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Agenda

  1. Jan
    9
    Thu
    2014

    1. “Learn How to Make a Comic Book” class begins @ Delridge Community Center
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      For ages 6-12
      Superheroes, villains, talking animals and princesses! In this fun and creative class, kids will create their own comic book by learning bold illustration/cartooning techniques that tell their story through motion lines, body movements and facial expressions. Kids will also learn to develop the plot line, interesting characters, imaginative scenery, and create a cover design.
      Instructor: Sarah Miller

      Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 pm
      1/9-1/30
      $50

      2/6-2/27
      $50

      3/6-3/27
      $50

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      6:30 pm
      “Learn How to Make a Comic Book” class begins @ Delridge Community Center
  2. Jan
    10
    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. Tours and Open House at Sanislo Elementary School
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Coming up at Sanislo Elementary School:

      We welcome prospective families to visit our “great little school with big ideas” in February:

      Tours:
      FEBRUARY 6, 2014 10:00 am–11 am
      FEBRUARY 10, 2014 10:00 am—11 am

      Evening Open House:
      FEBRUARY 10, 2014 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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      Tours and Open House at Sanislo Elementary School
  3. Jan
    11
    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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      8:00 am
      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. 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
    3. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    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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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    5. West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    6. NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
      11:30 am – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be open Saturdays and Sundays for lunch at 11:30 am, and welcome sports fans to watch the NFL Playoff games on the big screen!

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      NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
    7. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      12:00 pm
      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    8. Residual Tear Artist Talk and Reception @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      Residual Tear Artist Talk and Reception – Saturday January 11th
      6 to 9 pm at Twilight Gallery & Boutique:

      Whether in our human experiences or out in the physical world in which we live, there are lingering scars, memories, thoughts, or imprints that are left behind. Like a tear – a lasting wound or a silent, salty stream – these experiences are sometimes exposed and isolated, other times hidden under many layers amidst the residue after everything else has passed.

      Residual Tear features the work of Raina Kollar, Rachel Smith and Stephanie Smith.

      Raina Koller’s work is inspired by the subtle qualities of mundane materials and the redeemable nuances where geometry and the organic coexist.

      Rachel and Stephanie Smith explore the themes of isolation and the transformations that can occur within situations or feelings that produce seclusion.

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      Residual Tear Artist Talk and Reception @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique
    9. Erika Lundahl performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Singer/songwriter Erika Lundahl performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday January 11th, 7–9 pm pm.

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      7:00 pm
      Erika Lundahl performs @ C & P Coffee Company
  4. Jan
    12
    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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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    3. 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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      10:00 am
      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    4. Ditching Dairy @ Metropolitan Market
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Sunday January 12, 2014 11:00 am—2:00 pm:

      Trying to break away from dairy? Stop in for samples of coconut milk, oat milk, and hemp milk.

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      11:00 am
      Ditching Dairy @ Metropolitan Market
    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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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
      11:30 am – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be open Saturdays and Sundays for lunch at 11:30 am, and welcome sports fans to watch the NFL Playoff games on the big screen!

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      11:30 am
      NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
    7. Chinese Herbs for Digestive Issues @ Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      On Sunday, January 12th 2–3 pm at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy:

      Discover a new way to soothe digestive troubles using Chinese herbs, with Bailey Hurston, LAc.

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      2:00 pm
      Chinese Herbs for Digestive Issues @ Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
    8. Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday January 12th, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle Library.

      Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring songs by Strauss and Debussy and piano music by Piazzolla and Chopin.

      Today’s program includes:
      Arts songs by Richard Strauss and “Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse” by Claude Debussy
      - performed by soprano Meg Daly and accompanied by Monica Kessler on piano
      “Adiós Nonino” by Ástor Piazzolla; “Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27 no. 2″ and “Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23″ by Frederic Chopin
      - performed by Joyce Gibb on piano.

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

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      Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    9. West Seattle Cooking Club meetup @ Beveridge Place Pub
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The West Seattle Cooking Club meets at Beveridge Place Pub on the following Sundays at 3:00 at the Beveridge Place Pub:

      Date/Theme:
      1/12: French

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      West Seattle Cooking Club meetup @ Beveridge Place Pub
    10. West Seattle Green Space Coalition meeting re: surplus substations @ Delridge Library
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      If you’re interested in the community coalition that’s asking the city to slow down with its project to decide within months what to do with former substations that have sat idle for decades, this Sunday is your next chance. The West Seattle Green Space Coalition will meet at 3 pm Sunday (January 12th) at Delridge Branch Library (5423 Delridge Way SW). Last weekend, the coalition raised concerns about tree-cutting and other work under way at some of the sites even before Seattle City Light has taken its suggestions to the City Council. The sites are listed here. A few days after this Sunday’s meeting, WSGSC will be talking with the utility, so if you have any comments to share and can’t make it Sunday, e-mail co-chair Mary Fleck at maryfleckws@gmail.com.

      The West Seattle Green Space Coalition is a group of concerned West Seattle residents and activists who are working to find best solutions for the surplus substations in order to benefit each community and the city of Seattle at large. We aspire to something more for the City than merely selling these assets for cash. Seattle deserves the best.

      We have asked Seattle City Light and the Seattle City Council to halt any action to dispose of the properties until neighborhood groups have an opportunity to work toward the best solutions. In October, we submitted a petition with over 600 signatures, mostly of neighbors in West Seattle. I am one of the co-chairs (I also serve as President of Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council) along with Elaine Ike (Admiral
      neighborhood), Tod Rodman (Morgan neighborhood), Karen Lyons (botanist/Junction neighborhood) and Mike Dady (Delridge neighborhood). Southwest District Council and North Delridge Neighborhood Association are supporting our efforts.

      We urge you to meet with us and join in. Our meetings are open to the public and typically announced on WSB. Our next meetings are: Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm at the Delridge public library and Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 at the West Seattle (Admiral) public library. We are currently looking for a volunteer to assist with creating a website. Anyone able to help?

      On Wednesday, January 15th we will be meeting with representatives of Seattle City Light. If you have comments which you would like to forward, please post here, or you may call me at 206-937-3321 or you may email me atmaryfleckws@gmail.com. Thanks for your interest.

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      West Seattle Green Space Coalition meeting re: surplus substations @ Delridge Library
  5. Jan
    13
    Mon
    2014

    1. 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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      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. “The Rain” gallery exhibit opening day @ South Seattle Community College
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      From South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor):


      The South Seattle Community College Art Gallery will present “The Rain,” a multimedia show created by students, staff and faculty. The showcase will run from Monday, Jan. 13 to Thursday, Feb. 6.

      “We may complain about it in the winter, but the rain that inundates the Pacific Northwest is also the source of its beauty and the life that it gives,” South’s Art Gallery Coordinator Akiko Masker said. “To honor this life-giving force, South Seattle Community College will present several pieces in honor of ‘The Rain.’”

      Admission to the South Seattle Community College Art Gallery is free and open to the public. For Gallery hours and information about future exhibits, visit www.southseattle.edu/art-gallery.

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      “The Rain” gallery exhibit opening day @ South Seattle Community College
    3. Guitar class series (ages 3-6) begins @ Meredith Connie Guitar Studio
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Guitar classes (3-6 years) begin in the Suzuki Method, Winter session @ the West Seattle Guitar Studio of Meredith Connie.

      Monday, January 13, 2014: 2 pm – 7 pm
      Monday, January 20, 2014: 2 pm – 7 pm
      Monday, January 27, 2014: 2 pm – 7 pm

      Age Recommendation: 3-6 years

      Using the philosophy that every child can learn music from a young age in the same way that they learn language, the Suzuki Method employs games and activities to learn musical skills in an environment that encourages achievement through continuous success at mastering small tasks. Suzuki Association of the Americas listing and information:
      https://suzukiassociation.org/guitar/

      Cost: Ongoing monthly fees for weekly half hour sessions and group class $110

      More information at:
      http://meredithconnie.com/guitar-instruction/suzuki-method/

      Please Contact Meredith Connie at www.meredithconnie.com.

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      Guitar class series (ages 3-6) begins @ Meredith Connie Guitar Studio
    4. Homework help @ High Point Library
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      3:00 pm
      Homework help @ High Point Library
    5. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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      4:00 pm
      Homework help @ Delridge Library
    6. The 5th Annual Preschool Fair @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The 5th Annual Preschool Fair hosted by the West Seattle Preschool Association is planned for Monday, January 13th from 5:30-7:30 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

      For families visiting the fair, admission is free and children are welcome. There is an elevator to accommodate strollers. Please check our website frequently as information will be added as we receive it and schools attending will be listed.

      For schools still interested in participating, we have a couple spots
      still available; Please call 206-923-2683 or e-mail info@westseattlepreschoolassociation.com.

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      5:30 pm
      The 5th Annual Preschool Fair @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
    7. The Yev performs free shows @ Skylark Café & Club
      10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Seattle band The Yev perform free shows at Skylark Café & Club:

      January 13th, 10 pm
      January 20th, 10 pm
      January 27th, 10 pm

      For ages 21+.

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      The Yev performs free shows @ Skylark Café & Club
  6. Jan
    14
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      10:00 am
      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    2. Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Books

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

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

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. Current events discussion @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Current events
      Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
      Participants discuss variety of current events of interest to those attending.

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      1:00 pm
      Current events discussion @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    4. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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      4:00 pm
      Homework help @ Delridge Library
    5. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8 & 4/22
      Every other Tuesday
      4-6 pm

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    7. 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
    8. Storytelling Program monthly meeting @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      You are invited to the monthly SEATTLE STORYTELLERS GUILD & CHACO CANYON ORGANIC CAFÉ Storytelling Program:

      Date: TUESDAY, (2nd Tuesday, Monthly)
      AT: Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      3770 SW Alaska St (& SW 38th)
      – Community Room

      TELLERS & WRITERS NIGHT!!
      Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
      Writing and Storytelling Workshop

      6:30 pm sign-up for OPEN MIC

      7:00 to 8:30 pm STORYTELLING PRESENTATION

      FEATURED STORYTELLERS & Open Mic Presenters

      You could learn something but you’ll hear a great story either way.

      WE’LL SEE YOU ON TUESDAY!!!

      *Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or culturalart@msn.com*

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    9. All School Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hope Lutheran School is holding an All School Open House on January 14th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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      All School Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
    10. 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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    11. Transportation Q&A Panel with the offices of the Governor, County Executive, Mayor and City Councilmember @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Q&A Panel about West Seattle transportation issues with the offices of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and City of Seattle Councilmember Ed Murray.

      Date: January 14th, 2014
      Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
      Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Thelma Dewitty Theater, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98107

      The West Seattle Transportation Coalition in October 2013 issued a call to action from the offices of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, then Mayor Mike McGinn and then Mayoral candidate Ed Murray, and City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

      West Seattle, unique to all other regions of King County, faces up to 27% transit cuts due to the current funding crisis in Olympia that special sessions of the State Legislature were unable to overcome. The rest of King County faces only 17% cuts. In addition, West Seattle faces the impending removal of the SR-99 Viaduct, our main avenue to reach downtown Seattle. With the Seattle deep bore tunnel drilling project increasingly behind schedule with the discovery of steel pipes left behind a decade ago from a previous WSDOT project, our situation has grown even more complicated. Our circumstances and geography leave us with few obvious mitigation options as a community around these problems.

      On January 14th, 2014 at 6:30 pm, we will host a Q&A Panel with various levels of government in response to these issues, and to see what can be done, in a live event.

      The West Seattle Transportation Coalition will be joined by the following:

      Charles Knutson, Senior Policy Advisor to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

      Chris Arkills, Transportation Policy Advisor to King County Executive Dow Constantine.

      Andrew Glass Hastings, Transit and Transportation Advisor to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

      Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Councilmember and Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee.

      The event will be held at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, in West Seattle, in the Thelma Dewitty Theater. The event will run from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition has provided to each attendee a list of 7 to 10 questions, and will be following up with each for full answers, for publication after the event. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition will cover 3-5 questions with each attendee on January 14th, as time permits.

      For more details or to follow up, please e-mail info@westseattletc.org or call 206-293-9205.

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      Transportation Q&A Panel with the offices of the Governor, County Executive, Mayor and City Councilmember @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    12. 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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    13. Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic
      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 and 28
      Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
      Appointments: 206-267-7070
      Cost: Free

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

      Baby Ketten Karaoke starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here.

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

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      Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
  7. Jan
    15
    Wed
    2014

    1. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
      7:00 am – 8:15 am

      Please join us…Our club meets 7:00 am every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and Noon every 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Be’s Restaurant in the Junction, at 4509 California Ave SW. Park in rear lot and enter the rear door.

      Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community.

      Contact us at 206-938-8032 or warrenlawless@comcast.net

      Visit us on Facebook, Read what’s happening on our Blog, and check out our photo album on Flickr

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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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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. 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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    4. Drawing 101 class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Drawing 101 – back by popular demand!
      Beginning drawing. Perfect for people who want to learn how to draw. Please sign up with Leo at 206-412-5125.
      Date & Time:
      Wednesdays, 1:00- 2:00 pm
      Cost:
      $10/drop in, or monthly fee of $25/member, $40/non-member.

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      Drawing 101 class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    5. West Seattle forum for transportation issues affecting people w/disabilities @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities is having a transportation forum in West Seattle. This is part of a series of forums held in various Seattle neighborhoods. This is an open forum to discuss transportation issues impacting the disabled community in Seattle.

