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Agenda

  1. Dec
    5
    Fri
    2014

    1. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      7:30 pm
      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    2. Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
      9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

      What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Cost: $5 per person
      Pre-registration required:
      206-684-7434
      Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
      or register online at SPARCS.

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      Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
  2. Dec
    6
    Sat
    2014

    1. West Seattle Kiwanis community pancake breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      West Seattle Kiwanis is holding its pancake breakfast on Saturday December 6th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, at the Alki Masonic Building.

      ~ Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door.
      ~ Kids under 10 eat FREE (with paid adult).
      ~ Free photo with Santa for kids under 10.

      Bring new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

      To purchase tickets in advance, click here for online purchase, or contact Stephanie Halcomb at 206-920-3900 or halcomb.kiwanis@gmail.com

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      7:00 am
      West Seattle Kiwanis community pancake breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
    2. West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    3. Christmas Bazaar @ VFW Hall
      9:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Christmas Bazaar
      Saturday December 6, 2014
      9 am to 6 pm
      VFW Post 2713

      Come and shop with us:
      ~ Vintage/antique decorate items
      ~ Fine custom designed jewelry
      ~ Beautifully designed silk floral home and gift arrangements
      ~ New/gently used clothing
      ~ Miscellaneous household items

      Hey comic collectors –
      ~ Comic Books from the 1940′s until…
      ~ Comics are preserved in plastic covers never opened. Assorted Super Heroes and Villains
      ~ Very old hardcover books

      Come early, share our coffee and donuts. Drawings throughout the day. Tables available, call 206-937-1384 or email rosmar19@aol.com.

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      Christmas Bazaar @ VFW Hall
    4. Community meeting – Seattle Preschool Program: Curriculum @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      On November 4, 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1B (Ordinance 124509), which will fund the four-year initial phase of the Seattle Preschool Program, which will build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

      The City of Seattle Office for Education will host a series of 6 Community Meetings across the Seattle area. Community Meetings will be an opportunity for community members and key stakeholders to learn more about the various elements of a quality preschool experience, while also sharing their perspective about how each element should be implemented and supported.

      Meeting #4: Curriculum
      Saturday, December 6, 2014
      10:00 am to 12:30 pm

      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      *Lunch and light refreshments provided
      RSVP by emailing preschool@seattle.gov and let us know if you need free childcare or interpretation

      Meeting Objectives:

      Identify supports for approved curriculum
      Influence curriculum waiver process

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      Community meeting – Seattle Preschool Program: Curriculum @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    5. Fifth Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      You’re invited to our fifth annual sale of gifts by local community and WSUU artists and handcrafters. You’ll find original and one-of-a-kind gifts: felted hats; knits; jewelry; watercolor paintings; designer bags and accessories; greeting cards and stocking stuffers; edible holiday goodies; glass art; fiber art; and more. Plus, there are free refreshments. Cash and checks only.

      Location: Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Hall
      Date: Saturday, December 6
      Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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      10:00 am
      Fifth Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show @ Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
    6. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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      Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
    7. Prospective students: Open house @ Westside School
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Prospective students are invited to attend the open house at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

      Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 am until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school and speak with the faculty and staff. The application deadline for the 2015-16 school year is January 14th. Westside School is also offering parent tours by appointment.

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      10:00 am
      Prospective students: Open house @ Westside School
    8. Seattle Lutheran High School Holiday Bazaar
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Seattle Lutheran High School hosts its Third Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Menashe gymnasium at 4100 SW Genesee. Come and do some early holiday shopping, support local artisans, enjoy lunch or snacks at the cafeteria and enjoy some holiday spirit. Find all your holiday needs and get your gifts ahead of time. Bring a friend!

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      10:00 am
      Seattle Lutheran High School Holiday Bazaar
    9. Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

      This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

      Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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      10:00 am
      Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
    10. Sample Sale / Trunk Show @ Click! Design That Fits
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Coming up at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor):

      West Seattle jewelry artist Sarah Loertscher has been getting a fair amount of national attention for her geometric jewelry designs. She’ll be here all day Saturday December 6 with studio samples, one of a kind pieces and an extended selection of her jewelry line. We’ll be open until 8 pm as part of the Junction Holiday Party in which many merchants will stay open late during the Tree Lighting event.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/707898842651388/
      http://clickdesignthatfits.com/jewelry-34/sarah-loertscher.html

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      Sample Sale / Trunk Show @ Click! Design That Fits
    11. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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      11:00 am
      Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
    12. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      12:00 pm
      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    15. Couch Fest Film Festival @ Various WS locations
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The 7th ever Couch Fest Film Festival returns on Saturday, December 6 to its home town of Seattle, while also presenting events on the same day around the world. It’s the world’s largest short film festival, hailed by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “top 5 coolest short film festivals in the world.”

      Couch Fest Films is a traveling festival of sorts: moviegoers enjoy films shown in Seattle residents’ living rooms, offices…even boats! Neighborhoods with festival locations include Capitol Hill, Greenlake, Columbia City, Madison Park, Wallingford and three locations in West Seattle.
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      Check out the map here.

      The festival includes over 45 short films, presented in 6 programs throughout the day, beginning on the hour at 1 pm through 6 pm. Sort of like a pub crawl, but for movie watching, attendees can go to as many of the 18 host homes as they’d like, all for one $10 ticket (available online in advance or at the first location they attend).

      The exact host locations will be announced on the festival website (www.couchfestfilms.com) several days in advance of the event. The website will also include maps, driving directions, parking information and transit options for each home.

      Admission to the entire event–including the after party–is just $10, paid at the door of the first home each festivalgoer attends. Tickets can also be purchased online from couchfestfilms.com.

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      1:00 pm
      Couch Fest Film Festival @ Various WS locations
    16. Art Under $100 – South Park holiday party @ Seattle Design Center
      2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The 10th Annual “Art Under $100″ sale is December 6, in Seattle’s Georgetown/Sodo neighborhood with more artists than ever before.

      When: Saturday, December 6 from 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
      Where: Seattle Design Center Plaza Commons, 5701 6th Ave South
      Price: Free Entry

      More than 50 local artists will convene at the Seattle Design Center for the 10th Annual Art Under $100 Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 2-9 p.m. The beloved event continues to gather momentum, celebrating its tenth year in a spacious venue in Georgetown/SODO. For holiday shoppers, AU100 offers an unsurpassed opportunity to discover unique, affordable art while supporting local artists.

      “It’s real art, and it’s really affordable– that’s what brings people back year after year,” said Raina Anderson, head of South Park Arts. Art Under $100 began in a residential garage in the South Park neighborhood. Wendy Woldenberg said, “We had about 100 people at our first sale. Each year it grows. Last year we hosted more than 1600 shoppers! People are drawn by the quality of the art, the opportunity to purchase it directly from the artists, and because it’s a party!”

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

      ~ Well, there’s art: Paintings, sculptures, neon, jewelry, textiles, photography, blown glass, cast glass, wood, encaustic, dioramas, woodblock printing, letterpress and more! And nothing priced over $100.

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

      ~ And yes, even more art: The COCA gallery, also in the Seattle Design Center, will be open and free to the public. Composer Jovino Santos Neto and visual artist Michelle de la Vega will be on hand to present interconnected sculptural forms and sound installations that represent the complexities and strength of nearby communities, like South Park and the Duwamish River Valley area.

      ~ Plus there’s music: Vinyl spinning DJs provide a live soundtrack from above the show.

      ~ Food & drink: Kiss My Grits, Full Tilt Ice Cream, and 314 Pie food trucks will be on site. Beer and wine for the 21+ crowd and fine coffee from Fonte Coffee. Soft drinks, Seattle Chocolates, and Seattle Popcorn will also be available.

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

      Take the free Art Shuttle from Loretta’s Northwesterner (8617 14th Ave. S) to AU100 at the Seattle Design Center (and back again), running the duration of the event, 2-9 pm.

      Purchase the South Park Arts commemorative 10th Anniversary glow-in-the-dark t-shirt or drink cozie. Bring your friends and mingle. Find the perfect gift, and enjoy your holiday shopping. Don’t miss the AU100 party at SDC!

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      2:00 pm
      Art Under $100 – South Park holiday party @ Seattle Design Center
    17. Christmas Tea and Silent Auction @ St. John's Episcopal Church
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Christmas Tea and Silent Auction
      Saturday, December 6th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
      St. John’s Episcopal Church

      $20 per person
      Ticket sales begin November 9th.

