West Seattle Event Calendar

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How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Celebrate Día! @ Southwest Library
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

¡Leamos! Celebremos! At the Southwest Library.
Read! Celebrate! Bring your family to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros with open reading times, story times, crafts, prizes, and of course, food!

Share a book with your family, add the title of your favorite book to the “book chain” and hear stories about children celebrating books: the Southwest Branch is celebrating children and reading. All ages.

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

Space is limited at library events. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

April Pools Day – Free Family Water Safety Event @ Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Free Community Water Safety Event
Saturday, April 23rd, 12:30-2:30 pm
Evergreen Community Aquatic Center

We will be raffling off a free session of swim lessons, swim passes and more!

~ Learn About Water Safety
~ Play Games & Activities
~ Win Prizes
~ Public Swim
~ Call to RSVP

206.588.2297
www.EvergreenPool.org

Arabic Story Time @ Delridge Library
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Delridge Library is offering a special Arabic Storytime series this spring:

Families are invited to enjoy stories and fun in Arabic with our storyteller.

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

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

‘Resilience During Times of Crisis’ @ Admiral Bird
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BELIEVE IT: Many of our WS neighbors are experiencing crisis- homelessness, hunger, gentrification, drug addiction, crime and more. How will we support our most vulnerable populations? What happens when we find ourselves in crisis? As more challenges come, what can West Seattle learn about resilience and strong communities from the economic crisis in Spain?

We’ll host a public discussion at the Admiral Bird on Saturday April 23rd, 6-8 pm to hear those living through real struggle and how they deal with crisis.

Join Sustainable West Seattle in listening to stories of coming together, and pooling resources to survive economic crisis.. Learn about the resource and time sharing projects West Seattle is using to build resilience in our community.

GUESTS:

* Spanish performer, playwright and activist ANTONIO DELGADO shares his experiences as part of the 15 million-strong Spanish movement known as Podemos.
* We’ll also hear the struggles faced by the local West Seattle homeless population directly from those living it.
* West Seattle Time Bank
* West Seattle Tool Library
* Community Orchard of West Seattle

Please come by and join the discussion!

MORE INFO:
Since 2008, working people in Spain have been experiencing an impoverishment of the middle class. A slow elimination of safety nets and social services, lay-offs of public employees, wide-scale evictions, homelessness while homes stand empty, and a rising cost of living without a rise in wage. Despite media propaganda, armed forces at public protests and failed reforms, popular resistance movements in Spain have endured and adapted from the 15 Million people movement called Indignados to form a third party, Podemos, to challenge the Spanish two-party system.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Loss, and What I Wore @ Kenyon Hall
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions is pleased to present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, a Seattle premiere, at Kenyon Hall:

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory. Funny, powerful, and compelling, this play addresses all the important subjects-mothers, prom dresses, bras, purses, and why we all wear so much black.

_“Funny, compelling…Brought down the House…”_ -The New York Times

LOVE, LOSS and WHAT I WORE will be presented at Kenyon Hall April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and April 24 and May 1 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

You can purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
24
Sun
2016
Joyful Fitness, a Free Introduction to Nia @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

What if your path to fitness felt enjoyable? With Nia, you can do all of this in a fun, hour-long workout that flies by and leaves you feeling energized!

Join The Center for Movement & Healing’s certified Nia Instructors Ann Nicolaysen, Laurana Walsh and Melanie McFarland for JOYFUL FITNESS, AN INTRODUCTION TO NIA on the 4th Sunday of each month at 9 am. This class is a sampling of the benefits offered by Nia, a non-impact, joyful workout that is so much more. New to Nia? This 45-minute class is designed just for you! You’ll dance Nia’s simple choreography to music that makes you want to move, in a class designed for absolute beginners. You’ll leave feeling more flexible, balanced and exhilarated–not exhausted.

No prior experience is necessary, and all shapes and sizes are welcome. Simply wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, and be ready to have a great time!

Joyful Fitness, An Introduction to Nia is on the 4th Sunday of the month starting January 24th at 9 am-9:45 am. And it is FREE!

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
— Lucille Ball

Recycle Roundup! @ Fauntleroy Church
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Time to clean your basement, closets, cupboards, and drawers!

The Green Committee at Fauntleroy Church will sponsor its semi-annual free Recycle Roundup on Sunday, April 24, 9 am – 3 pm in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot (9140 California Ave. SW). Free; donation optional.

BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS & 1 GREEN PLANET WILL RECYCLE THEM FOR FREE!

Air-conditioning units
Answering/voicemail machines
Batteries (lithium, single- & multi-charge, car, metal hydride, UPS, cell phone,
dry-cell NiCad, laptop)
Bicycles
Cables
Cable TV converter equipment
Calculators & adding machines
CD players
Cell phones & accessories
Chargers
Circuit boards/mother boards
Computer monitors
Computers & accessories
(desktop, PC, laptop, notebook)
Computer parts
Computer keyboards
Computer modems
Computer servers & racks
Copiers/all-in-ones
Dishwashers
Dryers
DVD players
Edgers
Electric toothbrush heads
Electronic components (mixed)
External connectors
Fax machines/all-in-ones
Freezers
Garden tools
Garden tractors
Generators (empty gas)
Home-entertainment equipment
Kitchenware/pots
Lawnmowers (empty gas)
Medical equipment
Metal containers
Metal furniture (desks, file cabinets, patio)
Metal window frames
Metal shelving
Microwaves
Motorcycles & scooters
Networking hardware
Paging equipment
Phones (cell, single-line, multi-line, PBX, PDA/handheld)
Printer cartridges
Printers & parts (laser, inkjet, all-in-one)
Radios & equipment (CB, 2-way, Walkie-Talkie)
Receivers
Refrigerators
Remote controls
Satellite receivers & dishes
Scanners/all-in-ones
Scrap metal (any kinds – ferrous, non-ferrous)
Small appliances (blenders, coffeemakers, etc.)
Sound keyboards & microphones
Speakers
Stereos & accessories
Toner cartridges
Typewriters
Uninterruptible power supply equipment
VCR players/recorders
Vehicles
Video cameras/camcorders
Washers
Water coolers
Water heaters
Weed Eaters/Whackers
Wires & connectors (all kinds)

DO NOT BRING
wood, wooden furniture, glass, porcelain, chemicals, paint, gasoline, books, cardboard, disks & drives (floppy, zip), audiotapes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, lightbulbs, TVs (CRT, LCD, plasma), tires, Styrofoam, household alkaline batteries, hazardous waste, or oil.

QUESTIONS? INFO@1GREENPLANET.ORG OR 425-996-3513

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

West Seattle Rock and Gem Show, 2016 edition @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle Rock Club’s 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show celebrating “Earth’s Treasures”.

Free Admission and Free Parking

Join us for literally tons of rock, gem and mineral-related exhibits and hands-on fun with plenty of activities for kids & juniors.

ACTIVITIES: A silent auction – one for kids and one for adults. Spin our giant wheel for prizes. We will have rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones & crystals to explore.

Club members will have their own display cases on exhibit. Plus demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary techniques. Dealers will be selling minerals, lapidary tools, fossils, geodes & more. Food and drinks will also be on sale!

Location and dates:

April 23 and 24, 10 am–5 pm both days

Alki Masonic Temple
4736 40Th Avenue Southwest
Seattle

website link: http://westseattlerockclub.org/

Earth Day service with Zarna Joshi @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Earth Day Service at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation with Zarna Joshi

*Description*: The climate crisis is a spiritual crisis. This sermon will go deep into the roots of climate injustice and how we can evolve our
spirituality as a community to serve both Humanity and Nature. We are bound together by love so let us utilize our love to break the bonds of oppression around the world.

*Date*: Sunday, April 24th

*Time*: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

*Location*: Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
7141 California Ave SW

*Link to event on Facebook*

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

Earth Day Storytelling 2016 @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Seattle Storytellers Guild presents Earth Day Storytelling 2016. Join us for this FREE family-friendly event on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2 pm to 4 pm. We will gather at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse in West Seattle, for an afternoon of storytelling in celebration of Earth Day. Storytellers Johnny Moses (Tulalip), Rebecca Hom from Shelton, and Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish) will entertain, inspire, and delight us with their storytelling gifts, as we celebrate Earth Day together.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition / TAG will speak on the healing of the river.

We may have a few other surprises, too! Donations welcome. Snacks and drinks will be on hand. Come and enjoy! Be a part of something special! Made possible in part by an Opportunity Grant from Humanities Washington, and support from The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, and other friends of the Seattle Storytellers Guild.

More info:
www.earthdaystorytelling2016.brownpapertickets.com

Love, Loss, and What I Wore @ Kenyon Hall
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions is pleased to present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, a Seattle premiere, at Kenyon Hall:

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory. Funny, powerful, and compelling, this play addresses all the important subjects-mothers, prom dresses, bras, purses, and why we all wear so much black.

_“Funny, compelling…Brought down the House…”_ -The New York Times

LOVE, LOSS and WHAT I WORE will be presented at Kenyon Hall April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and April 24 and May 1 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

You can purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

Pop-Up Passover Seder @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Seder on the third night of Passover, sponsored by the Jewish Federation.

$18 per adult 18 and over
$10 for children ages 4-17
Children 3 and under free

More information here.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
25
Mon
2016
Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

WSHS Softball Benefit @ Pecado Bueno
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

100 percent of taco-bar proceeds during this fundraiser benefit WSHS softball via the WSHS Booster Club. $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under.

Tinkerlab Commons: Invent with littleBits @ Delridge Library
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and make amazing creations with our littleBits inventor kits.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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

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

Community Parent Education Night @ Explorer West Middle School
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Join us on Monday, April 25, 2016 for our Community Parent Education Night where we will be discussing teen anxiety and its affect on the daily lives of middle school students and their families.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, affecting upwards of 20% of children and adolescents over the lifespan. Sadly, untreated anxiety can lead to depression, missed opportunities in career and relationships, increased substance use, and a decreased quality of life.

Parents play an essential role in helping their child or teen manage anxiety. Do you have questions about your child’s level of anxiety when it comes to school, homework, or family and social situations? Do you need new strategies to help with these challenges at home or school?

Anxiety can be managed and our two experts on teen anxiety help us understand how anxiety works, what’s normal and what’s not, and what you need to know.

