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Agenda

  1. May
    11
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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

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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    2. Spring Spa Day @ Pharmaca West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      On Sunday, May 11th, 12–6 pm at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy:

      Join us for a relaxing Spa Day for Spring! Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, your one-stop shop for integrative healthcare services, is delighted to announce a complimentary Spring Spa Day event. The event will allow guests to enjoy free 10-minute chair massages, product samples and huge savings on event day! We also invite you for mini-facials and makeovers, which require a $10 reservation fee. Guests will receive a $10 Pharmaca gift coupon at time of mini-facial/makeover.

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      12:00 pm
      Spring Spa Day @ Pharmaca West Seattle
    3. Mother’s Day Water Color Events @ Mind Unwind Gallery
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      From Mind Unwind:

      On May 11th, spend a memorable afternoon at Mind Unwind with your Mother. Our water color instructor will guide you and your mom through an inspiration painting while enjoying crumpets and tea. Mothers and children of all ages are welcome, but space is limited so please pre-register. All painting instruction, supplies and appetizers and non-alcoholic beverage included. 2 hours — $40/person.

      May 11th: 1 pm–3 pm

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      1:00 pm
      Mother’s Day Water Color Events @ Mind Unwind Gallery
    4. Worm Fun with Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders @ Southwest Library
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      It’s Worm Fun at the Southwest Library on Sunday, May 11, 2014, 1:30–3:30 pm:

      Look at worms under a microscope, learn about compost bins, and talk to Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders about what worms do for your garden!

      The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages at Library branches around the city in April and May. Learn about edible gardening, food advocacy and sustainability in coordination with our local partner organizations.

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

      This event is presented in partnership with Seattle Tilth.

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      1:30 pm
      Worm Fun with Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders @ Southwest Library
  2. May
    12
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. Guest Night at Seattle Integrated Martial Arts
      6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

      Seattle Integrated Martial Arts will be hosting FREE classes in Self-Defense and Kickboxing on Monday, May 12th.

      We are inviting anyone who is interested in trying out some FREE classes next Monday, May 12th! The first class will focus on Self-Defense from 6:15-7:15 PM. The second class is from 7:15-8:15 PM and will be an introduction to Muay Thai Kickboxing. Anyone is welcome to sign up for one class or both! All levels of martial artists and beginners are welcome to come. Space is limited so please call us at 206-935-4531.

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      6:15 pm
      Guest Night at Seattle Integrated Martial Arts
    3. How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ High Point Library
      6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

      It is story time at the High Point Library! Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:30–7:15 pm:

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

      We will be learning all about gardening today! Come enjoy stories, songs and a project that explore the fun of growing our own fruits, veggies and flowers.

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

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      6:30 pm
      How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ High Point Library
  3. May
    13
    Tue
    2014

    1. Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Salty's on Alki
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor).

      These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

      Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

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      12:00 pm
      Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Salty's on Alki
    2. High Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      High Point Neighborhood Association trustees monthly meetings:

      These are open meetings. We welcome participation from all residents of High Point and nearby neighbors.

      Our meetings are held at Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW at 6 PM every second Tuesday of the month. The dates for the next year are listed below.

      November 12, 2013
      December 10, 2013
      January 14, 2014
      February 11, 2014
      March 11, 2014
      April 8, 2014
      May 13, 2014
      June 10, 2014
      July 8, 2014

      Thank you.
      Deborah Vandermar
      President, Board of Trustees
      High Point Neighborhood Association

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      High Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
    3. College Access Now fundraiser benefitting Chief Sealth & West Seattle HS programs @ Museum of History & Industry
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Join College Access Now for our 2014 Spring Event at MOHAI to raise funds for programs assisting disadvantaged students at six Seattle high schools – including West Seattle and Chief Sealth – attend and graduate from college. Meet the students in our program and the mentors who are changing their lives, surrounded by the impressive new exhibits at the Museum of History and Industry.

      RSVP at http://www.collegeaccessnow.org/events

      May 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 9 pm
      Museum of History & Industry

      If you don’t know CAN already, we are a college access and completion program serving 960 students in the 2013-2014 academic year – including 560 juniors and seniors at 6 Seattle public high schools, and over 400 students at colleges across Washington State and the country. 100% of our students are low income, and most are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Students join CAN’s program in junior or senior year of high school – receiving intensive one-on-one and general coaching from our core team of AmeriCorps mentors, volunteers, and staff until they secure that all important college degree.

      CAN’s high school program walks students step-by-step through college identification, standardized test preparation, and college and financial aid applications. Even after students graduate from high school, CAN is there to help them succeed. Our college persistence team helps students adjust to life on a college campus, connect with resources like academic tutoring, renew their financial aid, and more.

      CAN currently serves students at Garfield, Franklin, Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Chief Sealth and West Seattle public high schools in Seattle. CAN’s impact reaches beyond the students in our program – we also work to increase the school-wide college-going culture in the schools we serve. CAN participates in school-wide financial aid forums and PTSA college nights. And, we have an open door policy – any student who drops into CAN’s offices at the schools can receive ad hoc direct support and guidance.

      The Seattle Times called College Access Now an A+ College Prep
      Program
      . We would love if you can become part of our effort to get every deserving student on the path to academic success!

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      College Access Now fundraiser benefitting Chief Sealth & West Seattle HS programs @ Museum of History & Industry
    4. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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      Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
    5. West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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      West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
    6. Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting & potluck
      7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      The Denny Middle School PTSA meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 13th at 7 pm. The topic will be “Thank you celebration;” a Change of Cabinet, and potluck!

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      7:00 pm
      Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting & potluck
    7. How to talk with teens about marijuana: WSHS hosting community event
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Please join us on Tuesday, May 13th, from 7:00-8:30 in the West Seattle High School Library to learn about how the legalization of marijuana and increased availability of marijuana products are affecting our students and our community. The West Seattle counseling staff is pleased to host this informative evening providing the latest research and data on marijuana legalization issues, use among teens and how to talk with our kids about all of it. Presenters will include Lisa Sharp and Stephen Bogan. Lisa is SPS Manager of Prevention and Intervention Education and has been working with adolescents for 15 years as a case manager, intervention specialist and health educator. Stephen Bogan is a private clinician with over 35 years of experience working in the field of chemical dependency, mental health and adolescent development.

      If you have any questions, please contact Tara Vanselow at thvanselow@seattleschools.org

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      How to talk with teens about marijuana: WSHS hosting community event
    8. Trivia night @ The Bridge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Trivia has returned to http://westseattleblog.com/the-bridgeThe Bridge, Tuesday nights, $2 to play, teams from 1-10 people, registration at 8 pm, game play begins at 8:30 pm. Bessy James hosting!

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      Trivia night @ The Bridge
  4. May
    14
    Wed
    2014

    1. How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      It is story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:30–11 am:

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

      We’ll be learning all about gardening today! Come enjoy stories, songs and a project that explores the fun of growing your own fruits, veggies and flowers.

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

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      10:30 am
      How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    2. Meet ‘n greet w/WS Rotary’s Interacts @ Admiral Bird Cafe/Flower Lab
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Come meet our young Rotarians and help support our Rotary Projects. The Interacts are learning about the Rotary projects and want to practice telling people what they are and how they can help. They would also like to raise money to support a Shelter Box under their name.

      When: Wednesday, May 14th, 12:35 pm to 3 pm
      Where: Admiral Bird Cafe/Flower Lab
      What: The Interacts will be there to meet and greet you. They will also be ambassadors to other patrons at the café to tell them about West Seattle Rotary and Interact Club.

      Donation: Bring a book or two to donate and support Rotary Books for the World literacy project. Bring non-perishable food to support West Seattle Food Bank. And any change from after your purchase of a cup of coffee for Shelter Box.

      Questions: Call Elaine Chan at 425-864-4228 or email elainekitchan@icloud.com

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      Meet ‘n greet w/WS Rotary’s Interacts @ Admiral Bird Cafe/Flower Lab
    3. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

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

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

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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    4. Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates Beer Week
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates Beer Week – Wednesday May 14th -

      Brewer James does “The Twist.” A flight of 5 creative mixtures sure to sooth and amuse the palate. Paired with a small tasty tasting flight. The fun starts at 4 pm.

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      4:00 pm
      Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates Beer Week
    5. Councilmembers to host ‘Community Budget Workshop’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      DATE/TIME: Wednesday May 14th, 6 pm–8 pm
      DEPARTMENTS: Public Safety/Civil Rights
      LOCATION: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Room 111

      City Councilmembers will host four “Community Budget Workshops” in Delridge, the Central District, University District and Columbia City over the month of May. Councilmembers will engage with the public to ask their spending priorities for the 2015-2016 City budget. Members of the public can make suggestions about the specific departments listed for each workshop, as well as identify neighborhood needs and priorities. After a City Budget Office presentation, there will be small group discussions with Councilmembers, and a report back at the end. The public is encouraged to drop in during any of the scheduled times to talk about any issues concerning the City budget.

      “We wanted to reach out into the community and hear what the public has to say about their budget,” said Councilmember Nick Licata, Chair of the City Council Budget Committee. “I hope you’ll stop by to talk to us about any issues important to you.”

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      Councilmembers to host ‘Community Budget Workshop’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. Medicare options workshop @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the West Side Presbyterian Church Howell Auditorium on Wednesday, May 14th, 6:30 pm:

      A representative from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will speak on MEDICARE. She will explain the different Medicare Plans, the changes expected in 2015 and in the near future, and will discuss how to get pre-approval for tests and treatments about which there may be concern for payment. She will answer your questions about Medicare. This is important to people who are receiving Medicare, who expect to receive Medicare, and for people who are advocates for those are on Medicare. This is a program sponsored by Parish Nursing to help prevent problems with payment for hospitalizations, test, treatments, and rehabilitation services.

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      Medicare options workshop @ West Side Presbyterian Church
    7. Open Mic Comedy Slam @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      It’s Open Mic Comedy Slam night at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Wednesday May 14th.

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      Open Mic Comedy Slam @ Feedback Lounge
  5. May
    15
    Thu
    2014

    1. Free skin check @ Skin Doc Shop
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      FREE SKIN CHECKS FOR MOLES, PRE-CANCER AND CANCER

      Sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology
      and
      Dr. Susanne L. Gee, a dermatologist in the Junction

      WHERE: SKIN DOC SHOP
      WHEN: Thursday, May 15th, 9 am–3 pm

      Please call for an appointment: (206) 932-3884

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      Free skin check @ Skin Doc Shop
    2. How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ High Point Library
      11:30 am – 12:15 pm

      It is story time at the High Point Library! Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:30 am–12:15 pm:

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

      We will be learning all about gardening today! Come enjoy stories, songs and a project that explore the fun of growing our own fruits, veggies and flowers.

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

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      11:30 am
      How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ High Point Library
    3. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    4. Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:


      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      $8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

      Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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      3:30 pm
      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
    5. Taste of West Seattle, 2014 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Taste of West Seattle, the big annual benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, takes place Thursday night, May 15th – sample the best of the West Seattle venues that participate! Tickets are on sale now – $95 VIP with early entry (6 pm), special raffle, and private seating area; $50 for general admission (6:30 pm). 21+.

      The West Seattle Helpline’s Taste of West Seattle combines the best food and drinks West Seattle has to offer. Your ticket includes over two hours of taste bud enlightenment as you sample dishes, desserts, and drinks from local establishments. In one delicious evening, this event features something for everyone’s palate. You will discover new favorite establishments in the process! Must be 21 and over. All IDs will be checked at the door.

      Support your local community through the West Seattle Helpline
      This event is a fundraiser to help West Seattle families facing one-time emergencies get back on their feet. The West Seattle Helpline uses all proceeds from the Taste of West Seattle to help West Seattle residents with rent, utilities, clothing, bus tickets and more.

      A big thank you to the local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and bakeries!
      This is the biggest event of its kind in West Seattle with over 50 establishments represented and more than 600 attendees expected. Why does this event sell out? Our local restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and wineries who participate bring the best they have to offer. Thank you to our local businesses who participate!

      Participating restaurants, breweries and bakeries
      A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub
      Angelina’s
      Baked.
      Bakery Nouveau
      Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge
      Beveridge Place Pub
      bin 41
      Blackboard Bistro
      Doolie’s Hot Sauce
      Duos Lounge
      Elliott Bay Brewery
      Emeritus at Admiral Heights
      Endolyne Joe’s
      Freshy’s
      Harry’s Chicken Joint
      Herban Feast/Fresh Bistro
      Hotwire Online Coeehouse
      Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar
      Skylark Cafe and Club
      Stuffed Cakes
      Talarico’s Pizzeria
      The Bridge
      The Cask
      The Copper Coin
      The Swinery on California
      Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
      West 5
      Husky Deli
      La Romanza
      Locol Barley & Vine
      Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky
      Menchie’s Admiral
      Metropolitan Market at Admiral
      Mission Latin Restaurant & Lounge
      NW Wine Academy at SSC
      Pecado Bueno
      Phoenecia
      Prost! West Seattle
      Quadrato/Pizzeria 22
      Salty’s on Alki
      Schooner EXACT Brewing Company
      Shoofly Pie Company

      Haven’t been before? Here’s our coverage from last year.

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      Taste of West Seattle, 2014 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
    6. Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

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      Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
    7. Crohn’s & Colitis Benefit featuring The Young Evils, Strong Suit, guests @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Thursday May 15th, 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club: Crohn’s & Colitis Benefit featuring The Young Evils, Strong Suit, and guests.

      We’ll be donating $1 from every drink sold, and feature a full bar, 12 rotating taps and a full menu. All ages until 9 pm.

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      Crohn’s & Colitis Benefit featuring The Young Evils, Strong Suit, guests @ Skylark Café & Club
  6. May
    16
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      7:30 am
      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Birds of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
      WHEN: May 16, 2014, 1-2 pm
      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      Get a bird’s eye view of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Naturalist, Penny Rose, shares information on the wildlife of the river and places to bird watch. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. Waterfront park across the street from the Longhouse is a great place for bird watching along the Duwamish River.

      Free admission & parking. 1-2 pm. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.
      Free tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/624428.

      Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
      206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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      Birds of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    3. Bingo night fundraiser for Seattle Lutheran High School athletes
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Join us for an evening of BINGO and support Seattle Lutheran High School athletes. Each ticket buys 11 games of bingo. Additional bingo cards may be purchased for $2 each.

      Winners receive prize baskets valued at $100. Admission includes food and beverages; beer & wine may be purchased.

      We will have a 50/50 raffle, giving you a chance to take home a cash prize.

      Friday, May 16, 6:30-9:30 pm

      Tickets $25 each – This event is for ages 21 and over only. Purchase tickets HERE.

      SLHS Gymnasium, 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, 98116

      For more information contact David Sleighter, dsleighter@seattlelutheran.org, 206-937-7722.

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      6:30 pm
      Bingo night fundraiser for Seattle Lutheran High School athletes
    4. Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
      Where: Lincoln Park

      Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

      Audience: Adults, Family
      Pre-Register: Yes
      Cost: $5 per person

      Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
      Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
      Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

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      Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
    5. Kazoku! Improv Game Show @ Pershing Hall
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Audience vs. Improvisers in New Family-themed Game Show

      What: KAZOKU! the improvised game show

      When: May 16 – 24, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm

      Price: $10 (admission is free each night for the 3 lucky contestants chosen to play on the Audience Team!)

      Where: Pershing Hall
      3618 SW Alaska St – West Seattle
      “behind the Big Cannon”

      Tickets: http://kazoku.brownpapertickets.com or at the door

      KRAM Improv and Pershing Hall are proud to present KAZOKU! the improvised game show, May 16-24 at Pershing Hall in West Seattle.

      KAZOKU! takes a family teaming with hang-ups and dysfunction and pits them against the brave and beloved Audience Team in a series of outrageous challenges, with everyone competing to win Fabulous Prizes.

      Guided by the sure hand of our delirious Game Show Host, watch as the Family Team teeters on the edge of despair and redemption. Can they put aside their differences and pull together to battle their way to victory? Or will their baggage pull them under? The only way to find out is to play KAZOKU!

      Inspired by “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” and “Minute to Win It,” each performance of KAZOKU! is a completely fresh non-stop evening of improvisational scene- and game- based comedy, driven by the suggestions of our all-powerful audience. The family-themed challenges run the gamut from highly competitive and tricky, to just plain ridiculous.

      KRAM Improv is made up of: Angela Bennett, Alex Dittmar, Rachel Jackson, and Kristin Olsen.

      About KRAM Improv: KRAM Improv is a Seattle-based democratic-anarchic improv collective formed in 2007. KRAM’s formats are developed by a consensus-driven, organic process under the guidance of The Taco Quorum.

      More Info: http://www.facebook.com/KRAMimprov

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    6. 6th Annual Frank Fest with The Velveteen Lotharios @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The The Velveteen Lotharios perform live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Friday May 16th.

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  7. May
    17
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    3. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      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.

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    4. Tibbetts Spring Book Sale @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

      Book Sale!
      Tibbetts is having its Spring Book Sale on Saturday, May 17th from 10 am to 2 pm. Pick up your summer reading at rock-bottom prices. We have paperback & hard cover books for all ages & interests. All hardcover books $1 or 6 for $5; paperbacks are $.50 or 12 for $5. Hope to see you there!

      Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TibbettsUMChurch

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    5. Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

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    6. Cooking Workshop: Sushi Making and Japanese Food @ High Point Community Center
      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

      Love sushi and want to learn how to make it at home? There are a few tips and techniques that may seem daunting at first, but professional chef Carrie will share her secrets to make it easy! This class will cover some of the basics of making sushi: how to make proper sushi rice, chop the different vegetables, slice fish, and make rolls. We will make rolls such as the California roll, avocado roll, cucumber roll, and spicy tuna. We’ll also learn to make miso soup, sunomono, and discuss some of the history of sushi and how it became so popular. Appropriate for vegetarians and fish-eaters, no experience necessary. Bring your own apron.

      Class #116594
      Saturday May 17th
      10:30am–1:30 pm
      $27

      Community Center Information: (206) 684-7422

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    7. Benefit grilled lunch at West Seattle Thriftway
      11:00 am – 2:30 pm

      Grab lunch for a good cause!West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is grilling lunch (grilled Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions, and a Drink) with today’s proceeds benefiting the Mack Strong Teamworks Foundation. Suggested donation: $5.

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

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

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

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

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

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    10. Open house for kids’ cartoon/animation training summer break camp @ Ginomai Arts Center
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Open house at Ginomai in The Junction:

      Open House- Summer Break Cartoon Animation Day Camp

      Visit the Unified Outreach Studios and see first-hand what the Students will be doing at Summer Day Camp!