      To reserve your ticket, contact Kate:
      KateMcCSeattle@gmail.com or (206) 932-2973

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      2:00 pm
      Christmas Tea and Silent Auction @ St. John's Episcopal Church
    18. Community meeting – Seattle Preschool Program: Teacher Training & Coaching @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      On November 4, 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1B (Ordinance 124509), which will fund the four-year initial phase of the Seattle Preschool Program, which will build toward serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

      The City of Seattle Office for Education will host a series of 6 Community Meetings across the Seattle area. Community Meetings will be an opportunity for community members and key stakeholders to learn more about the various elements of a quality preschool experience, while also sharing their perspective about how each element should be implemented and supported.

      Meeting #5
      Teacher Training & Coaching
      Saturday, December 6, 2014

      2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
      Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      Lunch and light refreshments provided beginning at 12:30 pm
      RSVP by emailing preschool@seattle.gov and let us know if you need free childcare or interpretation

      Meeting Objectives:

      Brainstorm teacher training opportunities
      Incorporate teacher voice and feedback into the program

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      2:00 pm
      Community meeting – Seattle Preschool Program: Teacher Training & Coaching @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    19. Games, Games, Games @ Admiral United Church of Christ
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Admiral United Church of Christ is hosting GAMES, GAMES, GAMES on the 1st Saturday of the next four months – December 6, 2014; January 3, 2015; February 7, 2015; and March 7, 2015. We’ll meet from about 2-5 pm.

      We’ll have games and some snacks available, including some games for children. Feel free to bring a game and a snack. Kids are welcome to come and play games, too, but we do not have child care available.

      Admiral UCC is located at 4320 SW Hill Street, set back from California Avenue SW at Hill Street behind the bus stop, about three blocks West of Admiral Way.

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      Games, Games, Games @ Admiral United Church of Christ
    20. 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Pub Crawl @ Various WS locations, see list
      4:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Event: 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Pub Crawl
      Date: Saturday, December 6th
      Time: 4 pm
      Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528718204037343/

      Details:
      Wear your festive holiday attire, your ugly sweater or Santa suit and join us for an evening of holiday joy. Pub crawl starts at 4 pm but join at any one of the crawl locations – check the itinerary below to see where we will be.

      Prizes given out for best “festive” outfits! Bonus prizes given out at bars #9, 10, 11 and 12.

      Purchase your wristband ($5 suggested donation) from Randi or Brent the day-of the event or pre-pay for a wristband using PayPal (directions below).

      All proceeds from wristband sales are donated to the following charities: Furry Faces Foundation and the West Seattle Food Bank.

      Pub Crawl Itinerary:
      Stop 1: Bang Bar at 4 pm
      Stop 2: Elliott Bay Brewery Co. at 4:30 pm
      Stop 3: Poggie Tavern at 5 pm
      Stop 4: Puerto Vallarta at 6 pm
      Stop 5: Talarico’s at 6:30 pm
      Stop 6: West 5 at 7:30 pm
      Stop 7: Majaraja at 8:15 pm
      Stop 8: Shadowland at 9 pm
      Stop 9: Prost at 10 pm
      Stop 10: Copper Coin at 11 pm
      Stop 11: Benbow at 11:45 pm
      Stop 12: Yen Wor Village at 12:30 am

      12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Social Media:
      - Facebook: 12bocwestseattle
      - Twitter: @12BOCWSeattle

      This is a 21+ Event

      Questions? Contact Randi Lyons via 12BOC Facebook private message or via
      email at: randi12boc@gmail.com

      PayPal Details
      - PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/
      - Suggested donation of $5.00 for each wristband
      - Send money to: randi12boc@gmail.com
      - If purchasing more than one wristband, please indicate each recipient’s
      name in the notes field
      - Pickup your wristband(s) from Randi or Brent, your pub crawl hosts, the
      day of the event at any of the 12-pub crawl stops.

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      12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Pub Crawl @ Various WS locations, see list
    21. Threshold Ensemble performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Threshold Ensemble performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Satuday, December 6th from 6:30 pm–8:30 pm. More from C & P:

      Threshold Ensemble, Playback Theater – Unfolding the Heart of your story. Music at 6:30 and show from 7:00-8:30. Join us for an evening of interactive theater and music.

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      Threshold Ensemble performs @ C & P Coffee Company
    22. Cantaré Vocal Ensemble Christmas concert
      7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

      On December 6th at Holy Rosary Church, 7:30 pm:

      Cantaré Vocal Ensemble presents Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and fresh takes on your favorite Christmas carols, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Church. “This carefully selected venue enhance the lush harmonies of Cantaré Vocal Ensemble and will without doubt put you in the spirit of the season. Join us for IN THE FIELDS ABIDING.”

      $25 general admission
      $23 seniors (60+) and students (12-18)
      Ages 5 to 11 admitted free when accompanied by paying adult (not suitable for children under 5)

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      Cantaré Vocal Ensemble Christmas concert
    23. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

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

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      It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
    24. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    25. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    26. The High Council performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Vexations performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:00 pm, Saturday December 6th.

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      The High Council performs @ Feedback Lounge
    27. Tortopalooza 2014 Music Night @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tortopalooza 2014! An Epic West Seattle Soiree featuring The Brian Marshall Band, RebelMart, Sweet Jesus, plus Special Guests live at The Benbow Room on Saturday December 6th.

      9 pm, $5

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      Tortopalooza 2014 Music Night @ The Benbow Room
  3. Dec
    7
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Upcoming Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) Schools and Clinics:


      December 7th
      3 Hour Spey School, 10 am, $95 per person, 3 People max

      December 13th
      Women’s Casting Clinic, 10 am, FREE, 6 People max

      Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

      Spey School Promotion

      Now – December 31st, 2014

      Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) off of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.

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      Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
    3. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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    4. Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Pathfinder K-8 would like to thank the West Seattle Community for supporting our Outdoor Education Programs through the purchase of our Holiday Wreaths.

      Continuing our 20 year tradition, our BEAUITFUL Handmade wreaths will be available to purchase the next 3 Sunday’s (11/30, 12/7 and 12/14 ) Near the WS FARMERS MARKET on the SW corner of California and Alaska, outside of Key Bank.

      Our wreaths are handcrafted by our students, faculty and parents with locally donated greens. 100% of what we make goes directly into the classroom.

      See you Sunday !

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    5. Seattle Sampling Tour: Local artists’ studio & gallery
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!

      This free, self-guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments. Of the 10 studio locations, 4 of them are in West Seattle, including Brace Point Pottery, Village Green Nursery, Ceramistas Seattle, and Penguina Designs. This year’s tour is featuring a First Choice Friday event at each location on Friday 12/5 from 4-9 pm and on Saturday 12/6 and Sunday 12/7, each studio is open from 10 am-5 pm.

      Detailed tour information is available at www.seattlesampling.com.

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

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

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

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    7. Holiday Craft Bazaar @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

      Please join us in our Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 7th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for our annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Just in time for the holidays, Tibbetts has a beautiful selection of hand-sewn items, crafts, stocking stuffers, baked goods & jewelry available for purchase. Choose the perfect gifts for the special people in your life: children, teachers, bosses, friends, family members.

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

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    8. Admiral Neighborhood Association’s Holly Jolly Holiday Fest @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      New event in Admiral – the Holly Jolly Holiday Fest, presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, noon-4 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral:

      The Admiral Neighborhood Association welcomes a visit from Santa Claus on Sunday, December 7th at the Sanctuary at Admiral!

      Santa’s visit will be part of our Holly Jolly Holiday Fest, a full afternoon of holiday activities including live holiday music, a gingerbread house contest, a craft bazaar, and a food drive for the West Seattle Food Bank. A photographer will be available to take portraits with Santa for a small donation, or you can bring your own camera.

      Gingerbread House Contest Rules and Entry Form

      The gingerbread house contest is open to all amateur bakers, in either a youth division (under 16 years old), or adult division (16 and up). First prize in each division is worth up to $50 and winners will have their creations displayed in the window at BAKED custom cakes for the following week.

      Gingerbread-house judging starts at 11 am, so you’ll need to drop your creation off by 10:30 am. The Sanctuary is at 42nd/Lander.

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    9. 5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join us for our 5th Annual handmade holiday market – Blithe Bazaar!

      A COZY EVENING OF SHOPPING AND SIPS SUPPORTING LOCAL WEST SEATTLE ARTISANS

      Jewelry • Lotions & Potions • Art • Housewares • Tea and more

      FREE ADMISSION

      Sunday, December 7
      3-7 pm

      Community School of West Seattle
      9450 22nd Ave SW at Roxbury

      Find more information on our fabulous vendors, check out our Facebook
      event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310805655786686/

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    10. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

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

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    11. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    12. Admiral Sings Christmas @ Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      “Admiral Sings Christmas” December 7th, 4 pm at the Admiral Church:

      3:30 pm for a Grand Chocolate Buffet

      4:00 p.m. for a festive concert & sing-along of favorite Christmas songs and
      carols!