Our speakers, Peter Weiss and Carolyn Carlson, are licensed mental health practitioners. This presentation and discussion will cover trends and types of teen anxiety, normal anxiety vs. clinically problematic, when to consider therapy, dealing with resistance to therapy, and supporting parents and families of teens experiencing anxiety.

This event is free and open to all families!

Adults only please, no children.

Explorer West Middle School
Date: April 25, 2016
6:30– 7:00- Reception
7:00- 8:30- Presentation

Please visit our Eventbrite page to RSVP.

About the Presenters:
Peter Weiss is a father and practitioner with a Masters degree in Mental Health counseling and has focused his post graduate training around treatment of anxiety disorders. Carolyn Carlson, MA LMHC is a practicing therapist who treats teens, adults and children. She has a sub-specialty of treating folks who are on the continuum of gender and the LGBTQ community as a whole.

Día Story Time @ High Point Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is Día story time at the High Point Library.

Bring your children ages 3-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children’s librarian as we go around the world to explore new places and cultures.

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

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

High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
26
Tue
2016
Homework help @ High Point Library
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Murray CSO Project spring information session @ Murray CSO Project site
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a spring information session!

Stop by our tent across from the project site on Tuesday, April 26 to get answers to your questions about the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project.

Learn more about what to expect between now and project completion at the end of the year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 pm
7000 block of Beach Drive S.W.

Not able to make the meeting? Get your questions answered by:

· Calling the 24-hour project information hotline: 206-205-9186,
· Emailing caryn.sengupta@kingcounty.gov or
· Visiting http://www.kingcounty.gov/murraytank

About the Murray CSO Control Project
King County is building the Murray facility to keep polluted water out of the Puget Sound. During big storms, King County’s sewer pipes can fill up. When this happens, sewage and stormwater must be released directly into the Puget Sound. The Murray tank will store the sewage and water until it can be cleaned at the treatment plant in Magnolia.

Crews are now conducting mechanical and electrical work inside the facility and have started to backfill soil behind the building.

Sound Transit 3 – Metro Long-Range Plan open house @ West Seattle High School
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open house for learning about/commenting on the draft Sound Transit 3 plan, which includes a light-rail line to West Seattle (opening in 2033). Get details at soundtransit3.org. Open house 5:30-7:30 pm with presentations at 6 pm. This open house also includes information about Metro’s long-range plan – more on that at kcmetrovision.org.

West Seattle Community Orchestras Spring concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WSCO First Concert of Spring.

Hear the sounds of well-known favorites and the world premiere of “As You Hum”, a recent composition for the Debut Orchestra by Emily Westman.

You will also hear the wonderful progress these ensembles have made this year!

Student Strings Ensemble, Mike Chen, Conductor
WSCO Debut Orchestra, Rachel Nesvig, Conductor

Performance is held at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. Doors open 6:00 pm. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.

For more information about WSCO, visit www.WSCOrchestras.org.

Co-op Preschools present ‘Screenagers’ @ West Seattle High School Theater
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Part of parent-education events offered by the South Seattle College Co-op Preschools, the film “Screenagers” will be shown. The event is open to current co-op families, alums, and the public. Free admission. RSVP to wscoopevents@gmail.com.

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

Apr
27
Wed
2016
Día Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Día story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.
Bring your children ages 3-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children’s librarian as we go around the world to explore new places and cultures.

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

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

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Viet Tea Time & Caregiver Support Group @ Greenbridge Community Center
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to West Seattle/White Center Vietnamese Community Tea Time meeting at Greenbridge Community Center, on the second and last Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please come to meet with friends, exchange information, stories telling, entertainment, singing, and planning for the future meetings. We can help with language support (translation/interpreter) or settle the bills such as electricity, water , cable TV, internet. Hosted by Tram Chung, a family support worker serving Vietnamese elder and caregiver in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and South King County.

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Apr
28
Thu
2016
West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Sexy Syrah & Tantalizing Tastes Event @ Salty's on Alki
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 28th, 2016 from 6–9 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Come sip Syrah from 35+ Washington wineries producing some of the State’s best Syrahs at one of the world’s hottest view restaurants – Salty’s on Alki Beach. Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts who have an affection for red wines with bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture. Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 15th annual event is presented by Salty’s and the Kingen Family. It always sells out and a portion of your ticket will benefit Children’s Hospital in cooperation with John L. Scott Foundation. Salty’s Executive Chef Paolo Carey-DiGregorio presents an ambitious menu of appetizers designed to showcase Syrah’s outstanding affinity for food (full menu here).

Date and Price: Wed., April 28, 2016, 6 to 9 pm, $50 per person.
VIP Entrance: Arrive early at 5 pm for $65 and taste with judges and media before crowd arrives (limit 100).
Tickets: Must be purchased in advance at John L. Scott Foundation
Location: Salty’s on Alki Beach Private Dining Rooms, 1936 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle
In Partnership With: Seattle Uncorked, the Unpretentious Wine Club Running Wine Events and Wine Tastings

Facebook event page here.

Sexual Assault Awareness Evening for Western Washington High School Girls @ Roosevelt High School
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fight the Fear Campaign, founded by musician Brandi Carlile in 2010, is excited to announce a Sexual Assault Awareness Evening for Western Washington High School Girls. This free event will take place on Thursday, April 28th from 7-9 pm in Roosevelt High School’s Performing Arts Center. Girls will learn to recognize the red flags that often precede assault, as well as the assertive communication, self-defense, de-escalation, and boundary setting skills that are a proven deterrent to violence. Guests will hear from survivors, including Jennifer Hopper, whose story is the subject of Eli Sanders’s new book While the City Slept.

To get tickets for this free event, please visit our News/Events page at www.fightthefearcampaign.org.

Apr
29
Fri
2016
Rummage sale at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saint John’s Fabulous & Famous Rummage Sale in the Parish Hall
at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church:

April 29, 9 am-7 pm
April 30, 9 am-3 pm

Lots of great stuff, hope to see you there

World Dance Party @ Delridge Community Center
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hey community! The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is proud to kick off the first event of the Cultural Series, a WORLD DANCE PARTY! Celebrate culture and community with dance, music, food & fun!

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event, just bring a potluck dish to share!

Friday, April 29th, 6:00–9:00 pm
Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor)

World Dance Party is a fun gathering designed to get neighbors to interact and celebrate culture and diversity in a potluck setting. Everyone from all backgrounds and ages is welcome. Several multicultural dances will be taught by volunteer instructors and everyone will be invited to join in dancing. No lectures, just food, dancing, and community!

Questions or want to vounteer?? Email Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org or call (206) 935-2999.

Learn more about the Cultural Events Series: http://dnda.org/culturalseries/events/

Facebook event page here.

Check out what World Dance Party does! http://worlddancepartyseattle.org/

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood @ New Holly Gathering Hall
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oh yes it’s back! Completely new script for 2016, The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood, is two hours of spit-your-beer-out-funny in celebration of motherhood! It’s for anyone who is a mom, has a mom or knows a mom. Local talent will perform selections from mom-tastic blogs, books, and articles by Scary Mommy, Moms Who Drink and Swear, Outnumbered Mother, The Bloggess, Samantha Bee, Babysideburns, and many others! And oh yes, the song and dance pieces! Suburban Funk gonna get to you!!

All proceeds benefit the local and extremely deserving WestSide Baby (westsidebaby.org) and Open Arms Perinatal Services (openarmsps.org).

The Mama-logues: A comedy About Motherhood – Seattle, WA
Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 7 pm
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505764

NEW LOCATION – New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave South

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and dessert will be offered for sale at the event. Bring your friends be they mamas or not! There is a little something for everyone to laugh at in this show.

13 and up due to strong language and content. Babes in arms are welcome!

For more information contact Laurie Levy at 206-235-5389 or laurie@laurielevy.net

Love, Loss, and What I Wore @ Kenyon Hall
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions is pleased to present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, a Seattle premiere, at Kenyon Hall:

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory. Funny, powerful, and compelling, this play addresses all the important subjects-mothers, prom dresses, bras, purses, and why we all wear so much black.

_“Funny, compelling…Brought down the House…”_ -The New York Times

LOVE, LOSS and WHAT I WORE will be presented at Kenyon Hall April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and April 24 and May 1 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

You can purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

Apr
30
Sat
2016
‘Day of Giving’ fundraising event @ West Seattle Junction (see listing)
Apr 30 all-day

Something new in The Junction this month: A “Day of Giving” on April 30th. Participating shops and restaurants will give 10 percent of their proceeds to nonprofits of their choice that day. From the West Seattle Junction Association:

Giving back has always been a part of what it means to be West Seattle. Our deep neighborhood pride comes through in everything we do and exemplifies the spirit of “neighbors helping neighbors.”

In The Junction, our local businesses are proud to give back throughout the year to the many deserving causes in our neighborhood and beyond. Within The Junction business community, there is a profound sense that it’s the right thing to do and that by supporting our local nonprofits we can strengthen our neighborhood and thrive.

In the spirit of that commitment, The Junction businesses are teaming up with their favorite nonprofits for a fun day of shopping and eating to benefit many important causes. On April 30th, each participating business will be donating 10% of their sales to the nonprofit of their choice. Stop by your favorite Junction retailers and restaurants to lend your support and make a difference through your purchases. It’s an easy and fun way to show your community spirit and just how much you care!

You can see the early list of participants, and their chosen recipients, by going to this page on The Junction’s website.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Apr 30 @ 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.

Free Workout – FitGirlsNW @ Fitness Revolution
Apr 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Free workout followed by 45 minute yoga session with a special guest
instructor.

Saturday April 30th, 2016
8:30 am–12 pm
FitGirlsNW at Fitness Revolution

Must RSVP via email or phone – jen@fitgirlsnw.com, 206-856-5035

Event is also listed on Eventbrite
@ https://westseattlefitparty.eventbrite.ca

Rummage sale at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saint John’s Fabulous & Famous Rummage Sale in the Parish Hall
at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church:

April 29, 9 am-7 pm
April 30, 9 am-3 pm

Lots of great stuff, hope to see you there

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Free Homebuyer Class @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

We are offering a free homebuyer class to those thinking about selling their home, purchasing a new home or refinancing. The class will be held every Saturday at Highland Park Improvement Club, from 9:30-10:30 am. We will bring stragies, ideas, area market research and education of purchasing in today’s market.