      Open House Saturday May 17th Noon–4 pm
      @ the Ginomai Art Center
      4401 42nd Ave SW, West Seattle 98116

      INFO ABOUT THE DAY CAMP:
      Week One-
      June 23rd – June 27th
      Week Two –
      June 30th – July 4th (open July 4th!)Week Three-
      July 7th – July 11th Ages 9 – 14 years old, no experience necessary!
      Doors open each day at 8:30 am and close at 5:30 pm – Parents have the flexibility of dropping off and picking up their child at any time during operational hours. We will be open July 4th.

      Each week is a stand-alone unit. Students attending additional weeks will have the opportunity to build on the skills they learned during the first week of class.

      Download the Application and Release at www.UnifiedOutreach.Com

      Unified Outreach@Ginomai Art Center provides a unique Summer Day-Camp option for Parents who are interested in seeing their child attain a stronger grasp of Arts & Technology in a fun and exciting environment.

      An average afternoon of Summer Day-Camp will include educational exercises embedded in fun games designed to encourage personal growth, positive self esteem and team building skills. The day will also include physical activities and outdoor time (as weather allows) including lunch in the park. But the highlight of each day will be working on the creation of a personal cartoon-animation using the kids ideas, stories, drawings and voices; of which they will have their very own DVD to show to friends and family.

      NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Our students are coached by knowledgeable, skilled instructors who will work with the kids each step of the way; from story development, to character design, digital imaging, cartoon animation, and voice-overs using industry-level production software including Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Soundbooth, and more.

      Unified Outreach is a 501C3 Youth Arts Charity which has been Active in Seattle for over 10 years. Visit www.UnifiedOutreach.com for more details.

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    12. “Highland Park Uncorked” @ HPIC
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      On-line registration is now open!

      If you have never been to one of these events (or have a somewhat hazy recollection), here is the overview. Each person brings a bottle of their favorite wine, priced at $15 or less. You are assigned a table. The bottle is placed in a brown paper bag, given a number and eventually placed somewhere on your assigned table. You don’t worry about that, as you relax with the wines from the award winning Northwest Wine Academy, mingle with your neighbors, and munch on a wonderful spread of food prepared by our talented gastronomes.

      For much more information, please go to our About the Event page.

      The tables fill up fast, so register now to ensure that you have a seat.

      Lots of great prizes have been donated for the raffle drawings, so be sure to bring some cash or credit cards to buy tickets.

      Did you know that the HPIC is owned by the neighborhood and run by members of the club, who volunteer their time? We are the ONLY club in Seattle like this, making Highland Park a truly unique place to live. A community creates a sense of camaraderie, belonging, security and support and the club is here to support the spirit of community by bringing neighbors together for wonderful events like UNCORKED, Corner Bar, Tailgate parties, weekly classes and special events.

      All proceeds from Highland Park UNCORKED go towards improvements for your Highland Park Improvement Club.

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

      And check out our new Facebook page – we know you’ll “like” us!

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    13. “SOS for OSO” benefit with/live music @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Saturday May 17th at Skylark Café & Club:

      Skylark Café and Urban Music Farm presents SOS for OSO: A Benefit for the Victims of the Mudslide featuring GoldBar, AudioChunk, Jerin Falkner, and Urban Music Farm’s select bands and guests.

      $5 suggested at the door
      Contributions to door, raffle and $1/drink will be matched by several local businessesm – so give generously, and they will too!

      Advance tickets at http://sosforoso.brownpapertickets.com

      Saturday, May 17, 2014
      7:00 pm–11:45 pm

      All proceeds will be donated to:
      Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation
      (www.cascadevalley.org/foundation/)
      and
      Animal Rescue Foundation
      (www.everettarf.org/)

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    14. Communitatis: Two Communities Join in Song @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Market Street Singers presents:
      Communitatis: Two Communities Join in Song

      A joint concert featuring our guests Earthrise Choir with the Westside Unitarian Universalist Chorale

      Saturday, May 17, 7:30 pm
      Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation

      The Market Street Singers kicks off its tenth anniversary year with a grand, celebratory concert including the newly created vocal ensemble, Earthrise Choir, with additional support from the Westside Unitarian Universalist Chorale. The Singers will perform the ever popular
      Gloria in D by Antonio Vivaldi with orchestral accompaniment and guest soloists Marie Morris and Madison Cox. After some additional “graveside humor” the celebration continues with Earthrise Choir and the WSUU Chorale who always present engaging and thought-provoking selections. The concert closes with all voices singing together; one large vocal ensemble joining two communities.

      This is a free event.
      Contributions are gratefully accepted.

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    15. 4th Annual 80′s Metal Maniacs/Aqua Net Rocker Reunion @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      At Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Saturday May 17th at 8 pm: Joe Dredd’s 4th Annual 80′s Metal Maniacs/Aqua Net Rocker Reunion!

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    16. Kazoku! Improv Game Show @ Pershing Hall
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Audience vs. Improvisers in New Family-themed Game Show

      What: KAZOKU! the improvised game show

      When: May 16 – 24, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm

      Price: $10 (admission is free each night for the 3 lucky contestants chosen to play on the Audience Team!)

      Where: Pershing Hall
      3618 SW Alaska St – West Seattle
      “behind the Big Cannon”

      Tickets: http://kazoku.brownpapertickets.com or at the door

      KRAM Improv and Pershing Hall are proud to present KAZOKU! the improvised game show, May 16-24 at Pershing Hall in West Seattle.

      KAZOKU! takes a family teaming with hang-ups and dysfunction and pits them against the brave and beloved Audience Team in a series of outrageous challenges, with everyone competing to win Fabulous Prizes.

      Guided by the sure hand of our delirious Game Show Host, watch as the Family Team teeters on the edge of despair and redemption. Can they put aside their differences and pull together to battle their way to victory? Or will their baggage pull them under? The only way to find out is to play KAZOKU!

      Inspired by “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” and “Minute to Win It,” each performance of KAZOKU! is a completely fresh non-stop evening of improvisational scene- and game- based comedy, driven by the suggestions of our all-powerful audience. The family-themed challenges run the gamut from highly competitive and tricky, to just plain ridiculous.

      KRAM Improv is made up of: Angela Bennett, Alex Dittmar, Rachel Jackson, and Kristin Olsen.

      About KRAM Improv: KRAM Improv is a Seattle-based democratic-anarchic improv collective formed in 2007. KRAM’s formats are developed by a consensus-driven, organic process under the guidance of The Taco Quorum.

      More Info: http://www.facebook.com/KRAMimprov

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  8. May
    18
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. 2014 West Seattle 5K Run/Walk @ Starts near Alki Beach Bathhouse
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      5K run/walk organized by the West Seattle High School PTSA. Details here. Register in advance online or day-of starting at 8 am.

      Join us for the sixth anniversary of the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk to benefit West Seattle High School. Funds from the 2014 West Seattle 5K will be used to improve math, science, music and drama programs and communications at WSHS.

      Enjoy views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline on this scenic 5K route along West Seattle’s Alki Beach. Afterwards, you can take advantage of “Celebrate Seattle Summer Streets” Car Free Sunday on Alki, relax at one of Alki’s famous eateries, or enjoy a day of beachcombing while taking in all of the amenities Alki Beach has to offer.

      Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick-up.

      You can pick up your bib, shirt and timing chip as well as register for the 5K on Saturday May 17, 2014, West Seattle Runner, 3727 California Avenue SW, Suite 2-A, Seattle, WA 98116 (map). Pick up times are from 12:00 to 6:00.

      Packet pick-up and registration is also available on the day of the event, starting at 8:00 AM.

      Save time and complete a registration form before you come.

      Or you can mail in this registration form.

      Race Results & Top Finisher Awards:

      Race results will be posted after the 5K on May 19, 2014: West Seattle 5K RACE RESULTS

      Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall female and male finishers. Good Luck Everyone!

      For more information contact: Jeff Mensing at westseattle5k@comcast.net

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    3. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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    4. Seattle Summer Streets 2014 – aka “car-free day” – on Alki
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Tell your neighbors, tell your friends! Sunday, May 18 is a party along Alki! This free event opens the city’s largest public space – its streets – so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for cars!

      After the West Seattle 5K (co-sponsored by WSB) closes the waterfront road along Alki till about 11 am, then the closure zone scales back to the heart of the beach for the remainder of the day, till 5 pm. Full details on the official city webpage, including a map. Streets closed Alki Avenue SW from 56th Ave SW to 63rd ave SW.

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

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

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

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    6. “Human Trafficking: Be Aware, Be Informed, Make a Difference” @ Fauntleroy UCC Fellowship Hall
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      If you’ve been wanting to know more about the global and local issue of human trafficking, especially of young teens, plan to attend “Human Trafficking: Be Aware, Be Informed, Make a Difference” with Robert Beiser, Director of Seattle Against Slavery and The movie “Chosen” a story of survival!!

      Sunday, May 18, 11:30 am-1:00 pm in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Free, with light refreshments and childcare upon request. Call 206-932-5600 for details.

      Free Event. Bring a Friend. Open to the Public.

      Facilitated by West Seattle Democratic Women.

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    7. Zumbathon to benefit Transitional Resources @ West Seattle Community Center
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      What: Zumbathon for Charity (Transitional Resources)
      When: Sunday, May 18th
      Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
      Where: West Seattle Community Center 4400 42nd Ave SW
      Cost: $40.00

      Ola Salon & Spa has partnered with EQ Fitness (WSB sponsor) & Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) to push to the finish for Ola’s campaign to raise $10,000 for Transitional Resources. Together with the support of local sponsors, they will hold a two-hour Zumbathon® Charity Event on Sunday, May 18 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the WSCC 42nd Ave Community Center. The event will raise funds for our local mental health agency, which provides mental health services and housing for men and women from our community who are living with serious mental illness.

      The fun will be led by certified Zumba® instructors, who will lead the group through an exciting workout that people of all levels can follow. Participants can sign up as individuals or as a team at www.letsdancefortr.blogspot.com/ for a suggested donation of $40 per person. Local organizations are encouraged to sign up as a team and compete to raise the most funds for our community! Dancers will each receive a swag bag full of local goodies. Snacks and water will be provided.

      Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/669766929726227/

      Event Blog: http://www.letsdancefortr.blogspot.com/

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    8. Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) class: Utilities @ Southwest Library
      1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      SNAP: Manage Household Utilities Before and After a Disaster
      Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:30–2 pm

      Find out how to locate and control household electricity, water and natural gas during an emergency. Gain hands-on practice with real equipment, and learn how to prioritize your actions so everyone stays safe.

      Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness.

      Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required.

      This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management.

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    9. West Seattle Hi-Yu Spring Tea and Silent Auction @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The West Seattle Hi-Yu Spring Tea and Silent Auction will be held on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy. Enjoy great tea, company and delicious food provided by caterers and businesses in our community as well as a fun silent auction to help raise funds for our scholarship program and building the float the represents West Seattle in parades throughout the Puget Sound. This year we will also be crowning the new West Seattle Hi Yu Senior Court King or Queen.

      Tickets are $25 a person or bring your friends and fill a table of 10 for $250. For more information or tickets please contact Danette at 206 935-6517 or email danettecarufel@hotmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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    10. Explore Your World – Bridge Building Competition (kids & teens) @ Southwest Library
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      At the Southwest Library on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3–5 pm:

      Come test your engineering skills against others. Who will be the ultimate winner? For ages 5 and up. (Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

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    11. 2nd Annual Ladies’ Clothing Swap to benefit Early Days @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      2nd Annual Ladies’ Clothing Swap to benefit Early Days
      Sunday May 18th 2014, 6-8 pm
      Chaco Canyon, 3770 SW Alaska Street
      Tickets: $15 online, $20 at the door

      Learn more about Early Days and purchase tickets at www.theearlydays.org or www.facebook.com/ladiesclothingswap4earlydays
      Contact: Meg Gluckman, earlydaysws@gmail.com, 425-243-2355

      Time to put some spring into your closet!
      Clean out your closet, find great new duds, eat some delicious food, be pampered, all while supporting Early Days, a drop-in support group for new parents!

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

      Ladies`Clothing Swap participants are invited to bring clothes they no longer wear (no mending projects please) and take home clothes brought by others. Swap a bag or two! Individual clothes are not for sale.

      In addition to freshening their wardrobe, participants can enjoy a variety of pampering activities including chair massages, facials & style consultations. Participants will also be entered into a door prize drawing of gift certificates for local businesses. Chaco Canyon is generously donating the space for the event and there will be lots of tasty Chaco
      Canyon food to try. Alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages can be purchased.

      Grab a couple friends & join us for a fun evening!

      Sponsors Include: Limber Yoga, West Seattle Natural Medicine, Hearth & Home Midwifery, & Chaco Canyon

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  9. May
    19
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Lou Whittaker to speak at WSHS and screens documentary @ West Seattle High School
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Lou Whittaker to speak at West Seattle High School and screen documentary, “A Life in the Mountains.”
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      Join renowned mountaineer and West Seattle native Lou Whittaker for a special presentation, “A Life in the Mountains,” at 6:30 pm Monday, May 19, 2014, at West Seattle High School Theater.

      The event is a fundraiser for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

      Whittaker will speak about his West Seattle roots and screen an hour-long documentary, “A Life in the Mountains: The Legacy of Lou Whittaker.” He is especially pleased to make this presentation at his alma mater.

      One of America’s most respected climbers for more than six decades, Whittaker began his mountaineering career as a teenager in the Pacific Northwest, climbing in the Olympic and Cascade ranges with his twin brother, Jim.

      Whittaker’s name is synonymous with Mount Rainier, where he has guided thousands to its summit since his own first ascent of the mountain at age 19. He stepped naturally into coveted spots on expeditions to formidable peaks in Alaska, the Himalaya and the Karakorum and went on to lead the expedition that made the first American ascent of the North Col pass on Mount Everest in 1984.

      The documentary film examines the impact of Whittaker on the sport of mountaineering and how his efforts have changed the sport’s landscape. It features stories from Whittaker, his family and climbing luminaries Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Chris Bonington, Jim Wickwire and John Roskelley Sr.

      Admission to this event is $10 for members of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, and $15 for others. Annual memberships, available
      at the event, start at $25, with a rate of $15 for students and seniors.

      Whittaker’s book, “Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Life,” will be on sale at the event, with 50 percent of proceeds going to the historical society.

      For more information on Whittaker, see his website, louwhittaker.com, and for more information on the event, see the Southwest Seattle Historical Society website, loghousemuseum.info.

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    3. WSPA and the Vashon Wilderness Program Workshop @ Camp Long
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Hello Families, Educators and anyone working with young children. Please join the West Seattle Preschool Association and Vashon Wilderness Program for a fun evening in nature.

      When: Monday May 19th
      Time: 7-9 pm
      Where: Camp Long at the Pollywog Pond
      Cost: FREE!

      Connecting young people with nature has become essential as humans are increasingly disconnecting with the natural world. Join Vashon Wilderness Program’s Executive Director for a lively interactive presentation on nature education for the young child and learn the essential Keys to Deep Nature Connection Mentoring that stimulate learning, health and vitality. This program combines lecture and experiential learning, and a portion of it will take place outside. Please come dressed for the weather and prepared to move.

      Program:
      7:00 -8:30 pm Learning and Activities
      8:30-9:00 pm Q & A

      Please register here:
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lCvjFiNWQcQjOKg_Ng4MI-n5WwosCH3mbIP3csSwKE8/viewform?usp=send_form

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  10. May
    20
    Tue
    2014

    1. Princess Angeline Film Screening @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      WHAT: Princess Angeline Film Screening
      WHEN: May 20, 2014, 1-2 pm
      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, refused to leave her homeland.
      This film explores the story of the Duwamish and their struggle for tribal
      recognition primarily through the life of Princess Angeline. Produced by
      Sandra Osawa. 53 min long. Free admission & parking. 1-2 pm. Free tickets:
      http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/622409.

      Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
      206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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    2. Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
      Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
      Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

      $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

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    3. High School Fair for West Seattle area families @ Westside School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      High School Fair for West Seattle area families to be held at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

      Westside School will be holding its first high school fair on Tuesday May 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The fair will host approximately 15 Admission Directors from the Seattle area, along with two boarding schools. We would like to invite students and parents to the fair, with the purpose of providing an opportunity to learn more about these great schools.

      We appreciate this is an exciting and uncertain time for many middle school families and it brings with it a range of emotions, questions and concerns, therefore, we are inviting a selection of current eighth grade parents to share their recent experiences and pass along some handy nuggets of advice.

      If you have any questions regarding the fair on May 20, please contact Glyn Jenkins – HSHelp@westsideschool.org

      Schools attending the high school fair will be:
      Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Prep, Kennedy, Eastside Catholic, Seattle Lutheran, SAAS, The Northwest School, Lakeside, University Prep, The Bush School, Annie Wright Schools, St. Michaels University School (BC), Aviation School, and Holy Names Academy.

      Westside School
      (206) 932-2511

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    4. School Road Safety Plan input meeting/workshop @ Southwest Library
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year: SeattleDOT School Road Safety. SDOT currently invests $6 million a year citywide (and may collect even more in future years from school speed zone cameras). These meetings will help inform how and where that money is spent.

      Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize millions in safety improvements this and every year around our schools.

      Tuesday, May 20 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library,
      9010 35th Ave SW.

      Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. Trivia night @ The Bridge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Trivia has returned to http://westseattleblog.com/the-bridgeThe Bridge, Tuesday nights, $2 to play, teams from 1-10 people, registration at 8 pm, game play begins at 8:30 pm. Bessy James hosting!

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  11. May
    21
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

      “There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

      Thank you,

      Joel
      Support Group Facilitator

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    3. West Seattle Taco Night – Fundraiser for WHSH Hoops @ Pecado Bueno
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      West Seattle basketball is taking over West Seattle’s NEW restaurant, Pecado Bueno!

      Join us MAY 21st from 5 pm–9 pm for an ALL YOU CAN EAT TACO BAR to support WS hoops!

      Purchase tickets at the door! All proceeds will go to WSHS Boys Basketball Booster.

      $15 p/person – (kids under 12 yrs eat 1/2 price)
      Receive first class service from current WSHS basketball team.

      *Full bar!
      *Raffle give-a-ways!
      *Family environment!

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    4. 34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    5. WSHS PTSA meeting @ West Seattle High School
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      West Seattle High School PTSA meetings are held from 7-8:30 PM in the West Seattle High School library. To access the library, enter the building through the side door in front of the visitor parking stalls.

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  12. May
    22
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. “Welcome to Native Seattle” Duwamish Longhouse Tour
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      WHAT: Welcome to Native Seattle
      WHEN: May 22, 2014, 1-2 pm
      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      Tour the Duwamish Longhouse with Chief Seattle’s Great-Great-Great-Grand Niece. Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman, will share her personal experiences as the leader of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Also enjoy the exhibit areas & art gallery. Museum Week 2 for 1 special. $3 for admission for 2 people. Free parking.

