Cartoons’ at the landmark Admiral Theater
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, 10-11:30 am

A FREE event for the whole family, “Claus, Chowder and Cartoons,” starts at 10 am at the landmark Admiral Theater, 2343 California Ave. S.W.

To get your complimentary ticket to attend, click here.

The fun starts with the screening of an hour of classic Christmas cartoon shorts suitable for kids of all ages.

Then, “The Real Santa Claus” will entertain with a 20-minute live show, followed by an opportunity for families to take photos of themselves with Santa while enjoying chowder served in the Admiral lobby by Duke’s Chowder House.

Donations will be taken for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, and the Admiral’s regular concessions, including the best popcorn ever, will be on sale.

This FREE event is nearly full. Only 350 seats are available. Online signups are closed. If you and your family wish to secure one of the last sets of tickets, please call 206-349-4297. Walk-ups without tickets will be admitted only if space is available.

See you on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Admiral Theater!

P.S. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 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.

Windermere Santa Paws pet photos @ Windermere West Seattle
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

It’s the annual Windermere Santa Paws event!

Date: Sat Dec 12
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Place: Windermere WS
Who: all invited, free event

Our annual FREE event is happening on December 12! Come in and get your photo taken with Santa, free professional photo with Santa, pets welcome! Saturday December 12 from 10 am to 1 pm. Photography by Richard and Christina Figgins. Bring your favorite four legged family member in for pictures with Santa!

FB link: https://www.facebook.com/events/966707296735752/

Parent’s Afternoon Out @ Admiral Congregational UCC
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Parent’s Afternoon Out, Saturday, Dec 12 from 12-3 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill St. Certified staff and curriculum for children ages 6-12. Suggested donation $15/child. Register early at AdmiralChurch.org or phone 206-932-2928.

Winterfest @ South Park Community Center
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At the South Park Community Center (WSB sponsor):

All Ages
The South Park staff would like to thank you for your dedication and participation in South Park Community Center programing. There will be entertainment, fun games for the kids, light refreshments, and a visit from Santa.

Location: South Park Community Center
Saturday December 12th
Noon-2 pm
$2/person
*Free for children age 2 and younger

Vintage Holiday & Collectibles Pop-Up Store @ Treehouse Lounge
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vintage Holiday & Collectibles Pop-Up Store
December 12 @ 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

The holiday season is only a couple weeks away! You’re invited to come join us on our first holiday pop-up store located at The Treehouse Lounge! You’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts: Handmade nostalgic Christmas ornaments and gifts, Christmas collectibles, vintage brass decorative pieces, clothing (Vintage Prada, Chanel, ect.) and so much more! There will also be beverages and small eats for sale provided by The Treehouse Lounge. We can’t wait to see you there!”

“Rejuvenating our Souls” @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“You were born to walk with God…So why would you walk alone?”
– Dr. Steve McSwain

On the afternoon of December 12 from 1:30-4:30, join St. John’s for a way-point in the middle of the Advent season. For a few hours, rest in quiet, make space for the Holy, and engage in quiet activities (suggestions will be offered and some materials provided.) This season of waiting and expectant anticipation can often incite chaos, anxiety, and sadness within our hearts. In the ninth century, Paschasius Radbertus wrote of one of the ancient names for Mary: Star of the Sea. He offered that Mary is a guide to be followed on the way to Christ “lest we capsize amid the storm-tossed waves of the sea.”

On December 12, let’s savor the afternoon together as a respite from the sometimes turbulent times of the march from Advent to Christmas and rejuvenate our souls together so we may more fully engage the excitement of Incarnation during the remaining weeks leading to Christmas.

Rejuvenating our Souls:
December 12th, 1:30-4:30 pm
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

$10 suggested donation for non-members. Please RSVP to mcarroccino@sjbwestseattle.org or by calling St. John’s at 206-937-4545.

‘Access For All’ technology open house @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Seattle Public Library and the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) are proud to launch “Access for All: Accessibility Kits & Software” for low vision and blind patrons.

New accessibility software will be available on public computers at every Library location. All computer workstations will have ZoomText, a text-enlargement software program for low vision patrons, and JAWS, screen reading software to assist blind users.