–Therese Bianchi
–Christi Meats

Healthy Kids Day 2016 at the West Seattle Y @ West Seattle YMCA
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Healthy Kids Day at the West Seattle YMCA!

The West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) is inviting all kids and parents to for a free community open house on Saturday, April 30 – Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. This year marks the 25th annual Healthy Kids Day®, and the goal is to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

The first 100 kids receive a free t-shirt and from 10:00 am–1:00 pm the event will feature fun family activities like: a climbing wall, a family ZUMBA® class, free bicycle helmets and fittings for the first 200 kids, healthy drinks from Chaco Canyon and Smith Brothers Farms, gaga ball, pool relays and water safety fun.

New for this year is a branch-wide scavenger hunt with the chance to win great prizes. Learn more and sign up here >> http://ymcahkd.org/

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,300 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all year long. During out-of-school time, kids can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during down time than the school year. The Y hopes to focus on wowing them with their potential and make this their best year ever by staying active and learning.

For more information, contact Joleen Post at 206 935 6000 or visit westseattleymca.org

International Tabletop Day at Meeples Games
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Join us at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) for International TableTop Day – a
day-long celebration of all things TableTop gaming. From quick card games, to intensive board games, to all-day RPG sessions, any game is the right choice for this day of merriment. This year we are also doing a food drive for the West Seattle Food Bank!

Schedule of events:
10:00 am – Pokemon Fates Collide Prerelease
10:00 am – Open Boardgaming
1:30 pm – Magic: the Gathering Shadows Over Innistrad Game Day (Standard)
1:30 pm – Star Wars X-Wing Learn to Play with Brian
2:00 pm – Fiasco RPG with Stan
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Happy Salmon Learn to Play (10 minutes)
3:30 pm – Sentinels of the Multiverse with Tim
5:00 pm – Star Wars RPG with Tim
6:00 pm – Star Realms Tournament (win a Star Realms playmat autographed by one of the designers!)
7:00 pm – Modern Masters 2015 draft (details to come)

Rather than drawings this year, we’re setting up a little Tabletop Day Store! You earn Meeples Bucks for participating and can then spend them for cool prizes! Full games, promos, and other goodies! Here are just a few ways to earn:

• Bring non-perishable food items for the West Seattle Food Bank
• Participate in a game, tournament or demonstration
• Run a game or demonstration
• Take your picture with Wil Wheaton and Captain America
• Check in at Meeples Games with a photo
• Tweet about Tabletop Day at Meeples Games
• and more

My Three Little Birds turns 2!
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Second-anniversary celebration for My Three Little Birds (WSB sponsor) – with face painting and the Full Tilt Ice Cream truck from 11 am to 2 pm. Plus, Nurture By Nature will be giving away mini spa hand massages and some great new mommy products. Balloons, raffle prizes, and an all around festive atmosphere. We have a lot to celebrate … we are thrilled to have survived and thrived in our first 2 years in this community.

We are also happy to announce that we are launching our e-commerce site the following day on May 1st! Customers can visit our store and also our existing website where we will now have a great selection of online items to purchase as well. They can have it shipped to them or choose the In Store Pickup option.

Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness as a Welcoming Faith Community @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 10-11:30 am in Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Walmesley Center/gym as we learn more about mental illness. Fr. Patrick Howell, author and professor, will provide a biblical perspective on mental illness and suggest ways that faith communities can be supportive. Drawing on his own personal experience of mental illness, he will share stories, help us to understand the struggle and stigma often associated with mental illness, and recommend ways to breakdown stereotypes. This is event is sponsored by OLG’s Life, Justice and Peace Commission, which has chosen to focus on mental health during this Year of Mercy. All are welcome.

OLG is located at 7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle. For more information, contact Jennifer at jibach@olgseattle.org or 206-935-0358 x.120 or visit our website at: http://olgseattle.org/ljp

There is no cost for this event but free will donations will be accepted.

Westside Garden Fair, Day 1 @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us at the Westside Plant & Garden Art Fair!

This Saturday, April 30 (10-4) and Sunday, May 1 (11-3)

Held at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 7141 California Ave. SW, this brand new West Seattle event promises to have something for adults and children alike including:

Hundreds of perennial, herb, veggie and berry starts.
Garden art created by local artisans in wood, glass, metal, ceramic and concrete
Gardening advice from local experts as well as from Jenny Mandt, Garden Coach at the West Seattle Nursery.
An opportunity to sample OMG! Artisanal Olive Oils & Vinegars, the perfect accompaniment for the season’s fresh greens. Phil Harris, creator of Seattle’s OMG! Flagship Store, will be on hand to share his recipes.
A “low-mileage” garden tool, accessory and book sale which will also include sustainable freshly cut local bamboo stakes in 6’ and 8’ lengths.
A Garden Cafe serving fresh baked goods each day.
Creative children’s activities which will include:
Creating colorful nesting balls for birds to to use in build their nests
Planting seed pots to take home
Face painting
“Meeting the Chickens” – Hands-on learning experience with friendly local chickens and their owners. (10-4 Saturday only)
“Photo Op with a Miniature Horse” Cruise claims to be 2’9” tall at the withers and 100% cute.” (10-4 Saturday only)
“Hanging Out with Jane the Goat” – Jane likes to accompany her owners in the house and go for family outings on a leash. She loves people and will be featured at the Fair on Sunday only from 12-2.

For further details and schedules, visit http://WestsideGardenFair.weebly.com.

Money Smart Week: ‘Identity Theft’ @ Southwest Library
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

During Money Smart Week at the Southwest Branch Library:

Learn about identity theft, including the techniques thieves use, tools for prevention and steps victims can take to recover.

Identity theft is an increasingly common and inventive crime. This presentation provides an overview of types of identity theft, techniques thieves use, tools for preventing identity theft, and specific steps that victims can take to recover from identity theft.

Hosted by Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union.

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

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

DRAWTASTIC Festival @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

DRAWTASTIC Organizer Tony White has joined the WSB sponsor team to get the word out – here’s his announcement:

Pencil April 30th into your diary for Seattle’s most ‘drawsome’ festival of Drawing & Animation, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle! Entry is FREE to the festival, although there is a small charge for the speaker presentations to cover basic costs. The event runs from 11:30 am until 5 pm on Saturday, April 30th.

DRAWTASTIC (WSB sponsor) is the brainchild of British award-winning animator, author and educator, Tony White. With the unceasing rush to modern technology in this digital world it is easy to devalue the most wonderful hardware we have ~ the humble pencil!

Although the creative world fully embraces every technological resource available to it these days, it is almost certain that every idea either begins with pencil sketch, or as a result of years of drawing practice, or even through a full-time application of this most wonderful piece of hardware ~ which even comes with its own rubber ‘undo’ button at the other end!

White therefore is seeking to put the pencil back on its pedestal where it belongs. DRAWTASTIC is a ‘Pencil-fest’ that embraces all the artistic worlds that the pencil touches. Speakers include a top Simpsons animator from LA, an Australian living in New York who has made his own drawn movie and who is flying in to present it for its Seattle premiere, a caricaturist who is acknowledged as the very best the industry offers, and a respected game industry professional who acknowledges like everyone else how the pencil is so fundamentally important to their work.

Additional DRAWTASTIC events include the screening of 62 animated shorts from around the world ~ all vying for a prestigious ‘Golden Pencil Award’ ~ together with a vendor hall where indie work is shown and sold. Other drawing-based events will take place, including a ‘how to caricature’ session and ‘how to draw an animated flipbook.’ White himself will reflect the huge interest in drawing that he’s found through his online ‘Animator’s Sketchclub’ ~ currently possessing over 6,000 worldwide members ~ by hosting his own drawing for animation ‘Happy Hour.’

Entry is FREE to the festival, although there is a small charge for the speaker presentations to cover basic costs. The event runs from 11:30 am until 5 pm on Saturday, April 30th, with a ‘Meet ‘n Greet’ get-together afterward ~ where speakers, vendors and visitors can all meet and chat (presumably about the pencil) in a friendly and relaxed manner. White hopes that the event will once and for all prove the maxim that… ‘Pencils are Drawsome’!

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Arabic Story Time @ Delridge Library
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Delridge Library is offering a special Arabic Storytime series this spring:

Families are invited to enjoy stories and fun in Arabic with our storyteller.

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

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

Local Author Jack Lewis Reads ‘Head Check’ @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Author Jack Lewis Reads at Westwood Village Barnes & Noble Saturday, April 30 at 4 pm.

Local author Jack Lewis will be reading from his book ‘Head Check, What it Feels Like to Ride Motorcycles’ at the Westwood Village Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 30 at 4 pm.

Head Check invites readers to take in the color and detail of a rider’s life vividly realized, richly observed, and transcendently described.

During his tenure at Motorcyclist magazine, Jack Lewis has touched readers around the world not only through his incandescent prose riffs and self-effacing humor, but also through a consistent and deeply felt humanity.

This collection of magazine features and columns alongside personally published web pieces and new material may be populated by motorcycles, but it centers around the varied experiences of riders (and their tolerant keepers) in a world where risk is a bet you make with yourself for purposes that must always transcend mere recreation.

More Information available at http://litsam.com/jack-lewis-returns-to-seattle/.

‘The Heavy’ free all-ages soul party – CANCELED @ Easy Street Records
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

*Easy Street says this is canceled.*

Denny Sealth Performing Arts “Music Night OUT!” @ Burien Elks Lodge
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us for a night of dinner and dancing, April, 30th, celebrating and
supporting the musical talent of West Seattle’s acclaimed Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School. With performances by Sealth Mariachi, the Denny and Sealth Jazz Bands and members of the Denny and Sealth Orchestras. Evening includes silent auction, buffet dinner and no host bar.

All proceeds benefit Denny Sealth Performing Arts a non-profit volunteer booster group supporting the performing arts at Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School.

To buy tickets: http://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/musicnightout2016/homepages/show

Burgundy Pearl performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Burgundy Pearl performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 30th, 7–9 pm. More info from C & P:

Burgundy Pearl: Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, alluring guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings. Both Peggy and Ron enjoy the art of songwriting and composition, while embracing their musical traditions to spice up a performance with both the old and the new. Each brings musical expression and experience to this collaboration, in a successful merging of song and soul.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood @ New Holly Gathering Hall
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oh yes it’s back! Completely new script for 2016, The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood, is two hours of spit-your-beer-out-funny in celebration of motherhood! It’s for anyone who is a mom, has a mom or knows a mom. Local talent will perform selections from mom-tastic blogs, books, and articles by Scary Mommy, Moms Who Drink and Swear, Outnumbered Mother, The Bloggess, Samantha Bee, Babysideburns, and many others! And oh yes, the song and dance pieces! Suburban Funk gonna get to you!!