      Free Admission; suggested donation $10.

      Non-perishable food donations for local food banks accepted.

      We wish you the Merriest Christmas and hope you will come and celebrate with us.

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

      WHAT: St. Nicholas Faire
      WHEN: Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 4 pm-7 pm
      WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
      WHY: To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and West Seattle Helpline

      HOW MUCH:
      $5 per person w/non perishable food item or $15 per family w/food donation for every family member;
      if NO FOOD DONATION then $10 per person or $25 per/family

      Every dollar we raise goes directly to the Food Bank and Helpline. All expenses are covered so no money donated is used to defray event costs.

      We offer appetizers and spiced hot cider; elegant bake sale items; silent auction with a variety of gift baskets- puzzles, games, wine, art & educational activites, gift certificates to local businesses, food themed baskets, Seahawk and Sounder gear, etc! Plus a ring toss game to win wine prizes and wine tasting. You have fun and you do holiday shopping at the same time you are supporting the Food Bank and Helpline.

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    14. All ages show: Dumpster Baby, Homeless Man perform @ Skylark Café & Club
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Sunday December 7th at 6:00 pm enjoy live psych rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Dumpster Baby, and Homeless Man.

      $5 / All ages

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

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

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  4. Dec
    8
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for 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 care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 1:30–3:00 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, East Dining Room, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Contact facilitator
      Martha Smith at 206.937.3701 x 28578 for details.

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    3. Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing Monday Night Football on the big screen. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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    4. Hi-Yu Junior Court coronation @ Admiral Congregational Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      West Seattle Hi-Yu Junior Court Coronoation and General Meeting, Monday December 8th, 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

      If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

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

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

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  5. Dec
    9
    Tue
    2014

    1. Pigeon Point Urban Forest Restoration
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the Seattle Parks & Recreation calendar:

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10 am–2 pm
      Location: 4500 21st Ave SW, Seattle, WA
      Volunteer/Work Party
      Sponsoring Organization Green Seattle Partnership

      Join us for a restoration work party at Pigeon Point – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet: http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/

      Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. Bring a full water bottle. We will have water available for refills. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. We also provide granola bars, but please feel free to bring a lunch as well. All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Waiver Form before participating in their first work party.

      Contact Nature Consortium
      Contact Phone 206-923-0853
      Contact Email volunteer@naturec.org

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    2. Membership Christmas lunch @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      11:45 am – 1:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Senior Center of West Seattle offers a free holiday meal to all current members. Enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch with entertainment by Dina Blade and a special appearance by Santa himself!

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

      Tuesday December 2nd
      11:45 am

      Tuesday December 9th
      11:45 am

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

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

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

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    4. High Point Teen Programs Showcase @ High Point Neighborhood House
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      From Madelaine Pyatt, AmeriCorps member with High Point Neighborhood House:

      The High Point Teen Programs is putting on our Fall Showcase! Please join us from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday, December 9th to see all of the impressive things our youth have accomplished this semester.

      ~ Studio demonstrations
      ~ Cooking demonstrations
      ~ Sewing displays!
      ~ Food cooked by YUM!
      ~ Raffle!
      ~ Door prizes!

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    5. “Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” class @ South Seattle College
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      “Choosing Champagnes for the Holidays” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer
      at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

      Planning to serve Champagne this holiday season? Taste Champagne and Crémant from France, Sparkling Wine from Washington, California and New Mexico, Spanish Cava, and Italian Prosecco. Champagne, the ultimate celebration bubbly which always seems to be a mystery. Learn from Placomusophile/Sommelier Dieter Schafer about styles, what the label tells you, how Méthode Champenoise wines are produced, buying strategies, proper service, etiquette,and how to match these wines with your holiday dinners. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try a variety of “bubblies” that are not often available for tasting. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

      Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6-9 pm.
      South Seattle College
      $50 per person, all fees included.

      Pre-registration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
      Info: Wine.Dieter@aol.com or southced@SeattleColleges.edu

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    6. Reception & Artist Talks: Tim Cross & Mugi Takei @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      Reception & Artist Talks: Tuesday December 9th, 6-9 pm

      Big/Little Self
      Tim Cross
      Mugi Takei
      NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – JANUARY 10, 2015

      “My little self can only make artworks to resolve the distance between my imagination and what I can never touch.”

      - Tim Cross

      “I longed for intimacy with and within everything and anything. I wanted to see each and every microscopic structure of being. I wanted to see through my lover’s eyes into his soul. I wanted to see cells breathing in plants. Ultimately, I wanted to see something I couldn’t see. Slowly within me those kinds of urges disappeared and something lighter took over.”

      - Mugi Takei

      Tim Cross’s large scale (in the range of 5- 8 feet) works are created by transferring Laser and Xerox prints to silk using matte medium. Imagery suggestive of 1970’s sci-fi rocket ship parts, water, the surface of the moon, and abstract shapes and patterns reverberate off each other in compositions that function more as paintings than collages.

      Mugi Takei’s watercolor paintings, too, seem to transcend their materials; the bodies of color read more like earth, blood, and water than they do pigments from a
      tube. Girls with swollen bellies lie submerged under oceans and commune with human-sized plant beings covered in thousands of quivering hairs. Both artists make work from a place of acknowledging and questioning the size and shape of their own selves in the face of what they perceive is possible.

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    7. Explorer West Middle School’s open house
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      We welcome all interested families to attend our Open House events to learn more about Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) and tour the facility.

      Explorer West Middle School Open House:

      Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm

      Explorer West welcomes prospective parents and students to drop by to begin an interactive school tour including art and drama demonstrations. Meet faculty and current parents/students as well as try out some classroom activities.

      For additional information, visit the school’s web site: www.explorer-west.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    9. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  6. Dec
    10
    Wed
    2014

    1. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian!

      Wednesdays 10:30–11 am, and 11:30 am–12 pm

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

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

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

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

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    3. West Seattle Singing Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The second Wednesday of the month, 5–6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Do you love to sing? Are you a caregiver of someone who loves to sing or enjoys music? Join us for an informal sing along at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

      We will have various accompanists with us. Lyric sheets will be provided.

      Our goal is to create a choir that is ongoing and blossom into a fantastic group! Questions or RSVP: Holly McNeill, 206-932-4044 x 2

      FREE OF CHARGE AND ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME

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    4. 34th District Democrats’ Holiday Party @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From the 34th District Democrats:

      Our annual holiday party is Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 PM at the Hall at Fauntleroy. All members and their guests (partners, spouses, children, parents) are welcome to attend. Please bring a potluck side dish or dessert or two to share, along with any special non-alcoholic drinks your family prefers. The District will provide hams, turkey, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (thanks to Carol Frillman, Joy Pakulak, Chris Porter, and Tamsen Spengler). Entertainment is the Elliott Brothers Jazz trio. We’ll conduct our annual awards (there’s still time to nominate someone – more details here). Finally bring an unwrapped gift for a Navos family. If you did not pick up a gift tag last meeting, contact Joy Pakulak (206-380-5448) who has a few extra, or go to their website here and donate online. Joy Pakulak is coordinating the work.

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    5. American Legion Post 160 meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
      What: General Meeting
      When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm (1800hrs)
      Where: 3618 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98126

      The American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle has served veterans and the community since 1922. Membership is open to all of those who served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces. Contact us at: 206-932-9696 or wslegion160@gmail.com.

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    6. Free Community Stair Clinic @ X Gym Alki
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      What: Free Community Stair Clinic

      Where: X Gym Alki, 3213 Harbor Ave SW

      When: Wednesday, December 10th 6:30 pm to 8 pm

      Details: Join PJ as he gives his insider knowledge about the success he’s gained through stair climbing.

      A rare opportunity as PJ guides you through the brain and body training to tackle and excel at climbing.

      If you’re training for the Big Climb Seattle, or other events, this look into the mind of Pj Glassey should not be missed.

      Limited to 10 people. Please register by emailing PJ directly at pjxgym@gmail.com with your confirmation.

      Facebook invite https://www.facebook.com/events/1522145431405181

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    7. ‘Booze, Jingle Balls & Bingo’ charity benefit @ Feedback Lounge
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Booze, Balls & Bingo presents: Drag Bingo – a benefit for local charities – taking place at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Wednesday December 10th at 7:00 pm.

      Booze Balls & Bingo, the drag bingo phenomenon is back!! There are going to be some amazing prizes, auction items and a holiday ho ho ho! Come down, help us raise donations for a damn good local charity, and have a damn good time in the process!! Call to reserve a table: (206) 453-3259.

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    8. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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  7. Dec
    11
    Thu
    2014

    1. Holiday Cookies Workshop @ Delridge Community Center
      5:30 am – 8:00 am

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      Love making edible gifts for your friends for the holidays? Have a few favorite cookie recipes but are constantly on the lookout for more? Come learn some new recipes, techniques, and decoration tips. We will be learning how to make and decorate sugar cookies and spritz cookies, and how to make snickerdoodles. BYO apron.