To learn more about the software and kits, everyone is invited to attend an “Access for All” technology open house this fall. Free parking is available at the branch library locations.

2 pm to 4 pm Saturday, Dec. 12th
at the Southwest Branch,
9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455.

At the open houses, Library staff will give patrons hands-on access to computers with the assistive software. They will also demonstrate how to use magnifiers, Braille systems and other items in the new Accessibility Kits.

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

The “Access for All” kits and software are generously supported by the Safeco Insurance Fund’s “Access for All” inclusion grant and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For more information visit the Access for All page, call the Library at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Art Under $100 – South Park holiday party @ Seattle Design Center
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Annual “Art Under $100” sale is Saturday December 12, in Seattle’s Georgetown/Sodo neighborhood with more artists than ever before!

When: Saturday, December 12th, 2–8 pm
Price: Free Entry beginning at 2:00 pm, Free Parking, VIP Hour from 1:00-2:00 pm for $20 through Brown Paper Tickets
Where: Seattle Design Center’s Atrium, 5701 6th Ave South

Art Under $100 is almost doubling in size this year, with 70 amazing artists convening at the Seattle Design Center on Saturday, December 12, from 2-8 p.m. New this year is a ticketed VIP hour from 1-2pm, which allows patrons to get first pick of the coveted affordable artwork, along with champagne and chocolate. The beloved event continues to gather momentum, celebrating its eleventh year in a spacious venue in Georgetown/SODO. For holiday shoppers, AU100 offers an unsurpassed opportunity to discover unique, affordable art while supporting local artists.

Art Under $100 began in a residential garage in the South Park neighborhood. Wendy Woldenberg remembers, “We had about 100 people at our first sale. Each year it grows. Last year we hosted more than 2400 guests. People are drawn by the quality of the art, the opportunity to purchase it directly from the artists, and because it’s a party!” South Park Arts President Raina Anderson notes, “It’s real art, and it’s really affordable– that’s what brings people back year after year.”

So what exactly happens at the fun and festive event known as AU100?

· The ART: Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, textiles, photography, blown glass, cast glass, stained glass, wood, encaustic, dioramas, woodblock printing, letterpress and more! And nothing priced over $100.

· There’s art made by YOU: Create a handmade treasure with The Makery, a free art lab that runs on reclaimed materials and creativity–the perfect, kid-friendly, family fun activity.

· AU100 VIP HOUR: Have a blissful hour of early shopping (from 1:00-2:00 pm) with easy access to all 70 artists. Enjoy champagne, chocolates, special guests, and Art raffles just for you. Proceeds from the VIP Hour benefit South Park Arts.

· Plus there’s MUSIC: Vinyl spinning DJs provide a live soundtrack.

· FOOD & DRINK: 314 Pie and other food trucks will be on site. Delicious beer, wine, and the signature cocktail for the 21+ crowd and fine coffee from bicycle-powered Café Red. Soft drinks, Seattle Chocolates [10], and Seattle Popcorn, too!

· And there’s the infamous AU100 RAFFLE: The Mysterious Bugle Boy and several surprise local celebrities will announce Art Raffle winners every 20 minutes. Winners pick their prizes from Art by participating artists.

· Purchase the South Park Arts commemorative glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, aprons, and sweatshirts designed by graphic artist onesevennine specially for AU100.

· South Park Bridge live paintings will be on auction at AU100, as well as limited edition calendars of these special pieces.

Bring your friends and mingle. Find the perfect gift, and enjoy your holiday shopping. Don’t miss the AU100 party at SDC!

‘Holiday Party on the Porch’ @ Log House Museum
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

Holiday Party on the Porch!
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, 3 pm

Planning to watch the Christmas Ship go past Alki Beach on Saturday, December 12? Don’t wait around feeling clammy and cold! Stop first and warm up at the Log House Museum starting at 3 pm with our annual free cookies, hot cider, and tasty chowder at our “Holiday Party on the Porch”!

While you wait for that fabled vessel, enjoy some of Duke’s Chowder House chowder and get a sneak peak of our upcoming exhibit, direct from the Nordic Museum, about the life and times of West Seattle’s own notable, Ivar Haglund. The exhibit will at the museum from December until May. This event is hosted by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

The exhibit will be up at our museum from December through next May.