      When: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
      Where: Seattle Public Library – Admiral Branch – 2306 42nd Ave SW
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 pm
      ASL interpreter provided

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      West Seattle forum for transportation issues affecting people w/disabilities @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    6. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
    8. WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents the Winter 2014 Student Directed show:

      “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” January 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm.

      Tickets:
      $7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
      $12 at the door

      About the Show:
      The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

      More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

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      WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
    9. Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
      8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

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  8. Jan
    16
    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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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    2. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      Homework help @ High Point Library
    3. Circle of Singles gathering (for 55+) @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Circle of Singles for those over 55 are invited to a No Host gathering on
      Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 pm at Elliott Bay Brewery Pub. For details contact Wander at 206-935-6738.

      The Singles Social Group meets the third Thursday of each month. Join us at a different location each month for conversation and dinner at a local restaurant.

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      Circle of Singles gathering (for 55+) @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
    4. FASTSIGNS of West Seattle’s grand opening
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Please join James Pike and Jessica Lee, owners of FASTSIGNS of West Seattle (WSB sponsor), and their team as they celebrate their center’s grand opening. The event is open to the public and guests will be treated with complimentary refreshments, door prizes, demonstrations and a tour of the center’s showroom.

      Located at 6323 35th Avenue SW, FASTSIGNS of West Seattle offers a full range of custom sign and graphics solutions including banners, site and architectural signs, window and vehicle graphics, floor graphics, point-of-purchase signs, safety and identification signage, trade show displays, dimensional letters, QR codes, and much more.

      Date: January 16, 2014
      Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 pm
      Location: 6323 35th Avenue SW

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    5. Fixers Collective & ‘Ask an Expert’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Combining the best of both worlds, Ask an Expert & DIY Skill Share will now be joining the West Seattle Fixers Collective on the 3rd Thursday of every month!

      Thursday, April 18th, 6:00-9:00 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

      In the broadest sense, a Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ripped sweaters to antique dentist drills. Take it apart, put it back together, figure out how it works, refuse to throw it away, and get to know others who do the same! What the collective works on depends entirely on who shows up but you can be rest assured that there will be plenty of creativity involved. Adding to this fun, The Tool Library also brings together some experienced DIY coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you liked to discuss. Our coaches have expertise in a variety of areas, including solar power, water harvesting, green architecture & building, permaculture, and urban gardening.

      These open and informal community meetups offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and maybe receive some advice in the process, if you like. It’s also a great time to show off what you’ve been working on.From small little blenders to entire home renovations, these meetups offer you a chance to explore all of sorts of DIY fixes!

      Ask an Expert brings together our community and hosts some experienced DIY (do-it-yourself) coaches who are willing to answer any questions that you may have on your current projects, future plans, or anything else you like to discuss.

      Each month the Tool Library brings together our community’s experts to provide advice on your home and garden ideas. From light-hearted transformations (like early blooming flowers) to heavy-hitting ones like rainwater catchment, building an addition, or becoming an urban farmer and everything in-between, our experts will give you the power to understand and tackle your challenge.

      Bring your inspiration, inquiring minds, and projects. They’ll bring the experts and the pizza!

      p.s. Tell your friends! You do not have to be a West Seattle resident to participate in this event or borrow tools from the West Seattle Tool Library!

      Visit the Tool Library Facebook page.

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      Fixers Collective & ‘Ask an Expert’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council meeting @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      GSNC General Meeting for January
      Date: Thursday, January 16
      Time: 7:00–8:30 pm
      Where: West Side Presbyterian Church — Howell Auditorium

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      Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council meeting @ West Side Presbyterian Church
    7. 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
    8. WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents the Winter 2014 Student Directed show:

      “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” January 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm.

      Tickets:
      $7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
      $12 at the door

      About the Show:
      The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

      More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

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      WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
  9. Jan
    17
    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)
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      Film History course @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    3. Grains for Good @ Metropolitan Market
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Friday January 17, 2014 4–7:00 pm:

      There’s way more than wheat out there in the grain world. Try dishes prepared by our Culinary Artists featuring quinoa, bulgur, and faro.

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      Grains for Good @ Metropolitan Market
    4. Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free Zumba classes all this month at EQ Fitness:

      Fri, Jan 17th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 20th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 24th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 27th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 31st 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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    5. Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Showcase (all ages), Max Porter @ Skylark Café & Club
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Showcase (all ages), Max Porter at Skylark Café & Club on Friday, January 17th, 6-7:30 pm.

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      Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Showcase (all ages), Max Porter @ Skylark Café & Club
    6. The Duet performs @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Come to Kenyon Hall Friday, January 17th at 7:30 pm to hear The Duet perform:

      On a life long mission to perform great music with high standards in quiet places where the audience is there to hear it on purpose in order to give ownership and value for art and humor to the people! – Duet or Die!

      Audiences often feel they are watching something beyond music, a love affair perhaps. No, audiences are not intruding, the audience is part of the affair, it can be like this.

      Billed as ‘social chamber music’ or ‘21st Century Parlor Music’ The Duet, one of three internationally touring bass and cello duos in history, has been thrilling audiences with their fast fingers, wit, and bows. With humor bordering on outright comedy they deliver a program with roots in chamber music and an amazing repertoire of modern and popular sounds.

      As the only full-length bass and cello duo show in the world, these accomplished artists prove chamber music is accessible to all by breaking down common stereotypes.

      Today’s standard for energy efficiency is fulfilled as The Duet presents a ‘Green’ program playing entirely on recycled instruments (bass circa 1735 / cello circa 1869).

      General admission tickets are $15. No table seating for this concert.

      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. Pre-school children are free. To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

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      The Duet performs @ Kenyon Hall
    7. WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      West Seattle High School’s Drama Club proudly presents the Winter 2014 Student Directed show:

      “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” January 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm.

      Tickets:
      $7 with reservation (email reservations@westsidedrama.com)
      $12 at the door

      About the Show:
      The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

      More information is available on our website, www.westsidedrama.com.

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      WSHS’s Drama Club “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” @ West Seattle High School
  10. Jan
    18
    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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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. WS Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      Come join us for the West Seattle Lions Club annual pancake breakfast January 18th, Saturday at the West Seattle Senior Center. Time 8 o’clock to 11 in the morning. $6 per person; $4 ages 10 and under; free for children under the age of four. We will be serving pancakes, sausages, eggs, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Come and have a great time with the West Seattle Lions Club and thank you for your supporting The West Seattle Lions Club!!!

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      WS Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    3. The Cove School Open House
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      The Cove School is holding an Open House on October 19, November 16 and January 18th from 9:30-11 am.

      Come see if our program is the right fit for you family! On Saturday,
      October 19th, November 16 and January 18 from 9:30-11 am. Please register at http://www.thecoveschool.com/open-house/.

      At The Cove, behind every decision we make, we believe in creating a brighter future. We believe all change begins with children and all success stems from belief. The way we create a brighter future is by using social and emotional learning and guiding children through mindfulness, the creative process, and their natural curiosity. We strive to engage and ignite the spirit while providing opportunities of exploration and experience which creates 21st century skills.

      You can also meet us at the West Seattle Preschool Fair on Monday, January 13th. Check out www.westseattlepreschoolassociation.com for more details.

      Programs available 2014
      Morning and afternoon Preschool and Pre-K (MWF option OR T/Th option)
      Morning only Junior K (Monday through Friday only 8:30-12:30)
      Afternoon Day of Play Drop in (M/W/F 1-4)

      Programs available NOW – ages 3 and up
      T/Th morning Preschool and Pre-K (2 spaces available)
      MWF morning Preschool
      5 day morning preschool
      Junior K (Monday through Friday 8:30-12:30)
      Afternoon Day of Play Drop in (M/W/F 1-4)

      Fall 2014 Enrollment for Junior Kindergarten Program, Pre-K program and
      preschool program.

      Much more information on our site and blog at www.thecoveschool.com. Feel free to email us for more
      information and an application or call (206) 923-COVE (2683).

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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. MLK Weekend of service – West Duwamish Greenbelt work party #1
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, join Nature Consortium for a weekend of service in Seattle’s largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Dr. King recognized the link between the health of our environment and the health of our communities. Join us on Saturday, January 18th and Monday, January 20th as part of an ongoing effort to restore the greenbelt back to health. We’ll plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and help protect the forest for the future.

      Nature Consortium will provide the tools, gloves, and training – plus coffee, tea, snacks, live music, and more information about how you can help continue Dr. King’s legacy in the environmental movement. This is a fun and family friendly event for all!

      Sign up today www.naturec.org.

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    6. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    7. The Community School of West Seattle Open House
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Saturday January 18th, 2014 at The Community School of West Seattle: Open House 10 am to 2 pm. Drop by anytime. Adults only.

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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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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    10. NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
      11:30 am – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be open Saturdays and Sundays for lunch at 11:30 am, and welcome sports fans to watch the NFL Playoff games on the big screen!

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

      The Rat City Rollergirls will be bouting at Key Arena:

      Saturday, January 18, 2014
      Doors, 4:30 pm
      Opening Ceremonies, 5:30 pm

      Bout 1: Sockit Wenches vs. Throttle Rockets

      Bout 2: Grave Danger vs. Derby Liberation Front

      Ticket info here!

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    13. West Side Story Series with Danny Bland @ Twilight Art Gallery and Boutique
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 8:00 pm, at Twilight Gallery and Boutique:


      Longtime Seattle resident Danny Bland will be reading from his novel, “In Case We Die!”

      “It wasn’t the pounding headache or the all too familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicious.”

      This debut novel by veteran Seattle musician Danny Bland follows a pair of outsiders who find themselves locked in the palpable, dizzy grunge-rock scene of early ’90s Seattle.

      PRAISE FOR DANNY BLAND AND IN CASE WE DIE
      “Our anti-hero is floating in a tiny lifeboat made of heroin, graveyard shifts & rock music. His companions are two fabulous women: a bombshell who robs banks & a beautifully pale rock violinist who can barely dodge suicide. ICWD is much funnier & more satisfying than any other junkie rock’n’roll tragedy.” – John Doe (X)

      With special guests, Tom Hansen and Mandolin Hooper.

      Doors at 8pm
      Free
      BYOB. Seriously.

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    14. KISS Unplugged – All-Star Tribute to KISS @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Saturday January 18th, 9:30 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor): Live music featuring KISS Unplugged – an All-Star Tribute to KISS.

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  11. Jan
    19
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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

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

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

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

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    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. 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. NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
      11:30 am – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be open Saturdays and Sundays for lunch at 11:30 am, and welcome sports fans to watch the NFL Playoff games on the big screen!

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      NFL Playoffs on the big screen at Feedback Lounge
    6. Music Northwest presents Chamber Music from the Dark Side @ Olympic Recital Hall
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Music Northwest presents Chamber Music from the Dark Side on Sunday January 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

      Europa:
      Leonid Keylin, violin
      Mara Finkelstein, cello
      Jane Harty, piano

      Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano
      –Sergei Prokofiev
      Five Melodies
      –Sergei Prokofiev
      Trio elegiaque #1 in G Minor
      –Sergei Rachmaninov

      Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3 pm
      Olympic Recital Hall at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)

      Tickets and Directions:
      (206) 937-2899 or www.musicnorthwest.org

      $18/Gen; $16/Sr.
      Free for students age 25 and under, but must be reserved in advance

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    7. “Three For The Road” singers/songwriters night @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Sunday, January 19th, 2014, 7:00 pm at Twilight Gallery and Boutique:


      Doors at 7 pm
      $5 cover
      BYOB (really)

      Twilight Gallery invites you to cross the bridge to West Seattle and spend your evening with “Three For The Road”….

      Three For The Road will feature three songwriters sharing their stories and music. Seattle singer/songwriters, Sue Quigley and Willow Scrivner will be joined by San Francisco touring songwriter, Deborah Crooks for an intimate night of music…

      Sue Quigley has the sort of voice that careers are built on: it is strong, rich and distinctive and she uses it masterfully. At times she’ll hold a note until your breastbone resonates; at others, she’ll back off from the mic and draw you in to her private world – absolutely captivating singing.

      http://suequigley.com

      Willow’s music lingers in a stark, blackly outlined winter landscape with shadowy, whispering instrumentation and fluid melody. The new release hovers somewhere around folk, but with gothic tinges and bell-like guitars chiming throughout. Willow’s voice, reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and The Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler, is as warm, lilting,
      and alluring as they come. …haunted and haunting, shot throughout with a deep, glimmering liquidity.

      www.willowsmusic.com

      California songwriter Deborah Crooks’ lyric driven and soul-wise music draws on folk, rock, Americana and the blues. Often compared to Lucinda Williams and The Cowboy Junkies, she’s recorded three full-length CDs of original music, toured the North and Southwest, received national airplay, and was named to Music Connection magazine’s 2012′s HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands.

      http://www.deborahcrooks.com/

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  12. Jan
    20
    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. Little Rascals Preschool open house
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Little Rascals Preschool of West Seattle is hosting an open house on Monday January 20th, 10 am-12 pm. We are looking for Little Rascals for the 2014/15 school year. For more info: www.littlerascalspreschoolofwestseattle.com.

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    3. MLK Weekend of service – West Duwamish Greenbelt work party #2
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, join Nature Consortium for a weekend of service in Seattle’s largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Dr. King recognized the link between the health of our environment and the health of our communities. Join us on Monday, January 20th as part of an ongoing effort to restore the greenbelt back to health. We’ll plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds, and help protect the forest for the future.