      Tickets at:

      http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/623054

      Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
      206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

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  13. May
    23
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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    2. Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      10:30 am – 11:45 am

      Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
      Pre-registration required
      Cost: $4 per person

      Age 2-3
      Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

      Contact Phone 206-386-4236
      Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

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    3. Girl’s Night Out @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      May 23rd at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 6-9 pm:
      -GIRL’S NITE OUT-
      Wine, appetizers, fashion and beauty. Shopping, mingling and entertainment! Come get your groove on with your girlfriends!! $15.00 It’s gonna be a blast!

      Sponsored by Sarah Cecil, CRPS , Edward Jones
      Call 932-4044 x 1 to register or online@ www.sc-ws.org

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    4. Kazoku! Improv Game Show @ Pershing Hall
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Audience vs. Improvisers in New Family-themed Game Show

      What: KAZOKU! the improvised game show

      When: May 16 – 24, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm

      Price: $10 (admission is free each night for the 3 lucky contestants chosen to play on the Audience Team!)

      Where: Pershing Hall
      3618 SW Alaska St – West Seattle
      “behind the Big Cannon”

      Tickets: http://kazoku.brownpapertickets.com or at the door

      KRAM Improv and Pershing Hall are proud to present KAZOKU! the improvised game show, May 16-24 at Pershing Hall in West Seattle.

      KAZOKU! takes a family teaming with hang-ups and dysfunction and pits them against the brave and beloved Audience Team in a series of outrageous challenges, with everyone competing to win Fabulous Prizes.

      Guided by the sure hand of our delirious Game Show Host, watch as the Family Team teeters on the edge of despair and redemption. Can they put aside their differences and pull together to battle their way to victory? Or will their baggage pull them under? The only way to find out is to play KAZOKU!

      Inspired by “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” and “Minute to Win It,” each performance of KAZOKU! is a completely fresh non-stop evening of improvisational scene- and game- based comedy, driven by the suggestions of our all-powerful audience. The family-themed challenges run the gamut from highly competitive and tricky, to just plain ridiculous.

      KRAM Improv is made up of: Angela Bennett, Alex Dittmar, Rachel Jackson, and Kristin Olsen.

      About KRAM Improv: KRAM Improv is a Seattle-based democratic-anarchic improv collective formed in 2007. KRAM’s formats are developed by a consensus-driven, organic process under the guidance of The Taco Quorum.

      More Info: http://www.facebook.com/KRAMimprov

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  14. May
    24
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    6. Explore Your World – Bridge Building Competition (kids & teens) @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 3–5 pm:

      Come test your engineering skills against others. Who will be the ultimate winner? For ages 5 and up. (Children ages 5-7 should be accompanied by an adult).

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

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    7. Acoustic Couti performs @ C&P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Acoustic Couti performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday May 24th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Acoustic Couti defies narrow categorization: They offer few clues as to what they’ll mix into their next bottle of musical moonshine, but offer the guarantee that it will be strong, smooth, intoxicating, and will likely to lead to partying.

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    8. Kazoku! Improv Game Show @ Pershing Hall
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Audience vs. Improvisers in New Family-themed Game Show

      What: KAZOKU! the improvised game show

      When: May 16 – 24, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm

      Price: $10 (admission is free each night for the 3 lucky contestants chosen to play on the Audience Team!)

      Where: Pershing Hall
      3618 SW Alaska St – West Seattle
      “behind the Big Cannon”

      Tickets: http://kazoku.brownpapertickets.com or at the door

      KRAM Improv and Pershing Hall are proud to present KAZOKU! the improvised game show, May 16-24 at Pershing Hall in West Seattle.

      KAZOKU! takes a family teaming with hang-ups and dysfunction and pits them against the brave and beloved Audience Team in a series of outrageous challenges, with everyone competing to win Fabulous Prizes.

      Guided by the sure hand of our delirious Game Show Host, watch as the Family Team teeters on the edge of despair and redemption. Can they put aside their differences and pull together to battle their way to victory? Or will their baggage pull them under? The only way to find out is to play KAZOKU!

      Inspired by “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” and “Minute to Win It,” each performance of KAZOKU! is a completely fresh non-stop evening of improvisational scene- and game- based comedy, driven by the suggestions of our all-powerful audience. The family-themed challenges run the gamut from highly competitive and tricky, to just plain ridiculous.

      KRAM Improv is made up of: Angela Bennett, Alex Dittmar, Rachel Jackson, and Kristin Olsen.

      About KRAM Improv: KRAM Improv is a Seattle-based democratic-anarchic improv collective formed in 2007. KRAM’s formats are developed by a consensus-driven, organic process under the guidance of The Taco Quorum.

      More Info: http://www.facebook.com/KRAMimprov

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  15. May
    25
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    4. Mind Unwind fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      From Mind Unwind Art Gallery & Interactive Studio:

      Come shop, eat, drink, enjoy live music, win prizes & more…This event is going to be so much fun & benefits the Mind Unwind Foundation!

      This months musical guest is the fabulous Tanner Aaron!!!
      Our feature artist is Blythe Carling!!!!

      Participating Vendors…

      It Works Health & Wellness products
      Jewelry by Tasha Davy
      Pampered Chef, Mary Weber
      Bellivita Belly Bowls, Laura Peters
      & more to come!!!

      Raffle tickets will be sold to raise funds for our hosts MindUnwind a non-profit organization which does amazing work in art for our schools & our community, tickets are $1 for one, $5 for 6, $10 for 13 & $20 for 25.

      Prizes include: To be announced

      There is a wine bar up in the Treehouse & we will have delicious complimentary appetizers.

      Spiritual Readings by Rose Jarvey

      For every vendor you shop from you will get a ticket for the drawings!!!

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  16. May
    26
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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  17. May
    27
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. May
    28
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. Alki All Stars perform @ Salty’s on Alki
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live classic rock covers featuring the Alki All Stars.

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

      When: Wednesday May 28th, 6–9 pm.

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    3. West Seattle Timebank meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Exchange Services, Earn Hours and Build Community!

      West Seatttle Timebank

      Wedesday, May 28th
      Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:30-7:00 potluck
      7:00-8:00 Orientation for new members
      7:00-8:30 members meeting

      Timebanking: A way to connect with your community and get something in return.

      How it works: When you spend an hour doing something for another member, you earn one hour credit that you can then use to receive an hour of service from another member.

      For more information about the West Seattle Timebank, go to www.wstb.tbanks.org or contact us at: info@wstb.tbanks.org

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  19. May
    29
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. Denny Multicultural Family Night and Potluck @ Denny International Middle School
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Dear Community member,
      Coming up on Thursday May 29th, 2014 is the annual Denny Multicultural Family Night and Potluck from 6-8:30 pm in the Sealth/Denny Galeria!

      Please join us for our evening full of delicious international food and exciting cultural sharing. Experience the Denny Drama class, breakdancing, and traditional dances of the Pacific Islands, Cambodia, and Mexico. Witness East African poetry, Native American cultural performance, singing from students and city year corps members and MORE!

      * Please bring a dish, dessert or low-sugar beverage to share
      * Traditional cultural clothing encouraged & welcomed

      P.S.: Please contact Mr.King: wrking@seattleschools.org if you can assist in serving food or clean-up.

      Questions?: contact Alberto Mejia, Site Coordinator, Denny International Middle School: almejia@seattleschools.org

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  20. May
    30
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Christian Church is hosting a Hymn Sing on May 30th from 7-8 pm and again June 13th from 7-8 pm. Everyone is invited!

      Church Website: West Seattle Christian Church www.westseattlechristian.com
      Facebook: West Seattle Christian Church

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    3. West Seattle Community Orchestras’ Season Finale Concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Rock Orchestra and World Premiere, “New Sounds” May 30th by West Seattle Community Symphony Orchestra! Fresh and innovative orchestral music by WSCO’s Symphony led by conductor, Kim Roy.

      The West Seattle Community Orchestra is proud to present a unique concert for musicians and concert goers of all ages, as they conclude the 2013-2014 concert series.

      The evening will feature an original composition by local composer, Robert Duisberg, “A Magyar Szimfónia” (Hungarian Symphony). “As this piece has been composed specifically for the West Seattle Symphony Orchestra, it in some ways reflects the development of the ensemble. With ever-rising excellence of the orchestra’s performance, so too the successive movements of this symphony are progressively more challenging, both technically and musically”, says Duisberg. The “Magyar Symphony” will be conducted by the composer Robert Duisberg. It includes three movements, “Fantasies,” “For My Dear Mother,” and “Old Songs.” The movements are a layered set of historical journeys: cultural, musical, and genealogical. The Hungarian influences are particularly noted in the third movement melodies and rhythms, coming from folk songs collected by Bela Bartok, composed by Bartok himself, and from Duisberg’s own work earlier in the Symphony.

      For a special one night only, Kim Roy conductor and music director of the Seattle Rock
      Orchestra
      , brings in SRO’s vocalists and drummer, Tamara Power-Drutis, Andrew Vait, and Emily Westman. WSCO Musicians get the opportunity to learn new music, instrumental techniques, and enjoy the camaraderie of playing with locally renowned vocalist and instrumentalist. Beloved rock and roll classics from the 60’s to 2010 – this will be a rewarding musical experience for both the musicians and audience.

      The community is invited to this unveiling concert “New Sounds,” set for Friday May 30, 7:30 pm which will be held at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium 2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle, 98126.

      Open seating; donations accepted at the door.

      For more information, visit the West Seattle Community Orchestras website
      (www.WSCOrchestras.org ) or email info@WSCOrchestras.org.

      About WSCO:

      The West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) was founded in 2003 as a community outlet for local musicians all of ages to engage in music-making through this unique intergenerational group of three orchestras. The Debut Orchestra is for beginning players; the Intermediate Orchestra, and Symphony, for community members and more experienced students. In total 190 musicians take part in the making of music, 100 of them from third grade through high school. Each week, professional coaching is provided for string students by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) through a generous grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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      West Seattle Community Orchestras’ Season Finale Concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
  21. May
    31
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Homemade Mexican Food Fair fundraiser @ Community of Hope Church
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Fundraising Food Fair – So bring your wallet and your appetite and try a variety of homemade Mexican food.

      Where: Community of Hope Church
      When: 05/31/14
      Time: 9 am to 4 pm

      This food fair is very popular we tend to run out of food even when we double the quantity so COME EARLY.

      Yum Yum Good.

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    3. SW Andover Bike Trail Makeover
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      SW Andover Bike Trail Makeover
      Saturday, May 31
      9 am – 12 pm
      Meet at the street end of Andover SW (just west of the intersection of the SW Andover St and 32nd Ave SW)

      Join Tree Ambassadors in rejuvenating this well-used West Seattle trailside to improve safety for bike riders. We will work to remove overhanging blackberry vines and remove invasive trailside plants that are growing into the sidewalk. Tools, gloves, instruction and refreshments will be provided. Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty, and closed-toe shoes. Come prepared to work hard and make a BIG difference along the trail.

      Learn more here:
      www.seattle.gov/trees.

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    4. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    5. Denny-Lincoln Classic Bike Ride
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Denny International Middle School will be holding their 2nd Annual Denny-Lincoln Classic Bike Ride Saturday May 31st starting at 10 am.

      This is a ride for Denny scholars, families and teachers to celebrate bike to school month. We will be riding through West Seattle then ending at Lincoln Park for fun games and a hot BBQ. Watch out for us on the road!

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    8. ‘Increase the Peace’ Community Festival
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      “INCREASE THE PEACE” Community Festival

      Saturday, May 31st Noon – 4pm
      (Lot adjacent to) the Ginomai Art Center 4401 42nd Ave SW, West Seattle 98116

      Free kids face-painting, free food & beverages, Music, Conversation.

      Come out and meet your neighbors!

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    10. Beep Baseball game @ Walt Hundley playfield #2
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      Blind athletes challenge Seattle Police Department in Beep Baseball

      The Seattle Police Department team will don darkened shades to compete in a game designed for blind athletes against the Seattle South King Sluggers. SPD players will have to listen for the ball and listen for which base to run.

      The public is invited to attend the Sluggers vs. the Seattle SPD match Saturday, May 31, 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Walt Hundley playfield #2, 6920 34th Ave. SW, Seattle. Food, drinks, and t-shirts will be on sale.

      Officer Chris Gregorio met the Sluggers and said, “I loved the idea of a beep baseball match because these guys were not ‘poor me.’ The trash talk began with the handshake.”

      “The Sluggers motto is ‘beating challenges.’ We showcase what people who are blind can accomplish. This sport is highly competitive. The men and women on our team plan to compete in the Beep Baseball World Series in Minnesota this August,” said Sluggers Manager, Kevin Daniel.

      Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) will sponsor this event to raise awareness about the sport and encourage people dealing with vision loss to get active.

      “As a state organization of the blind, we voted to sponsor this event because we want to empower and engage people experiencing vision loss and their families,” Cindy Van Winkle, WCB President.

      “Too often stories focus on what sighted people do for this faceless category called ‘the blind.’ We want to change the dialog. Come see what we can and are doing to make life better for others,” said Gaylen Floy, president of South King Council of the Blind, the chapter that sponsors the Sluggers.

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      About the Seattle South King Sluggers

      The Sluggers are composed of blind and visually-impaired men and women from the Seattle area who love to play beep baseball. The Sluggers formed in 2013 and is part of the National Beep Baseball Association (NBBA); a league comprised of 28 teams from the U.S. and Taiwan.

      For more information check: http://seattlesluggers.org

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    11. Sockit Wenches Burlesque Show @ Feedback Lounge
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Sockit Wenches Burleque Show live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 7:00 pm, Saturday May 31st.

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  22. Jun
    1
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Curious Kidstuff’s Sizzling Summer Sale
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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      Categories: Sales

      Mark your calendar for our Sizzling Summer Sale on June 1st from 9 am to 5 pm! Everything in stock will be 20% off (offer excludes gift wrapping and isn’t good with any other offers.)

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    3. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    5. Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club concert @ Peace Lutheran Church
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club, based here in West Seattle, is having their spring concert on Sunday, June 1st at 3:00 pm. The concert is at Peace Lutheran Church. Admission is by donation.

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      Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club concert @ Peace Lutheran Church
  23. Jun
    2
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Ukulele concert special event: Clarence Kiyoshi Hirakawa @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Just announced by the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      UKULELE CONCERT SPECIAL EVENT!
      Monday, June 2nd at 2:30 pm
      Clarence Kiyoshi Hirakawa, Ukulele player directly from Tokyo, Japan along with Guitarist Toshimitsu Shiina and Bassist Hiromitsu Takahashi, will share their music with us here at Senior Center of West Seattle in Hatten Hall. Clarence is known as the best ukulele player in Japan, and has played at the Ukulele festival in Honolulu, Hawaii for many years.

      Don’t miss this very special concert. Call (206) 932-4044 x 1 to register.
      $5 suggested donation.
      A once in a lifetime chance to listen to his Ukulele!

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      Ukulele concert special event: Clarence Kiyoshi Hirakawa @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. Portrait painting classes begins @ Alki Community Center
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      Ages 18 and older:
      Introduction to portrait painting. In this class you will learn the basics of learning to draw and paint from life. Self portraiture in an expressionistic manner and realistic style will be explored. Exposure to a range of paint media that can be used for portrait painting will be explored.

      Mondays, 4-6 pm
      Course #117662
      6/2-6/16
      $51

      Alki Community Center and Class Registration Hotline: (206) 684-7430

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    4. New Arbor Heights Elementary: Community update meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      If you’re interested in the new Arbor Heights Elementary School, your next chance to get project updates, and to get questions answered in person, is less than two weeks away. Seattle Public Schools has announced a community meeting for Monday, June 2nd, 6:30-8 pm at the current AHES.

      The meeting will be presented by representatives of Seattle Public Schools BEX IV capital projects team and Bassetti Architects, and will include information about the project’s building and site design. You will be able to learn more about the project’s scope of work and construction schedule. You will be able to share comments and ask questions.

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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      Karaoke @ The Benbow Room
  24. Jun
    3
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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      Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
  25. Jun
    4
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. Talk development, land use with Councilmember O’Brien
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      6:30 pm, American Legion Post 160 hall – our original preview:

      With more than 3,200 new and planned residential units – plus single-family rebuilds and infill – development and land use have been hot topics in West Seattle, to say the least; not just specific projects, but also city policies. This past Wednesday night, we brought you first word of the Southwest and Delridge Neighborhood District Councils‘ plan for a June 4th community conversation about land use and development featuring City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who chairs the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee. Today, the time and place have been announced: 6:30 pm June 4th, which is the regular monthly meeting time for the SWDC, but not the usual place – this will be in a larger space, American Legion Post 160‘s hall at 3618 SW Alaska in The Triangle, so there’s room for anyone and everyone interested. No RSVP needed – just be there.

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  26. Jun
    5
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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      First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
    2. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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    3. “Smoke on the Water” Fish Grill at Salty’s on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      From Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

      Don’t Miss “Smoke on the Water” Fish Grill at Salty’s, June 5!

      It’s time for eating on the wild side at Salty’s! As we kick off the “Wild Ones” Summertime Festival, Salty’s chefs dream of wild salmon (well, you are too, right?).

      Salty’s chefs are dusting off the barbecue and firing it up to grill fish for you. You’re invited to the fifth annual “Smoke on the Water” Fish Grill at all three Salty’s locations on Thursday, June 5.

      Picture a plate chock-full of the renowned succulent king salmon, stunning red sockeye salmon and black tiger prawns grilled to smokey perfection. Here’s what you get for only $34.95:

      “Smoke on the Water”
      Fish Grill Menu

      King [Chinook] Salmon
      local strawberry and fresh mint salsa

      Sockeye [Red] Salmon
      cooked in lemon rosemary butter

      Grilled Black Tiger Prawns
      walla walla onion relish

      Includes grilled corn with lime salt and sweet cream butter, twice-baked potato salad, cornbread muffins with jalapeño honey and watermelon with basil balsamic syrup.

      This is an outdoor waterfront event you don’t want to miss! Come celebrate Salty’s “Wild Ones” Festival “Smoke on the Water” Fish Grill on Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 pm. Reservations are required by phone. Call us today!

      Alki Beach 206-937-1600

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    4. 1st Annual Spirits for Sports Fundraiser Pub Stroll @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Join the West Seattle community in supporting athletics at West Seattle High School (WSHS)!

      The West Seattle Booster Club (WSBC) has organized Spirits for Sports 2014, a pub stroll through four fabulous venues in the Alaska Junction:

      Talarico’s,
      Elliott Bay Brewery,
      West 5, and
      Poggie Tavern!

      Thursday, June 5th
      6:00-9:00 pm
      $25 per person

      START the pub stroll at Talarico’s, with check-in from 5:30-6:00 pm. You’ll receive your Spirits for Sports 2014 t-shirt and your passport card (to be stamped at each venue).