Argosy Christmas Ship at Alki @ Alki Bathhouse
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Choirs onboard sing 20-minute performances to these communities, all broadcast via state-of-the- art speaker system. On shore, thousands of people gather around roaring bonfires anticipating the arrival of the Christmas Ship.

Join us at the Alki bathhouse for cookies and hot cider on December 12th, 4–7 pm to watch the Christmas Ships this year. For more information, visit the Argosy Christmas Ship webpage.

Holiday Bike Ride at the beach @ Seacrest Marina
Dec 12 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, December 12th
4:15 pm, starting from Seacrest Marina

Decorate and light up your bikes and come join West Seattle Bike Connections for a fun all ages, all abilities, all faiths, family-friendly ride from Seacrest Marina to Alki Bathhouse to the see Christmas Ships, and to hear and join the carolers. Seattle Parks will have hot cider and cookies at the bathhouse and a bonfire on the beach to keep us warm. Please arrive by 4:15 to sign in. We’ll roll at 4:30 in fading light, and arrive at the bathhouse as it is getting dark. The Christmas Ships are due to be at Alki from 5:10 to 5:30.

More at https://www.facebook.com/events/464022253787479/
and
westseattlebikeconnections.org

The Castaways perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Castaways perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday December 12th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

The Castaways; West Seattle-based ukulele band that plays classic rock and 80’s tunes. Yep, you heard right, classic rock! No Hawaiian music at all.

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” at Kenyon Hall:

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play this holiday season. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This holiday season, join us for a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Experience the magic of season as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit our hero Ebenezer Scrooge to teach him about generosity, love and the power of giving. As always, our radio program will begin with an original short featuring Dick Doubleheart and the Twelfth Night Comedy Mystery Playhouse, written by John Ruoff.

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors, the wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, and our Fabulous Mistletones sharing traditional carols before the show.

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” —Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and December 6 and 13 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition!

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists will perform two Christmas concerts this year: one on the evening of Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday, December 13, at 4 pm, both at Fauntleroy Church. Plan your holiday party around one of these joyous events featuring choirs, brass, & lots of seasonal spirit! For more information, visit www.fauntleroyucc.org or call the church office at 206-932-5600.

Fred Talks series: Hanukkah stories @ Alki UCC/Kol HaNeshamah
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Per Kol HaNeshamah, their next “FRED Talk”:

Essayist, poet and award-winning storyteller Merna Ann Hecht will share an evening of Jewish stories taken from the treasure troves of both Eastern European and Sephardic tradition, Saturday evening, Dec. 12, beginning at 8 pm at West Seattle’s Kol HaNeshamah progressive reform synagogue community.

Listen to Hecht as she draws from Jewish tales of wisdom, stories of the great teaching rabbis and Hanukkah lore. This lively evening is slated for listeners ages nine to 99.

“In our digital age, storytelling transports us back to a slower, gentler time,” Hecht says. “The stories I will share are a celebration of the light and hope of Hanukkah, and speak to the love of storytelling that is woven into Jewish history and tradition.”

Hecht, the recipient of the 2008 National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, is also the founder and co-director of the Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry project at Foster High School in Tukwila, WA. She teaches creative writing, humanities and social justice courses for the University of WA, Tacoma.

Hecht is part of an ongoing series of FRED or Fresh Relevant Educational and Dynamic talks at Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds in West Seattle. The talks feature members from the progressive synagogue who share topics or skills they have with the community.

The suggested donation for the evening is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. FRED Talks series is part of Kol HaNeshamah’s Annual Giving Campaign. KHN is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

For information contact Sheila Abrahams at info@khnseattle.org or 206-935-1590.

Who doesn’t love a good story!

Dec
13
Sun
2015
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Saturday, Dec 12 from 9 am–3 pm
Sunday, Dec 13 from 8 am–2 pm

Ultimate Christmas Party @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ultimate Christmas Party
Sunday December 13th 12:00–1:15 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle

Free Admission
Bible Story, Songs, Snacks, Games, Fun

Sponsored by Calvary Chapel West Seattle
For info contact Jan @ 206 618-6456

Holiday Jam: ‘Duwamish Winter Songs & Stories’ by Johnny Moses @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Duwamish Land has its stories. Share in the “Epic of the North Wind.” Journey back to a time when the north wind held this land under his power – covering it with ice and snow. Northwest native storyteller Johnny Moses shares this ancient teaching and Duwamish songs. Bring your drums. Children and friends will be invited to join in song and dance. Hot cocoa & cookies will warm your spirits. Beautiful NW-themed lighted tree in exhibit area.

Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services. Free admission/parking.

Free holiday event – everyone is welcome.

WHEN: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2:00–3:30 pm. Doors open 11 am–4 pm. Come early to enjoy art gallery and exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

206.431.1582; email dts@qwestoffice.net or visit www.duwamishtribe.org.

Directions: First time guests should use map search & driving directions and allow 20 minutes extra.

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take the M125 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

Sounds of the Season concert @ Holy Rosary Church
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cantaré Vocal Ensemble presents the “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at 2:00 pm Sunday, December 13th at Holy Rosary Church. Conducted by Mark Adrian and accompanied by the CVE Chamber Orchestra “Sounds of the Season” brings together traditional arrangments and new contemporary settings of joyous choral music to help you ring in the holidays.

Concert and ticket information is available here at
www.cantarevocalensemble.org.

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” at Kenyon Hall:

Twelfth Night Production (TNP) is proud to present A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play this holiday season. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This holiday season, join us for a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Experience the magic of season as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit our hero Ebenezer Scrooge to teach him about generosity, love and the power of giving. As always, our radio program will begin with an original short featuring Dick Doubleheart and the Twelfth Night Comedy Mystery Playhouse, written by John Ruoff.

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors, the wonderful 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, and our Fabulous Mistletones sharing traditional carols before the show.

“If you close your eyes during this production you won’t miss a beat because all of the components – the sound effects, the organ, the commercials, and the Mistletones – work together successfully to recreate the live radio experience of the 1940’s and 50’s.” —Drama in the Hood.

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and December 6 and 13 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition!

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Seattle Metropolitan Singers holiday concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seattle Metropolitan Singers invite you to join us for our annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Avenue SW. Admission is by free-will donation. For more information, go to our website www.seattlegleeclubs.org

Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists will perform two Christmas concerts this year: one on the evening of Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday, December 13, at 4 pm, both at Fauntleroy Church. Plan your holiday party around one of these joyous events featuring choirs, brass, & lots of seasonal spirit! For more information, visit www.fauntleroyucc.org or call the church office at 206-932-5600.

All ages: Maggie Laird, Vashon High School Student Jazz Band performs @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 13th, 6–9 pm: Enjoy an evening of live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Maggie Laird, and Vashon High School Student Jazz Band.

$10 Donation / All Ages

The players:

Maggie Laird, vocals
Lonnie Mardis, guitar
Steve Rice, keyboards
Keith Lowe, bass
Todd Zimberg, drums

Plus special guests

Opening act: Vashon High School Student Jazz Band

Dec
14
Mon
2015
DIY Holiday Crafts @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 14 -19
Express your creativity and by making simple yet amazing holiday decorations and handmade gifts that your family and friends will love! Our Teen Room will be holiday quarters for you to make and wrap gifts all week long.

M – F
December 14–18
2:30 – 4 pm

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 14 @ 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

Teen game designers’ “Division” mobile game launch party @ High Point Library
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The community is invited to play “Division,” a new video game made by teens at a Library gaming workshop, at a launch party from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Monday, Dec. 14 at the High Point Branch Library.

At the launch party, the teen game designers will introduce and promote their video game. Tablets will be available at the launch party for everyone to use, and the game will be available for play through the free downloadable app at Taleblazer.org.

These High Point-area teens have recently completed coding their first mobile video game at a Library workshop, where they spent five weeks learning how to make a mobile game that anyone can play on a smartphone or tablet. During the workshop, the teens discovered what’s in their neighborhood and crafted stories about it. Using those stories, the teens created a location-based mobile video game using TaleBlazer, MIT’s augmented reality software platform.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7454.

Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating class
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

You’ll take home your cookies along with recipes and cookie cutters. You’ll become well versed in the art of decorating cookies!