All proceeds benefit the local and extremely deserving WestSide Baby (westsidebaby.org) and Open Arms Perinatal Services (openarmsps.org).

The Mama-logues: A comedy About Motherhood – Seattle, WA
Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 7 pm
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505764

NEW LOCATION – New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave South

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and dessert will be offered for sale at the event. Bring your friends be they mamas or not! There is a little something for everyone to laugh at in this show.

13 and up due to strong language and content. Babes in arms are welcome!

For more information contact Laurie Levy at 206-235-5389 or laurie@laurielevy.net

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30–9 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Celebrate all the life on our amazing planet by joining us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s forest. This program designed for adults and children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per person

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
1
Sun
2016
Westside Garden Fair, Day 2 @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Westside Plant & Garden Art Fair!

This Saturday, April 30 (10-4) and Sunday, May 1 (11-3)

Held at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 7141 California Ave. SW, this brand new West Seattle event promises to have something for adults and children alike including:

Hundreds of perennial, herb, veggie and berry starts.
Garden art created by local artisans in wood, glass, metal, ceramic and concrete
Gardening advice from local experts as well as from Jenny Mandt, Garden Coach at the West Seattle Nursery.
An opportunity to sample OMG! Artisanal Olive Oils & Vinegars, the perfect accompaniment for the season’s fresh greens. Phil Harris, creator of Seattle’s OMG! Flagship Store, will be on hand to share his recipes.
A “low-mileage” garden tool, accessory and book sale which will also include sustainable freshly cut local bamboo stakes in 6’ and 8’ lengths.
A Garden Cafe serving fresh baked goods each day.
Creative children’s activities which will include:
Creating colorful nesting balls for birds to to use in build their nests
Planting seed pots to take home
Face painting
“Meeting the Chickens” – Hands-on learning experience with friendly local chickens and their owners. (10-4 Saturday only)
“Photo Op with a Miniature Horse” Cruise claims to be 2’9” tall at the withers and 100% cute.” (10-4 Saturday only)
“Hanging Out with Jane the Goat” – Jane likes to accompany her owners in the house and go for family outings on a leash. She loves people and will be featured at the Fair on Sunday only from 12-2.

For further details and schedules, visit http://WestsideGardenFair.weebly.com.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore @ Kenyon Hall
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions is pleased to present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, a Seattle premiere, at Kenyon Hall:

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory. Funny, powerful, and compelling, this play addresses all the important subjects-mothers, prom dresses, bras, purses, and why we all wear so much black.

_“Funny, compelling…Brought down the House…”_ -The New York Times

LOVE, LOSS and WHAT I WORE will be presented at Kenyon Hall April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and April 24 and May 1 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

You can purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifters performs @ C & P Coffee Company
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifters perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday May 1st, 3 pm–5 pm. More from C & P:

Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifters and we play a fun mix of 20s, 30s, and 40s swing music. It’s acoustic, light, and full of laughs.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
May 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
2
Mon
2016
Homework help @ High Point Library
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
3
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Discover life under logs and leaves; be part of your child’s first encounter with a salamander. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148710

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

WSHS Baseball Team Fundraiser Dinner @ Talarico's Pizzeria
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Invite your friends and family to a fun evening and support the team! West Seattle Baseball Team Fundraiser Dinner (Sponsored by the West Seattle Booster Club) at Talarico’s Pizzeria in the Alaska Junction Tuesday, May 3rd from 6–9 pm. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the West Seattle High School Baseball Team. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
May 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

May
4
Wed
2016
Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Free Blood Pressure Readings
1st Wednesday of month
Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Cost: Free, NO appointment needed
Compliments Leon Sullivan Health Center

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
5
Thu
2016
Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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

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

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Cycle University’s Cinco De Mayo party
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Cycle University:

We are having a Cinco De Mayo party on Thursday May 5th from 6-8 pm. Come help us celebrate with former, current and future Indoor Cycling Students our end of ICE classes party! We’ll have chips, salsa and margaritas made with a pedal bike blender! It will be held at Cycle University, which is in the basement of the building where Westside Bicycles bike shop is located: 3418 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA. 98126. Parking is across the street.

Facebook event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1755011994731118/

West Seattle National Day of Prayer Gathering @ Alki Beach
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle National Day of Prayer Gathering
Alki Beach at the Statue of Liberty
Thursday, May 5th, 6:30 PM

ALL WELCOME!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… includes: Worship Leaders from: Shorewood Foursquare
– w/’Roca Fuerte’ Girl’s Dance Team performing a number
-Prayer
-A message from Pastor Sam Seumae ‘The Way’

Local pastors and prayer leaders, speaking prayers. ~ An annual Community Prayer Gathering.

Please join us as we lift up our nation, governmental leaders, communities, schools, families, churches and more, in prayer.

‘UNITED WE STAND – ONE NATION UNDER GOD’.

Come early to find parking, and dress warmly, since we will be meeting near the water.

May
6
Fri
2016
Parent’s Night Out @ Chief Sealth International High School
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

WHAT?
The Seattle All City Band Council is hosting a Parent’s Night Out event that will provide childcare services for kids ages 5-12 on the evening of FRIDAY, MAY 6TH.

WHY?
We want to raise money for students participating in All-City Band that have financial need and also give back to a community that has given us lots of support.

WHEN & WHERE?
Friday, May 6th from 6:00-10:30 pm at Chief Sealth International High School in room 206 (enter through the West Entrance).

SCHEDULE:
6:00-7:00 pm: Check in and pizza dinner
7:00-8:30 pm: Board games or arts and crafts
8:30-10:00 pm: Movie with popcorn (Lilo and Stich, G-rated)
10:00-10:30 pm- Quiet play-time and parent pick up

COST
$25 PER CHILD. $15 per each additional child in the same family

R.S.V.P. AND CONTACT INFORMATION: Reservations can be made at: SIGNUPGENIUS.COM/GO/30E044BA8A723ABFF2-PARENTS

Space is limited. Please email questions to
SEATTLEALLCITYBANDCOUNCIL@GMAIL.COM

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Ronny Cox and friends perform @ Kenyon Hall
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We’re delighted to welcome back the remarkable artist Ronny Cox to Kenyon Hall. Ronny has been featured in countless movies and television shows. Remembered best as the moral-minded and ill-fated Drew who instigates the legendary “Dueling Banjos” sequence with a mountain boy in Deliverance (1972), he was Captain Jellico in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the bad guy in Robocop.

We can all name popular actors who play music as a sideline. Ronny Cox is not one of those actors. When you hear him sing the songs he’s written—deeply personal songs—you don’t think, “There’s an actor who also sings.” You forget that familiar face and focus on the poetry that lays his life bare, that draws his audience inexorably in, so that you feel what he’s feeling.

Ronny will be accompanied by Chip Dolan on piano and vocals, and T. Bruce Bowers on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. They’re exquisite ensemble players, and as a result, the trio has the feel of old friends who happen to be world-class musicians, playing the music they love.

Tickets for Ronny Cox and Friends are $20 general and $18 seniors and students. No table seats for this performance. For more information, please visit ronnycox.com.

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

May
7
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
May 7 @ 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.

Community cleanup: Bike path under West Seattle Bridge
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday May 7th, 2016, Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) staff will be volunteering
to pick up trash under the West Seattle Bridge (bike trail and bus stop area up to the Chelan Cafe).

http://www.dbmechanic.com/dbm/biking/ViewTrail.asp?TID=158

We would love to have help from the community so if you are interested, please let us know!
The City of Seattle is providing gloves, bags and all other equipment. We just need to pick it up and they will take it away!

– Maybe you have a high schooler that needs community service hours?
– Perhaps you use the bike trail or bus stop on a daily basis and would like to see it cleaner?

Please give us a call at 206-938-8685 if you would like to be added to the list!

Cleanup time: 9 am-noon

Lincoln Park TLC work party
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

STEM K8 Pollinator Garden Work Party @ Louisa Boren STEM K8 School
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Two work parties to install native plant pollinator gardens at STEM K8 school. The gardens are located in two of the courtyards facing Delridge Way SW.

Event details:
Saturday May 7th, 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday May 21st, 9 am-1 pm
Tools, donuts and coffee will be provided! Bring water and a snack. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping to bring in folks from the community in addition to school families!

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR POLLINATOR GARDEN

Our goals:
~ Create habitat for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds.
~ Create outdoor classroom
~ Educate the public about the necessity of pollinators
~ Improve the Delridge Neighborhood

The project is funded by a Find It, Fix It Grant from the City of Seattle and a generous donation of compost from Cedar Grove.

Do you have a truck? Can you help transport bulk compost and/or plants? If
so, please contact Jen Greene (STEM parent): jenaisa@gmail.com or 206-225-6621.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

WS Jane’s Walk: Changing Landscape & New Opportunities @ Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Citizen-led walking tours towards community-based city building. Meet at Hotwire Online Coffee House (WSB sponsor)

WS Jane’s Walk
May 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM, 2 Hours
Walk Led By Timothy Lowry

About This Walk:
Walkability and parking do get along just fine. Livability and density can cohabitate. We’ll walk around our changing landscape – big city small town feel.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Kentucky Derby Party & Fundraiser Event @ Outwest Bar
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kentucky Derby Party & Fundraiser Event at Outwest Bar:

Watch the Kentucky Derby during a special party and fundraising event at Outwest Bar – There is a silent auction, everyone arriving before 1 pm gets entered into a drawing for a fine bottle of bourbon, food provided, jello shots sold, hat contest (Derby hats!), drink special (Mint Julep), music from DJ Sean “The Shaman” and more!

Tickets Available Online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2539350

All proceeds go to a great charity!

CHEER Seattle is committed to raising spirits and empowering people into action that supports health and wellness in the LGBT community and beyond. This year we have selected The Sparkle Effect as our primary benefactor – they help students nationwide create school-based cheerleading and dance teams that bring together students with and without disabilities.