      CONTINUE to enjoy all four venues in any order you want through 9:00 pm. Each stop will offer an evening special to customers wearing their “Spirits for Sports 2014″ t-shirt!

      FINISH the pub stroll at Talarico’s around 8:40 pm. Participants who have all four venues stamped on their passport cards can enter a drawing for prizes!

      Rally your friends, family, coworkers, and fellow sports enthusiasts! Your participation will make it possible for more teens at WSHS to participate in athletics!

      Please visit our website to register, www.westseattleboosterclub.org, or the link at http://westseattleboosterclub.org/pub-crawl-info/.

      THANK YOU from West Seattle Booster Club!

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    5. “From the Black Lodge” pop-up shop @ Feedback Lounge
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Happening at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):

      Kingblind.com and From the Black Lodge Present

      A touring pop up shop with small batch, independent artists and designers being represented by Philadelphia’s own From a Black Lodge

      Jewelry, Clothes, Patches and more!

      Thursday, June 5th, 7–11 pm
      Feedback Lounge

      www.fromtheblacklodge.com

      Here’s is a video that explains the tour:
      https://vimeo.com/61566133

      You can RSVP for the party on Facebook here.

      Also, DJ Kingblind will be DJing a great set of Garage and Trash Rock gems from 7pm till midnight!

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    6. Live music at The Cask
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Enjoy live music at The Cask (WSB sponsor):

      June 26th: Brian Culter 8:00–10:00 pm
      June 27th: Marty Dores 9:00–11:00 pm
      June 28th: Travis Hart Trio 9:00–11:00 pm
      July 10th: Trevor Ros 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      July 11th: Run Away Satellites 9:00–11:00 pm
      July 12th: Sundae + Mr. Goessl 9:00–11:00 pm
      July 17th: Norm Baker 8:00–10:00 pm
      July 18th: Gary Benson 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
      25- The Front-9-11
      31- Brain Culter 8-10

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    7. Mad Hattrz perform @ Poggie Tavern
      9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Pick a Song From The Hat!
      One of the best dumb ideas for a band anywhere – Each Show begins with a Hat containing about a hundred Songs – all sorts of Songs. Audience members randomly select Songs from the Hat; these Songs and their Stories materialize and become The Show. Stoopydkewl.

      Show Dates:

      * Saturday, July 5th 2014, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
      * Saturday, August 2nd, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

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  27. Jun
    6
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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    2. Welcome historic West Seattle totem pole to its new home @ Log House Museum
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Everyone’s invited to the gala ceremony welcoming the former top-of-Admiral Way totem pole to its new home on the east side of the Log House Museum: Friday, June 6th. Ceremony starts at 10:30 am. Come early!

      Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals announced the plan today, centering on a “public unveiling ceremony featuring public officials, the Duwamish Tribe, and the student bodies of both Alki and Schmitz Park elementary schools.” Part of 61st SW by the museum (61st/Stevens) will be closed for the event, so that overhead photos/video can be recorded. You’re welcome to be there and be part of it. The pole’s history:

      Carved by Boeing engineers Michael Morgan and Bob Fleischman from a log harvested from Schmitz Park, the totem pole stood at Belvedere View Point Park from 1966 to 2006. It is a nearly exact replica of a totem pole carved by the Bella Bella tribe of British Columbia and brought to Belvedere View Point Park 75 years ago, in 1939, by West Seattleite and Ye Olde Curiosity Shop owner J.E. “Daddy” Standley.

      Recognizing the deteriorated condition of the 1966 totem pole, Seattle Parks and Recreation removed it in 2006 and replaced it with a differently designed and unpainted story pole carved by a descendant of Chief Seattle.

      SWSHS’s restoration and display plan has been in the works since then; the pole was taken to restoration experts Artech two years ago, as reported here. Its return will coincide with a new mini-exhibit called “Reaching the Sky: Totem Tales of West Seattle.” You’ll find lots more information about the June 6th event and the pole’s history in the full announcement on the LHM/SWSHS website – see it here.

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    3. Neighborhood House holds student graduation; honors achievements
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Who: Neighborhood House’s High Point Center

      What: This annual event celebrates youths and their successes, particularly transitions from one grade to another, or from high school to college.

      Where: High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126

      When: Friday, June 6, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

      Details: This Neighborhood House celebration will also feature the YELS showcase. For more information, contact Clarke Hill, YELS Program Coordinator at High Point Center.

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    4. Alex Guilbert Trio performs @ Salty's on Alki
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Alex Guilbert Trio, playing contemporary/modern jazz.

      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:
      Friday June 6th, 5–8 pm

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    5. Carnival fundraiser @ Mount View Elementary School
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The public is invited to attend the Mount View Elementary Carnival, benefiting its PTA and its sister school in Honduras:

      Event activities include carnival games and prizes, face painting, circus acts with lessons, live music, art projects, raffle drawing, and more.

      Carnival game tickets will be $0.50 per game. Many students earned free tickets at school based on good grades and behavior. Raffle tickets will be $1.

      Money raised at the carnival will go to Light of Esperanza, a non-profit that is renovating the village school in Vega Redonda, Honduras, Mount View’s sister school. A portion of the proceeds will go to the school’s PTA for the 2014-2015 school year.

      The carnival will also celebrate the scholastic achievements of Mount View students throughout the school year.

      “These students deserve recognition and a reward for all of their hard work,” said Reading Instructor Shoshanna Cohen. “What better way to do so than with a day of fun with the Seattle community.”

      Carnival details:
      • Mount View Elementary School
      • Friday, June 6
      • 5-7 pm

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    6. Words, Writers, & West Seattle @ Barnes and Noble Westwood Village
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented series of first-Fridays author readings is now titled “Words, Writers, & West Seattle,” and the readings will be at Barnes & Noble-Westwood Village. Times and dates are 4-6 pm every first Friday through at least next June, starting this Friday, October 4th, with Stephanie Guerra. She and the other eight authors will appear on the dates below:

      Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Stephanie Guerra, Billy the Kid Is Not Crazy (Two Lions, 2013) and Torn (Marshall Cavendish, 2012), genre: young adult

      Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Peter Stekel, Final Flight, The Mystery of a World War II Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra (Wilderness Press, 2010), genre: history

      Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 Nicole Hardy, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin (Hyperion, 2013), genre: memoir

      Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 Robert Spector, The Mom & Pop Store: True Stories from the Heart of America (Walker Books, 2009), genre: memoir

      Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 Lyanda Lynn Haupt, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (Little Brown, 2013), genre: nature

      Friday, March 7, 2014 Conrad Wesselhoeft, Adios, Nirvana (Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), genre: young adult

      Friday, April 4, 2014 Judy Bentley, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master (University of Washington Press, 2013), genre: creative nonfiction

      Friday, May 4, 2014 Mike Hickey, Arleen Williams and other South Seattle Community College authors, genres: poetry, fiction

      Friday, June 6, 2014 Brenda Peterson, The Drowning World (Delphinius, 2013-14), genre: young adult

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    7. Spring to Summer Wine Tasting @ Center Studio
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From Center Studio (WSB sponsor):

      Join us for an evening of Summer Sips & Light Appetizers.
      We will guide you through some of our favorite affordable Summer wines and have bites to pair!

      Friday, June 6
      7-9 pm
      Center Studio
      9611 16th Ave SW

      $25 tasting includes food pairings

      Silent auction and raffle tickets will benefit our all women’s community low income class fund. RSVP at www.whitecenterstudio.com

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  28. Jun
    7
    Sat
    2014

    1. Kid’s Fishing Pond @ Seacrest Park
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      Free Kids’ Fishing Pond, offered by the West Seattle Sportsmen’s Club for kids 14 and younger, in the parking area of Seacrest Park, Saturday June 7th from 8 am to 11 am. The pond will be stocked with trout and all fishing equipment will be provided.

      First 100 kids or until the fish run out. No pre-registration required. Just bring your kids and have fun! Free!

      Cane poles and bait will be provided while fishing at event.

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    2. Masters Preview Track and Field Meet @ West Seattle Stadium
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Seattle Parks hosts track meet for adults on June 7th:

      Hydrate, stretch and get ready for some friendly competition. Seattle Parks and Recreation is holding its annual Masters Preview Track and Field Meet on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8 am–4:30 pm at West Seattle Stadium. The meet is open to everyone 19 years of age and older.

      This year Seattle Parks is partnering with the USA Track and Field Pacific Northwest Masters Committee and will offer track events including the 1500-meter racewalk, 500-meter run, 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, relays and field events including the javelin, hammer, shot put, pole vault, triple jump, high jump and much more.

      The cost to participate is $20 for the first event and $5 for additional events. A concession stand with healthy food items will also be available.

      West Seattle Stadium is located at 4432 35th Ave. SW, just off the West Seattle bridge exit.

      For the schedule of events and more information visit our website at
      http://www.seattle.gov/parks/athletics/track.htm or contact Antoinette Daniel at antoinette.daniel@seattle.gov or 206-684-7092.

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

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

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    4. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    5. Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

      E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    8. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    9. Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

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      Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
    10. Arbor Heights Elementary School Spring Carnival
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Arbor Heights Elementary Spring Carnival
      Saturday June 7, 2014, 3-6 pm
      Arbor Heights Elementary Playground, Cafeteria & Gym

      Bring your family & friends to celebrate our school & community!

      Food Trucks * Crafts* Hoops * 27′ Pipeline Slide * Mini Golf * Sno-Kones * Temp Tattoos * Face Painting * Cupcake Walk * Great Prizes & So Much More!

      Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15 for a wristband for unlimited rides plus 10 game/concession tickets.

      50¢ individual tickets & food sold separately.

      Rain or shine!

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      Arbor Heights Elementary School Spring Carnival
    11. The Building’s Summer Spectacular
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The local Artist Building in West Seattle is hosting their Second Annual Art Opening on Saturday, June 7th from 4 pm–9 pm:

      The Building is a working artist building consisting of 12 private studios right here in West Seattle.

      The Building’s Summer Spectacular!
      Saturday June 7th
      4 pm–9 pm

      You’ll groove tunes with Tim Scallon, witness Brenda’s now super famous Caravan Gallery & Roadside Attractions, and spend a fun filled and inspiring evening with Many other Amazing Artisans of Creativity!! Step right up folks & join the show!!

      Art, Music, Demo’s & More Art
      Free!

      Kids Craft’s from 4 pm-6 pm
      Demo’s Start at 5:00 pm

      Facebook event page here.

      The Building is also open for the West Seattle Artwalk every Second Thursday’s.

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    12. Rat City Rollergirls compete @ Key Arena
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Teams from Rat City Rollergirls will be bouting at the Key Arena:

      Saturday, June 7, 2014
      Doors, 4:30 pm
      Opening Ceremonies, 5:30 pm

      Hard-hitting derby action with the Rat City All-Stars!

      Opponents to be announced (check schedule here).

      Ticket info here!

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    13. Skylark’s 8th Anniversary Show
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Saturday June 7th at 9 pm enjoy live music at Skylark Café & Club as they celebrate their 8th anniversary! Featured artists include Trick Candles, and DJ Lance Romance.

      Free / 21+

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  29. Jun
    8
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    4. High Point Library Celebrates 10 Years @ High Point Library
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The High Point Branch Celebrates 10 Years
      Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1–3:30 pm

      You are invited to celebrate the High Point Branch’s 10 years of service at its current location!

      Enjoy refreshments, get a henna design and share your memories of the High Point Branch over its long history of serving Seattle patrons.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

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      High Point Library Celebrates 10 Years @ High Point Library
    5. Free talk by author of “Sabbath in the Suburbs” @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      FREE AUTHOR EVENT!
      Author/Pastor MaryAnn McKibben-Dana will speak at a public gathering for all faiths on finding Balance, Simplicity and Sabbath.

      Snacks provided.

      Please call Peace Lutheran Church to register: 935-1962

      The Hall at Fauntleroy
      Sunday June 8
      4-5:30 pm

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    6. Free concert: The Fauntleroy Church Choir @ Fauntleroy UCC
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Fauntleroy Church choir will be in full voice on Sunday, June 8, for its annual spring concert at 5 pm in the sanctuary. Expect a diverse program of choral music centered on the choir’s “best picks” of the year, under the direction of Bronwyn Edwards. Free, with reception to follow.

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  30. Jun
    9
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia @ Peace Lutheran Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia
      A magnificent concert of sacred and traditional Russian vocal music

      Peace Lutheran Church
      8316 – 39th Ave SW (39th and Thistle)
      June 9th at 7:00 pm

      Freewill Offering

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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  31. Jun
    10
    Tue
    2014

    1. Fabio demos his Healthy Planet Nutrition products @ Metropolitan Market-Admiral
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Fabio at Admiral Metropolitan Market Tuesday June 10th, 3-7 pm

      Have you met Fabio? It’s been a little while since your favorite nutrition buff stopped by, but he’s back! If you haven’t been in when he’s stopped by before, prepare to be shocked by his kindness and the depth of his nutrition knowledge. Tell him what you’re looking for in a product, and he’ll guide you to the best way to work whey protein into your diet and life. And yes, he’s usually up for posing in a selfie or two while he’s here!

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      Fabio demos his Healthy Planet Nutrition products @ Metropolitan Market-Admiral
    2. Free Intro to hypnosis – interactive workshop @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

      June 10th, 2014
      at Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      5:45 to 7:45 pm

      Your behaviors, life patterns and self sabotaging are a projection of your subconscious mind. What would you change if you could harness the power of your subconscious mind? What reality would you create if you knew how? Learn about self-transformation through hypnotherapy in this FREE interactive workshop. This healing modality can help change negative habits, blocked emotions, goal achieving, positive reinforcement. Learn about new trend in medicine and first aid where hypnosis is used to accelerate healing. Hypnotherapy is an empowering modality that works the best when you are ready to transform your life. Open to All.

      RSVP strongly advised.

      Iwona Iwaniuk-Borisenko , FIBH
      646 418-6252
      Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist
      www.professionalhypnotherapypractice.com

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    3. “Copper River Salmon Marries Elk Cove Pinot Noir” Winemakers Dinner Winemakers Dinner @ Salty's on Alki
      6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      From Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

      The regal unmatched Copper River Salmon deserves a perfect bride and we found her — Elk Cove Pinot Noir! You want to come experience this marriage of salmon and wine — a pairing beyond measure — at Salty’s on Alki, Tuesday, June 10, in the Skyline Ballroom at sea level. Our six-course dinner is a feast including not only the renowned succulent king salmon, but also the stunning red sockeye salmon. (Click here to see the full menu!)

      Salty’s award-winning sommelier Tim O’Brien teamed up with Salty’s Chef Jeremy McLachlan to match the best salmon in the world from Alaska with one of the best Pinot Noirs from our local treasure Willamette Valley in Oregon. When Tim first tasted this amazing wine, he knew it needed to be engaged to the rich and delicate Copper River salmon.

      The price is $99 per person (tax and gratuity are not included). The big day is Tuesday, June 10, at 6:00 pm. (no need to bring a wedding present!). Reservations by phone are required. Call 206-937-1600 today. This is a marriage you won’t want to miss!

      Elk Cove Vineyards was founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell. Winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and Elk Cove remains proudly family owned.

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      “Copper River Salmon Marries Elk Cove Pinot Noir” Winemakers Dinner Winemakers Dinner @ Salty's on Alki
    4. Arbor Heights Elementary “Goodbye” Celebration
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Celebrate Arbor Heights! You’re Invited! For a celebration as we say “good-bye” to our current building and get ready to say “hello” to our new building.

      Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      6 pm–8 pm
      Arbor Heights Cafeteria

      • Share Your Arbor Heights Story!
      • Take a Tour of Your Old Classroom
      • View Old Photos
      • Eat Cake, Drink Punch

      Everyone Welcome!
      Students, Alumni, Parents, Teachers, Staff, Neighbors, Community Members

      RSVP by Friday, June 6th
      arborheights@seattleschools.org
      or 206-252-9250

      Have Arbor Heights photos or memorabilia
      you’d like to share? Let us know!

      www.arborheights.seattleschools

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    5. High Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      High Point Neighborhood Association trustees monthly meetings:

      These are open meetings. We welcome participation from all residents of High Point and nearby neighbors.

      Our meetings are held at Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW at 6 PM every second Tuesday of the month. The dates for the next year are listed below.

      November 12, 2013
      December 10, 2013
      January 14, 2014
      February 11, 2014
      March 11, 2014
      April 8, 2014
      May 13, 2014
      June 10, 2014
      July 8, 2014

      Thank you.
      Deborah Vandermar
      President, Board of Trustees
      High Point Neighborhood Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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  32. Jun
    11
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. Fairmount Park Elementary Information Meeting for Parents @ Alki Elementary School
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Seattle Public School Board member Marty McLaren will be at the Fairmount Park Elementary Information Meeting for Parents on June 11th, 6–7:30 pm. This meeting is intended for parents who are considering Fairmount Park, and have yet to attend an evening session. It is the last of these meetings.

      6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
      Alki Elementary, cafeteria

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    3. Retirement party for Lafayette’s Ms. Rollins and Ms. Belfor @ Hiawatha Community Center
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Two teachers (Ms. Rollins and Ms. Belfor) are retiring from Lafayette and will be celebrating with a party on June 11 at Hiawatha.

      Retirement Party
      To Honor: Sharon Rollins and Laurie Belfor
      Date:Wednesday June 11, 2014
      6:30–9:00 pm

      Where:
      Hiawatha Community Center

      Given by:
      Lafayette Elementary Community

      RSVP by:
      Monday June 9, 2014

      Email to:
      pmjantz@gmail.com

      Questions?
      Call Phyllis Jantz at 602-451-1430

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  33. Jun
    12
    Thu
    2014

    1. Firefighter story time @ Southwest Library
      11:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Southwest Branch Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment Thursday, June 12th, 2014 11–11:30 am.

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

      The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being held again this summer.

      Firefighters will read the book “No Dragons for Tea” to preschool children from all around the city. Important safety messages include “Firefighters are your friend,” “Crawl low under smoke” and “Get out and stay out.” The event will also include a chance to explore a fire engine and give the children the opportunity to get close to firefighters as they put on and explain their protective gear.

      For more than a decade, Seattle Firefighters have volunteered for literacy events at various Seattle Public Libraries and Seattle Public Schools. The Firefighter Story Times are a push to educate young people in the city and their families about staying safe from fire. Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. During the months of June and July, Seattle Firefighters are reading to preschoolers at 7 different library locations throughout the city.

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

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

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    3. Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Northwest Wine Academy (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor) is showcasing 4 new wines at their spring release event:

      June 12, 13, 14 from 2-7 pm

      Come join us as we release 4 new wines during our annual Spring Release, which happens to also be our 10 year anniversary!

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) invites the public to celebrate the “Food, Wine, Music & Books” Spring Release event from June 12-14. NWWA will release four new wines during the event and offer complimentary tastings from 2-7 pm daily, with each day bringing a new twist.