      Class #121943
      Thursday December 11th
      5:30-8 pm
      $30

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

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

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    3. Rod Cook performs @ Salty’s on Alki
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live acoustic blues featuring Rod Cook.

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

      When:
      Thursday December 11th, 5:00–8:00 pm

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    4. Steelheading in the PNW workshop @ Emerald Water Anglers
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

      Steelheading in the PNW

      This time of year there is one fish on the mind of every northwest fly angler…Steelhead. Topics covered will include Steelhead behavior, local/regional rivers and when to fish them, techniques, and understanding spey rods and lines.

      6-8 pm / FREE

      Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

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      Steelheading in the PNW workshop @ Emerald Water Anglers
    5. West Seattle Art Walk
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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      West Seattle Art Walk
    6. WSHS Information Night @ West Seattle High School
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      For 8th grade families interested in WSHS:

      West Seattle High School Information Night
      Thursday, December 11th 6:00-8:00 pm

      6:00-6:15: Welcome and Introductions
      Location: Theater

      6:15–6:30: Academic Panel: WSHS Department Heads
      Location: Theater

      6:30–6:40: 9th grade Panel: School supports and activities
      Location: Theater

      6:45–8:00: Department Fair: Review curriculum, meet Department Heads, review texts and course offerings. Culinary delights by Prostart class. Tours of building.
      Location: Commons

      Questions? Contact Susan Nyman, 9th grade counselor 206-252-8775, smnyman@seattleschools.org, or Amy Doll, parent coordinator, 206-252-8813, asdoll@seattleschools.org.

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    7. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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      Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
    8. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  8. Dec
    12
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. HomeStreet Bank anniversary, holiday event, food drive
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) one year anniversary is coming up in West Seattle! Come celebrate with us on Friday, December 12th from 3-6pm.

      Featuring free professional photos (courtesy of Gail Ann Photography) with Santa Al, a hot cocoa bar, warm apple cider, holiday treats and more! We ask that you please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank.

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      HomeStreet Bank anniversary, holiday event, food drive
    3. 2nd annual Explorer West Book Fair Benefit @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Join us at Barnes & Noble on December 12, 4:00-5:30 pm for the 2nd annual Explorer West Book Fair.

      Please support the expansion of the Explorer West Middle School library by purchasing books the day of the book fair or anytime in store from 12/12-12/16 (online until 12/17 – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/) by using the voucher number: 11484193.

      In addition, during the book fair we will also be providing gift wrapping at B & N to benefit the 8th grade Rome trip. We will be recruiting parent volunteers for the gift wrapping table.

      This is a wonderful opportunity to get your holiday shopping done and support Explorer West.

      More information available here:

      EW 2014 Bookfair Flyer

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      2nd annual Explorer West Book Fair Benefit @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
    4. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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      7:00 pm
      Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
    5. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

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

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      7:30 pm
      It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
    6. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      7:30 pm
      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    7. West Seattle Orchestras’ “Celebrate” concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The West Seattle Community Orchestras host their winter concert “Celebrate”, on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

      The concert will be held at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. Dramatic, familiar, and well-loved, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor will be presented by the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kim Roy, with soloist Erik Flaten on piano. Erik was born and raised in Eastern Washington State and has been heard all across the northwest and beyond, in cities including Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and internationally in Prague. Erik has been a guest artist at Whitman College, Portland State University, The Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, and the Gig-Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.

      Concert-goers will also be immersed in an orchestral odyssey by the Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Gustav Holst’s, The Planets – Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, followed by the great holiday classic, “The Hallelujah Chorus.” The evening will feature the first concert performance by The WSCO Wind Symphony,
      conducted by Anton Coleman. The ensemble started this Fall to accommodate many community wind and percussion musicians looking to experience a concert band setting. Favorite wind band repertoire including Flourish for Wind Band, a Sousa march, and “At Christmastime” are all included in the program.

      The concert will open with WSCO Brass & Percussion Ensemble performing Copland’s thrilling Fanfare for the Common Man.

      Doors to open at 7:00 PM; donations gratefully accepted. For more information on the West Seattle Community Orchestras visit www.WSCOrchestras.org.

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      West Seattle Orchestras’ “Celebrate” concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
  9. Dec
    13
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

      The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

      Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Delridge Natural Area
      Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

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      Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
    3. Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Upcoming Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) Schools and Clinics:


      December 7th
      3 Hour Spey School, 10 am, $95 per person, 3 People max

      December 13th
      Women’s Casting Clinic, 10 am, FREE, 6 People max

      Please call or email the store for more info or to reserve a spot.

      206-708-7250
      shop@emeraldwateranglers.com

      Spey School Promotion

      Now – December 31st, 2014

      Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) off of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.

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      Fishing classes and clinics @ Emerald Water Anglers
    4. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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      Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
    5. Endolyne Children’s Choir ‘Winter Fantasy’ concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Endolyne Children’s Choir (WSB sponsor) in concert.

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      Endolyne Children’s Choir ‘Winter Fantasy’ concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
    6. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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      Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
    7. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    9. Prime Rib & Ham Tastings @ Metropolitan Market
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Sunday December 13th 3–6 pm:

      The holiday season is the time for rich roasts, savory ham, and all the fixings. When it’s time to prepare for your own holiday meal, our Culinary Artists are here to help. They’ll be preparing Bourbon-Glazed Kurobuta Ham and Prime Rib from our treasured recipes. Meet with ranchers from Painted Hills Natural Beef to learn about why their meat is the best available, and chat with vendors on hand to make your holiday meal memorable.

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      Prime Rib & Ham Tastings @ Metropolitan Market
    10. Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    11. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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      1:00 pm
      Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
    12. ‘Cookies & Cider on the Porch’ @ Log House Museum
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

      ‘Cookies & Cider on the Porch’ coincides with Alki visit of Christmas Ship
      Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
      4-6 pm

      Don’t miss the annual tradition of the Christmas Ship’s visit to Alki Beach from 5:10 to 5:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

      And the perfect way to warm up for the holiday songs emanating from this seaborne ambassador is to join us for “Cookies & Cider on the Porch” starting at 4 pm the same afternoon at our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W.

      Join us for refreshments and fellowship as we welcome the Christmas Ship, just one block away from the beach!

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      ‘Cookies & Cider on the Porch’ @ Log House Museum
    13. Argosy Christmas Ship at Alki @ Lowman Beach Park
      4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

      Come down to Alki Beach on December 13th from 4:20–4:40 pm to enjoy the Christmas Ship. From the Fauntleroy Community Association:

      Saturday, December 13
      Christmas Ship at Lowman Beach Park
      4:20–4:40 p.m.
      Lowman Beach Park

      The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship parade visit Lowman Beach on December 13th. Sounds like a great time for a neighborhood party! Note: The boats arrive at Alki Beach Park at 5:10 pm. For more information, visit the Argosy Christmas Ship webpage.

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      Argosy Christmas Ship at Alki @ Lowman Beach Park
    14. Banquet of the Nations @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      New City Church – a multiethnic church in West Seattle – will be hosting Banquet of the Nations at the Neighborhood House in High Point community on Saturday, December 13th at 5 pm. The purpose of the event is simply to meet + dine with diverse West Seattle neighbors + friends around various ethnic foods. People are welcome to bring an ethnic dish to share but it is not required. We will provide most of the food. Kids are welcome.

      Here’s a link to our Facebook event page (which includes photos from last
      year): https://www.facebook.com/events/998893296802946/

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      Banquet of the Nations @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
    15. Free all ages show: Mode Music Studios Rock Band Recital @ Skylark Café & Club
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Saturday December 13th, 5–7 pm, enjoy free live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring MODE MUSIC STUDIOS BEGINNING & ADVANCED ROCK BAND RECITAL, FREE/ALL AGES.

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      Free all ages show: Mode Music Studios Rock Band Recital @ Skylark Café & Club
    16. RISE Now Party with a Purpose Winter Fundraising GALA @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      The RISE Now Seattle Chapter hosts their second annual Party with a Purpose Winter Fundraising GALA of Global and Local Action at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center the evening of Saturday, December 13th, 6 pm to midnight.