* Live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
* Happy Hour prices during the first hour. 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
* Drawing for premium bottle of bourbon during Happy Hour
* Outwest Bar will donate $1.00 back to CHEER Seattle for each specialty cocktail sold (mint juleps).
* Food catered by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
* Kentucky Derby Hat contest- style and creativity wins a prize!
* Raffle prizes!
* Premium select silent auction items!
* Baked goodies table!

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Arabic Story Time @ Delridge Library
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Delridge Library is offering a special Arabic Storytime series this spring:

Families are invited to enjoy stories and fun in Arabic with our storyteller.

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

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

Annual Afternoon Tea at Tibbetts
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

Tibbetts UMC warmly invites you and your sisters, mothers, grandmas and girlfriends to attend our annual Afternoon Tea at Tibbetts. On May 7th we’ll gather in the Fellowship Hall (corner of 41st Avenue SW and SW Andover St) from 2 pm–4 pm and share a variety of teas and scrumptious savory and sweet treats. This is a perfect opportunity for a Mothers’ Day weekend get-together and we hope that you and those you love will join us for an afternoon of tea and warm conversation.

For tickets, contact the Church Office at 206-932-7777 Mondays through Thursdays between 9am & 2pm to reserve will-call ($ 7.00 per person) or buy your ticket for $ 9.00 at the door.

Community Conversation with School Board member Leslie Harris @ Southwest Library
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A Community Conversation meeting with Seattle School Board director for West Seattle and South Park, Leslie Harris, takes place on May 7th, 3–4:30 pm at the Southwest Library.

Future meetings:
06-11-16 @ Highpoint Branch, 3-4:30 pm
07-16-16 @ SW Branch, 3-4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
May 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
8
Sun
2016
Kangaroo Boy performs @ C & P Coffee Company
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kangaroo Boy performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday May 8th from 3 pm–5 pm.

Mother’s Day Watercolor Event @ Mind Unwind
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From Mind Unwind:

Spend a memorable afternoon at Mind Unwind with your Mother. Our watercolor instructor will guide you and your mom through an inspiration painting while enjoying light appetizers and tea. Mothers and children of all ages are welcome, but space is limited so please pre-register.

All painting instruction, supplies and appetizers and non-alcoholic beverage included. 2 hours – $50/person

Mimosas are available in The Treehouse Lounge.

Sunday, May 8th, from 4-6 pm

http://mindunwindart.com/event/mothers-day-watercolor-event-2/

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
May 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
9
Mon
2016
Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Seattle Reads ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library for a discussion of the 2016 Seattle Reads featured work, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler.

Book Description: A smart, funny, heartbreaking novel about a middle-class American family – ordinary in every way except one – that explores what it means to be human.

View in Catalog: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler

Next Month’s Title: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie

This group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 pm unless otherwise noted.

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

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

Seattle Reads ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ book group @ Southwest Library
May 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us at the Southwest Branch Library for a discussion of the 2016 Seattle Reads featured work, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler.

Book Description: A smart, funny, heartbreaking novel about a middle-class American family – ordinary in every way except one – that explores what it means to be human.

View in Catalog: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler

Next Month’s Title: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith

This group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 pm unless otherwise noted.

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

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

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

May
10
Tue
2016
Mother’s Day Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 10 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Senior Center of West Seattle Celebrates Mother’s Day with a special Mother’s Day Luncheon! Whether you are a mom, grandma, aunt, niece, caregiver, you are invited to celebrate Mothers with us!

Tuesday, May 10th at 11:45 am
Senior Center of West Seattle

Entertainment by The Ukes

Menu:
Chicken Parmesan
Lime & Herb Orzo
Broccoli
Dessert
Coffee by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

Sponsored by Sarah Cecil, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

$6 suggested donation for members/$8 non-members

Registration required by calling 206 932-4044 x1 or visiting http://sc-ws.org.

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Preschool Preview @ West Seattle Montessori School
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come find out more about preschool at West Seattle Montessori!

WSMC Club Ride In @ Pizzeria 22
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizzeria 22 will be hosting WSMC’s motorcycle ride in every 2nd Tuesday of the month starting in May! Riders are being asked to line up their motorcycles across the street on the paved parking strip. Should be a great community event for all.

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
May 10 @ 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.

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

May
11
Wed
2016
Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting a tour of the school on May 11th, from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Vietnamese Community Tea Time & Caregiver Support Group @ Greenbridge Community Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to West Seattle/White Center Vietnamese Community Tea Time meeting at Greenbridge Community Center, on the second and last Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please come to meet with friends, exchange information, storytelling, entertainment, singing, and planning for future meetings. We can help with language support (translation/interpreter) or settle the bills such as electricity, water , cable TV, internet. Hosted by Tram Chung, a family support worker serving Vietnamese elders and caregivers in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and South King County.

Diversity Dinner @ West Seattle High School
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The greater West Seattle community is invited to attend our 7th annual Diversity Dinner Wednesday, May 11th from 6-8 p.m. at West Seattle High School. It’s a potluck where everyone brings food to share and we enjoy a meal and cultural performances in the Commons. This event is put on by the school’s Diversity Club.

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
May 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
May 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

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

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

May
12
Thu
2016
Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Tinkerlab Commons: Stop Motion Animation @ High Point Library
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in at the High Point Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and create your own stop motion animations using toys, props, our iPads and your imaginations!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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

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

May
13
Fri
2016
Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Blues, Stomps, and Rags w/the Washboard Cutups @ Kenyon Hall
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

If you enjoyed Mike Daugherty’s band The Yes Yes Boys, you’ll love his new group, The Washboard Cutups. Come hear Blues, Stomps and Rags performed with humor and élan. The five-piece band (cornet, trombone, banjo, string bass, and washboard) will take you on a joyous romp through America’s music of the 1920s and early ’30s.

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

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

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

May
14
Sat
2016
Stamp Out Hunger food drive
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Put out a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox or door (if mailslot-equipped) today for your letter carrier to pick up! Just set out your non-perishable food well before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time.

On FB: http://www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/StampOutHunger

Held each year on the second Saturday in May, this year’s drive will take place on Saturday, May 14, in more than 10,000 cities across America.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
May 14 @ 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.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 9 am-3 pm, it’s the 12th annual edition of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the only event West Seattle Blog coordinates every year – and it’s big. Hundreds of sales all around the peninsula, big and small, individual and group and business and school and organization. The map will be out a week in advance – at westseattlegaragesale.com – and this listing will include the link as soon as it is.

330+ sales this year! Registration closed April 27th – we always open it in early April and close three-plus weeks later.

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
May 14 @ 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

Solstice P-Patch Plant Sale
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Solstice (Lincoln Park) P-Patch Spring Plant Sale
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Free event

The annual Solstice P-Patch Spring Plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 14 between 10 am–2 pm.

Annuals, perennials, natives and garden starts : all on sale at reasonable prices, all to benefit the Solstice P-Patch.

Come by to visit, learn about the Seattle P-Patch program, and take home some plants.

Location: next to the tennis courts, at Fauntleroy and SW Webster, across from NE corner of Lincoln Park.

For more information, contact Kevin Schafer – kevin@kevinschafer.com

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Volunteers: Garden Beds Work Party! @ Delridge Community Center
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are putting together garden beds on Saturday from 11-3 at the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor).

We welcome volunteers of all ages to help us. We will be weeding, using some power tools to cut wood, and pulling nails from shipping lumber.

Please contact:
The Little Red Hen Project

thelittleredhenproject@gmail.com

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Arabic Story Time @ Delridge Library
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Delridge Library is offering a special Arabic Storytime series this spring:

Families are invited to enjoy stories and fun in Arabic with our storyteller.

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

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

‘Paint Your Pet’ art class & benefit @ Mind Unwind
May 14 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at the Mind Unwind Studios for an afternoon of artistic expression in support of a great cause!

Saturday, May 14, 2016
~ 2:30 pm – Mingle at the Treehouse Lounge
~ 3:00 pm – Paint Your Pet

Reserve your seat today for $45 by visiting
frankiesfriends.org/washington. Space is limited.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit Frankie’s Friends, a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

Ticket price includes all supplies and two hours of instruction. For more information, call 888.237.6913.

http://frankiesfriends.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=573

West Seattle Lions Club’s Annual Dinner & Auction @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle Lions Club Annual Auction

May 14th, 2016, 5–9 pm
at the Senior Center of West Seattle

$25.00 per person, Dinner & Auction
Proceeds to benefit The Senior Center and the West Seattle Community focusing on sight, hearing, children & scholarships

Get one of the $25 “Golden Tickets” for Spain, Hawaii or Tahoe (only 150 available)

Make your reservation now! Call Doug Garvey, 206-850-8939.

John Paul O’Connor concert – fundraiser for PNW Labor History Association @ Seattle Union Hall
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Folk singer, poet and labor activist John Paul O’Connor will perform his musical narrative ‘Hold the Fort’ during a benefit concert at Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s Seattle Union Hall in May.

The performance will be at 7 pm, Saturday, May 14 in the union’s Stewards Hall. It is a benefit for the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association, and a $10 donation is suggested.

Hold the Fort: Stories and Songs of the Wobblies in Washington State is a narrative with songs that depicts the history of the International Workers of the World in Washington during the first two decades of the Twentieth Century.

The IWW –- commonly called “Wobblies” — played a key role in shaping the labor movement in Washington. O’Connor’s performance will touch on historic events including the free speech fight in Seattle, the Everett Massacre, the great lumber strike of 1917, the Seattle General Strike and the Centralia Massacre.

During the show, O’Connor will perform songs by Joe Hill, Ralph Chaplin and T-Bone Slim, as well as his own original music.

More information here.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
May 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
15
Sun
2016
West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Young's Restaurant
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
May 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
16
Mon
2016
Teeny Tunes – Infant/Parent Music class begins @ Delridge Community Center
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Teeny Tunes – Infant/Parent Music class
For Ages 6 Months-2 Years

Discover and explore music and rhythm with your little one. Tap your sticks and pound on drums. Who knew music could be so much fun? Parent or caregiver must attend this class with their child.

Instructor: Fysah Sands (Featured on several Caspar Babypants songs)

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

5/16-6/20 MON 10:30-11:15 A.M. $38

Teeny Tunes – Toddler Music class begins @ Delridge Community Center
May 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Teeny Tunes – Toddler Music class
For Ages 3-5 Years

Learn basic musical skills while playing, moving, and interacting with each other. This is a group voice class where tots will learn to match pitch and harmonize. Families can even practice together with lyrics sent home after each class.