      Thursday, June 12, is “Preview Day,” focused on tasting the new wines.

      Friday, June 13, includes the NWWA Alumni Showcase where 15 alumni will share their creations from 4-6 pm.

      Saturday, June 14, will include small bites created by South’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students paired with wine and a visit from the Seattle Public Library as part of their “Seattle Cooks” tour, where visitors can check out books from a tailored selection dealing with wine pairing, cooking and successful party hosting.

      Seattle band “Runaway Sattelite” will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings.

      The event is held at South’s 9000 square foot wine academy where classes are offered in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing.

      The following wines will be releases and available for tasting:

      - NWWA Rosé, Columbia Valley

      - NWWA Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills

      - NWWA Convocation White blend (Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat)

      - NWWA Convocation Red blend (Carmenére, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc)

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    4. “Animals” exhibition and artist talks @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From Susanna Bluhmm, Gallery Director at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

      In the gallery this Summer…

      Animals
      Jean Burnett, Gina Coffman, Joseph Flood, Sean Gallagher, Thorly James, Ada McAllister, Stacey Neumiller, Brenda Scallon, Tim Suchsland

      JUNE 12 – AUGUST 2, 2014
      Reception and Artist Talks: Thursday June 12th, 6-9 pm

      This exhibition came to be because the panel reviewing artists’ submissions last year (which consisted of Matthew Offenbacher, Gail Gibson, Susie Lee and myself) was particularly taken with “Night Lady” by Jean Burnett, a Puyallup artist none of us had heard of before. “Night Lady” is a manipulated photograph of a majestic leopard drawn in smoke or magic, emerging from dramatic fiery swirls. Matt suggested that I curate an
      “animals” show around this piece and I thought that sounded perfect.

      Gina Coffman collected dried slugs when she was eleven in 1988 and then they sat in her parents’ Bellingham house for over twenty years until she photographed them in 2012. Joseph Flood’s Israelites are trampled by a Pharaoh in a dinosaur chariot. Sean Gallagher works with materials and traditions passed down to him from his family–ancient inhabitants of the
      Northwest–to create dance masks such as “Walrus Dance Mask,” in which “reverence for the animal is intrinsically understood, expressed through dance.” Thorly James’s otters peek out of the gallery wall as though popping up to play. Ada McAllister uses light-handed watercolor brushwork to capture beloved pets in portraits. Stacey Neumiller paints iconic goats and llamas that preside over idyllic farmland. Brenda Scallon’s “Always a Cockatoo in a Parakeet Cage” was done in response to a story by Rosebud Ben Oni. Tim Suchsland’s panda bear, elephant, and man-eating tiger float via collage on an abstract expressionist backdrop.

      It has been my goal, curating this non-profit gallery space here in West Seattle, to welcome Seattle artists into this space—which had basically been a community gallery—without replacing the existing community. This show presented a great opportunity to do this.

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    5. West Seattle Art Walk
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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    6. West Seattle Artwalk: Artist Bethany Alsin @ Shadowland
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      During West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday, June 12th, 6 pm to 9 pm at Shadowland, meet West Seattle painter Bethany Alsin, the solo featured artist at Shadowland for the month of June:

      I’m a self-taught West Seattle painter, I specialize in vibrant acrylic painted portraiture on canvas. I will have the honor of doing a solo show with over twenty-three paintings dated from 2012-2014. This will be my twentieth art show in the Northwest. (Facebook event page here).

      West Seattle Art Walk: Thursday June 12th, 6-9 pm
      Ages 21+
      Exhibit Runs: June 12th – June 30th, 2014

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    7. West Seattle Artwalk: Artist Sue Madill @ Windermere
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The West Seattle Garden Tour is pleased to announce that our 2014 poster contest winner will have her art work featured at the next West Seattle Art Walk on June 12, 2014. Please join us in celebrating the work of Sue Madill on June 12, 2014.

      – Date of Art Walk: June 12th
      – Location of features artist: Windermere
      – Time: 6-9 pm
      – Light snacks and wine will be offered.
      – Winning artist, Sue Madill will be in attendance.

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  34. Jun
    13
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Northwest Wine Academy (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor) is showcasing 4 new wines at their spring release event:

      June 12, 13, 14 from 2-7 pm

      Come join us as we release 4 new wines during our annual Spring Release, which happens to also be our 10 year anniversary!

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) invites the public to celebrate the “Food, Wine, Music & Books” Spring Release event from June 12-14. NWWA will release four new wines during the event and offer complimentary tastings from 2-7 pm daily, with each day bringing a new twist.

      Thursday, June 12, is “Preview Day,” focused on tasting the new wines.

      Friday, June 13, includes the NWWA Alumni Showcase where 15 alumni will share their creations from 4-6 pm.

      Saturday, June 14, will include small bites created by South’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students paired with wine and a visit from the Seattle Public Library as part of their “Seattle Cooks” tour, where visitors can check out books from a tailored selection dealing with wine pairing, cooking and successful party hosting.

      Seattle band “Runaway Sattelite” will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings.

      The event is held at South’s 9000 square foot wine academy where classes are offered in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing.

      The following wines will be releases and available for tasting:

      - NWWA Rosé, Columbia Valley

      - NWWA Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills

      - NWWA Convocation White blend (Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat)

      - NWWA Convocation Red blend (Carmenére, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc)

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    3. Hoedown and BBQ dinner @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Dances

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      HOE’ DOWN!!
      BABY BACK RIB DINNER AND DANCE!

      FRIDAY, JUNE 13
      LIVE MUSIC, LIVE COMEDY AND A BOOT SCOOTIN’ GOOD TIME!
      FREE LINE DANCING LESSONS BEGIN AT 5:30 !

      MUSIC BY “COUNTRY DAVE & THE PICKIN’ CREW”!

      ALSO FEATURING “THE RICK AND JUNE COMEDY SHOW!

      Dinner served at 6ish Get your tickets ($15 *) before they sell out!
      Ticket Sales: Online: sc-ws.org
      Call: 206-932-4044 x 1
      Senior Center of West Seattle
      4217 SW Oregon St.

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    4. First Annual Fauntleroy Swing Dance @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Hall at Fauntleroy will rock on Friday evening, June 13, when the West Seattle Big Band hosts the First Annual Fauntleroy Swing Dance. Tickets are $15/person, available in the church office or through www.brownpapertickets.com (“Fauntleroy Swing”). Dance lessons at 6:30 pm; dancing (or just listening) at 7:00.

      Proceeds will benefit music programs at area public schools. Sponsors are the band, Fauntleroy Church, West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA, the Fauntleroy Community Association, and Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering. Food and drink concessions. Reserve free child care at Jackie@fauntleroyucc.org. Watch for more details!

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    5. Hymn Sing event @ West Seattle Christian Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Christian Church is hosting a Hymn Sing on May 30th from 7-8 pm and again June 13th from 7-8 pm. Everyone is invited!

      Church Website: West Seattle Christian Church www.westseattlechristian.com
      Facebook: West Seattle Christian Church

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    6. Walter and Donny perform @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Walter and Donny perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday June 13th, 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

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    7. Nick Vigarino & Back Porch Stomp performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Nick Vigarino & Back Porch Stomp performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 9:30 pm on Friday June 13th.

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      Nick Vigarino & Back Porch Stomp performs @ Feedback Lounge
  35. Jun
    14
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. ANA’s Adopt-A-Street cleanup day @ Metropolitan Market
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Saturday, June 14th, 9-11 am.

      Hi Everyone!
      Please plan to join us for our next Admiral Neighborhood Association Adopt-a-Street Cleanup, scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 14th, from 9 am until about 11 am.

      We’ll meet at Metropolitan Market in the outdoor space adjacent to the floral section. The gracious folks at the Metropolitan Market will provide delicious coffee, fresh fruit and pastries for our volunteers, as well as gourmet sack lunches to take on your way as you finish.

      The ANA will provide gloves, safety vests, trash bags, and trash picker-uppers for all, and we’ll be cleaning up the sidewalks of Admiral Way and California Avenue in the Admiral Business District. Feel free to bring your kiddos and other family members, and remember to dress warmly.

      It’s a great event, and a great opportunity to support your neighborhood in a real way.

      –David Whiting
      ANA President

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    3. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    4. “Sentinels of the Sound” Alki Beach Cleanup
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:30 am–12:30 pm
      Where: Alki Beach, West Seattle (assemble at Alki’s Statue of Liberty plaza, 61st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW)
      *Note: RSVP on SS website)
      (please bring a pair of gloves if you can – while we will try to have enough materials on hand, we are expecting a large turnout)


      Make a difference and join us to remove litter from Alki Beach this season. Prior to dispersing volunteers with materials to pick up trash, Seal Sitters and PAWS Wildlife Center will speak briefly at 9:30 about the dangers of marine debris to wildlife and the difficult rehab of harbor seal pups.

      All marine life is endangered by marine debris and pollution. Many, many thousands of marine animals and sea birds die each year from derelict fishing gear, marine debris and pollution. They are entangled and drowned by nets and gear. Strangled and contaminated by plastics.

      This year’s beach cleanup events will once again be in honor of seal pup Sandy who was rescued from a West Seattle beach in August of 2011, rehabilitated at PAWS Wildlife Center, and then released back to the wild in January of 2012. Sandy was found dead 66 days later, entangled in derelict fishing gear. The cleanup is also in honor of the gray whale who died on an Arroyos beach with a stomach containing only human trash.

      Event is co-sponsored by Seal Sitters with PAWS Wildlife Center and Alki Community Center. Please join us! Read more here: http://www.sealsitters.org/news/events_and_training.html.

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    5. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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    6. Westwood Village Street Fair 2014
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      10 am-6 pm, it’s street fair time at Westwood Village Shopping Center (WSB sponsor).

      Here’s the overview and schedule of entertainment:

      “As we do every year we will also have plenty of amusement rides for the kids as well as the little train that goes around the center. We’ll have a couple food trucks and plenty of vendor booths to check out. It all starts at 10 am and goes until 6 pm.”

      10:00 AM 24 Hour Fitness – Group -X Class

      11:00 AM West Seattle Wellness – Nutritionist

      11:30 AM Chico’s – Fashion Show

      12:00 Noon West Seattle Wellness – Yoga Instruction

      1:00 PM Band #1 Gunn

      2:15 PM Band #2 Neal Storme and his Band of Amazing Friends

      3:30 PM West Seattle Wellness – Hip Hop Instruction

      4:00 PM Band #3 Red Sun Revue

      5:00 PM Band #4 F-Holes

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    7. Seattle Lutheran HS Benefit Car Wash @ Fauntleroy Chiropractic Clinic
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Sat, June 14, 11 am–3 pm
      at Fauntleroy Chiropractic Clinic

      Come get your car washed and support our Saint thespians’ trip to the
      Ashland Shakespeare Festival!

      Thank you to Fauntleroy Chiropractic for your support!

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      Seattle Lutheran HS Benefit Car Wash @ Fauntleroy Chiropractic Clinic
    8. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    10. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    11. Computer Basics 1 & 2 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Want to begin using a computer? Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday June 14th, 2:00-3:30 pm. For first time computer users, this class introduces common computer terms and features.

      The class will introduce you to the most common Windows features, including toolbars, the scroll bar and text boxes. The class includes a brief introduction to Internet Explorer and Word. This class incorporates Computer Basics 1 and Computer Basics 2 content.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

      Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444.

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      Computer Basics 1 & 2 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    12. Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Northwest Wine Academy (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor) is showcasing 4 new wines at their spring release event:

      June 12, 13, 14 from 2-7 pm

      Come join us as we release 4 new wines during our annual Spring Release, which happens to also be our 10 year anniversary!

      South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) invites the public to celebrate the “Food, Wine, Music & Books” Spring Release event from June 12-14. NWWA will release four new wines during the event and offer complimentary tastings from 2-7 pm daily, with each day bringing a new twist.

      Thursday, June 12, is “Preview Day,” focused on tasting the new wines.

      Friday, June 13, includes the NWWA Alumni Showcase where 15 alumni will share their creations from 4-6 pm.

      Saturday, June 14, will include small bites created by South’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students paired with wine and a visit from the Seattle Public Library as part of their “Seattle Cooks” tour, where visitors can check out books from a tailored selection dealing with wine pairing, cooking and successful party hosting.

      Seattle band “Runaway Sattelite” will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings.

      The event is held at South’s 9000 square foot wine academy where classes are offered in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing.

      The following wines will be releases and available for tasting:

      - NWWA Rosé, Columbia Valley

      - NWWA Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills

      - NWWA Convocation White blend (Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat)

      - NWWA Convocation Red blend (Carmenére, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc)

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      Northwest Wine Academy spring release events @ South Seattle College
    13. WSHS Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony @ Southwest Athletic Complex
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      WEst Seattle High School class of 2014 Commencement ceremony Saturday June 14th at 2:00 pm at the Southwest Athletic Complex.

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      WSHS Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony @ Southwest Athletic Complex
    14. “Dad Rocks” Father’s Day Clay Sculpting @ Mind Unwind Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Mind Unwind:

      In honor of Father’s Day, Mind Unwind is hosting a special clay sculpting class so that you can spend a memorable and fun afternoon with your Dad. Fathers and kids of all ages are welcome to get their hands dirty with air dry clay. Mind Unwind’s Instructor will guide each person through their own sculpture using hand and tool techniques.

      Instruction, all supplies and appetizers: $45/person

      Link: http://mindunwindart.com/event/dad-rocks-fathers-day-clay-sculpting/

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      “Dad Rocks” Father’s Day Clay Sculpting @ Mind Unwind Gallery
    15. ArtsWest 15th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction @ The Seattle Design Center
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      ArtsWest invites you to the 15th Annual Gala & Auction:

      Join us in celebration of 15 incredible years with ArtsWest. We will fondly remember our past and look to our bright future in an evening of food, fun, entertainment and bidding to benefit ArtsWest’s artistic and education programs.

      When
      Saturday June 14, 2014
      from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

      Where
      The Seattle Design Center
      5701 6th Avenue South
      Seattle, WA 98108

      Cocktail Attire Encouraged

      For tickets, RSVP here.

      Contact:
      Danielle Moser
      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      206-938-0963 x113
      daniellem@artswest.org

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      ArtsWest 15th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction @ The Seattle Design Center
    16. “Do You Shift?” – Shapeshifting Documentary Film Fundraising Event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      New York Times National Best-Selling Author and winner of the Lennon Ono Peace Prize, John Perkins, is speaking at the DO YOU SHIFT? – Shapeshifting Documentary Film Fundraising Event:

      On Saturday June 14th, 2014 from 6-9 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse, world-renowned speaker John Perkins will be speaking at a fundraiser for the documentary film “Do You Shift?“. Introducing concepts of Shapeshifting, he will speak about how to Shapeshift ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as he shares his experiences with Shapeshifting Shaman in the Amazon.

      The documentary explores the ancient art of shapehifting as a medium that opens new ways to discover what is possible for humanity and our own lives. Join their fund raiser on June 14 to bid on this unique auction prize: a trip to Ecuador with best-selling author John Perkins who will also speak at the event.

      “Filming this documentary has been a very moving experience for me”, says Producer Melinda Raebyne. “It’s hard to adequately put this into words, but we want to share this experience with one of our backers. The live auction offers the winning bid a trip to Ecuador with John Perkins and the crew as we film Do You Shift?”

      Tickets are $75 per person and include hors d’ouvres, wine, the live auction and a
      fascinating discussion of Shapeshifting.

      John Perkins became an international sensation as he exposed corrupt international practices in his best-selling book Confessions of an Economic Hitman. John reveals his encounters with Shapeshifters in his book Shapeshifting: Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation. He now speaks around the world about life affirming companies and meets with the Dalai Lama as well as other world leaders on how to transform our world.

      “Do You Shift?” is a documentary exploring the perceptions of shifting from one way of being (which could be physical or emotional) into another way of being. It invites us to examine ourselves in order to learn if our current lives are as fulfilling as they can be; or are we able to shift into much more?

      “We are overjoyed to have John Perkins’s speaking at our films’ fundraising event. His book was the inspiration behind this film and to have him speak is a dream come true”, says co-director and producer Alder Sherwood.

      The “Do You Shift?” fundraising event will include: The exploration of how to Shapeshift ourselves and our world with speakers John Perkins, the directors and producers, as well as silent and live auctions, appetizers, beverages, wine and beer.

      It promises to be an exciting eye-opening evening! For more information contact Alder Sherwood at: alder@corvuseyeproductions.com.

      Buy tickets here: http://doyoushift.brownpapertickets.com

      To find out more about Do You Shift? Documentary:

      Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/ShapeshiftingMovie

      Website:
      http://www.shapeshiftingfilm.com/

      YouTube:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxqDCHy3idhxwc6YEkKl8-A

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    17. CSHS Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony @ Southwest Athletic Complex
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Chief Sealth High School class of 2014 Commencement ceremony Saturday June 14th, 7 pm at the Southwest Athletic Complex.

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      CSHS Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony @ Southwest Athletic Complex
    18. Mike Wojniak and Shonda Holman perform @ C&P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Mike Wojniak and Shonda Holman perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday June 14th, 7–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Mike Wojniak performs on guitar and piano with a cello player. www.mikewojniak.com a friend, Shonda Holman: La Nouvelle Vague EP, by Shonda

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      Mike Wojniak and Shonda Holman perform @ C&P Coffee Company
    19. The Benbow Room’s Grand Opening Celebration
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      The new (and also local!) owners, West Seattleites Allison and Ian Hill, are hosting The Benbow Room’s grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 14th at 8 pm. Come celebrate with food, drink and special-guest bands!

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  36. Jun
    15
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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    3. Father’s Day BBQ @ Duos Lounge
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Duos Lounge (WSB sponsor) is having a Father’s Day BBQ (click here to view the full menu) on June 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made online here.

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    4. Father’s Day family glass-blowing demonstration @ Avalon Glassworks
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Bring Dad to share the experience. Watch live glass blowing up close on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Avalon Glassworks in West Seattle. Demonstrations continue throughout the day, 11 am–5 pm. Free.

      More info:
      http://www.avalonglassworks.com/press-releases/fathers-day-glassblowing-demo/

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

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

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

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    6. All ages show: Bridging the Music artists @ Skylark Café & Club
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Enjoy all-ages live music show at Skylark Café & Club on Sunday June 15th at 4 pm:
      Bridging The Music Presents: GTZ- Grand Theft Zombie, The Informal Gentlemen, A Very Tall Pony, Jesse James and the MOB, Christina Pallis.

      $10 adv/$12 door/all ages

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    7. ‘Booze, Balls & Bingo’ charity benefit: Father’s Day edition @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Booze, Balls & Bingo presents: Drag Bingo – a benefit for local charities – takes place at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Sunday June 15th at 5:30 pm.