      Nature Consortium will provide the tools, gloves, and training – plus coffee, tea, snacks, live music, and more information about how you can help continue Dr. King’s legacy in the environmental movement. This is a fun and family friendly event for all!

      Sign up today www.naturec.org.

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    4. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    5. Youth Ballroom & Latin dancing classes begin @ Kenyon Hall
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Youth Ballroom & Latin dancing begins Jan. 20th-Mar 31st 5 pm-6 pm at Kenyon Hall. Ages 7-15 years of age can enjoy learning partner dance. American style dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba & Tango. $125/ 10 sessions. 10% sibling discount available. Register at balorico@gmail.com or call 206 679-7229.

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    6. Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free Zumba classes all this month at EQ Fitness:

      Fri, Jan 17th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 20th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 24th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 27th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 31st 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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    7. The Yev performs free shows @ Skylark Café & Club
      10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Seattle band The Yev perform free shows at Skylark Café & Club:

      January 13th, 10 pm
      January 20th, 10 pm
      January 27th, 10 pm

      For ages 21+.

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  13. Jan
    21
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    2. Lunch and Learn: Resident Rights @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:45 am – 2:00 pm

      Lunch and Learn Presentations at Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Lunch at noon for suggested donation of $3-$6 – reservations 206-932-4044 ext 1, and free “Learn presentations” following are opened to the community.

      “Resident Rights”
      Tuesday, January 21st @ Noon
      Juanita Beale will be here share information on Resident Rights in our Community. She is here to help us advocate for ourselves or for our friends. She is from the King County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. She will also have a Q and A session.

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

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

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

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    4. Current events discussion @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Current events
      Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
      Participants discuss variety of current events of interest to those attending.

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    5. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    6. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    7. 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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    8. SWS Membership Meeting – with Dessert! @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Sustainable West Seattle invites you to join us for dessert as part of our annual membership meeting at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), January 21st from 7-8:30 pm.

      Dessert is hosted by the current 2013 SWS board. We will review last year’s SWS activities, projects and events and look ahead to 2014 including nomination of new board members.

      We are always looking for new people and ideas to fuel our ongoing projects and start new ones to increase West Seattle’s sustainability and resilience. Come to our membership meeting to find out more!

      Current SWS Projects include:

      1. West Seattle Tool Library
      2. Community Orchard of West Seattle (COWS) – Food Forest Demonstration Garden at north end of SSCC
      3. Spokespeople – Bike Education and Advocacy
      4. Tox-ick.org – Stormwater Education

      For more details:

      http://cts.vresp.com/c/?SustainableWestSeatt/61f874d955/TEST/54fae561c9

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

      Baby Ketten Karaoke starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here.

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

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  14. Jan
    22
    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. Drawing 101 class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Drawing 101 – back by popular demand!
      Beginning drawing. Perfect for people who want to learn how to draw. Please sign up with Leo at 206-412-5125.
      Date & Time:
      Wednesdays, 1:00- 2:00 pm
      Cost:
      $10/drop in, or monthly fee of $25/member, $40/non-member.

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    3. “The Ode to Darkness” beer tasting @ Elliott Bay Brewery Pub
      4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Please join us at Elliott Bay Brewery on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 for our third annual Ode To Darkness tasting event. From 4 pm to close, you can chase that winter chill away with our delicious Imperial Stout Sampler including Brewer Dan’s vintage kegs from 2011 and 2012. If that’s not a sweet enough deal for you, then try adding on one of our dessert pairings! Meet Brewer Dan at the bar from 5 to 6 pm. Can’t wait to see you there!

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    4. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    5. Free TRX Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free TRX classes this month at EQ Fitness:

      Wed, Jan 22nd 6 pm to 7 pm
      Wed, Jan 29th 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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      Free TRX Class @ EQ Fitness
    6. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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

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

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

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  15. Jan
    23
    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. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    3. Road Map to College: College application event for HS seniors @ West Seattle High School
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join Seattle School District Director Marty McLaren at Road Map to College: College application event for seniors Thursday January 23rd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at West Seattle High School’s computer lab. All 12th graders welcome!

      At this event, you and your family can get free professional help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid applications so you can get money for college. The FAFSA is the single most important application for financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants, and loans.

      * Get support applying to community, technical and 4-year colleges
      * Meet with writing tutors to develop and review your admission essays
      * Consult with college reps and experts to help complete and submit applications
      * Enjoy free access to computers, printers and internet

      EVENTS ARE FREE
      (attend as many as you want)

      Additional information about Road Map to College can be found at http://roadmaptocollege.org/college-application-events/.

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      Road Map to College: College application event for HS seniors @ West Seattle High School
    4. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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  16. Jan
    24
    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)
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      Film History course @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    3. Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free Zumba classes all this month at EQ Fitness:

      Fri, Jan 17th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 20th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 24th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 27th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 31st 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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      6:00 pm
      Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
    4. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  17. Jan
    25
    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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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Lincoln Park
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

      Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9–11 am

      Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      FREE!

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

      Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

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      Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Lincoln Park
    3. Bread Baking Workshop: No-Knead Bread @ Delridge Community Center
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      You are encouraged to BYO apron.
      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

      NO-KNEAD BREAD
      Many people are intimidated by bread: at any time – the prep, the kneading – so many things that can go wrong. But it can be super simple. Just a few ingredients, some time, the proper baking and poof – amazing bread to impress your friends. In this class we will learn about no-knead bread, why it works, how easy it is, and the many ways that you can customize the recipe to match your dinner.

      Saturday January 25th
      10 am–12:30 pm
      $25

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      Bread Baking Workshop: No-Knead Bread @ Delridge Community Center
    4. Donation drive for West Seattle Food Bank @ PCC Natural Markets West Seattle
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      If you need to go shopping on Saturday, January 25th, swing by PCC in West Seattle (WSB sponsor) as Gay for Good Seattle will be collecting non-perishable food items, diapers, baby formula, cash and gift cards for the West Seattle Food Bank. Handsome volunteers from Gay for Good Seattle will be collecting from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

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      Donation drive for West Seattle Food Bank @ PCC Natural Markets West Seattle
    5. Duwamish Longhouse: 5th Anniversary Celebration & Concert
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25th, 10 am-5 pm
      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle 98106

      Open house, concert & reception. Celebrate the heritage of the Greater Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Open house, 10-5, visit exhibit areas and art gallery. Festivities include a reception (12-1pm) and free concert (2-3pm)– the Duwamish “Epic of the North Wind” by NW Native storyteller Roger Fernandes.

      It is the 5th Anniversary of the building of the first Duwamish Longhouse since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses. Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held.

      2 pm concert–This Duwamish land has its stories. Share in the Duwamish “EPIC OF THE NOTH WIND.” Journey back to a time when the North Wind held this land under his power, covering it with ice and snow. Local Native storyteller and Master Salish Artist Roger Fernandes shares this ancient teaching. Children and friends will be invited to join in song and dance.

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

      Hope to see you there. 206.431.1582. www.duwamishtribe.org. Support the ancestors–donations in support of the continuing operation of the Longhouse are always welcome.

      Free admission. Free parking in area.

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      Duwamish Longhouse: 5th Anniversary Celebration & Concert
    6. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    7. Puget Ridge winter cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Puget Ridge Neighbors-
      Winter Clean – up– this coming Saturday, January 25, 10 to noon. Gather at 5644 17th SW to choose projects, enjoy refreshments and pick up supplies.

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      Puget Ridge winter cleanup work party
    8. Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s “Super String Saturday” @ Chief Sealth International High School
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Southwest Seattle Super String Saturday
      Presented by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
      Saturday January 25, 2014
      from 10 am–1 pm
      Chief Sealth International High School

      Southwest Seattle Super String Saturday at Chief Sealth International High School, is a free community event. The day kicks off with an inspiring performance by one of America’s premier youth orchestras, the Seattle Youth Symphony.

      Following the performance, the Youth Symphony musicians mentor the young string players from Southwest Seattle schools by providing instrument technique clinics, chamber ensemble demonstrations and playing together as a full orchestra on the Chief Sealth stage. This event celebrates the string players at Arbor Heights, Concord International, Highland Park, Sanislo, Roxhill, West Seattle elementary schools and Denny International Middle School who are receiving free coaching throughout the year by professional musicians hired by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras.

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      Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s “Super String Saturday” @ Chief Sealth International High School
    9. Storytime with Sue Winter – benefit for WestSide Baby @ West Seattle Umpqua Bank
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      At West Seattle Umpqua Bank:

      Join us on Saturday January 25th, 10 am to noon for Children’s Story Time! Sue Winter, consultant for Usborne Books & More will be our storyteller. Light refreshments will be served.

      All books sold will benefit West Seattle’s own non-profit organization WestSide Baby. There will also be a collection bin for new or gently used children’s clothing (birth to size 12), diapers and other baby-related items.

      Every year WestSide Baby serves more than 20,000 local children from birth to size 12, and provides more than $15,000 in diapers, fills more than 4,300 clothing orders and recycles $1.39 million in chidren’s clothing and equipment.

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      Storytime with Sue Winter – benefit for WestSide Baby @ West Seattle Umpqua Bank
    10. Cometa Playschool open house
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm


      Cometa Playschool is hosting an Open House on Saturday, January 25th from 11 am to 1 pm. Cometa is a Spanish Language Immersion preschool program located in the Admiral District at 3212 California Avenue SW. We are currently enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year.

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      Cometa Playschool open house
    11. 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
    12. 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)
    13. 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
    14. Bright Beginnings Preschool open house @ Hiawatha Community Center
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Bright Beginnings Preschool at Hiawatha Community Center Open House
      Saturday, January 25th 1-3 pm.

      Bright Beginnings Preschool Program located at Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor) is dedicated to providing a quality early learning education, for all the children enrolled in our program. We strive to offer a program that helps children learn and grow, by focusing on the child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

      We provide a safe, happy healthy, learning environment for preschool children. Bright Beginnings Preschool is very hands on, an activities include: Art, Blocks, Dramatic Play, Library, Cooking, Science, Music and Movement and Outdoor/Gym Play.

      Bright Beginnings Preschool is hosting an Open House on Saturday, January 25th, from 1-3 pm. If you have any further questions about the program at Bright Beginnings, Please feel free to contact the Preschool Director at 206-321-3187 or wendy.westover@seattle.gov

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      Bright Beginnings Preschool open house @ Hiawatha Community Center
    15. Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

      Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1–3 pm
      Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails in Lincoln Park with a naturalist and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompained by an adult.

      FREE!

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

      Please meet at the kiosk in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

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      Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
    16. Human Trafficking Awareness meeting @ Southwest Library
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Throughout 2014 and beyond, the West Seattle Democratic Women will be sponsoring Human Trafficking Awareness meetings hosted by various local organizations and groups throughout Greater West Seattle. At these meetings attendees will learn how to recognize the problem and what to do when they see it!

      On Saturday, January 25th, 2014, at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 9010-35th Av SW, from 1:00pm – 3:30pm WSDW will be having its “KICK OFF” meeting with presentations from

      * Robert Beiser, Ex. Director, Seattle Against Slavery,

      * Brian Taylor, King County Sheriff’s Department Detective & “Dignity
      Award” winner for his work helping venerable and exploited kids,

      * Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, noted State Legislator on the subject,
      along with the viewing of:

      * “Chosen”, a film on how easy it is to have children drawn into these
      circumstances.

      There will be light refreshments. Buses #21 & C Line support the Library’s address.

      Everyone is welcome! No reservations are needed!

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    17. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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    18. “Gifts from the Earth” Dinner and Auction @ South Seattle Community College
      5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Gifts from the Earth” is an annual event that recognizes South Seattle Community College’s (WSB sponsor) Culinary Arts, Wine Studies and four-year Hospitality programs, as well as our partnership with these industries. Proceeds benefit students and programs at South, such as scholarships, program equipment, and tutoring.

      Multi-course dinner prepared by 15 chefs, paired with 30 Washington wineries. Each chef will prepare dinner for two tables of ten and wines for each table will be provided by two Washington wineries.

      Silent Auction
      Mini-Live Auction featuring wine and dining packages.

      Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
      Location: Jerry M. Brockey Center,
      South Seattle Community College
      6000 16th Ave. SW
      Seattle, Washington

      Time: 5:00 — 6:30pm
      Wine tasting and hors d’ oeuvres
      Silent Auction
      6:30 — 8:00pm Multi-course dinner
      8:00 — 9:30pm Mini — Live Auction

      The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. All of the proceeds from the event benefit South Seattle Community College’s Foundation that supports students’ financial needs including: scholarships, program equipment, emergency funding, tutoring and more.

      The multi-course meal will be prepared by an all-star line-up of local Chefs with South’s Culinary students assiting. Guests will also be served a wide variety of Washington wine including South’s own student-produced wine. South’s Hospitality Management Students will provide guest assistance throughout the evening.

      The all-star culinary line-up is made up of executive chefs from Seattle’s finest restaurants, including some South alums. Participating chefs include: Sky City’s Jeff Maxfield (a South alum), the Sheraton Seattle’s John Armstrong, the Washington Athletic Club’s Eric Floyd, The Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel’s Dan Gilmore, the Westin — Bellevue’s Ivo Sandrea, Trellis’ Brian Scheehser, Emerald Cove’s Brandon LaVielle (South alum) and Evan Garrard, and South’s Culinary Instructor Will McNamara.

      For the seventh consecutive year, Food Services of America will serve as the Title Sponsor for the event. Additional sponsors include: Boeing, Charlie’s Produce, McGranahan Architects, Vigor Industrial, and WSECU.