Instructor: Fysah Sands (Featured on several Caspar Babypants songs)

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

05/16-06/20 MON 11:30 am-12:15 pm $38

Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon book group at the Southwest Library. This month’s title is “Animal Dreams” by Barbara Kingsolver.

Book Description: “Animals dream about the things they do in the daytime just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.” So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Loyd’s advice is painfully out of her reach. Dreamless and at the end of her rope, Codi comes back to Grace, Arizona, to confront her past and face her ailing, distant father. What she finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe, some startling clues to her own identity, and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life.

Blending flashbacks, dreams, and Native American legends, Animal Dreams is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life’s largest commitments.

View in Catalog “Animal Dreams” by Barbara Kingsolver

Next Month’s Title: “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe

This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 pm, except during months with a Monday holiday.

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

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Joni Mitchell’s BLUE performed by Merideth Kaye Clark @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, IMMERSE YOURSELF IN JONI MITCHELL’S TIMELESS ALBUM, BLUE. Played beginning to end in all the original keys by Merideth Kaye Clark (WICKED, National Tour), this event is a MUST SEE! Tickets are selling quickly!

Monday, May 16, 7:30 pm
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery

Buy tickets online here.

Hear Merideth Kaye Clark’s stunning interpretation of this iconic album.

ABOUT MERIDETH KAYE CLARK:

Merideth Kaye Clark is an artist, traveler, musician, songwriter, singer, and actress. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Merideth studied Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University before earning a Masters in Musical Theatre at San Diego State University. It was there, in California, where she began her career as a concert artist and musical theatre performer. Merideth has since performed major roles in theatres around the country. Highlights include:
Nancy, Oliver! (Seattle’s 5th Ave);
Cathy, The Last Five Years (PCS);
Clara, The Light in the Piazza (Portland Playhouse);
Tzeitl, Fiddler on the Roof (PCS);
Kate/Lilli, Kiss Me Kate (Clackamas Rep);
Eva Peron, Evita (Northern Stage);
Olivia, Twelfth Night (Alabama Shakespeare Festival);

She has participated in numerous developmental readings and has originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals. Merideth performed the role of Elphaba in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical Wicked over 150 times in 35 major US cities.

Merideth combines her theatre work with concerts across the US. She performs in many styles, including contemporary musical theatre, classical, broadway standards, country, bluegrass, and folk. Merideth is a multi-instrumentalist and plays anything with strings, most notably the guitar and viola. Her sophomore album, Young Stellar Object, garnered critical praise from New York theater reviewers.

Merideth now lives in Portland, Oregon with her incredible husband, beautiful daughter and floppy dog.

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

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

May
17
Tue
2016
Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fundraiser at Endolyne Joe’s
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATE – As announced at May’s Fauntleroy Community Association meeting, this is now happening ALL DAY/NIGHT.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fundraiser at Endolyne Joe’s
Tuesday, May 17
5 pm until closing
9261 45th Ave SW, Seattle

Save the date for this annual event that helps to fund the free Fauntleroy Fall Festival each October. All you need to do is come to Endolyne Joe’s, eat, drink, and have a good time. More details to come.

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

“Parenting the Love & Logic Way” parenting course begins @ Arbor Heights Community Church
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Do your kids not listen to you? Is homework a battle every night? Would you like to have more fun parenting? Come to Parenting the Love & Logic Way, a 5-week course, being held at Arbor Heights Community Church.

Class will be held each Tuesday night, May 17th to June 14th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost of the course is $60 for an individual or $80 for a couple. All materials are included. Childcare will be available for $5 per child, per night as a Youth group retreat fundraiser.

Please contact the instructor, Leah, at havefunparenting@gmail.com with any questions or to register.

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
May 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

May
18
Wed
2016
Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
May 18 @ 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

Game On! @ High Point Library
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Free class: Natural First Aid Remedies for Kids @ West Seattle Natural Medicine Clinic
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free Class at West Seattle Natural Medicine Clinic
Natural First Aid Remedies for Kids: Learn about effective natural remedies to stock in your summer first aid kit for common childhood injuries and ailments!

Instructor: Dr Emily Lesnak, ND
Wednesday, May 18th from 6:30-7:30 pm

Madison PTSA presents ‘Screenagers’ @ Madison Middle School
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Final PTSA Meeting Special Event!
Join Us for an End of Year Dessert Potluck
and view a FREE screening of “Screenagers

SCREENING IS OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!

Bring a dessert of your choice to share with others (no nuts please). No time to bake? –bring
a purchased item instead. The PTSA will provide water, coffee, utensils, plates and napkins. We have invited our incoming 6th grade class families, so let’s welcome them with lots of goodies.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm
Madison Middle School Commons

There will be a short PTSA meeting prior to the screening which
will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
May 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
19
Thu
2016
Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Free Kindermusik classes @ My Three Little Birds
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kindermusik classes, every Thursday in May at 1 pm. Free, and first come, first served.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Shakespeare in Fauntleroy @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s performance of “The Tempest” at the Hall at Fauntleroy. For more information, visit https://seattleshakes.secure.force.com/ticket.

Prospero and his daughter live as exiles on a remote island filled with enchanted creatures. Conjuring a spell, Prospero summons a storm to carry his brother’s ship to his shores He seeks revenge, but the island has other ideas. Foes become friends. Family reunites. And old wounds heal through forgiveness. Shakespeare’s fantastical tale reveals magic and power of the human heart.

For Seattle Shakespeare Company’s touring shows, the small-cast ensemble plays multiple parts with quick changes and distinctive character choices that make for a showcase of great acting.

The Tempest will be perfomed on Thursday, May 19 at the Hall at Fauntleroy. Dinner for this event is catered by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes at their home venue; the historic and beautiful Hall at Fauntleroy (formerly the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse). The doors for the event will open at 6 PM, dinner will be served at 6:30 PM, and the performance will begin at 7:30 PM.

When ordering tickets, please note the menu entree options and order accordingly.

WSHS Student Mental Health Panel @ West Seattle High School, library
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you an adult who wants to learn about ways to talk to your teen about difficult emotions or issues? These WSHS students want to increase awareness and engage in a dialogue with the adults in their lives about mental health from the adolescent perspective.

WHAT? West Seattle High School (WSHS) Student Mental Health Panel
WHERE? West Seattle High School Library
WHEN? Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 pm
WHO CAN ATTEND? All are welcome – parents, students and teachers are encouraged to attend!

PANELISTS? WSHS Students; this event is sponsored by Neighborcare Health at WSHS School-based Health Center (SBHC) and the WSHS Student Health Council

WHY? Are you an adult who wants to learn about ways to talk to your teen about difficult emotions or issues? These WSHS students want to increase awareness and engage in a dialogue with the adults in their lives about mental health from the adolescent perspective. A student panel will address a broad range of topics such as anxiety, stress, depression, emotions, and their relationships with parents and teachers. A mental health counselor from Neighborcare Health at WSHS will be available to guide the discussion about the teenage brain and Adverse Childhood Experiences. For more info contact Johanna Fischer, Health Center Coordinator, Neighborcare Health at WSHS, at JohannaF@neighborcare.org or 206-658-8048.

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
May 19 @ 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.”

May
20
Fri
2016
Bike Everywhere Day
May 20 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Bike Everywhere Day, Friday, May 20, 6 to 9 AM: West Seattle Bike Connections will once again host a Bike Everywhere Day cycling station at the west end of the Spokane Low Bridge from 6 to 9 AM on Friday, May 20. Alki Bike & Board will provide simple, on-the-spot bike repairs. Homemade baked goods, beverages and information on bicycling routes and planned improvements will be available, and local biking enthusiasts will be on hand to answer questions about bike commuting, recreational cycling and other biking issues. Please stop on your way out of West Seattle!

Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s District Office Hours @ SW Neighborhood Service Center
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold:

I have confirmed my in-district office hours from now through June. As before on March 4th, I will be available from 12:00pm – 7:00pm. This is a rotating office to help best serve all communities in District 1.

I’m including evening hours to accommodate those who want to stop by after work. These will be open office hours for anyone to stop by; additionally, you’re welcome to let me know you’re coming by emailing my scheduler, Alex Clardy – alex.clardy@seattle.gov – We will likely continue adjustments as we move forward, and as before, your input is welcome.

April 1 Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon St)

April 29 South Park Community Center (8319 8th Avenue S)

May 20 Southwest Neighborhood Service Center (2801 SW Thistle St)

June 10 South Park Community Center (8319 8th Avenue S). Your input is welcome!

Girls on the Run Bowling Night FUNdraiser @ West Seattle Bowl
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Event: Bowling Night FUNdraiser
Date: Friday, May 20th
Location: West Seattle Bowl

Girls on the Run is a non-profit that teaches anti-bullying, positive self-esteem and appreciation for all girls. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Grab your friends, families and people who are just a kick in the pants – get a lane and have a competition. We’re encouraging fun/hilarious/clever team names.

Families are encouraged to join the fun from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Adults are encouraged to join the fun whenever they can – we will have food and drink specials and tons o’ fun! All proceeds support Girls on the Run of the Pacific Northwest, find out more here: http://girlsrun.org/.

Alki Daze Meet & Greet @ Alki Bike and Board
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From Alki Daze organizer Guy Olson:

Friday May 20th 6:00-8:00 pm, Meet and greet, Alki Bike and Board (2606 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116)
Tune up your ride and meet some new friends.

8:00 pm rally back to Alki Beach for a bonfire.

Haley Hills Art Show Open House @ Nepenthe Massage & Collective Boutique
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ART, music, food, drinks, great company and FREE massage samples!

Where: Nepenthe Massage & Collective Boutique
When: Friday May 20, 6-9pm

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1125056734182554/

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Old Jazz from New Hawaii – Benefit concert for Westside School @ Kenyon Hall
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Old Jazz and New Music from Ricardo & Friends, featuring The Red Water
Trio (Richard Russell, Jesse Snyder, and Brian McCree), with special guests Orville Johnson, Brooke Lizotte, and Joe Gargiulo. This special concert is presented for the benefit of Westside School, organized by former West Seattle resident Richard Russell. This ensemble brings Ricardo’s musical cohorts from Hawaii and Seattle together, to create both old and new jazz, as well as visit old friends.