      Booze Balls & Bingo, the drag bingo phenomenon is back!! There are going to be some amazing prizes, auction items and a whole new look!! Come down, help us raise donations for Bailey Boushay House and have a damn good time in the process!! Starring Trust.James and DJ Tony B. Co-hosted by Donnatella Howe. Presented by Poppycock Productions.

      Call to reserve a table: (206) 453-3259.

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  37. Jun
    16
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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      9:30 am
      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. Pathfinder K-8 Playground Concept Unveiling and Celebration @ Pathfinder K-8 School
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Pathfinder K-8 and our neighbors are very excited about Monday’s unveiling of the playground design that was created through a community process funded through a Department of Neighborhood’s Small and Simple Grant. The design took pieces from three distinct concepts and integrated comments from many. Once this playground concept is built, it will truly be a resource for not only our school, but a destination for all of West Seattle.

      To that end, everyone is welcome to join the design unveiling on Monday, June 16th at 5:30 pm at Pathfinder K-8 School in the Pigeon Point neighborhood. Ice cream social to follow immediately!

      For project details, please visit our blog: http://pathfinderplayground14.wordpress.com/

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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  38. Jun
    17
    Tue
    2014

    1. Health and Wellness Fair for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      A Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Tuesday June 17th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      For mind, body and spirit.
      Local merchants and health care agencies will be here to offer services and free samples to encourage your well-being. Come learn how you can enjoy healthier living. Free blood pressure checks, Aromatherapy, Health screenings, door prizes, and a free lunch when you visit our vendors.

      Sponsored by the Kenney (WSB sponsor).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Community Poetry Workshop @ C&P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday June 17th, 7–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Free Community Poetry Workshop for the Poetry on Buses Program, a 4 Culture / Metro collaboration.

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    4. Middle College at High Point graduation ceremony @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Middle College High School at High Point graduation ceremony:
      Tuesday, June 17
      7:00 p.m.
      The Hall at Fauntleroy
      9131 California Ave SW

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

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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  39. Jun
    18
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

      “There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

      Thank you,

      Joel
      Support Group Facilitator

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    3. 34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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  40. Jun
    19
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. Delridge Nights Out @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Delridge Nights Out at the Skylark Cafe to benefit the Delridge Grocery Cooperative!

      Every 4th Thursday of the Month – 7 pm to 11 pm
      Promoting community, food access, and local musicians!
      Raffle – membership sales – good food – good music.

      Please join us this Thursday, June 19th, in the evening for our FREE monthly Skylark event!

      This month, we will be celebrating the end of the school year by showcasing some young musical talent! Music from Hash Bang (#!) and The Ellis Brother Trio!

      Arrive at 7 pm to chat with Delridge Grocery board members and volunteers, find out what is happening next for your community food co-op, and become a member/owner (or bring a neighbor to sign up).

      The Skylark is all ages until 10pm!!

      See you there!

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

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


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

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  41. Jun
    20
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. School’s Out for Summer Swim – Free Swim! @ Southwest Pool
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      At the Southwest Pool:

      All youth swim for children (younger than 6 years of age or under 48” in height must be directly supervised in the water by an adult who is within a distance of an arm’s length at all times).

      Friday June 20
      4:30-5:30 pm

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    3. Music Literacy 101 for teens begins @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

      At the Southwest Teen Life Center. Free, no registration required!

      Ages 12-19
      The crown is up for grabs. Think on innovative rhymes so fly they can make the sky jealous. Need I say more? Share tips and experiences with us. Join the music makers committee and gain entrance into our Studio.

      June 20-August 22
      Fridays
      4:45-6:15 pm

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    4. The Josh Farmer Band performs @ Salty's on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live acoustic poprock soul featuring The Josh Farmer Band.

      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:
      Friday June 20th, 5:30–8:30 pm

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    5. 3rd Anniversary Party @ Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Three year anniversary party for the Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle

      Friday, June 20, 6-9 pm
      Live music performed by the Tallboys
      Food, wine, all are welcome
      4545 44th Ave SW @ Alaska
      206-933-7891
      www.acupunctureforall.org

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  42. Jun
    21
    Sat
    2014

    1. Viaduct/Highway 99 closure for Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon @ Highway 99
      5:00 am – 3:30 pm

      5 am-3:30 pm is the scheduled closure of northbound Highway 99 from the West Seattle Bridge to Roy Street during the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

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      Viaduct/Highway 99 closure for Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon @ Highway 99
    2. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

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    3. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    4. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      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.

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    5. Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

      Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

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    6. Morgan Junction Community Festival 2014 @ Morgan Junction Park
      10:30 am – 7:00 pm

      Official site: morganjunction.org. “We will have booths, music, entertainment (the Bubbleman and Tongan Choir again), the Bite of Morgan and the Bark of Morgan (dog parade and contest) in the Morgan Park and surrounding business parking lots.”

      Additional coverage from WSB:

      *Bark of Morgan dog parade/contests
      *Music/live entertainment (including Bubbleman)
      *Food (including Bite of Morgan samples and on-site food trucks)
      *Nonprofits who will be there at booths/tables to meet you

      Today – the rest of the three-dozen-plus organizations and businesses (including us!) you’ll see at the festival. First, the nonprofits/schools you’ll see there – a great chance to find out more about what they do beyond the events and meetings we feature here (we’ve linked their websites to their names below, if you want to check them out ahead of time)

      *Madrid Frame
      *City Dog Magazine
      *Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor)
      *Pink Gorilla Games
      *USTA Family Friendly Tennis (WSB sponsor)
      *Eco Beauty Salon Spa
      *Queen Beads
      *Full Tilt Ice Cream (celebrating its 6th anniversary today!)
      *West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor)
      *Luna Azul Tie Dyes
      *Penguina Designs
      *Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)
      *Second Gear Sports
      *Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic
      *Nepenthe Massage
      *Forest Lawn (WSB sponsor)
      *Pathway Design and Construction
      *Rain Fantasies
      *Buttons & Beads
      *Super Supplements
      *Hands to Paws
      *Senorita Wears
      *Gretchen at HandiStor
      *Ginger Jewelry Designs
      *West Seattle Natural Energy
      *Melissa Zander

      (Still adding links to as many of the vendors as we can.) The festival venues are at three of the four corners of California/Fauntleroy (all but the southwest corner) plus Morgan Junction Park on the west side of California just a bit north. As a festival co-sponsor, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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    7. Duwamish Tribe benefit gala, brunch, art auction @ Duwamish Longhouse
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Saturday, June 21st, 2014
      11 am-2 pm

      You are happily invited to join in a Champagne Gala Brunch & Art Auction hosted by the Duwamish Tribe.

      The theme for this year is “Honoring Duwamish People.” Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Duwamish Tribal Services, a nonprofit organization, that supports operations at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center as well as cultural activities for its youth. The Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary at its current home along the Duwamish River.

      This annual event is always a celebration of contemporary and traditional culture of the Duwamish People with the honoring of Northwest artists and generous business donors with a live and silent auction.

      This event will also feature a lovely brunch buffet which will include appetizers of new potatoes wrapped in succulent bacon, pastries, sausage gravy & biscuits, ham, cheesy potatoes, quiche, fruit, tea, coffee and a Summer Mimosa Bar Reception featuring orange, pineapple, strawberry lemonade and peach nectar.

      Festive casual attire is highly recommended as light musical accompaniment will be the backdrop for this early Summer Gala Celebration

      Duwamish Tribal Services**Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, “Honoring Duwamish People”

      Tickets at..Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/604329

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    8. Free “Pet First” Workshop @ Muttley Crew Cuts
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      ACCES to Host FREE Pet First Workshop on Saturday, June 21st, 11:00 am–1:00 pm in West Seattle at Muttley Crew Cuts.

      The free ACCES community workshop offers pet owners an overview of canine and feline first aid and CPR. Course topics include basic anatomy, how to obtain vital signs, types and signs of shock, orthopedic injuries, and basic bandaging. The seconds, minutes and hours following an emergency can be critical in determining the outcome. Pet owners are encouraged to come learn how they can help save their pets life. For more information, please visit http://www.criticalcarevets.com/community/acces-workshops.

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    11. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    12. Internet Basics 1 & 2 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday June 21st, 2–3:30 pm. This class will introduce you to the Internet and show you how to navigate a Web page. You will learn about Web browsers, Web addresses and common browser tools such as links, buttons and bars. Learn how to find information using search engines. You will also learn how to evaluate Web sites and print from the Web.

      This class incorporates Internet Basics 1 & 2 content.

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

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    13. Meet Luchadores from Lucha Libre Volcánica! @ South Park Library
      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      Lucha libre @ South Park Library!
      KIDS! Meet REAL lucha libre wrestlers! LUCHADORES from Lucha Libre Volcánica will READ from “Niño Wrestles the World,” DEMONSTRATE fancy moves, and TALK about what it takes to be an AWESOME luchador! Bring your cell phones for PHOTO OPS! AY-AY-AY! Saturday, June 21, 2:30 pm, South Park Library, 8604 8th Ave. S., 206-615-1688

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    14. Free Community BBQ
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      What: Free Community BBQ

      When: Saturday, June 21st 4 pm to 6 pm

      Where: 3270 California Ave SW

      Hosted by: EQ Fitness (WSB sponsor), BendnMove, Lee’s Martial Arts

      Join the friendly folks at EQ Fitness, BendnMove and Lee’s Martial Arts this Saturday for a good ol’ BBQ. It’s summer and we’re celebrating with a community BBQ. We’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs, sides and beverages. All you need to bring is your family and smiles. Meet new people, and enjoy the beginning of summer.

      Here’s the Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/721328917928778

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    15. Summer Solstice Festival @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Twilight Gallery and Boutique are hosting a summer solstice festival:

      Summer Solstice Festival @ the Twilight Gallery presented by Jakku House!
      June 21st & 22nd
      Sat 4–10 pm, Sun 10 am–3 pm

      All activities are a sliding scale PAY-What-You-Can , so bring your ca$h!

      Summer is in full swing! Celebrate with us Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can with a weekend of art, world class performance, live music, hand-made crafts, delectable foods and magical surprises at every turn of the path!

      Saturday will kick off with a Jakku House happy hour with seasonal treats & refreshments, an afternoon full of DIY Magic, Tarot, Astrology, & fairy amulets.

      The stunning Stick~N~Poke artist, MKNZ McKenzie Porritt, will be bringing her needles for some “summer fun” ink as we roll into a night of wild live performances from 8-10 pm ~ burlesque, banjos & butoh oh my!!

      Saturday nights performance has a door cover $5 (all profits go to the performers) and some of the artists participating this evening will be…

      The Abbott O’Dell Roadshow
      Justin Roberts: Kupala
      Hula Hooper, Nicole Sanchez
      Banjo stylinz by Jeremy Summer
      Burlesque dancers: Xiola Sans Peur, Bella Luna, Inara Eco, Mercy Lago
      & stunning stage kitten; Titania TeasBlossom!
      Belly dancer, Jemina Rae
      & performer happenings by Saskia Delores

      & we’re not done yet!

      Sunday morning kicks off at 10 am with a treat; “Sing & Stroll” with Drew Daquiz jamming the Beatles, Fleet foxes, & more with a morning walk through the neighborhood! While we open up the Twilight Gallery with our Sunday Brunch Market! Local crafters, vendors and artists will be setting up shop at the gallery for a look at their new work & collections, come grab something hot for your summer look. Swing through and share snack & a cool refreshment with us, made with local produce from the farmers market!

      for more information: http://www.twilightart.net/events/
      FaceBook Listing here.

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    16. “Pencil Me in for Kids” fundraiser dinner @ West Seattle Eagles
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      As school is letting out for the summer, The Rotary Club of West Seattle is looking forward to the beginning of the next school year. Since 1995, Pencil Me in for Kids has been working to provide kids the basic material needed to start school. This year the Rotary Club of West Seattle, which has been a big supporter, has adopted this as one of our projects in conjunction with Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor).

      Our first fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, June 21, 2014 (5:30–8 pm) at West Seattle Eagles. $12.00 at the door (Donations Accepted) BBQ (vegetables, baked potatoes, bread, salad & dessert) La Cordon Bleu will provide Key Lime tartlets and Individual red velvet cakes.

      Please join us for a fun early evening and support us as we help raise funds to support the youth of West Seattle, as they get ready to go school.

      Donations will be accepted at the door and you can also drop off new basic items like: pencils; pink erasers; crayons (24 p/box); glue sticks; black & white composition books; rulers (6 or 12″); 3-ring binders (hard & soft covers); notepaper (wide and college ruled).

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    17. Rock Paper Gary performs @ C&P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Rock Paper Gary performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday June 21st from 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Rock Paper Gary; acoustic/folk duo that has been described as Elliott Smith meets Blink 182.

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    18. Del Rey and Suzy Thompson CD release party/performance @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Del Rey and Suzy Thompson CD Release Party at Kenyon Hall on Saturday, June 21, at 7:30 pm:

      “Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.”
      – Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
      Del and Suzy Thompson are joined by bassist Matt Weiner in this finale of their tour introducing a new CD, Artwalk. Please visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/delraysuzy 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, and high school students are $5. Preschool children are free. To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

      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! For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org

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    19. Hairstorm performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:15 pm
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      Categories: Music

      HAIRSTORM rocks the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) on Saturday June 21st at 9:00 pm. More from Feedback Lounge:

      HAIRSTORM is Seattle’s premier ’80s hair rock tribute. We dare you not to sing along. HAIRSTORM recreates the experience of the mid-80′s hair rock scene with powerful and highly melodic performances, full with outfits and stage show. The sights and sounds of Van Halen, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, Queensryche, Whitesnake, Gun N’ Roses, and more!!

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  43. Jun
    22
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. Summer Solstice Festival @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Twilight Gallery and Boutique are hosting a summer solstice festival:

      Summer Solstice Festival @ the Twilight Gallery presented by Jakku House!

      Sunday June 22nd, 10 am–3 pm

      All activities are a sliding scale PAY-What-You-Can , so bring your ca$h!

      Summer is in full swing! Celebrate with us Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can with a weekend of art, world class performance, live music, hand-made crafts, delectable foods and magical surprises at every turn of the path!

      Sunday morning kicks off at 10 am with a treat; “Sing & Stroll” with Drew Daquiz jamming the Beatles, Fleet foxes, & more with a morning walk through the neighborhood! While we open up the Twilight Gallery with our Sunday Brunch Market! Local crafters, vendors and artists will be setting up shop at the gallery for a look at their new work & collections, come grab something hot for your summer look. Swing through and share snack & a cool refreshment with us, made with local produce from the farmers market!

      for more information: http://www.twilightart.net/events/
      FaceBook Listing here.

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      10:00 am
      Summer Solstice Festival @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
    3. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    4. Kick-Off Party for the 2014 Alki 5k Beach Run/Walk @ West Seattle Runner
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      Alki Beach Run 5k Kick off Party!!
      June 22 at West Seattle Runner, 11 am–2 pm.
      Stop by to register early for Northwest Hope and Healing’s Alki 5K Beach Run/Walk – a “flat & fast” course — you’ll score a discounted registration price, and 10% off in-store purchases just by registering during this event. There will be raffle prizes and more!

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      Kick-Off Party for the 2014 Alki 5k Beach Run/Walk @ West Seattle Runner
    5. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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    6. Juneteenth celebration @ High Point Neighborhood House Community Center
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      A new celebration of Juneteenth – “the second Independence Day” – in West Seattle, set for Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center:

      Here’s the announcement (starting with some history), from High Point resident Liz Davis, shared by community builder Shukri Olow:

      Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.’

      This summer will not pass without two opportunities to celebrate freedom, June 19th and July 4th. Do you remember your first Fourth of July? The first time you drove a car? What about your first kiss? Did you have trepidation and enjoyment at the same time? Were there Internal and external fireworks? Celebration and excitement? The exploration of something new yet unknown can bring many different, sometimes conflicting feelings.

      That’s what I think the enslaved Africans in Galveston were feeling summer of 1865 when they received the announcement from the Union Major-General Gordon Granger, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor…” This announcement was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law. Over the years the celebrations and realization of freedom have grown.

      Are you ready to celebrate this summer? You may have mixed emotions about this celebration. You may not have heard of this day of independence. No matter how you feel about Juneteenth, The Juneteenth Committee invites you to celebrate FREEDOM. Volunteers of The African American community at High Point are working with community partners including Seattle Housing Authority Community Builder to bring entertainment, spoken word, and food from the rich and uniquely West African and American culture known by many different descriptions; Black American, Soul/Soul Food or African American, to name a few. Children and adults will have lots to taste, touch and eat at this inaugural High Point Juneteenth Celebration. Sunday, June 22, 2014 2-6 pm at The Neighborhood House High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW!

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    7. Open House at Kingdom of Basil Wellness Clinic
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Please join us for an Open House at Kingdom of Basil Wellness Clinic for people and their companion animals

      June 22nd Sunday 3-5 pm

      We believe that families can include many species and that good holistic health should not be limited to just people. We provide holistic health for the whole family through acupuncture, massage and naturopathic medicine.

      Our new clinic is located in the south end of West Seattle. Please come and see our clinic, meet our practitioners, and learn about our herbal business. Animals welcome as long as they can get along with others and are on leash.

      We are located at 9431 17th Ave SW Seattle, WA right between Delridge and
      Roxbury. For questions please call 206-937-6288 or email contact@kingdomofbasil.com.

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    8. Roy Zimmerman presents The Blue Dot Tour @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      At Kenyon Hall on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm:

      Roy Zimmerman Kenyon Hall favorite Roy Zimmerman in his latest incarnation. A visit to royzimmerman.com will bring you up to date with this magnificent troubadour.

      For this show only, general seating is $18, and seniors and students are $16. (No table seats for this performance)

      To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

      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! For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org

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  44. Jun
    23
    Mon
    2014

    1. Jedi Engineering with LEGO begins @ Dakota Place Park building
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Ages 5-6
      Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.

      Location: Dakota Park Place
      Course #118295
      Monday–Thursday, 6/23–6/26
      9 am-Noon
      $152

      (206) 684-4075
      TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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    2. Jedi Engineering with LEGO begins @ Alki Bathhouse
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      At the Alki Bathhouse:

      Ages 5-6
      Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.

      Location: Alki Bathhouse
      Course #113942
      Monday–Friday, 6/23- 6/27
      9 am-Noon
      $190

      Alki Community Center and Class Registration Hotline: (206) 684-7430

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      Jedi Engineering with LEGO begins @ Alki Bathhouse
    3. West Seattle High School Cheer Try-Outs begin @ West Seattle High School Gym
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRY-OUTS!
      June 23rd – 26th
      9:00 am- 2:00 pm
      West Seattle High School Gym

      You must have a completed physical and athletic packet. You may pick these up from the West Seattle High School Main Office. Those students who show up to tryouts without their COMPLETED Athletic Packet will not be allowed to try out. There will be no exceptions to this!