      Last year’s event brought in a new-record total of $188,000. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be purchased by contacting South Seattle Community College’s Foundation at 206 934 5809 or by email at ssccfoundation@seattlecolleges.edu.

      Table assignments are made on a lottery basis.

      Capacity: 300 guests
      Attire: *Festive
      Tickets:*$175 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10
      Corporate sponsorships opportunities from $3,500 – $20,000

      Event Info: South Seattle Community College Foundation office, 206.934.5809

      www.southseattle.edu/foundation/giftsfromtheearth

      *Event Sponsorships packages are available.

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      “Gifts from the Earth” Dinner and Auction @ South Seattle Community College
    19. Fauntleroy chili cook-off @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Fauntleroy Church will host the third annual community chili cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 25, 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. $6 at the door includes all the sampling your stomach can take, five votes, cornbread, and condiments; beverages $.

      Interested in tossing your recipe into the ring? Call the church office (206-932-5600) for competition details.

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      Fauntleroy chili cook-off @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
    20. Emmett Williams performs @ C & P Coffeehouse
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Emmett Williams performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday January 25th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Emmett Williams; an international touring singer-songwriter from Washington, DC. 2014 world tour in January in support of his 5th album “Wander, Wonder.” http://emmettwilliams.com/music/audio/

      ‘Songs of profound passion, beauty and conviction sung by an artist who tears every word from his soul.’ – Tim Arthur, Editor, Time Out London’

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    21. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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  18. Jan
    26
    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      7:30 am – 7:30 am
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      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. Our Lady of Guadalupe School open house & Science Fair
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Our Lady of Guadalupe School Open House and Middle School Science Fair
      3401 SW Myrtle St., Seattle, WA
      Tours 9:00 am–1:00 pm
      Visit with Teachers, Parents and Students

      • Fostering Values through Community Service
      • Challenging Academics for Creative Minds
      • Technology Tools for the Future!

      For more information contact Chantille Henry at chenry@guadalupe-school.org
      Phone 206-935-0651 ext. 124
      School Website: www.guadalupe-school.org

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    3. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. 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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    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. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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    7. Beth O’Connor & Anne Hindman perform @ C & P Coffee Company
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Beth O’Connor & Anne Hindman perform at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Sunday, January 26th, 3–5 pm. More info from C & P:

      Beth O’Connor: (http://www.bethrocks.com) Earthy singer-songwriter with an Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) vibe. Acoustic guitar, haunting melodies, and lyrics that wear the soul on their sleeve. Anne Hindman: (http://annehindman.fourfour.com/) Soulful vocals and electric guitar. Pop and folk-rock intersect with persuasive original lyrics. Expect a satisfying blend of melancholy and inspiration.

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    8. Watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards @ Feedback Lounge
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Enjoy the 56th annual Grammy Awards on the Big Screen at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) starting at 5 pm, Sunday January 26th.

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  19. Jan
    27
    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. Homework help @ High Point Library
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    3. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    4. Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free Zumba classes all this month at EQ Fitness:

      Fri, Jan 17th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 20th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 24th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 27th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 31st 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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

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

      The classes are located at High Point Family Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle. The telephone number is 206-588-4900. Registration is required. Sign up on Thursday, January 23 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. or call the number above.

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    6. Planning meeting for Sealth 2014 All Class Reunion @ Chief Sealth International High School
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

      From the Friends of Sealth organization:

      Happy New Year! Time to start thinking about 2014 events. Join us at our first meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 27 at 6:30 pm in the Alumni Room at Sealth where we will commence planning for the 2014 All Class Reunion Event.

      The room is across from the main office.

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    7. The Yev performs free shows @ Skylark Café & Club
      10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Seattle band The Yev perform free shows at Skylark Café & Club:

      January 13th, 10 pm
      January 20th, 10 pm
      January 27th, 10 pm

      For ages 21+.

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  20. Jan
    28
    Tue
    2014

    1. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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

      Tuesday, January 28th at the Senior Center of West Seattle: Members receive a free lunch in the month of their birthday. Treat your friends to lunch with you as you visit and enjoy our ‘special entertainment’ “Cowboy Joe and the Dish!”

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

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

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

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    4. Current events discussion @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Current events
      Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
      Participants discuss variety of current events of interest to those attending.

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    5. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    6. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8 & 4/22
      Every other Tuesday
      4-6 pm

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    8. Lafayette Elementary School Kindergarten Open House @ Lafayette Elementary School
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Parents or guardians who will have a kindergartener at Lafayette Elementary School during the 2014-2015 school year are invited to attend a kindergarten open house.

      Kindergarten Open House
      Tuesday, January 28th 6-7 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    10. Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic
      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 and 28
      Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
      Appointments: 206-267-7070
      Cost: Free

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

      Baby Ketten Karaoke starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here.

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

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  21. Jan
    29
    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. Drawing 101 class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Drawing 101 – back by popular demand!
      Beginning drawing. Perfect for people who want to learn how to draw. Please sign up with Leo at 206-412-5125.
      Date & Time:
      Wednesdays, 1:00- 2:00 pm
      Cost:
      $10/drop in, or monthly fee of $25/member, $40/non-member.

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    3. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    4. Free TRX Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free TRX classes this month at EQ Fitness:

      Wed, Jan 22nd 6 pm to 7 pm
      Wed, Jan 29th 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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    5. Neighbor-petitioned meeting for 3210 California SW @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

      (See previous WSB coverage here.)

      The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is currently reviewing the application described below and will hold a public meeting January 29th, 6:30 pm to gather comments on the project.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Land Use Application to allow a five-story building containing 143 residential units, six live-work units, and 4,220 sq. ft. of commercial space. Parking for 168 vehicles to be provided at and below grade. Project also includes 15,000 cu. yds. of grading. Existing structures to be demolished.

      The project requires the following approvals:
      Design Review
      SEPA Environmental Determination

      INFORMATION AVAILABLE
      A copy of the plans and other application materials are available at the DPD Public Resource Center: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 (206) 684-8467. The Public Resource Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

      PUBLIC MEETING

      A public meeting to review this application will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Hatten Hall at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon Street at 6:30 p.m. Written and/or oral comments may be submitted at the meeting.

      This facility is accessible. Print and communication access available on request. Please contact the Public Resource Center (206) 684-8467 as soon as possible to request accommodation for a disability.

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    6. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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    7. Basketball: Chief Sealth Girls Varsity vs. WSHS @ West Seattle High School
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Wednesday January 29th at 7:30 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. West Seattle High School, at West Seattle High School.

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

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

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

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  22. Jan
    30
    Thu
    2014

    1. ‘World’s biggest 12th Man flag’ going up! @ West Seattle Corporate Center
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Bartell and Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) will raise what they call “the world’s biggest 12th Man flag” at the West Seattle Corporate Center on Thursday. That of course is the building at Delridge and Andover where both are headquartered, famous for flying a gigantic U.S. flag most of the time. You’re invited to be there for the flag-raising, 11 am on Thursday (January 30th) – we’re told the custom-made flag will be raised by White Center’s own Jack “The Throwin’ Samoan” Thompson and Robbie Tobeck, who was on the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl team.

      One other detail we’ve learned – the flag is described as 30 feet by 50 feet. In other words, 1,500 square feet – bigger than many houses!

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    2. West Seattle Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Meeting @ Pershing Hall
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      We look forward to having you join us for our Annual Meeting and be a part of the future of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce!

      Our January luncheon is a great time to connect with colleagues after the holidays and to brainstorm about how the West Seattle Chamber can be of service to YOU and to our business community. This Annual Meeting is designed as an opportunity to review the past year, a time to offer your input, and a chance to help shape the future of our organization. We are also looking forward to introducing our new CEO and our 2014 Board of Directors.

      Non-Members are also welcome. We hope you will consider joining your West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

      Date: January 30, 2014
      Time: 11:30 am – 01:00 pm

      Location:
      Pershing Hall
      3618 SW Alaska St
      Seattle, WA 98126

      Fees/Admission: Register by Jan 27, 2014
      Early Registration Rates
      $25 for Members
      $35 for Non-Members

      Based upon availability:
      Registration after Jan 27, 2014
      $30 for Members
      $40 for Non-Members

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      11:30 am
      West Seattle Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Meeting @ Pershing Hall
    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. Holy Family School open house
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      You’re invited to Holy Family Parish School (20th/Roxbury) for an open house! Come and know about a wonderful curriculum and Dual language program for 2014-2015 school year. Our OPEN HOUSE will be Thursday Jan 30th from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.

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      Holy Family School open house
    5. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      Homework help @ High Point Library
    6. Seattle Lutheran High School Open House
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Seattle Lutheran High School is hosting their Open House for Prospective Students on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.:

      JPlease join us for Open House, January 30, 2014, 6:30–8:00 pm. Meet our teachers and students, tour our school and learn about the great opportunities we have to offer high school students. Questions? Please contact Rachel Bigliardi at rbigliardi@seattlelutheran.org or 206.937.7722

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      Seattle Lutheran High School Open House
    7. The Whale Trail speaker series: Mark Sears and Donna Sandstrom @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A year and a half ago, The Whale Trail hosted a celebration marking 10 years since the “family reunion” for Springer, the young orca found in Puget Sound and reunited with her family in Canada. One year later – just last summer – scientists discovered Springer had become a mom. Her inspiring story continues – and The Whale Trail’s first Orca Talk of the year will bring you into it. Just announced:

      The latest in a new series of Orca Talks hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle takes place Thursday January 30th, 7:00-9:00 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). $5 suggested donation, kids free. Tickets are available online.

      Celebrate Springer! The true story of how an orphaned orca went home.
      Presentation by Mark Sears and Donna Sandstrom
      Thursday January 30th, 2014, 7-9 pm (doors open 6:30)
      $5 suggested donation, kids free.
      Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com
      Presented by The Whale Trail

      Twelve years ago, the orphaned orca Springer (A-73) was discovered in Puget Sound – lost, alone, and 300 miles away from home. Five months later, she was rescued, rehabilitated, and returned to her pod near the north end of Vancouver Island. In July 2013, she was seen with her first calf! The project is the only successful orca reintroduction in history.

      Why did this project succeed while others have failed? What did we learn from the Springer project that can help orcas today?

      Join us to hear the true story of how Springer went home, from researchers and organizers who were part of the project team. Help us celebrate the 12th anniversary of this historic undertaking, and the little whale who changed our lives!.

      This is the first Orca Talk of 2014, hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle. The event also features updates from Robin Lindsay (Seal Sitters), and “Diver Laura” James (tox-ick.org and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance).

      Buy tickets ahead of time and we’ll save you a seat! And hurry – this will likely sell out.

      About The Whale Trail
      The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites around the region where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through the Salish Sea and the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.

      Our goals are to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.

      The Whale Trail provides simple, powerful, and long-lasting reminders to visitors and residents alike that orcas and other whales live in our waters. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 22 million people each year. Our near-term goals are to add a site in every coastal county in Washington, and around Vancouver Island, throughout the orcas’ range. Together, we will turn the tide for the whales!

      The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State.

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      The Whale Trail speaker series: Mark Sears and Donna Sandstrom @ C & P Coffee Company
    8. WestSide Baby Beneft with Matt the Hoopla concert @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Thursday January 30th, 7 pm at Skylark Café & Club:

      West Side Baby Benefit sponsored by Laurelwood Brewing, with performance by Matt the Hoopla!

      West Side Baby, in partnership with the West Seattle community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment. They provide items to over 80 social service agencies working directly with families in need. For more info on what they do, go here.

      Glam Rockers Matt the Hoopla played to a full house at Skylark earlier this month despite the inclement weather, and we’re so pleased to welcome them back for this special event!

      We’ll be donating $1 from every drink sold, and feature a full bar, 12 rotating taps and a full menu. Show is at 7 pm. All ages until 9 pm.

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      WestSide Baby Beneft with Matt the Hoopla concert @ Skylark Café & Club
    9. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  23. Jan
    31
    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)
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      12:30 pm
      Film History course @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    3. Varsity Swim Meet: Chief Sealth vs. WSHS @ Southwest Athletic Complex
      3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      Friday January 31st at 3:30 pm: Swimming – Varsity swim meet – West Seattle High School vs. Chief Sealth International High School at theSouthwest Athletic Complex.

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      3:30 pm
      Varsity Swim Meet: Chief Sealth vs. WSHS @ Southwest Athletic Complex
    4. Felted Art in Everyday Use workshops begin @ The Building in West Seattle
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      From Flora Carlile-Kovacs:

      I am announcing the 3rd and last session of my popular workshops every other Friday evening 5–8 pm, listed below. If you would like to learn how to felt or deepen your knowledge don’t miss this opportunity to learn the technique and the tricks of the trade through these project oriented workshops. The success is guaranteed!

      Felted Art in Everyday Use Workshops in my studio:

      Jan 31/Beginners: Fingerless gloves //Advanced/: mittens
      Feb 14/Beginners: Coin purse //Advanced/: added details, several pockets and closing
      Feb 28/Beginners: Felted flower //Advanced/: Flower chain
      March 14/Beginners: Secret Key chain //Advanced/: more complicated template
      March 28/Beginners: Slippers #1 //Advanced/: with more details
      April 11/Beginners: Slippers #2 //Advanced/: with more details

      Each lesson is $35 + material fee ($5-10), you may pay ahead or by classes.

      Location: The Building in West Seattle
      Registration needed @ 206-393-2298 or carlile.kovacs@gmail.com.