The cost is $20 per person (price includes service charge/tax). Space is limited for this holiday family event. Join us at any Salty’s at Alki Beach on Monday December 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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

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

After Hours Holiday Reunion w/Jessica Skerritt, Sarah Rose Davis, and Frederick Hagreen @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery presents an After Hours Holiday Reunion featuring Jessica Skerritt, Sarah Rose Davis, and Frederick Hagreen in a one-night cabaret Monday December 14th at 7:30 pm.

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.)

Dec
15
Tue
2015
Membership Holiday Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

It’s a FREE holiday meal for all our current members. Enjoy a hearty delicious lunch with entertainment – and a special appearance by Santa himself!

Pick one day and make your reservation early. Call (206) 932-4044 ext. 1 to
reserve your spot.

Tuesday December 8th
11:45 am
Entertainment by Michael Harris
Sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions

Tuesday December 15th
11:45 am
Entertainment by Ginny Reilly
Sponsored by The Kenny
11:45 am

Free seminar: Kids Protection Planning Talk @ High Point Library
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Free educational seminar with Colin Ley of LAYROOTS December 15th, 1:30–2:30 pm at the High Point Library:

“Who Will Take Care of Your Kids if Something Happens to You?”
Even GREAT parents, sometimes leave things incomplete. Who will take care of your kids if something happens to you? And will they be cared for the way you want?

Join us for a free educational talk to learn the easy steps you can take NOW to have peace of mind that your kids, pets, and assets are taken care of in the way you want.

DURING THIS SEMINAR YOU WILL LEARN:

1. The 6 most common mistakes parents make when naming guardians, even when working with a lawyer — and how to avoid or fix them.

2. Why a Will alone is simply not enough to make sure your kids are taken care of the way you want, by the people you want, no matter what.

3. How to prevent a court from having to supervise your children’s inheritance and then handing them your wealth at 18!

4. How to keep your family out of court (which is long, expensive, public, does not pass your assets easily and is totally unnecessary)

5. And much more!

http://www.layroots.com/seminar-signup/

DIY Holiday Crafts @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 14 -19
Express your creativity and by making simple yet amazing holiday decorations and handmade gifts that your family and friends will love! Our Teen Room will be holiday quarters for you to make and wrap gifts all week long.

M – F
December 14–18
2:30 – 4 pm

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 15 @ 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 15 @ 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.

Madison Middle School concert @ Madison Middle School
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Madison’s music students have been working hard and are excited to entertain you! All are welcome! Tuesday, December 15. Performance starts at 7 pm in the Madison Middle School Gym. (Music students must arrive at 6:15 pm.)

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Dec
16
Wed
2015
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 16 @ 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.

ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

DIY Holiday Crafts @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 14 -19
Express your creativity and by making simple yet amazing holiday decorations and handmade gifts that your family and friends will love! Our Teen Room will be holiday quarters for you to make and wrap gifts all week long.

M – F
December 14–18
2:30 – 4 pm

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 16 @ 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

Free workshop: College Preparation @ High Point Community Center
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

College Preparation

College… need help with applications, scholarships, budgets, grades, financial aid? Are they oh so confusing? This FREE program is for youth who are looking to further their educational goals. Learn what colleges are looking for from youth, grades, and extracurricular activities. Learn how to apply for scholarships and financial Aid. How to realistically budget for books, tuitions, and fees to avoid the credit card trap.

Wednesday, 4-5 pm
November 18
December 16

Alki Santa photos at Pegasus Pizza
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On December 16, from 6:00-10:00 pm, Santa Claus is making an appearance at Pegasus Pizza! Come down and get FREE (with $20 purchase) pictures with the Alki Santa at Pegasus Pizza. Last year we had a blast. We will be posting these high quality Santa photos on our Facebook page within minutes of them being taken. Feel free to download and print them off! Large groups make sure to call in your reservations ASAP! Give us a call at (206) 932-4849.

34th District Republicans holiday party @ American Legion Hall
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the American Legion Hall. This month it’s the holiday party, and the guest speaker will be Senator Mark Miloscia, who is running for
state auditor in 2016.