Tickets for this special event are $20. No table seats for this performance. Please
visit www.redwatertrio.com for more information.

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

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

West Seattle Community Orchestras ‘Serenade to Music’ concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WSCO Concert: Serenade to Music. Symphony Orchestra with special guests Wellspring Ensemble!

West Seattle Community Orchestras invites the community to enjoy a fabulous family-friendly evening of soulful and exciting orchestral and vocal music, Friday, May 20 7:30 pm at Chief Sealth High School Auditorium.

Wellspring Ensemble, a 40 voice choral ensemble under the direction of Evan Norberg, will begin the night with a set of gorgeous, richly harmonied choral pieces, all composed since 1900, and including the delightful “Animal Crackers,” several of Ogden Nash’s hilarious
poems set to music by Eric Whitacre.

The concert will include a wide variety of orchestral pieces conducted by Kim Roy. The music includes Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 2, featuring local soloist Andrew Emory, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Cappricio Espagnole” with colorful and virtuoso use of the full
orchestra.

The featured highlight of the evening is the presentation of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ beautiful and rich, “Serenade to Music,” with the full orchestra and Wellspring Ensemble choir on stage together. This is the first collaborative effort of the two groups.

Performance is held at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.

For more information about WSCO, visit www.WSCOrchestras.org.

May
21
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
May 21 @ 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.

STEM K8 Pollinator Garden Work Party @ Louisa Boren STEM K8 School
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Two work parties to install native plant pollinator gardens at STEM K8 school. The gardens are located in two of the courtyards facing Delridge Way SW.

Event details:
Saturday May 7th, 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday May 21st, 9 am-1 pm
Tools, donuts and coffee will be provided! Bring water and a snack. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping to bring in folks from the community in addition to school families!

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR POLLINATOR GARDEN

Our goals:
~ Create habitat for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds.
~ Create outdoor classroom
~ Educate the public about the necessity of pollinators
~ Improve the Delridge Neighborhood

The project is funded by a Find It, Fix It Grant from the City of Seattle and a generous donation of compost from Cedar Grove.

Do you have a truck? Can you help transport bulk compost and/or plants? If
so, please contact Jen Greene (STEM parent): jenaisa@gmail.com or 206-225-6621.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

4th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival @ High Point Commons Park
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Save the date! The West Seattle Bee Festival will be on Saturday, May 21st!

The Events Committee of the Open Spaces Association (ECOSA) will host the Fourth Annual West Seattle Bee Festival on Saturday, May 21st from 10 am until 2 pm. Please plan to join us! We will have lots of activities for kids, great music, wonderful food, and many opportunities to learn more about the West Seattle Bee Garden which is located in the High Point neighborhood. This is an outdoor festival that also features an Information/Vendor Fair.

The Honey Run starts at 10 am, with signups at 9:30 am.

Would you like to help as a volunteer at the festival or participate as a vendor? If so, please let us know! You can email us at westseattlebeefestival@gmail.com or text/call Karen, the 2016 Bee Festival Coordinator, at (206) 240-5561.

You can also visit the West Seattle Bee Garden website and look for the community group West Seattle Bee Garden on Facebook!

American Heroes Airshow @ Museum of Flight
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A wide variety of agencies will show the diverse capabilities of helicopters in law enforcement, public safety, communications, search and rescue, homeland security and national defense when the American Heroes Airshow comes to the Museum on May 21, 10 am to 5 pm. The Museum’s East Parking Lot will fill with military and civilian helicopters flown here to participate in this family friendly, helicopter-only event. Flight crews will be on hand for questions and children are welcome to sit in the cockpits.

The show also includes the CODE3 Career Expo with recruiting teams from law enforcement, public service and the military. Visitors are welcome to come early or stay late to see the helicopters arrive or depart.

The event also honors American patriotism. At 11 a.m., Museum visitors are invited to attend the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ naturalization ceremony for members of the military, first responders and aviators who have applied for U.S. citizenship. During the afternoon, the Missing in America Project will have a Military Honors Service for 12 unclaimed veterans.

PARTICIPANTS
Joint Base Lewis-McChord 2-158 Aviation Battalion and 1-229 Attack Recon Battalion
Airlift Northwest
Northwest Helicopter
U.S. Coast Guard
San Juan Aviation
King County Sheriff’s Dept.
Drug Enforcement Agency
Embry Riddle
Seattle Police
Seattle Passport
Dept. Homeland Security
Spokane County Sheriff’s Dept.
U.S. Navy
Dogs on Deployment

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
May 21 @ 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.

Puget Ridge Neighbor Quarterly Clean-Up work party
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Puget Ridge Neighbors-
Puget Ridge Neighborhood quarterly clean-up will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Meet at 10:00 am at 6559 18th Ave SW, to pick up bags and form teams

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Plant Swap @ West Seattle Bee Garden
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us rain or shine for our first West Seattle Plant Swap! This is an opportunity to share and exchange plants, seeds, cuttings, and garden tools with others.

It’s the perfect time to plant your summer garden! Feel free to dig up volunteers, plant a few extra seeds, or divide plants that have become too large. You’ll then leave with some new items for your own garden. We’ll also have the seed library on site!

This event is open to all, so please invite friends!

West Seattle Plant Swap
May 21st 11 am–2 pm
West Seattle Bee Garden at Highpoint Commons

The Friendshop Pop Up @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

The FriendShop will be popping up on the front steps of the West Seattle Branch Library Saturday May 21, 2016 from 11:30 am–3:30 pm. The FriendShop Pop Up is a sampling of items from the Central Library gift shop including book totes, mugs and gifts for book lovers. All children’s books are $1, adult paperbacks are $2 and hard covers are $3. Please join us for a book-loving afternoon.

Members will receive two free hard cover fiction books as a member benefit. Renew or join today!

Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.

All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. Additional information and photo are available at http://www.friendsofspl.org/friendshop.php

Catio Tour Seattle
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two West Seattle locations are part of this year’s Catio Tour:

After a successful debut tour in 2015, Catio Tour Seattle is back. On Saturday, May 21, 2016 (noon-4 pm) more cat-loving communities will showcase their inspiring backyard transformations, which help keep their feline friends safe and their neighborhoods a haven for wildlife.

Catios are enclosed patios for cats – a space where they can enjoy the sights and smells of the great outdoors, and stay protected from busy roads and wild predators.

Window box or freestanding, DIY or custom design, catios are a growing trend in the US – popular not only for the safe enrichment they offer their feline residents but for the added protection they provide for birds and wildlife.

From Bothell to West Seattle, this year’s tour features 11 catios of all shapes and sizes. Tour participants can choose to visit some or all of the locations, and along the way they’ll have the opportunity to talk to catio owners as well as meet the lucky felines who enjoy these safe outdoor spaces. The event is sponsored by PAWS, Catio Spaces and The Humane Society of the United States.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to help support education programs at PAWS. All additional proceeds from this fun event benefit animals in need at PAWS.

A tour map, addresses and catio information will be provided to all registered participants prior to the event.

Melissa Moore, education manager at PAWS, says “We’re thrilled to be back with this fun event. Catio Tour Seattle is not only about showcasing some of the best feline real estate Seattle has to offer. It’s also about promoting something that is very close to our heart here at PAWS – a source of healthy outdoor enrichment for cats that ultimately keeps our wildlife safe too.”

Registration happens at catiotourseattle.com.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Arabic Story Time @ Delridge Library
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Delridge Library is offering a special Arabic Storytime series this spring:

Families are invited to enjoy stories and fun in Arabic with our storyteller.

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

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

Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – Free Talk & Walk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a springtime exploration of the birds who make a living along the Duwamish River. After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to see what they are up to. Guided by a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1-3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-431-1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Write your Neighborhood with Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna @ High Point Library
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the High Point Library Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 1–3 pm:

Join Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna May 21st for an afternoon of poetry exploration.

Castro Luna will lead participants through a fun and interactive afternoon reading and writing poetry. Castro Luna will kick things off with a poetry reading inspired by city life, then invite participants to let their memory and imagination wander and capture the people, the sights and sounds of the neighborhood they live in. Everyone has stories about the place they live in – Come and share yours! We encourage anyone who has written a poem before the workshop to bring it and share it with the whole group.

Claudia Castro Luna is Seattle’s first Civic Poet, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and a Jack Straw Fellow. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She has an MA in Urban Planning and an MFA in poetry. She is a certified K-12 teacher and has taught writing in the schools through Jack Straw. She writes because the flesh remembers even when the mind forgets and moving the hand across a page is a measure of resistance. Her poems have appeared in publications such as Riverbabble, the Taos Journal of Poetry and Art and City Arts among others. She is working on a memoir about her experience escaping the Salvadoran Civil War; an excerpt of it appears in the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

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

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
May 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
22
Sun
2016
Joyful Fitness, a Free Introduction to Nia @ The Center for Movement & Healing
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

What if your path to fitness felt enjoyable? With Nia, you can do all of this in a fun, hour-long workout that flies by and leaves you feeling energized!

Join The Center for Movement & Healing’s certified Nia Instructors Ann Nicolaysen, Laurana Walsh and Melanie McFarland for JOYFUL FITNESS, AN INTRODUCTION TO NIA on the 4th Sunday of each month at 9 am. This class is a sampling of the benefits offered by Nia, a non-impact, joyful workout that is so much more. New to Nia? This 45-minute class is designed just for you! You’ll dance Nia’s simple choreography to music that makes you want to move, in a class designed for absolute beginners. You’ll leave feeling more flexible, balanced and exhilarated–not exhausted.

No prior experience is necessary, and all shapes and sizes are welcome. Simply wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, and be ready to have a great time!

Joyful Fitness, An Introduction to Nia is on the 4th Sunday of the month starting January 24th at 9 am-9:45 am. And it is FREE!

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
— Lucille Ball

2016 West Seattle 5K Run/Walk @ Starts near Alki Beach Bathhouse
May 22 @ 9:20 am – 12:20 pm

8th annual 5K run/walk organized by the West Seattle High School PTSA. Details and online registration here. May 22, 2016!

Early registration began January 1. Be one of the first 100 registered and you will be entered to win a pair of running shoes from West Seattle Runner. Register now!

Funds from the 2016 West Seattle 5K will be used to improve math, science, music and drama programs and communications at WSHS.

Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick-up.