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      Felted Art in Everyday Use workshops begin @ The Building in West Seattle
    5. Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free Zumba classes all this month at EQ Fitness:

      Fri, Jan 17th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 20th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 24th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Mon, Jan 27th 6 pm to 7 pm
      Fri, Jan 31st 6 pm to 7 pm

      Just drop in!

      What is EQ Fitness: Equilibrium Fitness is a cutting edge private and semi private coaching studio located in the heart of West Seattle.

      We offer personalized coaching programs based on orthopedic assessment. We also offer semi-private coaching classes such as TRX suspension, TRX Rip Trainer, ViPR and a combination of the three.

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      Free Zumba Class @ EQ Fitness
    6. Basketball: Chief Sealth Girls Varsity vs. Ingraham @ Chief Sealth High School
      6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

      Friday January 31st at 6:15 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game, Chief Sealth vs. Ingraham at Chief Sealth High School.

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      6:15 pm
      Basketball: Chief Sealth Girls Varsity vs. Ingraham @ Chief Sealth High School
    7. Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Nathan Hale @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

      Friday January 31st at 6:15 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. Nathan Hale at West Seattle High School.

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      6:15 pm
      Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Nathan Hale @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
    8. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    9. David Mallett, American Troubadour performs @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall enjoy a live performance by singer/songwriter David Mallett.


      Singer-songwriter, David Mallett, is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic Garden Song [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.

      Tickets for David Mallett are $20 for adults; $10 for 12 and under. 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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      David Mallett, American Troubadour performs @ Kenyon Hall
    10. Basketball: Chief Sealth Boys Varsity vs. Ingraham @ Chief Sealth International High School
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Friday January 31st at 8:00 pm: Basketball – Boys Varsity Game vs. Ingraham at Chief Sealth High School.

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      8:00 pm
      Basketball: Chief Sealth Boys Varsity vs. Ingraham @ Chief Sealth International High School
    11. Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Nathan Hale @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Friday January 31st at 8:00 pm: Basketball – Boys Varsity Game vs. Nathan Hale at West Seattle High School.

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      8:00 pm
      Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Nathan Hale @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
  24. Feb
    1
    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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      8:00 am
      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Âu Lạc Vovinam Lion Dance Team @ Young's Restaurant
      10:00 am – 10:30 am

      From Young’s Restaurant in West Seattle:

      Âu Lạc Vovinam Lion Dance Team will be coming to Young’s on February 1st at 10 am. Come join the Lunar New Year fun!!! The Year of the Horse!

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      10:00 am
      Âu Lạc Vovinam Lion Dance Team @ Young's Restaurant
    3. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    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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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    5. West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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      11:00 am
      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    6. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    7. Road Map to College: College application event for HS seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Join Seattle School District Director Marty McLaren at Road Map to College: College application event for seniors Saturday February 1st, 1:00–6:00 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. All 12th graders welcome!

      At this event, you and your family can get free professional help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid applications so you can get money for college. The FAFSA is the single most important application for financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants, and loans.

      * Get support applying to community, technical and 4-year colleges
      * Meet with writing tutors to develop and review your admission essays
      * Consult with college reps and experts to help complete and submit applications
      * Enjoy free access to computers, printers and internet

      EVENTS ARE FREE
      (attend as many as you want)

      Additional information about Road Map to College can be found at http://roadmaptocollege.org/college-application-events/.

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      Road Map to College: College application event for HS seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    8. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    9. West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club series begins @ High Point Community Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      Ages 18 and older
      Learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known primarily for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks. Our club is focused on self-improvement in a non-competitive atmosphere that promotes unity, respect, and indomitable spirit.

      Improve physical abilities such as strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, and coordination; as well as mental attributes such as confidence, focus, self-control, and willpower. Taught by Darin Smith, 3rd dan black belt and certified personal trainer.

      1/2-1/30
      M/Th 6:30-8 pm
      Sat 10 am-Noon
      $35

      2/1-2/27
      M/Th 6:30-8 pm
      Sat 10 am-Noon
      $35

      3/1-3/31
      M/Th 6:30-8 pm
      Sat 10 am-Noon
      $35

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      West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club series begins @ High Point Community Center
    10. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    11. ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at midnight @ Admiral Theater
      11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
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      Categories: Films

      Monthly – every first Saturday night of the month at midnight, shadow cast and all.

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      ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at midnight @ Admiral Theater
  25. Feb
    2
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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

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

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

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

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    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. 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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  26. Feb
    3
    Mon
    2014

    1. Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Tours
      8:30 am – 9:45 am

      K6-8 middle school tours:
      Mon., Feb. 3 8:30-9:45 am
      Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30-9:45 am
      Tues., Feb. 11 8:30-9:45 am

      K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

      Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
      http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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    2. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      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. Homework help @ High Point Library
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    4. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    5. Beginning oil painting classes start @ Alki Bathhouse
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      From the Alki Community Center :

      Ages 18 and older:
      Introduction to traditional oil painting. Learn everything from stretching a canvas to varnishing a finish piece. Over six classes you will learn the basics of ground preparation, color mixing, painting from life and finishing off a work of art.

      Mondays, 6-8 pm
      Location: Alki Bathhouse

      3/3-3/24
      $90

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    6. Free community ESL classes @ High Point Family Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

      The classes are located at High Point Family Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle. The telephone number is 206-588-4900. Registration is required. Sign up on Thursday, January 23 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. or call the number above.

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  27. Feb
    4
    Tue
    2014

    1. Madison Middle School open house tours
      8:30 am – 10:00 am

      February 4 & 11 from 8:30-10:00 am

      February 6 evening tour from 6:30-8:00 pm

      No reservations required.

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    2. Digital Photography class with Joanne Murray @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Learn how to use your digital camera. You’ll enjoy using your camera and take better photos.
      Dates:
      Tuesday February 4, Monday February 24
      Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
      Cost: Each class: $20/members, $40/non-members
      Pre-register: Joanne Murray 206-932-6064
      Email: murraysj2@msn.com

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    3. Lafayette Elementary School Kindergarten Tours
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Parents or guardians who will have a kindergartener at Lafayette Elementary School during the 2014-2015 school year are invited to attend a kindergarten tour and/or an open house. A reservation is required for kindergarten tours, call 206-252-9500 for an appointment.

      Kindergarten Tours (RESERVATION IS REQUIRED)
      Tuesday, February 4th 10-11:30 am

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    4. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    5. Chinese New Year Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      11:45 am – 1:30 pm

      Tuesday, February 4th at the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Chinese New Year Luncheon! The year of the horse! Come celebrate with Chinese folk dancers and authentic food. 11:45 am. Register @ sc-ws.org or call 932-4044 ext 1 to reserve your spot!

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

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

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

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    7. Current events discussion @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Current events
      Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
      Participants discuss variety of current events of interest to those attending.

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    8. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    9. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    10. Alaska/Fauntleroy development project GIRWS coalition meeting @ Emeritus
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      If you are concerned about the proposed megaproject for the Alaska/Fauntleroy Junction and want to see a change in the developers’ plans, please join us for our next coalition meeting.

      We meet at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens) (WSB sponsor), in the activity room on Floor P1 (accessed by the elevator in the lobby), 4611 35th Ave SW., corner of 35th and Snoqualmie.

      We will review what’s happened since our last meeting and next steps for the month of February. There will be opportunities for you and your neighbors to take action so please come if you can!

      Questions?
      Elena Perez, Coordinator, GIRWS: 206.359.1885,
      gettingitright4ws@gmail.com

      [When]
      Tuesday, February 4, 2014
      [Time]
      6:00 pm until 7:30 pm

      Facebook event page:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/262944113866539/

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    11. Public input meeting on ballot measure to fund transit and roads @ Union Station
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Opportunity to discuss creation of Transportation Benefit District

      Council to take public testimony on potential ballot measure to fund
      transit and roads

      The Metropolitan King County Council will hold a special evening meeting on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 to hear from the public on a possible ballot measure to maintain the current service levels of transit service and to fund the maintenance of local roads and transportation infrastructure.

      Tuesday, February 4
      5:30 pm sign in begins
      6:00 pm public testimony
      Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room
      401 South Jackson Street, Seattle

      Earlier this month the County Executive sent to the County Council a proposal to create a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) that could ask voters to approve a tax measure that would support maintaining Metro Transit bus service levels and fund the maintenance of local roads in King County.

      This will be the only NIGHT meeting where the public will have to the opportunity to comment on the creation of the TBD and the potential vote from the TBD to place a tax measure on the ballot. The Council will take further public comment, and is expected to take action on either proposed Ordinance 2013-0526 or 2013-0527 at its regular meeting on February 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

      For those individuals coming to testify that need special accommodations, please contact Anne Noris, Clerk of the Council, at 206-477-1024.

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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. Ms. Amora Dior’s Bingo Night @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Ms. Amora Dior’s Bingo Night at Outwest Bar, 7:30 pm on Tuesday nights.

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

      Baby Ketten Karaoke starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here.

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

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  28. Feb
    5
    Wed
    2014

    1. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
      7:00 am – 8:15 am

      Please join us…Our club meets 7:00 am every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and Noon every 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Be’s Restaurant in the Junction, at 4509 California Ave SW. Park in rear lot and enter the rear door.

      Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community.

      Contact us at 206-938-8032 or warrenlawless@comcast.net

      Visit us on Facebook, Read what’s happening on our Blog, and check out our photo album on Flickr

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    2. Pathfinder K-8 Elementary School Tours @ Pathfinder K-8 School
      8:30 am – 10:00 am

      K-5 Elementary Tours:
      Thurs., Jan. 30th 8:30-10 am
      Wed., Feb. 5th 8:30-10 am
      Thurs., Feb. 13th 8:30-10 am

      K-5 Open House: Tuesday, Feb 11 at 6:30 pm

      Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
      http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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    3. 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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    4. Drawing 101 class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Drawing 101 – back by popular demand!
      Beginning drawing. Perfect for people who want to learn how to draw. Please sign up with Leo at 206-412-5125.
      Date & Time:
      Wednesdays, 1:00- 2:00 pm
      Cost:
      $10/drop in, or monthly fee of $25/member, $40/non-member.

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    5. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    6. 34th Legislative District “Telephone Town Hall”
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      6:00–7:00 pm on Wednesday February 5th, State Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon (34th Legislative District) will be taking part in a telephone town hall to discuss legislative priorities with constituents, solicit their feedback and answer questions about the current legislative session.

      34th Legislative District residents should receive a call from their legislators at about 6:00 pm on the February 5th. To participate, simply pick up the phone and follow the prompts. Reps. Cody and Fitzgibbon will deliver short opening thoughts and then will open up for questions. If you have a question for the lawmakers, simply press *3.

      If for some reason you don’t receive a call, you can call into 1-877-229-8493 and enter 18646 to participate.

      For more information:
      Rep. Eileen Cody (eileen.cody@leg.wa.gov), 360.786.7978
      Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov), 360.786.7952
      Staff: Billie Toyra (billie.toyra@leg.wa.gov), 360.786.7224

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    7. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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

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

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

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  29. Feb
    6
    Thu
    2014

    1. Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Tours
      8:30 am – 9:45 am

      K6-8 middle school tours:
      Mon., Feb. 3 8:30-9:45 am
      Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30-9:45 am
      Tues., Feb. 11 8:30-9:45 am

      K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

      Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
      http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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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. ‘Healthy Heart’ event @ Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      On Thursday, February 6th, 1–5 pm at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy:

      Join us for our Healthy Heart Event!

      • Cholesterol screenings including total number and HDL breakout.*

      • Free consultations with a health care practitioner

      • Big savings on event day: $10 and $20 coupons**

      • Free product samples

      *$10 serve fee. All participants receive a $10 Pharmaca gift coupon.
      ** Limitations apply. See store for details.

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    4. Computer Basics 1 & 2 for Seniors @ 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? For first time computer users, this class introduces common computer terms and features. Registration is required. Join us at the West Seattle Library on Thursday, February 6th, or Saturday, February 8th at 2:00-3:30 pm.

      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.

      Registration is required. Visit the West Seattle Branch or call 206-684-7444 to sign up.

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    5. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    6. Chief Sealth HS Prospective Student open house @ Chief Sealth International High School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You are officially invited to Chief Sealth International High School‘s annual open house for prospective students and families. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from administration, teachers, parents and students. Starts in the Auditorium and then information fair in the Commons with school tours available.

      Thursday, February 6, 6:00-8:00 pm

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    7. Navigating Post High School Education Options @ West Seattle High School
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      For West Seattle High School 10th/11th graders and their families:

      “Navigating Post High School Education Options”
      Thursday, February 6
      6:00 — 8:30 pm
      at West Seattle High School

      Topics include:

      Preparing for College
      Entrance Exams: PSAT, ACT and SAT
      Financial Aid and Scholarships
      Choosing the “Right” College for You
      2/4 year College Admissions
      Writing Personal Essays
      Transition Planning for Students w/Disabilities

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    8. “Learn How to Make a Comic Book” class begins @ Delridge Community Center
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      For ages 6-12
      Superheroes, villains, talking animals and princesses! In this fun and creative class, kids will create their own comic book by learning bold illustration/cartooning techniques that tell their story through motion lines, body movements and facial expressions. Kids will also learn to develop the plot line, interesting characters, imaginative scenery, and create a cover design.
      Instructor: Sarah Miller

      Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 pm
      1/9-1/30
      $50

      2/6-2/27
      $50

      3/6-3/27
      $50

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    9. Madison Middle School evening open house tour
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Tour Madison Middle School on February 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm. No reservations required!