Dec
17
Thu
2015
West Seattle Democratic Women holiday party @ West Seattle Golf Course
Dec 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

West Seattle Democratic Women Holiday Party
Thursday, December 17, 2015

The WSDW will have their holiday party on December 17, one week earlier than their normal fourth Thursday of the month meeting, at the West Seattle Golf Course. Holiday bag assembly starting at 10:30, lunch registration at 11:30, lunch soon thereafter, white “donkey” (because who would want an elephant in the room?) exchange after lunch. Contact Rachel Glass via email to RSVP by December 13.

Usually on the 4th Thursday of the month – likely to be on the 3rd Thursday this month due to Christmas. West Seattle Golf Course.

Point of contact: Ann Martin by email here or by phone at 206-935-4693.
(For up to date information go to WSDW’s website at westseattledemocraticwomen.org.)

Tech Help @ Delridge Library
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the Delridge library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

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

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

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

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-733-9125. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

DIY Holiday Crafts @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 14 -19
Express your creativity and by making simple yet amazing holiday decorations and handmade gifts that your family and friends will love! Our Teen Room will be holiday quarters for you to make and wrap gifts all week long.

M – F
December 14–18
2:30 – 4 pm

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 17 @ 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

Third Thursday Cooking class @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 13 and up
Join us in the kitchen to learn some fun new cooking techniques, recipes, and more. You are sure to have a great time exploring the wonders of your palate in these fun classes. Bring your own apron and imagination.

Various themes listed below. Space is limited to 12, so sign up today!

Instructor: Professional Chef Laura Licona
Thursdays
5:30-8 pm
$30/class ($25 if you sign up for more than one)

November 19: A TASTE OF SPAIN:
Pintxos and Tapas – Learn the beautiful art of Spanish mini cuisine with exquisite summer flavor combinations sure to delight.

December 17: DECADENT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS:
From elegant flour-less chocolate tortes to the basic chocolate truffle to molten lava cakes, you’ll be surprised how easy these chocolate masterpieces can be.

Denny & Sealth Schools’ Senior Bands Music Concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Dec. 17th at 7:00 pm, the Chief Sealth International High School and the Denny International Middle School will be having their Senior Music Concert at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, featuring the Denny Senior Band, Denny Senior Orchestra, High School Jazz, and High School Band. Please mark your calendars for this FREE opportunity.

Dec
18
Fri
2015
West Seattle Garden Club meeting @ Daystar Retirement Village
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Friday, December 18, 2015 – West Seattle Garden Club will be holding it’s monthly meeting at Daystar Retirement Village (2615 S W Barton St. Bldg #3.) Beginning with Registration ($5.00 Fee) and a Coffee Social half hour at 10 am. Followed by a 10:30 am Business Meeting, Garden Club Members will share their favorite Frederick & Nelson memories or treasures during the Morning Program.

There will be a Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale presented and the commentary on Design and Horticulture Exhibits brought by Club Members. Lunch, dessert and Beverages served at 12 Noon by the Garden Club. The Afternoon Program will begin at 12:45 pm Continuing with a “Holiday Tribute to Frederick & Nelson”, Mary Lewis, from Childrens’ Orthopedic Hospital, will bring a Frederick & Nelson Fashion Show for our enjoyment.

The Design Schedule for the Morning will feature Arrangements using a Madonna and Child, fresh flowers and foliage, and a Holiday Design using one or more candles. Also an Open Class, Design and/or Beginners Only design section.

Horticulture Exhibits include any specimen of merit. The Afternoon Program and meeting will conclude at 1:45 pm.

More information at www.westseattlegardenclub.com.

DIY Holiday Crafts @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Ages 14 -19
Express your creativity and by making simple yet amazing holiday decorations and handmade gifts that your family and friends will love! Our Teen Room will be holiday quarters for you to make and wrap gifts all week long.

M – F
December 14–18
2:30 – 4 pm

Free Afterschool Teen Drop-In @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 18 @ 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 Festival @ High Point Community Center
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

All Ages
High Point Community Center would like to thank you for being a part of our programs and community. Come celebrate the holiday seasons from around the world with us, enjoy fun family games and light refreshments.

Location: High Point Community Center
Friday December 18th
5-7 pm

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.

Jan
18
Mon
2016
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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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.