      The event, open to the public, features performances by McTuff, Webelos, the Seastars, and the Alluring Aviary Aerialists. Small plates and drinks will accompany a silent auction. Tickets ($20 suggested) and more information can be found at www.rise-now.org/seattle

      Half of the funds raised will benefit local WA filmmaker Brett Hansen as he
      overcomes a major surgery. Hansen is a known as a 2014 Emmy Award winner for the TVW documentary “Washington’s Food Fight” about the debate over labeling GMO food.
      RISE Now, whose mission is to empower individuals as they find ways to take action in service of others and the environment, also celebrates the success of one of its programs, Play Chiapas. “Last year, with our Play Chiapas Program, we involved nearly 50 volunteers from 4 countries to build 3 creative playgrounds for hundreds of children, saving over 200 tires from the dump or incineration. This year we aim to do even more,” states Bret Ingold, RISE Now Director. Hansen’s most recent film, documenting the playground built in Coralito, will premier at the event.

      When: Saturday, December 13th from 6pm to midnight, doors at 5:30
      Tickets can be purchased ($20 suggested) at www.rise-now.org/seattle

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      RISE Now Party with a Purpose Winter Fundraising GALA @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    17. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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      7:00 pm
      Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
    18. Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists will perform two Christmas concerts this year: one on the evening of Saturday, December 13, 7:30 pm, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday, December 14, at 4 pm, both at Fauntleroy Church. Plan your holiday party around one of these joyous events! For more information, visit www.fauntleroyucc.org or call the church office at 206-932-5600.

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      Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
    19. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

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

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      7:30 pm
      It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
    20. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    21. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    22. Velveteen Lotharios perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Velveteen Lotharios performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Saturday, December 13th: “The Velveteen Lotharios take us on a swanky journey of Rat Pack era, Tin Pan Alley classics and the Great American Songbook for a night of dance and fun. And wait ’til you hear them do Sinatra.”

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  10. Dec
    14
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Vashon Island is well known as a place where art happens! Island artists invite you to attend the Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio tour which will be held on Dec 6th-7th, and 13th-14th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

      This is a great opportunity to experience the rural charm of beautiful Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from West Seattle, Southworth or Tacoma. Visitors can check out the art and buy directly from the artists, while enjoying the energy and variety of their work spaces. Grab a friend and come on over—the artists have been busy!

      There will be 32 stops on this free, self-guided Holiday Art Tour, including holiday heirloom stockings, gourd ornaments, botanical inspired prints and colorful pillows, hand woven items to wear and for the home, twig chairs and handmade brooms, paintings in oil, acrylic watercolor and wax encaustic, handcrafted wood cutting boards, beeswax candles, cast bells, elegant porcelain pottery, painted terracotta tiles, and much, much more!

      Color maps of the Tour are available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com as well as at most Island businesses once you arrive on Vashon. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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      Holiday 2014 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
    3. Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Pathfinder K-8 would like to thank the West Seattle Community for supporting our Outdoor Education Programs through the purchase of our Holiday Wreaths.

      Continuing our 20 year tradition, our BEAUITFUL Handmade wreaths will be available to purchase the next 3 Sunday’s (11/30, 12/7 and 12/14 ) Near the WS FARMERS MARKET on the SW corner of California and Alaska, outside of Key Bank.

      Our wreaths are handcrafted by our students, faculty and parents with locally donated greens. 100% of what we make goes directly into the classroom.

      See you Sunday !

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      Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
    4. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    5. Coat Drive & Pictures with Santa @ Mountain to Sound Outfitters
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Mountain to Sound Outfitters Coat Drive & Pictures with Santa

      December 14th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

      Bring a coat to donate and get a picture with Santa Claus.

      We will be accepting donations of coats to benefit the West Seattle Helpline (wshelpline.org). There will also be hot cocoa and photos with Santa on our chair lift. Bring in coats of any size! We will accept early coat donations starting 12/2/14.

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      Coat Drive & Pictures with Santa @ Mountain to Sound Outfitters
    6. Chanukah Tasting Event @ Metropolitan Market
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

      Chanukah Tasting: Brisket and Latkes
      Make it a chag sameach with perfectly prepared traditional foods for Chanukah. Culinary Artists will cook and serve moist, tender brisket, crispy latkes, and other seasonal favorites.

      Sunday December 14, 2014 3:00 pm—6:00 pm

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      Chanukah Tasting Event @ Metropolitan Market
    7. Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday December 14th, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

      Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring music by Schubert and Brahms.

      Katie Hochman, soprano
      Tiina Ritalahti, soprano
      Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

      - Duets for Two Sopranos

      Ann Rackl, violin
      Selina Chu, piano

      Sonatina in G minor, Op 137, no 3 – Schubert
      I. Allegro giusto
      II. Andante
      III. Menuetto
      IV. Allegro Moderato

      Sonatensatz (Sonata Movement) Opus Posthumous – Brahms Scherzo

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

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    8. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage, and George Bailey to the fateful Christmas Eve when, as he contemplates ending his life, he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others.

      This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and December 7 and 14 at 3 pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/917572>, and at Kenyon Hall on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

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

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    9. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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    10. Fauntleroy Christmas Concert @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      The Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Peace Lutheran Choir, and local instrumentalists will perform two Christmas concerts this year: one on the evening of Saturday, December 13, 7:30 pm, and the other on the afternoon of Sunday, December 14, at 4 pm, both at Fauntleroy Church. Plan your holiday party around one of these joyous events! For more information, visit www.fauntleroyucc.org or call the church office at 206-932-5600.

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    11. “Cartooning Santa Claus” event @ Luna Park Café
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This Sunday, December 14th, from 5 to 8 pm Luna Park Café will have our very own Cartooning Santa Claus! The Senior Gentleman, Mac Benik, who is one of the oldest hand painted sign and murals artists in Seattle, looks an awful lot like Santa! He is responsible for all of our hand painted signs that people see out on our street, and in the café, and our newest addition Mural on our outside wall.

      He will be at the café Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm in his Santa chair, drawing cartoon pictures of elves, snowmen, and reindeer, and he’ll even takes requests! Personalized pictures signed from Santa. This is catered of course to children under the age of 12, but I’m in my 30′s and I get a little teary and always ask for a picture of a kitty under a Christmas tree! We have gotten GREAT responses from Parents that this is great way to take the kids to see Santa. This will be the third year Luna Park has presented the Cartooning Santa.

      There is NO CHARGE, and never a very long line! We play Christmas music, hand out Christmas cookies, and the staff dresses up in their red and green best. Luna Park will be running Adult Drink Specials as well. We have the Winter Warmer Ale Ebenezer, for 3$ a pint from 5-8, as well as Eggnog and Peppermint milkshakes, lattes and fresh squeezed Hot apple Cider. We will also have a Christmas dinner special, and of course run a full menu.

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    12. Annual Christmas Dessert Theater @ Westwood Christian Community
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Westwood Christian Community is hosting their annual Christmas Dessert Theater “The Christmas Post” December 11-14 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 13th at 1 pm. Admission is free as well as the desserts.

      Westwood Christian Community
      www.wccseattle.org
      206-763-0585

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    13. Carmina Angelorum: songs for harp & treble voices @ Holy Rosary Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Carmina Angelorum: songs for harp & treble voices

      December 14, 2014, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

      Holy Rosary Church

      $12/adult, $8/Seniors & Students

      An evening concert of elegant music celebrating winter and the holiday season, featuring harpist Juliet Stratton and the young women of Prime Voci and Cantamus of Seattle Girls’ Choir. Works by Benjamin Britten, Zoltán Kodály, James Bingham, and Paul Carey to be performed. Please come and enjoy!

      Juliet Stratton, harpist, performs regularly as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Prior performances include the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Cincinnati Symphony. Her numerous recording credits include motion picture scores, video games, symphonies, choral, solo, and chamber recordings. She currently freelances throughout the Pacific NW and maintains an active private teaching studio.

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    14. Candice Rose and special guests perform @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Candice Rose, with Special Guests. Hosted by Scott M.X. Turner on Sunday December 14th at 8 pm. Free!

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

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

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  11. Dec
    15
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Dance Open House @ Kenyon Hall
      3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Monday, December 15, 3:00-8:30 pm, Holiday Dancing at Kenyon Hall:

      Vanessa Villalobos teaches dance at Kenyon Hall on Mondays, and next Monday, December 15, she’s hosting a Dance Open House at the hall from 3:00-7:00 to spotlight her 2015 classes. Also that evening, from 7:00-8:30, she’s organizing a dance party with light snacks for those interested in continuing to kick up their heels. The party costs $12 per person prepaid and $15 at the door. Children 5 and older pay $5. To prepay, please contact Vanessa with a credit card payment at (206) 679-7229. Vanessa is an amazing dancer, and an enthusiastic and accomplished teacher, and has garnered quite a following.

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    3. Stoup Tap Takeover party @ Marination ma kai
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) is joining forces with Stoup Brewery to bring West Seattle a Stoup Tap Takeover week! All nine of our taps will be pouring Stoup beers all week long and we’re having a kickoff party on Monday (December 15) from 5-8 pm to celebrate. The brewers will be in attendance to chat with customers and answer questions.