You can pick up your bib, shirt and timing chip as well as register for the 5K on Saturday May 21, 2016, at West Seattle Runner, 2743 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (map). Pick up times are from 12:00 to 6:00.

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

Save time and form complete a registration form before you come.

Or you can mail in this registration form.

Seattle Reads: Meet Author Karen Joy Fowler @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Come meet Karen Joy Fowler and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Fowler’s novel, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.”

The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2016 Seattle Reads “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Karen Joy Fowler visits Seattle May 20-22.

Fowler’s smart, funny, heartbreaking novel is about a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way except one: Fern, being raised by psychologist parents, is a chimp. Rosemary, the narrator, knows Fern as her sister. Then something happens and Fern disappears from the family. The novel explores memory, family life, childhood, child rearing, what it means to be human.

View in Catalog: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler

Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Penguin Random House Library Marketing. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Note: The Library will open at its regular Sunday time of 1 p.m. The West Seattle Branch Meeting Room only will open at 11:30 a.m. for this event.

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

Mother Daughter Tea @ Fauntleroy YMCA
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Sunday, May 22nd, 1-3 pm:

Wear your favorite spring dress with a boa and tiara at our annual Mother Daughter Tea at the Fauntleroy YMCA. Enjoy treats, tea and juice. Plan on fancy nail painting plus fun arts and crafts during this special mother daughter afternoon. $15 per pair for Members, $25 per pair for Community Participants. Additional children are $10 each.

Register in person at Member Services or online here >>
https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search/family-connect-mother-daughter-tea/34801

Alki Daze: 4th annual Costumed Bike Parade
May 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

From Alki Daze organizer Guy Olson:

Sunday May 22nd, 4th annual costume bicycle parade along Alki.
Meet up at 63rd and Alki Ave 1:30, ride at 2:00.
Live music and bicycle parking on the 2600 block of Alki Ave.
Live music after the bicycle parade.
This year we have:
Devils Hunt Me Down, DJ Slantooth, and Project Wonder Bread.

African American Film Series: ’42’ @ High Point Library
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Join us for a free screening of “42” part of the Library’s African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience.

History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. This is the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Rating PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Run time 128 minutes

View in Catalog “42

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

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

Lauren Crosby performs @ C & P Coffee Company
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lauren Crosby will be performing at the C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Sunday, May 22nd, 3–5 pm.

I’m a folkie-bluesy singer songwriter from an Island in Maine! Sample video here.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
23
Mon
2016
Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent:

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from
1:30–3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578.

On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00–2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Tinkerlab Commons: Stop Motion Animation @ Delridge Library
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and create your own stop motion animations using toys, props, our iPads and your imaginations!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Movie Monday – Twilight Zone-a-thon @ Parliament Tavern
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Watch 4 episodes of The Twilight Zone followed by The Twilight Zone film! No cover.

At the Parliament Tavern
Monday, May 23, 7-11 pm

Facebook event page

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
24
Tue
2016
WS Rotary fundraising breakfast with guest speaker Cliff Mass @ Salty's on Alki
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for a fundraiser breakfast and help support the Rotary Club of West Seattle on May 24th, 2016, 7–9 am at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). Celebrating 68 years of service and community building, the Rotary Club of West Seattle needs your help in order to continue to provide school supplies, winter clothing and college scholarships to local students. The club also supports international projects for clean water, schools, safe roads, maternal health and sanitation in countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Colombia, Thailand and Guatemala.

Join friends, family and civic leaders as we work together to strengthen our community and continue to create a positive lasting change, locally, nationally and world-wide. We will also hear from guest speaker, Cliff Mass, local meteorologist and professor at the University of Washington and KPLU weather guy.

Cliff Mass has been explaining our crazy Pacific Northwest weather with an entertaining twist for decades. Join the University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality on May 24th and support the Rotary Club of West Seattle. Cliff will be discussing the Northwest Impacts and Regional Implications of Global Warming at the upcoming fundraiser breakfast (located at Salty’s) and tickets are only $47. Your donations at this fundraiser breakfast will be used to support the Rotary Club of West Seattle who has no paid staff; and is involved with several projects to help local children, seniors and others in need.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of West Seattle and to sign up for this event, please visit www.westseattlerotary.org.

Homework help @ High Point Library
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Senior Center of West Seattle Performing Arts Troupe @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Senior Center of West Seattle Performing Arts Troupe – Our first Staged Reading of this group that began in March, will be on May 24th – Thursday evening from 6-7 pm. The short program will be two staged readings. It is free and open to the public.

IF
– by Rudyard Kipling

THE REHEARSAL – a short funny play

Classes for the West Seattle Seniors Performing Arts are held on Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. Ages 50 +

Instructor/Director Margaret Vandenberghe

Public meeting: Fauntleroy Property Cove Park Addition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about the opportunity, and first step in a process, to expand Cove Park through a land swap with King County. This property, 8923 Fauntleroy Way SW, with 35 feet of beach front property, is immediately to the north of Cove Park in West Seattle, which lies just to the north of the Fauntleroy Ferry dock. Seattle Parks and Recreation planner, Chip Nevins, will present the proposed project, answer questions and gather community input about the proposed trade.

In 2015 King County Wastewater Treatment Division finished the upgrade to the Barton Pump Station, next to the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, to accommodate West Seattle’s growing population. As part of the construction of the new pump station, King County acquired the property just to the north of SW Barton Street, which was used as their temporary construction offices. Now that the project is finished, King County no longer needs the property and is proposing to trade it to the City in exchange for the vacation of the portion of the SW Barton Street right-of-way where the pump station is constructed.

Chip Nevins presented this idea to the Fauntleroy Community Association in April. Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages the community to come to this meeting and learn about the proposal.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
6:30–8 pm
The Hall at Fauntleroy, Emerald Room

IF YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR
SPECIAL MEETING ACCOMMODATIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
Chip Nevins, 800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98134
206-233-3879 or chip.nevins@seattle.gov

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Karaoke Tuesday with host Sami Saurus — 9:00 pm to 1:45 am at Yen Wor Village. Come sing! Come dance! It’s gonna be a great night! You won’t want to miss it

May
25
Wed
2016
Blood drive @ Evergeen Campus
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

8:00 am–2:00 pm, BloodWorks Northwest will be at the Evergreen Campus (just don’t drop by 10:00-11:00 am, it’ll be closed for a break) on Wednesday May 25th.

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

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Viet Tea Time & Caregiver Support Group @ Greenbridge Community Center
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to West Seattle/White Center Vietnamese Community Tea Time meeting at Greenbridge Community Center, on the second and last Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm. Please come to meet with friends, exchange information, stories telling, entertainment, singing, and planning for the future meetings. We can help with language support (translation/interpreter) or settle the bills such as electricity, water , cable TV, internet. Hosted by Tram Chung, a family support worker serving Vietnamese elder and caregiver in West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and South King County.

WSUFF Coed Ultimate @ Fairmount Park Playfield
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Folks have asked for Coed – Be a gal or boys bring gals. Women join
together!

Wednesdays 6:00 evening Coed Ultimate at Fairmount Park Playfield in West Seattle.

Rain cancels until we gain momentum.

(Sundays still at High Point / Hundley 10 am.)

(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

May
26
Thu
2016
Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 26 @ 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!

Free Kindermusik classes @ My Three Little Birds
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kindermusik classes, every Thursday in May at 1 pm. Free, and first come, first served.

Community Conversation about Cannabis @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seniors are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers and they often have a lot of questions about what is legal and what is safe. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Women of Washington is offering Cannabis Education for Seniors here at the Senior Center of West Seattle on Thursday, May 26th at 2 pm.

NORML is the Nation’s oldest marijuana consumer’s lobby. NORML Women of Washington is a chapter comprised of women who are dedicated to education and outreach on marijuana in the State of Washington. Members of this group will be facilitating a conversation about cannabis.

Topics to be discussed include the basics of marijuana history, laws, industrial uses; non-intoxicating health, nutritional, and beauty aids; and information on products such as tinctures, edibles, concentrates, vaping, and pain-relief patches and creams. The NORML Women representatives will also talk about myths regarding marijuana and can brief the latest research on medical marijuana and addiction. Bring your questions–There will be ample time allotted for questions and for sharing wisdom across generations!

So if you’d like to learn more about cannabis, please join us for this free event! Also, there will be lemonade and brownies…No, not those kind of brownies! Hope to see you there!

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Taste of West Seattle, 2016 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste of West Seattle, the big annual benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, takes place Thursday night, May 26th – sample the best of the West Seattle venues that participate!

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

The West Seattle Helpline is proud to host the 11th annual “Taste of West Seattle.” This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will
feature food and drink from 50 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more!

All proceeds from the event support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency support programs that keep at-risk families safe and warm in their homes as they recover from a crisis.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1567582790224853/

Hell Yes Life Seminar @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Hell Yes Life’ Seminar
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Hosted by: Norman Bell of HellYesLife.com
Special guest: Peter Feysa of ConquerAnyFear.com

In this fun, inspiring 2-hour seminar, we’ll explore answers to the questions, “What does my Hell Yes Life look like?”, “How do I get there?” and “What’s holding me back?” You’ll commit to taking one small step toward your Hell Yes Life and you’ll gain a new community of people to support you and hold you accountable.

We’ll also explore:

* 3 crucial steps you need to take to live a Hell Yes Life
* 3 important questions you need to ask yourself to wake up to your life
* 3 massive actions you can take TODAY to move toward your HYL (Hell Yes Life)

To encourage you to attend, I’m offering a special 30% discount off the regular ticket price for West Seattle Blog readers. To buy your tickets as the discounted rate, and to learn more about the event, click on this link (the discounted price will already be
applied):
http://bit.ly/HellYesLifeVIP

This offer is available for a limited time, and space is filling up fast, so reserve your seat now!

May
27
Fri
2016
Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

May
28
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park natural areas is in need of help healing and expanding native habitat for wildlife. Feel free to join the work ‘party’ every 4th Saturday, 9:00 – noon. Dress in sturdy clothes that can handle the day’s weather & blackberry thorns. Tools provided. Bring your own gloves or use a pair of ours. We are restoring wildlife habitat, so please leave dogs at home.

Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, email mekwamooks@yahoo.com, and check out the website at https://mekwamooks.wordpress.com/

Mobile blood drive in the Junction
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed 11:00 am to 12:00 pm). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.