      9th-10th graders: Junior Varsity
      11th- 12th graders: VARSTIY

      Please show up in athletic shoes, a sports bra, a plain white shirt, blue or black shorts, and your hair pulled back. NO JEWELRY!

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      West Seattle High School Cheer Try-Outs begin @ West Seattle High School Gym
    4. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Art

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

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    5. Free Information Sessions on Adoption and Foster Care @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Get information about adoption and foster care, including information about placement agencies, types of adoption, adoption and foster care costs, and how to get started, at a free information session at The South Park Library. Families Like Ours, a Seattle-based adoption exchange, will answer questions about adoption and foster care.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

      6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 23 at the South Park Branch Library,
      8604 Eighth Ave. S.

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    6. Steps at Stevens Community Design Workshop @ Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Please come to Steps at Stevens Community Design Workshop #3!

      Steps at Stevens is a neighborhood connectivity project at West Seattle High School.

      Please join us to … review and critique the final preferred design for a safe and useful pedestrian route. Help us to … create a public place, incorporate art and historic architecture, reflect neighborhood character. Know that … the area of opportunity is from California Ave SW, near SW Stevens, to the primary entrance.

      Refreshments will be provided!

      Date / Time:
      Monday June 23rd, 7-9 pm

      Location:
      Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church (South of and next door to WSHS)

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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  45. Jun
    24
    Tue
    2014

    1. Four West Seattle Authors Host Book Launch Party @ Angelina's
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      WHAT? Launch party and book signing hosted by four, West Seattle women to introduce their new book titled “The Imperfect Perfectionist: Seasonal Secrets For A Happy, Balanced Life.”

      WHO? Four, dynamic West Seattle entrepreneurs share tantalizing tips and personal stories to encourage authentic, happy living. Meet the authors:

      * Chieko Watanabe, Business/Life Coach and Master of Motivation

      * Michelle Babb, MS, RD – Nutritionist and Food Enthusiast

      * Karen Pfeiffer Bush – Home Organizer and Decluttering Queen

      * Wendy Lomme – Landscape Designer and Plant Whisperer

      WHEN? Tuesday, June 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

      WHERE? Angelina’s in West Seattle

      WHY? Local authors want to share this labor of love with their local community and inspire other West Seattleites to live in harmony with their imperfections. This book is a must read for all hard-working, ultra-driven, multitasking, over-committed, sleep deprived people who are ready to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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    2. West Seattle ITTL Networking Mixer @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      Date: Tuesday June 24, 2014
      Time: 6 pm to 8:15 pm
      Place: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, South Classroom 111

      Joint West Seattle and Ballard ITTL Networking Mixer

      Join us for one of I Take The Lead’s most popular FREE events. Come prepared to network with other local professionals and meet some of our newest members and guests. Lite appetizers and refreshments provided.

      Topic:
      Buying or Selling in This Hot Real Estate Market? Interact with a panel of local professionals, with over 120 years of collective experience, and get all of your questions answered!

      Parking available in the North Parking. Neighborhood street parking also
      available.

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      West Seattle ITTL Networking Mixer @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    3. Rainbow Story Time @ High Point Library
      6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

      It is Rainbow Story Time at the High Point Library! Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:30–7:15 pm:

      Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, songs and a simple craft celebrating Seattle’s LGBTQ families and communities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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  46. Jun
    25
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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  47. Jun
    26
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. Grub Club group for teens begins @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      At the Southwest Teen Life Center (WSB sponsor):

      Ages 11-19
      Are you hungry after school? Do you like to cook? Do you like to eat yummy food? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, then this club is for YOU!! Learn how to cook delicious meals! The best part about this class is YOU GET TO EAT ALL THE FOOD YOU COOK!! Have a favorite recipe? Bring it with you and we will make it the following week!

      Free!
      Thursdays 3:30–5:30 pm
      June 26th through August 21st

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      Grub Club group for teens begins @ Southwest Teen Life Center
    3. Southwest TLC Step Team Practice begins @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Teens are welcome to join Step Team Practice at the Southwest Teen Life Center. Free, no registration required!

      Ages 12-19
      Southwest Teen Life Center’s Step Team is looking for new dedicated members! Are you interested in learning drill team style steps, performing steps at various venues and potentially march proudly in local parades? If so this team is for you! E-13 is required to participate in this program.

      June 26-August 22
      W/F
      3:30-5:30 pm

      For more information contact Teen Life Center: 206-684-7438 or 206-684-4115

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    4. Gunslinger Duo performs @ Salty's on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring acoustic and stand up bass duo Gunslinger Duo.

      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 June 26th, 5:30-8:30 pm.

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    5. Acoustic Night for a Cause @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      From Skylark Café & Club:

      We teamed up with The Tyler Robinson Foundation and This Star Won’t Go Out to make a night of great music for something meaningful. The reality is cancer can be devastating for a family, and it can be incredibly difficult to afford necessary treatment. We will be adopting a family to benefit on the night of Thursday, June 26th, and all proceeds from the event will go directly to them. Signed memorabilia from Imagine Dragons will be available for auction and general donations will be gladly accepted. Tickets are $10.00 at the door, and food and drink will be also available for purchase with 10% of those proceeds also going to the cause.

      Performers:
      Acoustic sets from:
      Xolie Morra
      TUSO
      Abstract Friends
      Grant Mullen
      Itai Schwartz
      Benjamin Webb
      Max Wang
      Matt Bacnis
      Raven Zoë
      Stanley Ruvinov
      Jordan-Michael Whidbey
      Jonny Malyon
      The Union Street Orchestra
      Zinc Project

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  48. Jun
    27
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson @ SoundYoga
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

      Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson

      The word “meditation” often brings to mind the image of a person in a seated position, eyes closed and body still. But in the experience of many practitioners, the mind itself is often far from still and the means used to change its restless activity is often unclear or ineffective. In this retreat we will turn to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali as a guide to gaining a larger perspective on meditation. We will explore its function, structure, the forms it can take and how it can be used effectively as a positive influence in our daily life and ongoing personal evolution.

      The program will include presentation, active practice and group discussion. Practice will include movement, breathing, Yoga Sutra chanting and seated reflection.

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Deposit, non-refundable): $250.00

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Overnight): $575.00

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Day use only): $410.00

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    3. Local Vendor Fair @ Metropolitan Market
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Friday June 27th, 4–7 pm:

      Mark your calendar, and join us to meet local vendors. Try new products and see what’s in store!

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    4. True Love: The Cole Porter Love Song Book @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Enjoy True Love: The Cole Porter Love Song Book at Kenyon Hall Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28, at 7:30 pm:

      Purple Phoenix Productions pays tribute to the brilliant songs composed by iconic American songwriter Cole Porter. Singing Porter’s tales about all facets of romance, Kenyon Hall regulars Connie Corrick and Hugh Hastings are joined by Laurie Clothier and Eric Polani Jensen, with David Duvall at the piano.

      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, and high school students are $5. Preschool children are free. To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

      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!

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    5. Relay for Life of West Seattle 2014 @ West Seattle Stadium
      7:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      This is a fun overnight fundraising event that takes place at the West Seattle Stadium, June 27th–28th (begins at 7 pm Friday night, until noon the next day).

      The Relay For Life of West Seattle is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Click here for more details about our event!

      Find us online:
      westseattlerelay.com
      facebook.com/westseattleRFL

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  49. Jun
    28
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    3. “West Seattle: let’s talk!” community meeting on WS development @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      West Seattle: let’s talk!
      Encouraging civic engagement around development issues:

      The City of Seattle will host an event to provide information about development in West Seattle, and to provide opportunities for discussion. The event entitled, “West Seattle: Let’s Talk” will take place on Saturday, June 28 from 9:30-11:30 am at the West Seattle Senior Center.

      The event is sponsored by the City, and will feature staff and information from the Department of Planning and Development, Department of Transportation and Department of Neighborhoods.

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    4. Seafair Pirates Landing on Alki @ Alki Beach
      9:30 am – 3:00 pm

      Hours of festivities – and minutes of terror. OK, just kidding. But it’s always quite the sight, as the Seafair Pirates appear, arrive, conquer, and entertain. Festivities start at 9:30 am but the Pirates themselves are expected noonish. Seafair calendar link here.

      Saturday June 28th, 2014 9:30 am–3:00 pm
      Where: Alki Beach
      Description: Ahoy, Matey – It’s a Pirate-Style Party at Alki Beach!

      The cutthroat Seafair Pirates crew has made a deal with their new Captain Kidd and are comin’ to collect the bounty they left behind last year! Avast, the Seattle Seafair Pirates will sail in from the seven seas and the scallywags be stormin’ Alki Beach in West Seattle to kick off the 65th Seafair. Don’t be gettin’ in their way!

      Merchants will be putting out their finest wares starting at around 9:30 a.m. and ye can shop, eat and dance along with the Pirates throughout the day! Including food vendors, toys, clothing, jewelry and art!

      The Seattle Seafair Pirates will land at Alki Beach between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

      Dress in your favorite pirate costume and meet us out on the beach – Ready, Aim, Fire!

      Visit www.seafairpirates.org for more information.

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    5. Car Wash Fundraiser @ West Seattle Autowerks
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      This Saturday, June 28th will be a Car Wash Fundraiser for the 7th and 8th graders to help fund their trip to Washington D.C. this Spring. Stop by West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor), from 10 am–3 pm to wash that winter dust off and begin summer with a clean car! Get your car scrubbed up and support an educational journey for the students of Hope Lutheran School!

      Thank you to West Seattle Autoworks for supporting Hope Lutheran School!

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    6. Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson @ SoundYoga
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

      Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson

      The word “meditation” often brings to mind the image of a person in a seated position, eyes closed and body still. But in the experience of many practitioners, the mind itself is often far from still and the means used to change its restless activity is often unclear or ineffective. In this retreat we will turn to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali as a guide to gaining a larger perspective on meditation. We will explore its function, structure, the forms it can take and how it can be used effectively as a positive influence in our daily life and ongoing personal evolution.

      The program will include presentation, active practice and group discussion. Practice will include movement, breathing, Yoga Sutra chanting and seated reflection.

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Deposit, non-refundable): $250.00

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Overnight): $575.00

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Day use only): $410.00

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    9. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    10. True Love: The Cole Porter Love Song Book @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Enjoy True Love: The Cole Porter Love Song Book at Kenyon Hall Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28, at 7:30 pm:

      Purple Phoenix Productions pays tribute to the brilliant songs composed by iconic American songwriter Cole Porter. Singing Porter’s tales about all facets of romance, Kenyon Hall regulars Connie Corrick and Hugh Hastings are joined by Laurie Clothier and Eric Polani Jensen, with David Duvall at the piano.

      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, and high school students are $5. Preschool children are free. To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

      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!

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    11. West Seattle Amateur Radio Club Field Day @ South Seattle College
      12:00 pm – 10:00 am

      HWest Seattle Amateur Radio Club Field Day at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

      Members of the West Seattle Amateur* Radio Club are building our “radio city” at South Seattle College this weekend. The annual event is Field Day. Every June hams across the country take their radios outside and run them free of the electric grid. The public is encouraged to visit us anytime between noon on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday, this weekend, June 28th and 29th. Kids are welcome with their parents and are encouraged to try talking on our many radios. Find us at South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, near Olympic Hall and near the south parking lot on campus. Look for the tents and towers!

      Joining with members of the Auxillary Communications Service (amateurs who work with Seattle Department of Emergency Management) and the Puget Sound Repeater Group, West Seattle Amateur Radio Club members will operate radios and communicate with other hams around the world from West Seattle. We operate using power we generate including solar panels and batteries.

      We build our stations in the 24 hours prior to the event which starts about noon on Saturday. Every June tens of thousands of amateurs in North America practice emergency communication. We compete with thousands of other similar groups.

      We encourage the public to think about how they will communicate, “when all else fails.” After superstorm Sandy, it became clear to many that self reliance, preparation and training should move to the top of your TO DO list. Your local ham radio community exists to help in times of emergency. We also support local events with communication support. Events like the West Seattle Grand Parade and many other Seafair events.

      More than that, we encourage everyone to prepare themselves to meet their own needs. We teach classes for amateur radio FCC licenses. The initial license is often earned after just a weekend of work with our instruction team. These licenses open up a lifetime of learning about communication and technology.

      The public is encouraged to visit our installation. We will have information on emergency preparedness so you can be ready for major storms, pandemic disease or the major earthquake which is overdue for our region. Seattle is one of the most vunerable places you could choose to live. It is also bursting with groups ready to help you survive the next event. Groups like the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club, West Seattle Be Prepared, Seattle Emergency Management. For general information on amateur radio visit American Radio Relay League – ARRL at www.arrl.org.

      Just to move past some common misconceptions: There are more hams now than any time in history. This is not your grandfather’s amateur radio service. As a group, some of us just built our own software defined radios. The only analog part of these radios is the antenna connection. We are deploying a wide area microwave network and in doing so are learning mesh networking and how to offer services across our homebrewed internet. Knowlege like that will make hooking you printer up a snap next time. We routinely use digital modes that allow effective communication using 1/1000th the power needed just a decade ago. While some of us still employ large antenna arrays for worldwide communication, it is now possible to work the world with a very modest station.

      * We are amateur, like Olympic atheletes are amateur. That is we are not paid, but we are very good at what we do.

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  50. Jun
    29
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson @ SoundYoga
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      From Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor):

      Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson

      The word “meditation” often brings to mind the image of a person in a seated position, eyes closed and body still. But in the experience of many practitioners, the mind itself is often far from still and the means used to change its restless activity is often unclear or ineffective. In this retreat we will turn to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali as a guide to gaining a larger perspective on meditation. We will explore its function, structure, the forms it can take and how it can be used effectively as a positive influence in our daily life and ongoing personal evolution.

      The program will include presentation, active practice and group discussion. Practice will include movement, breathing, Yoga Sutra chanting and seated reflection.

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Deposit, non-refundable): $250.00

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Overnight): $575.00

      Date: Fri – Sun, June 27 – 29, 2014
      Time: start 10 am Friday; ends 4 pm Sunday
      Fee (Day use only): $410.00

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      Meditation Retreat with Sonia Nelson @ SoundYoga
    3. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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  51. Jun
    30
    Mon
    2014

    1. Clay Camp for kids begins: Sea Ceramics @ Alki Bathhouse
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      At the Alki Bathhouse:

      Ages 6–12
      Kids will make sculptures and pottery inspired by the ocean. Make your own boat, encounter whales and other creatures, seashells, and more! Kids will learn pinching and coiling techniques, and slab projects. Bring a snack and water. Experimentation encouraged, beginners welcome!

      Location: Alki Bathhouse
      Course #114075
      Monday–Thursday 6/30–7/3
      9 am-Noon
      $128

      Alki Community Center and Class Registration Hotline: (206) 684-7430

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    2. Vacation Bible Camp begins @ West Seattle Christian Church
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From West Seattle Christian Church:

      What: Game Plan: Mega Sports Camp Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading

      When: June 30th through July 3rd from 9 am to noon

      Where: West Seattle Christian Church

      Who: Kids entering kindergarten–entering 6th grade in the 2014-15 school year

      Register: www.westseattlechristian.com

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

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

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    4. Tide Pool Tunes and Fishy Tales @ Southwest Library
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Stomp your way through the sand to a music-filled beach party with children’s author and songwriter Eric Ode! We’ll explore the seashore and learn about creatures that live in the big blue sea. For ages 3-7 at the Southwest Library

      Monday, June 30, 2014, 11 am–12 pm

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

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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  52. Jul
    1
    Tue
    2014

    1. Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon re-election campaign kickoff @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      From the 34th District Democrats website:

      Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Campaign Kickoff
      • 6 to 8 pm on July 1 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      • Lots of food, and Schooner Exact Brewing (owned by West Seattleites!) is generously providing their famous beer for the occasion.
      • Joe will be joined by Speaker Frank Chopp, Sen. Sharon Nelson and Rep. Eileen Cody
      • RSVP on Facebook here or just show up!
      • Suggested donation $50, but all are welcome!

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      Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon re-election campaign kickoff @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    2. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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      Surprise Bingo @ Outwest Bar
    5. Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
      8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Games

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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      Trivia Night @ The Benbow Room
  53. Jul
    2
    Wed
    2014

    1. Ultherapy Open House Group Consultations @ Well Medical Arts
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      At Well Medical Arts (WSB sponsor):

      Ultherapy Open House Group Consultations: Call to reserve your spot for information on the only non-invasive, FDA approved procedure to life the neck, chin and brow!

      Wednesday, July 2 at 10 am, 12 noon, 2:30 pm or 5:30 pm. $25 deposit secures your spot and applies to your future treatment. Call 206-935-5689 to reserve.

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

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

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

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    3. 1st Wednesday Reiki Circle @ NW Ayurveda
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      1st Wednesday Reiki Circle
      at NW Ayurveda
      6:30-8:30pm $10

      Reduce tension and expand awareness. Bring balance and harmony to body and mind. Experience more of what the healing modality of Reiki is all about. Give and receive 15-20 minute sessions to soothing and tranquil music. Open to beginners as well as Reiki students and practitioners of all lineages looking to further their practice. Massage tables provided. Facilitated by Eileen Dey, M.A., LMHC, Director/founder of www.reikitrainingprogram.com.

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  54. Jul
    3
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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      11:30 am
      First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
    2. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
  55. Jul
    4
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade @ Sunset SW to Hamilton Viewpoint Park
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Start decorating your scooters, strollers, and trikes right now! The West Seattle Kids 4th of July Parade starts at 10:00 am on the corner of 44th and Sunset. Walk the parade route, then enjoy traditional games and treats at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Rain will cancel the games. Concessions will be provided by the Admiral Neighborhood Association.

      Please support the parade with a $1 contribution per child. Look for the red boxes at the parade start and finish.

      The parade starts at the intersection of 44thh & Sunset (in front of 1137 Sunset Ave SW). The parade is about a ½ mile walk through the neighborhood, crossing California Ave SW, and ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Kids are encouraged to dress up and decorate strollers, scooters, wagons, and bikes. There will be fun old-fashioned games at Hamilton Park (3-legged race, wheelbarrow races, and gunnysack races). Games will be cancelled if there is rain (no rain allowed).

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  56. Jul
    5
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    3. Free Skateboard Help @ Roxhill Park
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Per the City of Seattle events calendar:
      Free Skateboard Help

      Roxhill Park
      July 5th and 6th, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

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    4. Free outdoor kettlebell class workout @ Alki Beach Park
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      From Strikerfit Seattle Metro Mobile Fitness:

      Strikerfit Kettlebell Club is hosting a free outdoor kettlebell class on Alki Beach Saturday, July 5th at 10:30 am for the West Seattle community. Beginners welcome, all are invited.