      Chef Angie has created some awesome specials for the event as well – Korean Fried Chicken and a Korean Cheesesteak Sandwich!

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    4. Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing Monday Night Football on the big screen. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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    5. Local Book Launch & Fundraiser for local author Sarah Fox @ Skylark Café & Club
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Local Book Launch and Fundraiser for local author Sarah Fox at the Skylark Skylark Cafe and Club, Seattle, WA, December 15, 2014, 7 pm. We invite the Seattle community to join us on Monday, December 15th at 7 pm at the Skylark in West Seattle for a reading and Q&A with Sarah, appetizers, and a silent auction and dessert grab featuring special flavors by Full Tilt Ice Cream. Tickets are $20 each and are available through Eventbrite. Signed copies of the book are available for an additional cost.

      Local Historian and author Sarah Fox is asking for your help. Her recently­published book, Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West is the culmination of a ten year research project, yet some of the most important work­ spreading the word about the book­ still remains. As a first­-time author published through a university press, she received no advance and no institutional support for a book tour. Royalties are 1% (15% for ebooks), paid out once a year. All book events and travel expenses come out of Sarah’s personal funds, and she must often take time off work to commit to these events.

      Downwind explores the human and environmental cost of nuclear testing and uranium extraction in the American West through the stories of “downwinders,” the residents of the Great Basin region affected by radiological pollution. These citizens tell of insidious food and water contamination, communities ravaged by
      cancer epidemics, farmers and ranchers economically ruined by crop failures and massive livestock die­offs, and miners working in dangerous conditions without proper safety equipment while the government surreptitiously studied the effects of radiation on humans.

      In chilling detail, Downwind brings to light the experiences and concerns of groups whose voices have been silenced and marginalized for decades in the name of patriotism and national security, tracing the evolution of a citizen activist movement that eventually challenged the federal government and powerful military and energy industries.

      With the renewed boom in mining in the American West, Fox’s look at this hidden history, unearthed from years of field interviews, archival research, and epidemiological studies, is a must­read for every American concerned about the fate of our western lands and communities.

      We invite the Seattle community to join us on Monday, December 15th at 7 pm at the Skylark in West Seattle for a reading and Q&A with Sarah, appetizers, and a silent auction and dessert grab featuring special flavors by Full Tilt Ice Cream. Tickets are $20 each and are available through Eventbrite. Signed copies of the book are available for an additional cost. The Skylark is located at 3803
      Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

      For the most part, downwinder stories have been ignored and left out of our collective history. Sarah’s book tour will focus on bringing the voices of downwinders to the fore. With your help, we can raise enough funds at this event to send Sarah into areas heavily impacted by nuclear activities and continue to create awareness for these issues which range from policy to public health and the
      environment. Your support is irreplaceable, and appreciated beyond measure, not only by Sarah, but by affected communities. We hope you can show your support by turning out for this amazing event! For more information, contact Ann Magyar
      at (206) 300­-3587. To learn more about the book, visit www.downwindhistory.com.
      Visit
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downwind­local­book­launch­and­fundraiser­tickets­13749064823
      to purchase tickets to the event.

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

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

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  12. Dec
    16
    Tue
    2014

    1. Smartphone basics @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesday December 16th, 10:30 am–12:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:


      Technology Classes with Rolland
      Cost Per Class:
      $10/members, $15/non-members

      Smartphone basics
      Learn the basics of what your phone can do, how to set it up, and learn the terminology of what is important to know.

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

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

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

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    3. Native American Community Conversation @ Duwamish Long House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Please join Seattle Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland in the upcoming Native American Community Conversation.

      Dr. Nyland is grateful to have this opportunity to meet and talk with our Native American Families and Community members about the educational issues that matter the most to you, your family and our Native American Community. Dr. Nyland looks forward to listening to your feedback and questions.

      Native American Community Conversation
      Tuesday, December 16th
      6:00-8:00 pm
      Duwamish Long House

      Facebook event page here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    5. Holiday concert: “Journey into Winter” @ Epiphany Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club, a non-profit women’s singing group based in West Seattle, is holding its annual holiday concert, “Journey into Winter”, on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be held at Epiphany Church, in Madrona. Admission is by donation. We are also collecting socks, mittens and other warm winter wear to benefit Mary’s Place, a non-profit organization that supports homeless women and children get back on their feet. More
      information can be found on our website www.seattlegleeclubs.org.

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    6. The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert @ Benaroya Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert, December 16 at Benaroya Hall
      Proceeds Benefit Ballard NW Senior Center and Senior Center of West Seattle

      Enjoy holiday and traditional Irish music sung by the world-renowned tenors Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan with full orchestra at Benaroya Hall in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 pm.

      Reserved seats are $47 to $87. VIP reserved seats are $152, including a post-concert reception with The Irish Tenors.

      Proceeds from the concert benefit Ballard NW Senior Center and Senior Center of West Seattle.

      Ranked as Ireland’s premier ambassadors of song, The Irish Tenors entertain audiences worldwide with a quality of performance which is unrivalled, incomparable and, most importantly in their eyes, worthy of the rich cultural heritage of the country of Ireland, and the exquisite musical treasury created by Irish people everywhere, throughout history.

      Tickets:
      Online: BenaroyaHall.org

      By phone: 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 (toll free)

      In person at The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office at the corner of 3rd Ave & Union St., open Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 1-6 pm.

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    7. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  13. Dec
    17
    Wed
    2014

    1. Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian!

      Wednesdays 10:30–11 am, and 11:30 am–12 pm

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

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    2. Alki Community Center Holiday Potluck
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      From the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      This is our end of year, holiday party, bring a gently used wrapped gift for exchange, if you wish. Great fun so bring some friends.

      Location: Alki CC
      Wednesday December 17th
      11 am-12:30 pm

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

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

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

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

      Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

      “There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

      Thank you,

      Joel
      Support Group Facilitator

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    5. Teen Talk @ High Point Community Center
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      This time is for Teens to get together socially and discuss their ideas and thoughts about all subjects. It gives them the time to identify community issues, youth issues, and personal issues in a safe and open environment. Presenters are welcome to speak to the youth as well. Information/discussion about education, health, law, justice, jobs, internships, resumes, lifestyles, these are some of the many topics for discussion.

      (If you would like to join us, please speak with Laura Wilburn to set up a presentation
      day. (206) 684-7422.)

      Wednesday 4-5 pm:
      December 17th

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    6. The Whale Trail winter gathering @ C & P Coffee Company
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      From The Whale Trail speaker series:

      With the loss of J-32, the southern resident orcas are down to just 77 individuals. Join us Dec 17 for a seasonal gathering to share our concern for and connection to these beloved and iconic whales.

      Researcher Mark Sears will share photos from recent encounters with J, K and L pods in Puget Sound. Seal Sitters and Diver Laura James will be there too.

      Bring your ideas, your passion and your good energy. We’ll provide snacks, speakers, and tools to get involved.

      Together we’ll find light in the dark for the whales.

      What: Whale Trail Winter Gathering
      When: Wednesday December 17, 6:30 to 9 pm
      Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98136
      Cost: $5, kids free
      Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com

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

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

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

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

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    7. “Sounds of Christmas” show @ Eastridge Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us at Eastridge Church on Dec. 17 at 7 pm for “Sounds of Christmas,” an original Christmas show that features beautiful music from our adult choir and band, captivating video and the powerful message of the hope Jesus brings! “Sounds of Christmas” is Eastridge’s biggest event this season and the perfect time to celebrate Christmas.

      Admission is free. Childcare through age 5.

      Website: www.EastridgeToday.com/christmas2014

      Questions/Info: info@eastridgetoday.com.

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    8. Santa photos at Pegasus Pizza
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      On December 17, from 7:00-9:30 pm, Santa Claus is making an appearance at Pegasus Pizza! Pictures are FREE with any purchase. A donation will be made to Westside Baby. Pictures will be made available on the Pegasus Pizza Facebook page 48 hours after the event. Let’s make pictures on the beach with Santa a tradition for years to come! Large groups make sure to call in your reservations ASAP! Give us a call at (206) 932-4849.

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    9. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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  14. Dec
    18
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
      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.

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    3. Healing Justice: Black Lives Matter fundraiser @ Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join the Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle in a national day of healing and fundraising for racial justice on Thursday, December 18th 3-7 pm. All proceeds from our services will be donated to the cause of Healing Justice for Black Lives Matter and the Legal Support Fund for Justice for Mike Brown. This fund goes towards bail, court fees, and ensuring that protestors have access to free legal representation.

      Free treatments on 12/18 for high school students organizing and participating in the police brutality and racial justice protests happening in Seattle.