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    10. West Seattle Relay For Life Kickoff Event! @ Pecado Bueno
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Come and learn about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and how you can be a part of it!

      Enjoy delicious appetizers and great company! Prizes for those who sign up for Relay at this event! Extra prize if you bring a friend!

      Thursday, February 6, 2014
      Pecado Bueno, 4523 California Ave. SW
      on the back patio, 7 to 8 pm

      We are also looking for donations for the silent auction at the event so bring ideas or donations.

      Please RSVP to Carol at (206) 932-1547.

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    11. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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  30. Feb
    7
    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)
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      12:30 pm
      Film History course @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    3. Valentine’s Wine Tasting @ Metropolitan Market
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

      Want a better way to wine and dine your darling? Stop by our free wine tasting for food and wine pairing ideas.*

      * Wine Tastings: When joining us for a complimentary wine tasting you must be at least 21 and provide valid identification upon your one time entry to enjoy this event (no exceptions).

      Friday February 7th, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm at Metropolitan Market in the Admiral District.

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    4. 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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    5. Swing into Spring Fundraiser Dance @ Madison Middle School
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Swing into Spring to the sounds of the amazing WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND!

      Free Swing Dance lessons start at 6 pm.

      Peruse the food stands, bake sale, and raffle options while the Madison Middle School music students wow you with their musical talent.

      Then KICK UP YOUR HEELS with the WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND!!

      Great fun for the whole family!

      Friday, February 7th, 2014, from 6:00-9:00 pm in Madison Middle School Commons
      Admission $10 per person at the door; students and children under 18 free!

      All proceeds benefit Madison Music Boosters

      RSVP at http://madisonptsa.com/music-boosters

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      Swing into Spring Fundraiser Dance @ Madison Middle School
    6. Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Bishop Blanchet @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

      Friday February 7th at 6:15 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. Bishop Blanchet at West Seattle High School.

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      Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Bishop Blanchet @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
    7. Music Theater: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. @ West Seattle High School auditorium
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
      Alki Elementary School production

      February 7th at 7 pm
      February 8th at 2 pm
      at West Seattle High School auditorium

      Advance tickets: $10/Adults, $5/Students recommended donation. Extra donations are always appreciated!

      Information: 206-252-9050
      or alrasmussen95@comcast.net

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      Music Theater: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. @ West Seattle High School auditorium
    8. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      7:30 pm
      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    9. Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Bishop Blanchet @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Friday February 7th at 8:00 pm: Basketball – Boys Varsity Game vs. Bishop Blanchet at West Seattle High School.

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      Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Bishop Blanchet @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
  31. Feb
    8
    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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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. “Living Longer, Living Smarter” community forum for women @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      In cooperation with AARP Washington, Family Matters will host a free community forum on Saturday, Feb. 8, by and for women: “Living Longer, Living Smarter”; 9 am–1:30 pm including lunch at Fauntleroy Church UCC’s Fellowship Hall. Register at 1-877-926-8300. The Family Matters series is sponsored by Fauntleroy YMCA, Fauntleroy Church, Fauntleroy Children’s Center, and Little Pilgrim School.

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      “Living Longer, Living Smarter” community forum for women @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
    3. “Have a Heart Day” at Illusions Hair Design
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor):

      Join us SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th from 10 am-2 pm for our 19th Annual HAVE A HEART DAY! Haircuts only…Special pricing…ALL monies raised will go to Pencil Me In For Kids & The ArtsWest Youth Education Program! By appointment only, call TODAY 938-3675

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      “Have a Heart Day” at Illusions Hair Design
    4. 2nd Annual West Seattle Chess Youth Tournament @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Student chess player in the house? Don’t miss the chance to sign up for the West Seattle Chess Tournament February 8th at Schmitz Park Elementary, sponsored by Chess Mates Foundation. Full details and registration link ahead:

      2nd Annual West Seattle Chess Tournament @ Schmitz Park
      Sponsored by ChessMates
      Saturday, February 8th @ 10 am

      Calling all chess players! The West Seattle Chess Tournament is now open for registration for all children K-8th grade. Hosted by the Schmitz Park Chess Club, in cooperation with the Lafayette Chess Club, this is a great opportunity for children in West Seattle to try out a chess tournament in a local and intimate venue, all children are welcome, they need not have participated in a chess club.

      Contact Coach Jeremy Higgins (dangerscience@gmail.com) for information about the tournament
      and to find out how you can help to support this local activity.

      Registration is online at http://chessplayer.com/SignUp.php.

      The flyer about the tournament is here:
      http://schmitzparkes.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1708884/File/WestSeattleFestt2014_Reg.pdf.

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      2nd Annual West Seattle Chess Youth Tournament @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
    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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      Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
    6. Feet First 2nd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      On Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 20 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org (when the signup period opens).

      The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

      According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

      More about Feet First Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

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      Feet First 2nd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
    7. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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      Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
    8. The Community School of West Seattle’s Open House
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Community School of West Seattle has an Open House coming up on Saturday February 8th, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.

      This is a Parent Only event but there is a chance to bring your child for an observation at another time.

      www.CommunitySchoolWestSeattle.org

      9450 22nd Ave SW
      Seattle. WA. 98106
      (206) 763-2081

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      The Community School of West Seattle’s Open House
    9. Fire station open houses
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Visit your local fire station on Saturday February 8, 2014 for the 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration. These West Seattle fire stations will open their doors from 11 am to 1 pm. Meet your neighborhood firefighters and tour the station!

      Highpoint Fire Station 11
      1514 SW Holden Street

      West Seattle Junction Fire Station 32
      3715 SW Alaska Street

      West Seattle Fire Station 37
      7700 35th Avenue SW

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    12. Interfaith Demonstration Against Voting Suppression Laws @ Alaska Junction
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      INTERFAITH DEMONSTRATION AGAINST VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS
      Saturday February 8th, 12:00 pm to 2 pm
      Alaska Junction (corner of Alaska Way and California Avenue in West Seattle)

      All ages are welcome!
      Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is organizing a Mass Moral March in Raleigh, NC on Saturday February 8th. Seattleites will stand in support of the marchers in North Carolina.

      • According to the ACLU, close to half the states in the U.S. now have some form of voting restrictions.
      • These restrictions are making it harder for people to vote, particularly people of color, students, and people with disabilities.
      • Voter suppression tactics include voter ID laws, elimination of early voting, restrictions on voter registration drives and barriers to voting for people with criminal convictions.
      • Voting needs to be free, fair, and accessible!

      For more information contact Reverend Peg Morgan, senior minister at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation pegmorgan@comcast.net 206-909-2856

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      Interfaith Demonstration Against Voting Suppression Laws @ Alaska Junction
    13. 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
    14. Earl Livermore: Native American Artist—Opening Reception & Artist Talk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Culture Center
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Earl Livermore: Native American Artist—Opening Reception & Artist Talk
      When: Saturday, February 8th, 1–3 pm.
      Where: Duwamish Longhouse & Culture Center www.duwamishtribe.org.

      For more than 55 years, Earl Livermore’s career as a professional artist has been richly varied–including pottery, print marking, pen & ink sketches, oil, acrylic & water color paintings. In 1969-71, he was the All-Tribes Coordinator of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island. Come meet the Artist, 1-3 pm.

      (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/572081)

      Artists Exhibitions/Awards:

      Heard Museum of Guild, Phoenix, Arizona, 1969
      Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
      Exhibition of American Arts of Indian America, Washington D.C. 1967
      First Annual Indian Art Exhibit of Montana, University of Montana, 1969
      Awarded 2nd place in oils
      National Indian Arts Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona
      Indian Festival of Arts, LaGrande, Oregon
      Awarded first place, Eagle Feather Award
      Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, Montana
      One-man exhibition and several paintings in permanent collection of the museum
      Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
      Washington Center Gallery, Olympia, WA 2013

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      Earl Livermore: Native American Artist—Opening Reception & Artist Talk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Culture Center
    15. Metronomy free “sign & spin” session @ Easy Street Records
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      See Metronomy at Easy Street Records on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 pm. Free and All Ages!

      On Saturday, February 8th, British electronic artists Metronomy will be in town to give Seattle a double shot – an in-studio at KEXP and a lunchtime “sign & spin” session at Easy Street at 1 pm! Check out their latest single, the title track from their forthcoming release, Love Letters, (out 3/18)!. Check out their latest single, the title track from their forthcoming release, Love Letters, (out 3/18)!

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      Metronomy free “sign & spin” session @ Easy Street Records
    16. Computer Basics 1 & 2 for Seniors @ 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? For first time computer users, this class introduces common computer terms and features. Registration is required. Join us at the West Seattle Library on Thursday, February 6th, or Saturday, February 8th at 2:00-3:30 pm.

      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.

      Registration is required. Visit the West Seattle Branch or call 206-684-7444 to sign up.

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      Computer Basics 1 & 2 for Seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    17. Music Theater: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. @ West Seattle High School auditorium
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
      Presented by the Alki Elementary School PTA

      February 8th at 2 pm
      at West Seattle High School auditorium

      Advance tickets: $10/Adults, $5/Students recommended donation. Extra donations are always appreciated!

      Information: 206-252-9050
      or alrasmussen95@comcast.net

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      Music Theater: Disney’s Aladdin Jr. @ West Seattle High School auditorium
    18. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    19. Music Northwest’s Adult Chamber Music Camp recital @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      FREE
      Music Northwest’s Adult Chamber Music Camp recital

      February 8, 2014
      Saturday 3:00 PM

      First Lutheran Church of West Seattle,
      4105 California Ave. SW, Seattle
      http://www.musicnorthwest.org/adultccamp.htm

      wine and cheese Reception to follow

      Different ensembles of chamber musicians will perform Vivaldi, Telemann, Devienne, Haydn, Farrenc, Dring, Gaubert, McMichael, Draganski and Ewazen.

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      Music Northwest’s Adult Chamber Music Camp recital @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
    20. “Soul Jambalaya” concert: gospel, blues, jazz, and funk music @ Chief Sealth International High School
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      “Soul Jambalaya” is a fabulous concert celebrating Black History Month and the rich heritage of gospel, blues, jazz, and funk music. Student and professional musicians will gather together at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium, (2600 Thistle Avenue SW, Seattle) on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm to perform arrangements from all of these musical genres. Featured artists include the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Westside Blues, Figgins and Halbert Jazz and our very own Denny International Middle School Jazz.

      Admission is free — donations will be accepted to benefit the schools’
      music scholarship programs.

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      “Soul Jambalaya” concert: gospel, blues, jazz, and funk music @ Chief Sealth International High School
    21. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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    22. Roo and the Few perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Roo and the Few will play originals and covers at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Saturday, February 8th at 9:30 pm. No cover charge.

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  32. Feb
    9
    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. Hiawatha Pancake Breakfast @ Hiawatha Community Center
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From West Seattle’s community centers (WSB sponsor):

      Come in and enjoy eating PANCAKES! All-you-can-eat pancakes with warm maple syrup and melted butter! Yum! We will also have sausage, bagels and fruit available in limited portions. All proceeds are to help support our scholarship fund

      Location: Hiawatha Community Center
      Sunday February 9th, 8 am–Noon
      $6 (ages 13 and up), $5 (ages 3-12), $4 (ages 65 and up)
      FREE ( 2 and under)

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    3. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. 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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    5. Little Pilgrim Preschool open house
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      If you’re on the hunt for a preschool, stop by the Little Pilgrim School’s Open House on Sunday February 10th from 11 am-1:30 pm. More from the school:

      OPEN HOUSE: Little Pilgrim School, a program for children 2-5 years old

      SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
      11:00 am–1:30 pm
      9140 California Ave. S.W.
      Seattle, WA 98136

      2′s — Th-F @ 9:00-11:30 AM
      3′s — M,T,W @ 9:00 AM — noon
      4′s — M,T,W,Th @ 8:45-11:45 AM
      3′s/4′s split — M,T,W,Th @ 12:30-3:30 PM

      Classes run September through mid-June.

      Celebrating more than 60 years of providing quality education in this community! Established in 1952, Little Pilgrim Preschool is nestled at the base of Fauntleroy Park in West Seattle. Our philosophy and purpose is to encourage the whole child – to help each to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, creatively, socially and emotionally. Children enjoy a rich, play-based curriculum that not only prepares them for kindergarten, but also instills in them a lifelong love of learning. Whether we are finger painting with shave cream, running on the playground or on a field trip to the neighborhood grocery, every experience is seen as a learning opportunity.

      Bring the whole family to play, tour school spaces, meet the teachers, ask questions and pick up enrollment information for fall classes. For more information, please contact the Little Pilgrim School Director at (206)9325600, Lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org.

      http://fauntleroyucc.org/education_lps_overview.php

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    6. Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

      Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

      Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
      at Alki Beach
      Sunday, February 9, 2014
      11:00 am

      Web Link:
      http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

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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. WestSide Baby Benefit Tea @ Hilton Airport Hotel & Conference Center
      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The annual WestSide Baby Benefit Tea is on Sunday February 9th at the SeaTac Hilton:

      We hope you will be able to join us at our 2014 Annual Tea on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.