      Website Link: http://www.strikerfit.net/#!free-park-classes/c17pn
      Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395410507346339/?source=1

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    5. Float Dodger 5K registration party at West Seattle Runner
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      We will host a registration party on Sat July 5th from 11 to 3 at the store. $5 off registration rates, be entered into a raffle drawing for door prizes including a $50 gift certificate to West Seattle Runner. The Float Dodger 5k is becoming a tradition!

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    8. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    9. Chuck Wilson’s Birthday Celebration @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Chuck Wilson’s Birthday Celebration with P.W.B. (Seattle hip-hop), DJ Yaka, Andrea Lockwood and Matthew Schmidt live at The Benbow Room on Saturday July 5th.

      8 pm, $5

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    10. Disco Cowboys perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Disco Cowboys perform live with at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Saturday July 5th.

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      Disco Cowboys perform @ Feedback Lounge
  57. Jul
    6
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. Free Skateboard Help @ Roxhill Park
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Per the City of Seattle events calendar:
      Free Skateboard Help

      Roxhill Park
      July 5th and 6th, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

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    3. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    5. “Cosmic Interstice Chess” artwork unveiling w/local artist @ Meeples Games
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      Sunday July 6, 4:30 PM
      at Meeples Games

      We’re unveiling the commissioned art piece titled “Cosmic Interstice Chess” by local artist Paul Gasoi. The artist will be on hand to answer questions and talk about his inspiration for the piece.

      From the Artist:
      The piece is a representation of a game being played called Cosmic Interstice Chess. Its story involves George Francis Train, upon his return from going around the world in 67 days, hosting a game tournament in West Seattle in 1890. Train received the game from Lewis Carroll while in England.

      About the Artist:
      Paul Gasoi has lived and created art in King County for 25 years. His work has been shown internationally in museums, colleges, galleries and other institutions. Local solo shows in Seattle have included The O.K. Hotel, Form Space Atelier, The Belltown Underground, and on Vashon-The 070. His work is held in permanent collections around the world including Paris, Rome, Brazil and Australia. He has assisted local Artists such as Dale Chihuly, SeanJohn Walsh, Anne Grgich and Mark Stevens. His Gallery at 18606 Beall Rd. SW, Vashon, WA, is open every Sunday 1-6 throughout the summer starting July 13th. More details by
      calling 206-356-3832 or paulgasoi@yahoo.com

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  58. Jul
    7
    Mon
    2014

    1. WSHS WILDCAT Summer Basketball Camp begins @ West Seattle High School Gym
      9:00 am – 2:30 pm

      West Seattle HS WILDCAT Summer Basketball Camp
      July 7, 8, 9, 10
      (Monday – Thursday)

      Boys and Girls, grades 3 – 9

      9:00 am–2:30 pm

      Cost $250

      Our camp is a four day journey focusing on basketball fundamentals, team work, player confidence, and FUN! Bring your sack lunch and hoop game, and we will see you in the gym!

      All skill levels welcome! ALL CAMPERS WILL RECEIVE A 2014 WILDCAT SUMMER CAMP T-SHIRT!

      Here is the link for online registration:

      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-wshs-wildcat-basketball-summer-camp-tickets-10963039747

      You may also register at the door!

      For more info please visit http://wsbasketballboosters.com/.

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

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

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

      Karaoke on Monday nights at The Benbow Room.

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

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  59. Jul
    8
    Tue
    2014

    1. Summer Luau Party @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:45 am – 1:30 pm

      Tuesday July 8th, 11:45 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      SUMMER LUAU PARTY! 11:45 AM -Sponsored by Daystar

      Entertainment by The Aloha Island Treasure Dancers!
      Kalua Pork wrapped in Banana Leaves / Spam Fried Rice / Baby Bok Choy / Grilled Pineapple / Island Punch / Banana Tarts w/ Toasted Coconut

      Suggested donation $6 / Reservations required! Call Early! 206-932-4044 x 1

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    2. High Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      High Point Neighborhood Association trustees monthly meetings:

      These are open meetings. We welcome participation from all residents of High Point and nearby neighbors.

      Our meetings are held at Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW at 6 PM every second Tuesday of the month. The dates for the next year are listed below.

      November 12, 2013
      December 10, 2013
      January 14, 2014
      February 11, 2014
      March 11, 2014
      April 8, 2014
      May 13, 2014
      June 10, 2014
      July 8, 2014

      Thank you.
      Deborah Vandermar
      President, Board of Trustees
      High Point Neighborhood Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. The Seth Freeman Band performs @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday July 8th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):

      Headlining this edition of Blues To Do Live is the Seth Freeman Band.

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

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

      Trivia games each Tuesday night at The Benbow Room.

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

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  60. Jul
    9
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open this week offering fresh organic produce picked right from the P-Patch market gardens. Grown by low-income gardeners, the produce that is fresh right now is spinach, carrots, leafy vegetables, new onions, peas, turnips, and radishes, to name a few.

      The High Point Farm Stand, located at 32nd Ave SW and SW Juneau Street, will be open every Wednesday beginning July 9th to September 24th. The hours of operation are 4 pm–7 pm.

      Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

      To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

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    3. Cancellieri performs @ Salty's on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live acoustic folk and hits featuring Cancellieri.

      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:
      Wednesday July 9th, 5:30–8:30 pm

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    4. Candidate Reception hosted by GSBA and WSCC @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Candidate Reception hosted by GSBA and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce

      Date: July 9, 2014 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
      Location: The Sanctuary at Admiral

      This is a non-partisan, pre-primary event for members of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) to meet face-to-face with candidates who are hoping to represent you. Find out first hand where they stand on issues of importance to small business communities. Join us for our annual Prime Time Mixer and Candidate Reception on July 9. This is an opportunity for our members to meet dozens of candidates who are running for various city, county, state and judicial positions this year. This non-partisan, pre-primary event is a chance for you to meet face-to-face with candidates who are hoping to represent you and see where they stand on issues of importance to the LGBT and small business communities.

      We will be holding a mix and mingle with all the candidates and elected officials from 5:30 to 6:30.

      Fees/Admission:
      $10.00 – Members
      $20.00 – Non Members
      $10.00 – Students

      To Register Go To:
      http://www.thegsba.org/

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    5. City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at “Little City Hall” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6 pm-8 pm:

      Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to you.

      We look forward to meeting you! Accessibility Accommodations Upon Request
      Please Call 206.684.5398

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      City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at “Little City Hall” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
  61. Jul
    10
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. Funny Bamboo Music @ Southwest Library
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Canadian duo Khac Chi combines the traditional folk music of Vietnam with lively new arrangements, light-hearted humor & creative stage antics for a show that’s sure to delight people of all ages. For all ages, at the Southwest Library.

      Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2–3 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

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

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

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

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    4. Cooking Workshop: How to Cook Meat and Seafood @ Delridge Community Center
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      You are encouraged to BYO apron.
      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

      What are the main cuts of meat that we encounter every day? How do you pick one to cook? What kinds of fish and seafood are easy to make and sustainable? What does sustainable mean in regards to meat and seafood? In this class we will learn to cook a steak, roast a chicken, stuff a whole fish, and steam some mussels.

      Class #116962
      Thursday July 10th
      5:30-8pm
      $29

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    5. West Seattle Art Walk
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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  62. Jul
    11
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Ghost Gallery pop-up shop @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      During West Seattle Summer Fest:

      At Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique we’ll be featuring a pop-up shop by Ghost Gallery, window installation by photographer Megan Kukull, live painting with Joseph Brooks, Creatrix Headdresses, artist Nicole Brauch, Parallel Jewelry and more!

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      Ghost Gallery pop-up shop @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
    3. Summer Fest Food Drive
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Summer Fest Food Drive

      Food, fun and sun will once again be the focus of the Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices booth (formerly Prudential) at Summer Fest. Kids and adults are invited to stop by the BHHS booth to play our bean bag toss game. The West Seattle BHHS office will donate one can of food each time a player knocks down the pyramid of empty food cans. The game is free and players get a small prize as well.

      We are hoping to beat last year’s donation total of 1,091 cans and $500 cash! Our brokers will be on hand all weekend volunteering their time to help keep our food bank shelves stocked during the lean summer months.

      Dates: July 11-13
      Times: Festival hours, 10 am-6 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday
      Location: Booth location still to be announced by Summer Fest organizers
      Who: Kids and adults
      More Information: Alice Kuder, 206-708-9800

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    4. West Seattle Summer Fest 2014: Day 1 and 2 @ West Seattle Junction
      10:00 am – 11:00 pm

      Full details on bands, vendors, more, on the official website! WSB is proud to co-sponsor West Seattle Summer Fest again this year, and you can come say “hi” to us in the information booth at California/Alaska.

      Join the West Seattle Junction in celebrating the West Seattle Summer Fest – West Seattle’s biggest party of the year! On July 11th, 12th and 13th, the West Seattle Junction transforms into one of Seattle’s best street fairs and summer festivals. This popular Seattle street fair features arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, kids play area and more.

      10 am to 8 pm (California Stage and beer garden open later).

      2014 music lineup!

      FRIDAY
      1:00 PM – Squirrel Butter
      2:00 PM – Rat City Brass
      3:00 PM – Sweet Jesus
      4:00 PM – Killer Ghost
      5:00 PM – Magic Mirrors
      6:00 PM – Country Lips
      7:00 PM – Hobosexual
      8:00 PM – Yada Yada Blues Band

      SATURDAY
      12:00 PM – Two Story Zori
      1:00 PM – Sundae + Mr. Goessel
      2:00 PM – Fysah and the Soul Acoustic
      3:00 PM – Vaudeville Etiquette
      4:00 PM – Charms
      5:00 PM – The Fabulous Downey Brothers
      6:00 PM – Spinning Whips
      7:00 PM – Dude York
      7:40 PM – Vox Mod
      8:00 PM – The Moondoggies
      9:00 PM – Vox Mod
      9:30 PM – The Helio Sequence

      SUNDAY
      2:00 PM – Carrie Akre
      3:00 PM – Stag
      4:00 PM – The Darci Carlson Band
      5:00 PM – The Foghorns
      6:00 PM – Billy Dwayne and the Creepers

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      West Seattle Summer Fest 2014: Day 1 and 2 @ West Seattle Junction
    5. Well Medical Arts’ Customer Appreciation Party @ Dakota House
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      From Well Medical Arts (WSB sponsor):

      Customer Appreciation party! Friday July 11 from 5:30–7:30 pm at the Dakota House.

      Appetizers, Beverages and Fabulous friends! RSVP to 206-935-5689..

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    6. Go the Extra Mile beach run fundraiser @ Alki Beach Park
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From GymRats Seattle:

      On July 11th, 12th, and 13th Go the Extra Mile! Run for Yourself, Run for a Cause. Meet new friends, get fitness tips from our experts, get moving, make a difference and have fun!

      We’d like to raise a generous donation for a local charity. This month 100% of the proceed will go towards Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Their mission is to provide food, shelter, recovery and care for those in need.

      To prepare, just lace up your running shoes, meet by the Statue of Liberty at Alki and be ready to have a great time.

      Friday 11th starting at 7:00 pm
      Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th starting at noon.

      RSVP at website or Facebook page.

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      Go the Extra Mile beach run fundraiser @ Alki Beach Park
  63. Jul
    12
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

      Welcome: If you have a heartbeat or can draw a breath, you are welcome to come and join us. No experience or prior knowledge needed.

      My name is Caylen Storm, I have been teaching Tai Chi locally for a few years and I would like to invite you and yours to join me for an informal hour of Tai Chi on every Saturday of the month, Spring Through Fall. The class is FREE so all you need to bring is a smile and the right clothes for the weather.

      The class, as always, is open to anyone curious about the marvelous art of Tai Chi. All we ask is that you dress for the weather and bring friends. The main focus of the class is in teaching people what they can do to improve the basic quality of daily life, i.e. smoother, deeper breathing, a more stable sense of balance, how to let stress pass by us rather than trapping it in our bodies, etc. We will be out in the fresh air, having a grand time and maybe even learning something before we’re done.

      When: We begin class at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014 and continue until September 27th, 2014.

      Where: We meet just West of the Statue of Liberty, but will move the class up or down the beach to accommodate the many festivals that occur during Summer.

      Contact Lao-Shi (teacher) Caylen Storm at 206-385- 8841 or Caylen@stormtaichi.com

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    3. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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      Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
    4. Ghost Gallery pop-up shop @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Art

      During West Seattle Summer Fest:

      At Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique we’ll be featuring a pop-up shop by Ghost Gallery, window installation by photographer Megan Kukull, live painting with Joseph Brooks, Creatrix Headdresses, artist Nicole Brauch, Parallel Jewelry and more!

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      10:00 am
      Ghost Gallery pop-up shop @ Twilight Gallery and Boutique
    5. Summer Fest Food Drive
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Summer Fest Food Drive

      Food, fun and sun will once again be the focus of the Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices booth (formerly Prudential) at Summer Fest. Kids and adults are invited to stop by the BHHS booth to play our bean bag toss game. The West Seattle BHHS office will donate one can of food each time a player knocks down the pyramid of empty food cans. The game is free and players get a small prize as well.

      We are hoping to beat last year’s donation total of 1,091 cans and $500 cash! Our brokers will be on hand all weekend volunteering their time to help keep our food bank shelves stocked during the lean summer months.

      Dates: July 11-13
      Times: Festival hours, 10 am-6 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday
      Location: Booth location still to be announced by Summer Fest organizers
      Who: Kids and adults
      More Information: Alice Kuder, 206-708-9800

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      Summer Fest Food Drive
    6. Volunteer restoration work party at Westcrest Park
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      EarthCorps volunteer event at Westcrest Park
      July 12th 10 am-2 pm
      July 26th 10 am-2 pm

      Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle! We will be removing invasive plants, planting native species and performing restoration site maintenance in preparation for planting this fall.

      EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

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

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      Volunteer restoration work party at Westcrest Park
    7. West Seattle Summer Fest 2014: Day 1 and 2 @ West Seattle Junction
      10:00 am – 11:00 pm

      Full details on bands, vendors, more, on the official website! WSB is proud to co-sponsor West Seattle Summer Fest again this year, and you can come say “hi” to us in the information booth at California/Alaska.

      Join the West Seattle Junction in celebrating the West Seattle Summer Fest – West Seattle’s biggest party of the year! On July 11th, 12th and 13th, the West Seattle Junction transforms into one of Seattle’s best street fairs and summer festivals. This popular Seattle street fair features arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, kids play area and more.

      10 am to 8 pm (California Stage and beer garden open later).

      2014 music lineup!

      FRIDAY
      1:00 PM – Squirrel Butter
      2:00 PM – Rat City Brass
      3:00 PM – Sweet Jesus
      4:00 PM – Killer Ghost
      5:00 PM – Magic Mirrors
      6:00 PM – Country Lips
      7:00 PM – Hobosexual
      8:00 PM – Yada Yada Blues Band

      SATURDAY
      12:00 PM – Two Story Zori
      1:00 PM – Sundae + Mr. Goessel
      2:00 PM – Fysah and the Soul Acoustic
      3:00 PM – Vaudeville Etiquette
      4:00 PM – Charms
      5:00 PM – The Fabulous Downey Brothers
      6:00 PM – Spinning Whips
      7:00 PM – Dude York
      7:40 PM – Vox Mod
      8:00 PM – The Moondoggies
      9:00 PM – Vox Mod
      9:30 PM – The Helio Sequence

      SUNDAY
      2:00 PM – Carrie Akre
      3:00 PM – Stag
      4:00 PM – The Darci Carlson Band
      5:00 PM – The Foghorns
      6:00 PM – Billy Dwayne and the Creepers

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      West Seattle Summer Fest 2014: Day 1 and 2 @ West Seattle Junction
    8. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    10. Go the Extra Mile beach run fundraiser @ Alki Beach Park
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      From GymRats Seattle:

      On July 11th, 12th, and 13th Go the Extra Mile! Run for Yourself, Run for a Cause. Meet new friends, get fitness tips from our experts, get moving, make a difference and have fun!

      We’d like to raise a generous donation for a local charity. This month 100% of the proceed will go towards Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Their mission is to provide food, shelter, recovery and care for those in need.

      To prepare, just lace up your running shoes, meet by the Statue of Liberty at Alki and be ready to have a great time.

      Friday 11th starting at 7:00 pm
      Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th starting at noon.

      RSVP at website or Facebook page.

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      Go the Extra Mile beach run fundraiser @ Alki Beach Park
    11. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    12. Free Yoga for Stress Release session @ Aikido West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Coming up at Aikido West Seattle:

      Your mobile phone is ringing, your boss wants to talk to you and your partner wants to know what’s for dinner. Stress and anxiety are everywhere. If they’re getting the best of you, you might want to hit the mat and give yoga a try.

      Learn simple yoga poses to let go of stress.

      Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching excercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function, and almost anyone can do it!

      July 12th, 2014
      1 pm–2 pm

      Admission- Free
      Registration at – http://goo.gl/NUa2Qz

      What to bring – Class is for all family members over the age of 5. Wear Stretchy clothes. Bring a mat or big towel to lay on the floor.

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    13. Elliott Bay Brewery’s Summer Fest Events
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Free events at Elliott Bay Brewery during West Seattle Summer Fest:


      Saturday 7/12 – Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates 17 years of business with musical guest The Back Porch Apostles from 5 pm-10 pm in our outside seating area.

      Come join us for another year of great fun at the West Seattle Summer Fest!

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      Elliott Bay Brewery’s Summer Fest Events
    14. Rat City Rollergirls compete @ Key Arena
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Teams from Rat City Rollergirls will be bouting at the Key Arena:

      Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Doors, 4:30 pm
      Opening Ceremonies, 5:30 pm

      Hard-hitting derby action with the Rat City All-Stars!

      Opponents to be announced (check schedule here).

      Ticket info here!

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      Rat City Rollergirls compete @ Key Arena
    15. Fundraiser: Straight Blast Gym’s Wine and Beer Event @ C & P Coffee Company
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Straight Blast Gym of Seattle (WSB sponsor) is partnering with C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) to host a fundraising event for SBGI’s Booster Club, in support of their youth programs and scholarship opportunities:

      Come and join us in our Community Wine and Beer fundraising event on Saturday, July 12th at C & P Coffee Company. Doors open at 6:30–9:30 pm. Tickets are $40 and that will get you appetizers, 3 beverages of your choice (beer, wine, and or coffee) and an entry to our grand prize raffle worth $100.

      We will also have a “Blind Wine” raffle where a variety of wrapped wines could be yours to take home!

      All proceeds raised are to fund and support Straight Blast Gym’s youth programs.

      Tickets can be purchased through the link below, or in person at SBGI located at 5050 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

      Tickets will also be sold at the door, b