      Multiple acupuncturists will be working, please get treated on the 18th and support this movement for change. Schedule here at: www.acupunctureforall.org or 206-933-7891.

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    4. ‘Circle of Singles’ for 50+ @ Salty's on Alki
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      “Circle of Singles”
      An evening of friendship of fun for those over 50 and Single!
      Thursday, December 18 at 5 pm
      Meet us at Salty’s on Alki
      It’s fun and besides that it is a tradition!

      Questions? Call Wander 206-935-6738 or Lee 206-938-5017

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    5. Mix, Mingle & Jingle 2014 @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      From the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce:

      Mix, Mingle & Jingle 2014
      Date: December 18, 2014
      Time: 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
      Location:
      Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      The West Seattle Chamber invites you to gather for a festive evening of great food, drinks, entertainment, door prizes and excellent company at Mix, Mingle & Jingle 2014. We’ll have a little fun and your ticket purchase will support Chamber activities in 2015! Registration Fee includes appetizer buffet and a drink ticket.

      Register by Dec 16
      $35 for Members
      $45 for Non-Members

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      Mix, Mingle & Jingle 2014 @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    6. Sundae + Mr. Goessl performs @ Salty's on Alki
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring Latin and jazz favorites with Sundae + Mr. Goessl.

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

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

      When: Thursday December 18th, 5:30–8:30 pm.

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    7. Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

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      Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
    8. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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  15. Dec
    19
    Fri
    2014

    1. Free Teen Art Program @ High Point Community Center
      1:15 am – 2:15 am

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/12 & 12/26
      Every other Friday 5-7 pm

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      Free Teen Art Program @ High Point Community Center
    2. West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    3. Mary Powers’ Jewelry Show @ HomeStreet Bank
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      From HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor):

      Please join us for a jewelry show featuring the designs of Mary Powers on December 19th from 11 am–6 pm at HomeStreet Bank in West Seattle. She incorporates Victorian antiques into her one-of-a-kind pieces. Mary will donate 10% of all proceeds to non-profit, St. Joseph’s Baby Corner which serves the immediate unmet physical needs of infants and children living in poverty in the greater Seattle area.

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      Mary Powers’ Jewelry Show @ HomeStreet Bank
    4. Teen Space presents: Game On! @ Southwest Library
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Come to the Southwest Branch Library for Teen Space Presents: Game On!:

      Friday, December 19, 2014, 2:30–4:00 pm

      Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space, it’s a time just for teens to meet up and hang out! This month we’ll be hanging out and playing video and board games.

      Teen Space at the Southwest Branch is a time set aside just for teens ages 12-18 to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends — then make new friends!

      We’ll have snacks (a must), music, board games and supplies to do art or homework. Plus, this month we will be getting some game time moveing with the music, competing in the olympics, hoverboard racing, and cheering on other gamers. Try out our new games for the XBox and Wii: Punch Out!!, Wii Sports Resort, Legend of Zelda, FIFA Soccer 13, Marvel vs Capcom 3, and more! Whether you are a gaming expert or a newbie, here is your chance to get some game time.

      Whatever we’re doing, we’re sure you’ll help us keep it interesting. Teen Space = a time for you to be creative and have fun, all for free.

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

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    5. Chanuka Party
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Chanuka Party
      West Seattle Torah Learning Center
      Friday Night Dinner Chanukah party
      Dec. 19th 6:00 pm
      Contact Rabbi Avrohom David for location and details
      westseattletlc@gmail.com

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      Chanuka Party
    6. White Elephant party @ Hiawatha Community Center
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      Ages 13 -18
      This party gets bigger every year. And why shouldn’t it? This unique gift exchange dates back to the days of Siam! Participants who want to enter the exchange should take a unique gift valued below $7. Sign up prior to 12/10 by email: John.Hasslinger@ Seattle.gov. Limit 40 participants.

      Friday December 19th
      6-9 pm

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    7. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    8. Northwest Boychoir “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert @ Holy Rosary Church
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 40th anniversary with the presentation of its 36th season of A Festival of Lessons & Carols featuring eight regional performances in December, including its much-loved concert at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

      Friday December 19th, 7:30 pm
      Holy Rosary Church
      4210 SW Genesee Street, Seattle
      Reserved seating
      Concerts have reserved seating and advance tickets are available through the Northwest Boychoir office at 206-524-3234 or online at www.nwboychoir.org.

      Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

      The concert at Holy Rosary often draws capacity audiences. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged!

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      Northwest Boychoir “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert @ Holy Rosary Church
  16. Dec
    20
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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      Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
    3. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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      Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
    4. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    7. Free event: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Free Duwamish Holiday Event. Duwamish Teachings with NW Native Storyteller Johnny Moses: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle (Songs of Chief Seattle’s Family). All are invited to share in a deeper understanding of the language and culture of the First People of Seattle, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe through traditional local songs and stories. Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services. Free admission/parking.

      WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, 2-3 pm. Doors open 10 am-5 pm. Come early to enjoy art gallery and exhibits.

      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      206.431.1582 dts@qwestoffice.net
      www.duwamishtribe.org

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

      By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

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      Free event: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
    8. Alki Masonic Lodge Installation @ Alki Masonic Center
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Alki Masonic Lodge #152 announces its 109th installation of officers to be held at 5:00 pm on December 20, 2014 at the Alki Masonic Center near Alaska/Fauntleroy Junction at 4736 40th Ave SW. Elected officers to be installed are Martin Monk, Worshipful Master; Bill Van Cleave, Senior Warden; Michael Sawyer, Junior Warden; Richard Syson, Secretary; and Gary Langenbach, Treasurer. This installation is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

      Alki Masonic Lodge is a West Seattle landmark, serving the community for over a century. West Seattlites may recognize Alki Lodge for its many philanthropic and community-based activities. Each year Alki Lodge gives several monetary awards for local high school scholars, and supports other local organizations like the Hi-Yu. Additionally, the Masonic Center is rented for many public and private events.

      The full list of officers includes: Senior Deacon, Jeffrey Tosh; Junior Deacon, Steven Slaughter; Senior Steward, Brian Winchester; Junior Steward, Larry West; Chaplain, Alan Sawyer; Marshal, Dan Winchester; Musican, Richard Moulden; and Tyler, Kent Evans.

      For more information, contact Martin Monk at 206-938-3554 or visit our website at Alki Masonic Lodge #152 | Free and Accepted Masons of Washington.

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      Alki Masonic Lodge Installation @ Alki Masonic Center
    9. Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
      6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

      Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

      Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

      Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark:

      Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!

      Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St..Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

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      Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
    10. SWTLC Winter Fest @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      At the Southwest Teen Life Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      Saturday December 20th
      7-10 pm

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      SWTLC Winter Fest @ Southwest Teen Life Center
    11. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    12. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  17. Dec
    21
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    3. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    4. Winter Solstice Sunset Watch @ Solstice Park
      3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

      Join West Seattle’s own Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen on Sunday, December 21st, 3:45-4:45 pm for a Winter Solstice Sunset Watch: sunset ~4:20 pm, solstice moment 3:03 pm (Solstice Park).

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      Winter Solstice Sunset Watch @ Solstice Park
    5. 5th Annual Christmas Light Run @ West Seattle Runner
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      December 21st Sunday 5:30 pm
      it’s that time of year again!! Come join us at West Seattle Runner for our 5th Annual Christmas Light Run. Get decked out in your antlers and Santa hats, bring your elves and do a leisurely 2-3 mile run/walk to view the Christmas lights of West Seattle. As always we will end at the Helmstetler Hacienda for the big extravaganza! Feel free to bring a canned food item for donation. We will serve Christmas cookies (probably not homemade) and hot chocolate and cider afterwards. Remember to wear lights to see the sidewalks and reflective gear so that cars can see you. We think battery operated christmas light strands do quite nicely for this purpose. Merry Christmas!!

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    6. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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  18. Dec
    22
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Teen Space presents: Art Extravanganza @ Delridge Library
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Delridge Library on Monday December 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm. Teen Space at the Delridge Branch is a time set aside just for teens to meet up and hang out. This month, join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts. For ages 12-18.

      Teen Space at the Delridge Branch is a time set aside just for teens ages 12-18 to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends — then make new friends!

      We’ll have snacks (a must), music, board games and supplies to do your homework. Plus, each month there will be a fun activity. We’re sure you’ll help us keep it interesting. Teen Space = a time for you to be creative and have fun, all for free.

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

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      Teen Space presents: Art Extravanganza @ Delridge Library
    3. Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing Monday Night Football on the big screen. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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      Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
    4. Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  19. Dec
    23
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    2. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    4. Blues To Do Christmas Party with Seth Freeman @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday December 23rd, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), it’s the Blues To Do Christmas Party with special guest Seth Freeman for the BLUES TO DO weekly live event.