      PURCHASE TICKETS
      https://app.etapestry.com/cart/WestSideBaby/default/category.php?ref=468.0.407489588
      Individual: $35
      Table: $300 (10 seats)
      VIP Table: $600 (10 seats, includes prime seating and take-away favor)

      LOCATION
      Hilton Airport Hotel & Conference Center
      17620 International Blvd
      Seattle, WA 98188
      (near SeaTac airport)

      ABOUT THE EVENT
      This year, WestSide Baby will host our 13th Annual Benefit Tea to raise support for local children and families in need. As our largest annual event, our Tea is an inspiring afternoon of awareness which brings meaningful perspective to the challenges faced by families in crisis. We are proud to share with our supporters some very touching stories of families who have overcome situations of crisis and are now succeeding thanks to your support.

      With the hope of better serving the needs of children throughout King County, funds raised from this event go to sustain our core programs and help us grow our impact to help more children and families get through tough times.

      NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT?
      We certainly hope you can join us on February 9th, but if not, we would warmly welcome a donation in your absence. If you would like to make a gift to help us serve more children in 2014 than ever before, please click here. THANK YOU!!

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    9. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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    10. ‘Rollathon 2014′ skate-stravaganza fundraiser @ Southgate Roller Rink
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      From Arts Corps:

      It’s time to dust off your roller skates and pull out your costumes! Arts Corps is gearing up for its second annual skate-stravaganza fundraiser, Rollathon 2014.

      We will celebrate our fund-and-friend raising at the Rollathon on February 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Southgate Roller Rink. Tickets will be available at the door ($10 each) for non-team members.

      Here are 4 quick reasons to get involved:

      ~ Community-Based Creativity: The skills we build through arts education are relevant in all areas of our life: imagination, critical thinking, risk-taking, persistence, reflection, and beyond!
      ~ Racial Justice & Arts Education: Our programs focus on educating and empowering young people, especially working-class youth of color, to directly address the racial disparities in access to arts education. Arts access is deeply connected to broader struggles for education reform and youth liberation.
      ~ Fun! – raiser: This event is going to be way fun and silly. There are costumes, prizes, roller-skating, team themes and more. What more could you need?
      ~ Grassroots Fundraising: Through creative fundraising, we are making this work sustainable and rooted in our values.

      Are you ready to sign up, and earn the title of “fundraising extraordinaire”? It takes a few easy steps… go here to sign up. If you need help navigating Crowdrise, visit our directions page here.

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    11. ‘Booze, Balls & Bingo’ Valentine’s charity benefit for Free2Luv @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Booze, Balls & Bingo presents: Drag Bingo – a benefit for local charities – taking place at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Sunday February 9th at 5:30 pm.

      Booze Balls & Bingo, the drag bingo phenomenon is back!! It’s an all new show for 2014 with a new co-hostess February 9th at 5:30 SHARP!… DonnaTella Howe –former Miss Gay Seattle– is joining us to help raise money for Free2Luv – a West Seattle based nonprofit organization passionate about celebrating individuality and standing up to bullying.

      There are going to be some amazing prizes, auction items and a whole new look!! Come down, help us raise donations for free2luv and have a damn good time in the process!! Call to reserve a table: (206) 453-3259.

      Facebook event page here.

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    12. Sue Quigley performs @ Locöl Barley & Vine
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Local singer-songwriter Sue Quigley performs at Locöl February 9th. Swing by Sunday from 7-9 pm for some amazing local flavor in beer, wine and song! No cover charge.

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  33. Feb
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    Mon
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    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      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. Executive Constantine delivers ’2014 State of the County’ address @ White Center Heights Elementary School
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      For the first time ever, a King County Executive will deliver the State of the County address in one of the county’s unincorporated areas.

      At White Center Heights Elementary School, Executive Dow Constantine will frame the policy agenda for his second term, including plans for confronting two of the generational challenges of our time.

      This special meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council will take place on:

      Monday, February 10
      10:00 am
      White Center Heights Elementary School
      10015 6th Ave. SW, Seattle

      (Street Parking is limited)

      Parking
      White Center Heights Elementary recognizes that parking can be an issue for those wishing to visit the school. Since the school itself has limited parking and there are no nearby parking structures, we recommend that you look for street parking throughout the Greenbridge development.

      Ample street parking is available on:
      · 8th Ave SW: located west of the school
      · SW 102nd St: located south of the school
      · 6th Ave SW: located east of the school
      · 7th Ave SW: located north of the school

      ADA Accessible spaces are available in the White Center Heights Elementary School parking lot. The best way to access parking lot is to enter from 6th Ave SW on the east side of the school. The ADA spaces are located at the most northern end of the parking lot. Follow the ramp down to the rotunda and continue in a circle up to the front door. ADA drop-off is also available from SW 100th St.

      Public Transportation
      Metro buses provide a ride to within one block of White Center Heights Elementary School from neighborhoods across the county. Plan your bus trip today by visiting Metro’s Trip Planner.

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    3. Tours and Open House at Sanislo Elementary School
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Coming up at Sanislo Elementary School:

      We welcome prospective families to visit our “great little school with big ideas” in February:

      Tours:
      FEBRUARY 6, 2014 10:00 am–11 am
      FEBRUARY 10, 2014 10:00 am—11 am

      Evening Open House:
      FEBRUARY 10, 2014 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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    4. Homework help @ High Point Library
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    5. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    6. Free community ESL classes @ High Point Family Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

      The classes are located at High Point Family Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle. The telephone number is 206-588-4900. Registration is required. Sign up on Thursday, January 23 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. or call the number above.

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  34. Feb
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    Tue
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    1. Madison Middle School open house tours
      8:30 am – 10:00 am

      February 4 & 11 from 8:30-10:00 am

      February 6 evening tour from 6:30-8:00 pm

      No reservations required.

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    2. Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Tours
      8:30 am – 9:45 am

      K6-8 middle school tours:
      Mon., Feb. 3 8:30-9:45 am
      Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30-9:45 am
      Tues., Feb. 11 8:30-9:45 am

      K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

      Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
      http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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    3. Mac Computer Basics class for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      February 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
      at the West Seattle Senior Center

      Got a shiny new Ferrari called a Macbook Pro or iMac? Is it pretty? Ready to unleash your creative upon the world? Then I guess it is time for you to learn a few basics about that awesome machine in your hands. Come to the intro basic class on the OSX Apple operating system. Why should the kids have all the fun?

      Contact: Lyle Evans (206) 932-4044, or email lylee@seniorservices.org.

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    4. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    5. Tour Arbor Heights at Boren!
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      You’re Invited to a School Tour of Arbor Heights @ Boren Feb. 11th.

      Two tours are scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th to allow current and prospective parents and staff to get a preview of our temporary home during the construction of our new school!

      Tour #1
      12:30 pm–1:30 pm
      (current & prospective parents)

      Tour #2
      4:30 pm–5:30 pm
      (current parents & staff)

      Louisa Boren
      5950 Delridge Way SW
      Seattle, Washington 98106

      We encourage parents to attend without young children as our space is still “under construction”.

      Want to let us know you’re coming? Give our front office a call at 206-252-9250 or send an email to Karen Ferraro at klferraro@seattleschools.org.

      We look forward to seeing you on an upcoming tour!

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

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

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    7. Current events discussion @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Current events
      Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
      Participants discuss variety of current events of interest to those attending.

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    8. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–6 pm

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

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

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    9. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8 & 4/22
      Every other Tuesday
      4-6 pm

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    11. 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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    12. Storytelling Program monthly meeting @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      You are invited to the monthly SEATTLE STORYTELLERS GUILD & CHACO CANYON ORGANIC CAFÉ Storytelling Program:

      Date: TUESDAY, (2nd Tuesday, Monthly)
      AT: Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      3770 SW Alaska St (& SW 38th)
      – Community Room

      TELLERS & WRITERS NIGHT!!
      Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
      Writing and Storytelling Workshop

      6:30 pm sign-up for OPEN MIC

      7:00 to 8:30 pm STORYTELLING PRESENTATION

      FEATURED STORYTELLERS & Open Mic Presenters

      You could learn something but you’ll hear a great story either way.

      WE’LL SEE YOU ON TUESDAY!!!

      *Questions: Nancy Calos-Nakano 206.795.0833 or culturalart@msn.com*

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    13. Pathfinder K-8 Elementary School Open House
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

      K-5 Open House: Tuesday, Feb 11 at 6:30 pm

      No reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website. http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. Ms. Amora Dior’s Bingo Night @ Outwest Bar
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Games

      Ms. Amora Dior’s Bingo Night at Outwest Bar, 7:30 pm on Tuesday nights.

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

      Baby Ketten Karaoke starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here.

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

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  35. Feb
    12
    Wed
    2014

    1. Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Be's Restaurant
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Please join us…Our club meets 7:00 am every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, and Noon every 2nd Wednesday of each month, at Be’s Restaurant in the Junction, at 4509 California Ave SW. Park in rear lot and enter the rear door.

      Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community.

      Contact us at 206-938-8032 or warrenlawless@comcast.net

      Visit us on Facebook, Read what’s happening on our Blog, and check out our photo album on Flickr

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    2. 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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    3. Drawing 101 class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:
      Drawing 101 – back by popular demand!
      Beginning drawing. Perfect for people who want to learn how to draw. Please sign up with Leo at 206-412-5125.
      Date & Time:
      Wednesdays, 1:00- 2:00 pm
      Cost:
      $10/drop in, or monthly fee of $25/member, $40/non-member.

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    4. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    5. Pathfinder K-8 Middle School Open House
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      K6-8 Middle School Open House: Wed, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm

      No reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website. http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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    6. Harbor School open house, with special invitation to West Seattleites
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      On Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm, Harbor School will be holding an Open House for prospective students from West Seattle and their families on their Vashon Island campus.

      Harbor School, a non-profit, independent school, serving Grades 4 through 8, would like to introduce West Seattle families to a vibrant academic environment on Vashon Island – just a short ferry ride from Fauntleroy. Newly positioned to expand their student capacity, Harbor School has begun an active outreach program in West Seattle.

      Interested families are encouraged to attend the Open House and learn about the school’s programs and curriculum. Highlights will include Head of School James Cardo discussing the new Arts Initiative, Campus Expansion and new offerings in Travel Study. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about commuting to Vashon by ferry and our FREE bus service; and current Harbor School students will greet attendees and provide classroom tours through a special activity. Refreshments will be provided.

      Harbor School is located on Vashon Island, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Fauntleroy terminal. West Seattle families are especially encouraged to attend and find out about the benefits of an island education, plus details on ferry schedules and bus service to the school.

      Harbor School is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014-15 school year for openings in all grades – 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.

      West Seattle families should RSVP by phone at (206) 567-5955 or by email at info@harborschool.org. A shuttle bus will be provided for West Seattle attendees departing on the 6:00 PM Fauntleroy ferry and arriving on Vashon at 6:30 PM. The bus will return attendees to the Vashon dock in time for the 8:50 PM departure to Fauntleroy. Attendees must RSVP for shuttle service by Tuesday, February 11. For any who might prefer to drive over, Harbor School is also pleased to offer a ferry pass to residents of West Seattle who RSVP by Friday, February 7.

      Admission packets will be available at the event. Application submission deadline for 2014-15 school year is February 28, 2014. Enrollment decisions are finalized by early March 2014.

      For more information about Harbor School, please visit http://www.harborschool.org.

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    7. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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

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

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

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  36. Feb
    13
    Thu
    2014

    1. Pathfinder K-8 Elementary School Tours @ Pathfinder K-8 School
      8:30 am – 10:00 am

      K-5 Elementary Tours:
      Thurs., Jan. 30th 8:30-10 am
      Wed., Feb. 5th 8:30-10 am
      Thurs., Feb. 13th 8:30-10 am

      K-5 Open House: Tuesday, Feb 11 at 6:30 pm

      Families should phone the office (252-9710) to reserve a spot for the tours, no reservations are needed for the open house events. More info is available at our website.
      http://pathfinderk8.seattleschools.org/

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      Pathfinder K-8 Elementary School Tours @ Pathfinder K-8 School
    2. Valentine’s Day “Heart Hop” for toddlers @ High Point Community Center
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Thursday, February 13th at the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      Ages 2-5 years
      A morning of fun and activities for the toddler age group. There will be games, crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, jump toy. Age-appropriate prizes/candy.

      Location: High Point Community Center
      Thursday February 13th, 10 am–noon.
      $5 per child

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    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. K-5 STEM School tour @ K-5 STEM at Boren
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Prospective families interested in K-5 STEM are invited to a school tour
      school tours on the following date. Parents and guardians only please. Visit our school while classes are in session.

      February 13, 1-2 pm

      2014-15 Enrollment
      K-5 STEM is an option school. If you are interested in applying for a school outside of your attendance area school you will need to indicate your choice on the enrollment forms during Open Enrollment which is February 24th through March 7, 2014.

      A RSVP would be appreciated for our planning purposes. president@k5stempta.org

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    5. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      Homework help @ High Point Library
    6. “Some Enchanted Evening” Valentine Dinner and dancing @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      February 13th, 5:30 pm -10:00 pm. “Some Enchanted Evening” Valentine Dinner and dancing with live music by “Ain’t no heaven seven”. Delicious gourmet 4-course meal including a glass of champagne.

      Menu: Debbie Lux’s homemade creamy clam chowder, apple walnut salad with champagne vinaigrette, chicken picatta with capers and artichokes, and rice pilaf. Also includes a glass of champagne or wine and triple chocolate cake with raspberry puree.

      All are welcome couples and singles. Reservations online @ sc-ws.org or call 932-4044 ext 1. $18.00 per person.

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      “Some Enchanted Evening” Valentine Dinner and dancing @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    7. “Having the Conversation” Free seminar for children of aging parents @ The Kenney
      6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

      A free seminar “Having the Conversation” for children of aging parents, hosted at The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

      It’s a difficult conversation to have with aging loved ones. However, it’s a conversation that will undeniably come up. Is it time that Mom or Dad gave up the car? Is the house getting to be “too much?” Is your parent’s or grandparent’s health deteriorating, and you don’t know what to say? There are answers, and a place to start.

      Join us for a free seminar on “Having The Conversation,” Thursday, Feb. 13 starting at 6 pm at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), West Seattle’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW. The presenter is Moraine Byrne, with more than 20 years of experience guiding and counseling families on how to have a meaningful and respectful conversation with aging parents. To reserve your spot by calling 206.937.2800 or register online at TheKenney.org. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.

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    8. 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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      West Seattle Art Walk
    9. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  37. Feb
    14
    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. Toddler Tree Planting @ Pigeon Point Park
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Parents, toddlers, and preschool classes are invited to the forest for a day of learning and tree planting with Nature Consortium. Toddler Tree Planting is a great opportunity to expose children to the natural world and experience the joys of giving back to nature. We will be providing the necessary tools and trees for an enjoyable and successful planting, as well as a brief lesson about the forest.

      Available Dates: 10 am-12 pm on February 14, 2014

      Location: Pigeon Point Park in West Seattle (map).

      Agenda: Anticipate a 15-30 minute introduction to the forest and the planting process. Concluding introductions, we’ll transition to the forest to plant for 45 minutes to an hour. After planting, we’ll have a Forest Boogie dance party with live music.

      Transportation: Schools and parents/guardians will be responsible for transporting their little ones to the park.

      Cost: To help offset the cost of trees, supplies, and preparation, we ask a small fee of $15 per child

      For more information or to register your child, visit www.naturec.org.

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      Film History course @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    4. Parents’ Night Out @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Planning a night out (or in) for Valentine’s Day and need someone to watch the children? Tibbetts United Methodist Church (at 41st & Andover; WSB sponsor) is having a Parent’s Night Out! Adult and youth group volunteers will be watching children from 5 pm to 10 pm on February 14th.

      Babysitting is free, though we do accept donations; all of which will be going to help
      the youth group plan their Summer mission trip. The age range is 10 and under (yes, babies too). There will be dinner, snack, and age-appropriate activities.

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    5. Family Fun Friday: Baskets of Love @ Alki Community Center
      6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

      Basket of Love — Family Fun Friday at the Alki Community Center takes place Friday, February 14th 6:45-7:45 pm.

      All Ages
      Create a fun, delicious, handmade basket of love for your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Dipped fruit, marshmallows and other yummy treats will go into your basket along with a handmade card. This event is fun for the entire family. Baskets
      will be limited, so get there early!

      Cost: $7/per basket

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    6. Special Valentines African Jam with Mamadou Kone @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Mamadou Kone performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Friday February 14th from 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Special Valentines African Jam with Mamadou Kone is JeConte & the Mali Allstars’ ‘Mad Percussionist.’ He is a master at percussion and also plays traditional n’gone. He performs on the traditional Malian bass drum, the Kalabash and the ‘talking drum’, and a multitude of other percussive devices that he pulls from his bag-of-tricks. Mamadou, a long-time member of Habib Koité’s band, Bamada, has toured internationally with Habib Koité for the past ten years. He also performs throughout Mali in many other projects. Mamadou brings an incredible infectious energy to the Mali Allstars’ live performance with his wireless talking-drum magic.

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      Special Valentines African Jam with Mamadou Kone @ C & P Coffee Company
    7. The Cupid 5K Urban Adventure Race @ Alki Beach
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      From the Cupid 5K Facebook event page:

      The Cupid 5K is an all-out urban adventure race through the streets of West Seattle & Alki on Valentine’s Night!

      Racing to outrun, outlast and avoid at all costs the Cupid 5K “STAFF CUPIDS”, who will be strewn throughout the race trying to convert you the the dark side of love. One race for Lovers….one race for V-Day Haters and a good time had by all!!

      Make your way to and through a series of check points, collecting clues for prizes and end up back at the Cupid 5K after-party headquarters for a night of fun.

      Going? BE THERE!! (and bring your lover or fellow V-Day haters)

      REGISTER TODAY at www.cupid5K.com

      info@cupid5k.com OR (206) 501-5985

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    8. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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    9. Valentine’s Day Show: The Black Bangs perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

      Friday February 14th, 9:30 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), The Black Bangs perform a Valentine’s Day show.

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      Valentine’s Day Show: The Black Bangs perform @ Feedback Lounge
  38. Feb
    15
    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. “Puppets Please Marionettes” show @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      South Seattle Co-op Preschool is hosting Puppets Please Marionettes on Feb. 15 for two shows–10 am & 11 am–at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 3940 41st Ave SW. Tickets are $7/person at the door; cash or check only. Proceeds will benefit the South Seattle Co-op Preschool scholarship fund.

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      “Puppets Please Marionettes” show @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
    3. “Shredding” fundraiser for The Big Climb @ West Seattle High School parking lot
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      ** Safely Shred Away Those Unwanted Pounds of Paper with Personal Information **

      Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      West Seattle High School parking lot
      Shredding truck will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – suggested
      donation $10.00 per banker size box (cash or check only, please)

      Shredding event along with a workout suitable for all levels of fitness led by Sweat Studio on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at West Seattle High School Parking Lot. This is a fundraiser that will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through our team’s participation in the Big Climb at the Columbia Tower on March 23, 2014.

      Boot Camp led by Myung Haugen of Sweat Studio from 12:30 to 1:00 pm -
      $10.00 per person

      All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as we train and fundraise for The Big Climb on March 24th!

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      “Shredding” fundraiser for The Big Climb @ West Seattle High School parking lot
    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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      Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
    5. Nature Consortium Forest Restoration workparty @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The West Duwamish Greenbelt needs you! Volunteer with Nature Consortium and help restore vital habitat in Seattle’s largest remaining forest. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plant species, mulch, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs.

      Nature Consortium hosts volunteer restoration work parties year round. Currently we are working Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Come experience some fun in the forest as we engage in hands-on conservation work.

      We provide tools, gloves, and all the training you need to get started. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. Volunteers can expect to pitch in for a variety of restoration activities including removing invasive plants, mulching, and forest maintenance. Planting occurs October-March, and summer months also include forest monitoring.

      We blend art and nature in everything that we do. Performing artists “play in the woods” during many of our work parties, and include singers and instrumentalists. Learn more and sign up today at www.naturec.org/volunteer.

      Perks of participating in Our Urban Forest Restoration events:

      ·Spend the day in the great outdoors
      ·Learn about local forest ecology
      ·Meet and hang out with fun people
      ·Listen to great local music
      ·Make a difference in your community
      ·Get Service Learning credit or building a resume
      ·Earn a free t-shirt after 12 hours of service
      ·Rack up a ton of cool points!

      For Groups or Teams:
      Looking for team building or group volunteer activities? Nature Consortium offers a fun and unique experience for groups of any size that includes tools, gloves, learning, and live music in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Please contact volunteer@naturec.org to schedule a restoration event with your team or to learn more!

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    6. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to lead Anointing of the Sick @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will lead Mass and Anointing of the Sick for World Day of the Sick on Saturday Feb. 15, 2014, at
      Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle.

      The public is invited to attend Mass, which begins at 10:30 am and includes a reception afterwards. It will be in the third floor chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW., Seattle.

      The World Day of the Sick is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church that was instituted on May 13, 1992, by Pope John Paul II. It is celebrated every year on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes for all believers as a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering. The feast of Lourdes was chosen because many pilgrims and visitors to Lourdes have reportedly been healed by intercerssions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

      During the Anointing of the Sick, Archbishop Sartain and several other priests will individually bless anyone who attends, bringing the hope and the healing of Lourdes to them.

      The Seattle University Chapel Choir will perform at the Mass.

      No reservations are required and the public is invited to attend.

      About Providence Mount St. Vincent: Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle offers older
      adults a loving home during the transition from independence to increasing reliance on the services, support, and compassion of others. Providence Mount St. Vincent, nationally recognized as a leader in the practice of resident-centered care and culture change in long-term care, is committed to providing programs and services that respect the personal values and dignity of each resident and program participant. For more information, go to www.providence.org/themount.

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      Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to lead Anointing of the Sick @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
    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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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    10. Internet Basics 1 & 2 for seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library on Saturday February 15th, 2–3:30 pm.
      This class will introduce you to the Internet and show you how to navigate a Web page. Registration is required. 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, how to evaluate Web sites, and how to print from the Web. The class also includes an introduction to online security.

      This class incorporates Internet Basics 1 & 2 content.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Visit the High Point Branch or call 206-684-7454 to sign up.

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      Internet Basics 1 & 2 for seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
    11. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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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, February 15, 2014
      Doors, 4:30
      Opening Ceremonies, 5:30

      Bout 1: Derby Liberation Front vs. Throttle Rockets

      Bout 2: Grave Danger vs. Sockit Wenches

      Ticket info here!

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    13. Owls and Other Organisms @ Lincoln Park
      6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

      Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

      The third Saturday evening of the month, 6:30 pm-8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

      Owls and Other Organisms:

      Join Stewart for a monthly third Saturday evening owling – night hike adventure 6:30–8:00 pm. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation, $10 kids – $15 adults, to keep the work going! Meet at the kiosk at the north parking lot across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) or ecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room.

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    14. Moongirl concert @ Hiawatha Community Center.
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      From the Senior Center of West Seattle newsletter:

      Lifelong Recreation in association with the Discovery Shop of West
      Seattle will present a concert featuring MoonGirl. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor) from 7:00-8:30 pm.

      Enjoy MoonGirl’s vocals, soaring harmonies, warm acoustic guitars, ukulele, and harmonica merge to create a rich luminous sound.

      Tickets are $4.00 in advance or $5.00 at the door.

      For advance tickets, register at any Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Center in person or by phone: 206-935-1262. Course #110019.

      Hiawatha Community Center is located at 2700 California Avenue SW.

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    15. Opening Reception & Lantern Festival Celebration @ South Seattle Community College
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A Juried Show of Seattle Chinese Garden Images
      from Morning Rays to Moon Glow
      at the Chan Education Center at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) (north entrance).

      Saturday, February 15, 7–9 pm

      Join Garden friends to close Chinese New Year festivities with dessert, tea or wine, and traditional music. See the juried show of amazing photos from the summer 2013 workshop led by Ray Pfortner — and meet the photographers. At 8 pm, we we’ll toast the full moon and beloved poet Li Bai, and draw winning raffle tickets for five matted photo prints. Then, if the weather spirits are beaming, take part in a procession to see Knowing the Spring Courtyard lit by Chinese lanterns and the full moon — magical. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

      The photo show runs from February 15 through Summer 2014 in the Chan Education Center. To visit on a Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 pm, please check in at the SCG office in the Chan Center. The exhibit will be open on selected Saturday and Sunday afternoons to be determined. Visit www.seattlechinesegarden.org for updates.

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      Opening Reception & Lantern Festival Celebration @ South Seattle Community College
    16. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday*. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  39. Feb
    16
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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    2. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

      *St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (right beside West Seattle High School) offers classes for children aged 3-6 and 7-12 every Sunday from 10 AM to 11 AM. Based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, the children and trained catechists listen to God through scripture and liturgy. They work with carefully developed materials based on certain parables,stories about Jesus and exercises of practical life in a dedicated space called an Atrium. Older children explore the Old Testament, continue their study of Biblical Geography and deepen their prayer life. For more information call the church office at 937-4545 or Julia Wight at 932-1973.

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    3. 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. 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. “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “The Little Dog Laughed,” the newest production at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, opens January 22nd and runs until February 16th with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. More from ArtsWest:

      ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery is pleased to present “The Little Dog Laughed.” Five-time Tony nominated Playwright Douglas Carter Beane takes us on the tangy ride of Mitchell Green, a movie star who would have it all if he didn’t have that wee problem of keeping his “slightly recurring case of homosexuality” under wraps. Throw in the crass agent, the darling rent boy who has stolen Mitchell’s heart, and the rent boy’s girlfriend – what the rent boy has a girl? Pour over ice and you will be served up a deep shot glass of witty banter and risqué humor.

      Performances: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays* at 3 pm
      * no show Sunday, Feb. 2nd – Superbowl Sunday – GO HAWKS!

      Tickets: Adults – $34.50 Seniors – $31 Under 25 – $15

      Directed by Annie Lareau, Interim Artistic Director
      Michell – Alex Garnett
      Diane – Heather Hawkins
      Ellen – EmilyRose Frasca
      Alex – Jeff Orton
      Costume Designer – John Allbritton
      Set Designer – Jenny Littlefield
      Sound Designer – Peter Fleming
      Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

      Tickets are available online at artswest.org or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339. The Box Office is open from noon to 7 pm, Tues. through Sat. Learn more about the show here.

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      “The Little Dog Laughed” @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  40. Feb
    17
    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. Mid-Winter Break Clay Camp begins @ Mind Unwind
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      From Mind Unwind:

      Mid-Winter break is coming up and Mind Unwind is planning three days of
      clay play. Join Mind Unwind for one, two or three days while we play with air-dry clay. Camp will run from 1-4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday February 17-19th. Space is limited, so please pre-register. Register here:
      http://mindunwindart.com/event/mid-winter-break-clay-day-camp/

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      Mid-Winter Break Clay Camp begins @ Mind Unwind