      “The cool part is the shows are going to be recorded live for TV and the music streamed as it happens on the Internet.” More info on BLUES TO DO series here.

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    5. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  20. Dec
    24
    Wed
    2014

    1. West Seattle grocery stores open Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day 2014
      12:00 am – 11:45 pm

      Here are the West Seattle supermarkets’ plans for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day 2014:

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

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

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

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

      *Both local QFC stores will close at 6 pm Christmas Eve – some 7-4 on Christmas Day (QFC)

      *All three local Safeways (per recorded message on phone lines) will close 7 pm Christmas Eve and be open 8 am-5 pm Christmas Day

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      West Seattle grocery stores open Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day 2014
    2. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

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

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

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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  21. Dec
    26
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. SLHS Alumni Basketball Tournament @ Seattle Lutheran High School gymnasium
      4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      At Seattle Lutheran High School:

      Please join Saint Alumni for a Basketball Tournament Friday, December 26, 2014 in the SLHS Menashe Gymnasium. Registration and warm up begins at 3:00 pm, tournament begins at 4:00. We hope to have at least four men’s teams and two women’s teams with planned start time for tournament at 4:00. Championship game will begin at 8:00.

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      SLHS Alumni Basketball Tournament @ Seattle Lutheran High School gymnasium
    3. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
  22. Dec
    27
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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      Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
    3. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    6. Breakin’ Up Christmas Concert and Square Dance @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Saturday, December 27th, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:

      Breakin’ Up Christmas Concert and Square Dance
      featuring Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones from Galax, VA, with local support from Charmaine Slaven, Tony Mates, Catherine Alexander!

      There is a southern Appalachian tradition during the 12 days between December 25 and “Old Christmas” (January 5th) of having house parties and dances. Rugs are rolled back and the music and dancing continue in the wee hours, with revelers sometimes going house-to-house. More info about the tradition of “breaking up Christmas” in this article out of Galax, VA.

      We’re fortunate to be having masters of the old time music tradition, Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall, who live in Galax, Virginia will be passing through town during that time. Carl and Erynn will perform a concert before the dance, then will be joined by Tony Mates on bass, Catherine Alexander on guitar, and Charmaine Slaven who will teach and call the dances! No experience needed!

      No table seats for this show. General admission $10; seniors and students $8.
      $4 for children 12 and under.

      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.

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    7. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    8. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  23. Dec
    28
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    3. Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Coming up at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (WSB sponsor):

      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas – December 4–December 28, 2014

      Book by David Church and Jim Webber
      Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward

      Making spirits bright this holiday season is none other than Judy Garland, reveling in all things old Hollywood glam!

      “My goodness, I’m back home again. I’ve missed you all so much!”

      With spiked grog in hand, Judy welcomes her baggage-ridden celebrity stars – Bing Crosby, Liberace, Ethel Merman, Joan Crawford, Lillian Hellman, VP Richard Nixon, Punch, and a special dark guest – to her 1959 TV Christmas Special. Stylized zany camp is the wrappings on this gift of clever satire, endearing fun and wicked toe-tapping music!

      Performances: Opening Night Thursday December 4th; regular performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; additional performance Tuesday December 23rd.

      Tickets available online here.

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      Judy’s Scary Little Christmas @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
    4. Seahawks game viewing @ Various WS locations
      3:05 pm – 6:05 pm

      December 28th
      1:25 pm: The Seahawks versus the Rams

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 6451 California Ave SW
      The Bridge, 6301 California Ave SW
      The Westy, 7908 35th Ave SW

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      Seahawks game viewing @ Various WS locations
    5. Jay Cates’ Holiday Extravaganza Sing-A-Long Time @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents holiday cheer from West Seattle’s cream-of-the-crop musicians: Jay Cates’ Holiday Extravaganza Sing-A-Long Time on Sunday December 28th at 8 pm.

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      Jay Cates’ Holiday Extravaganza Sing-A-Long Time @ The Benbow Room
    6. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
  24. Dec
    29
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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      Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
    2. Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
      5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing Monday Night Football on the big screen. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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      Monday Night Football on the big screens @ Feedback Lounge
    3. Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      9:00 pm
      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  25. Dec
    30
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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      Book Reading Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    2. Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
      6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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      Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
    3. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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      Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
  26. Dec
    31
    Wed
    2014

    1. WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE AND/OR DAY
      12:00 am – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

      Admiral Bird:
      New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

      Admiral Benbow:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

      Alki Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 4 pm
      New Year’s Day: 8 am to 3 pm

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

      Bakery Nouveau:
      New Year’s Eve: open 9 am to approx 6 pm

      Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm

      Barnes and Noble Café:
      New Year’s Eve: open 6 am to 4 or 5 pm

      BE’s Restaurant:
      New Year’s Eve: open 7 am-3 pm
      New Year’s Day: open 7 am-3 pm

      Blackboard Bistro:
      New Year’s Eve: 3-course menu; reservations (206) 257-4832

      The Bridge:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
      New Year’s Day: open early for brunch at 9 am; close 2 am

      Cactus:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

      Cassis (WSB sponsor):
      New Year’s Eve: open 4 pm to 10 pm; special prix-fixe menu
      New Year’s Day: open 4 pm to 10 pm

      Celtic Swell:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am-2 am
      New Year’s Day: 11 am-2 am

      Chaco Canyon Organic Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm

      Chelan Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 7:30 pm
      New Year’s Day: 6 am to 7:30 pm

      Christo’s on Alki:
      New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 9 pm
      New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 11 pm

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

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

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

      Eats Market Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 8 pm
      New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 8 pm

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

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

      Endolyne Joe’s: (WSB sponsor)
      New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 10 pm
      New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

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

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):
      New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 2 am
      New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to 2 am

      Fiddlehead:
      New Year’s Eve: 9 am-2 pm
      New Year’s Day: 9 am-2 pm

      Firefly Café & Creperie:
      New Year’s Eve: 7:30 am to 2 pm
      New Year’s Day: 7:30 am to 2 pm

      Fresh Bistro:
      New Years Eve: 5 pm to 11 pm. 2 seatings, plated 5-6 course dinner. Bar open
      with HH drinks specials and normal bar menu.

      Freshy’s Coffee: Open
      New Year’s Eve: 8 am–4 pm
      New Year’s Day: 8 am–4 pm

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

      Great Harvest Bread Co.:
      New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 7 pm
      New Year’s Day: 6 am to 7 pm

      Greenbridge Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 8:00 am to 4 pm

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

      Highstrike Grill:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 1 am
      New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 1 am

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

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

      Kamei Japanese Restaurant:
      New Year’s Eve: Lunch 11 am-2:30 pm; Dinner 5:00 pm-9:30 pm

      KFC:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am-10 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11 am-10 pm

      Kokoras Greek Grill:
      New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to close

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

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

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

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

      Maharajah Cuisine of India:
      New Year’s Eve: 11:30 to midnight
      New Year’s Day: 11:30 to midnight

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

      Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor):
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11 am to 8 pm

      Mashiko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar:
      New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm, omakase menu, reservations required
      New Year’s Day: 5 pm to 9 pm

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

      Mawadda Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

      McDonald’s Admiral District:
      New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
      New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

      McDonald’s Morgan Junction:
      New Year’s Eve: 5:30 am to 10 pm
      New Year’s Day: 5:30 am to 10 pm

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

      New Teriyaki & Wok:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

      Nikko Teriyaki:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

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

      Pagliacci Pizza:
      New Year’s Eve: Pick-up 4 pm-11 pm, Delivery 5 pm–11 pm
      New Year’s Day: Pick-up 4 pm-11 pm, Delivery 5 pm–11 pm

      Pailin Thai Cuisine:
      New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 10 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to 10 pm

      Papa John’s Pizza:
      New Year’s Eve: Carry out 10 am-10 pm, delivery 10 am-11 pm
      New Year’s Day: Carry out 10 am-10 pm, delivery 10 am-11 pm

      Pearls Tea & Coffee:
      New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 3 pm

      Pecado Bueno:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
      New Year’s Day: 9 am (breakfast) to 10 pm

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

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

      Pepperdock:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

      Pho Aroma:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

      Phoenecia on Alki:
      New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm

      Pica Border Grill:
      New Year’s Eve: 11:30 to 4 pm

      Pizza Hut:
      New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 11 pm
      New Year’s Day:10:30 am to 11 pm

      Pizzeria 22:
      New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 9 pm
      New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 9 pm

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

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

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

      Saigon Boat Café:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7:30 pm

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 pm, dinner seatings 4-10:30 pm
      New Year’s Day: brunch 10 am to 3 pm

      Seattle Fish Company:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 3 pm

      Skylark Café & Club:
      New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 2 am
      New Year’s Day: (brunch) 9 am to 2 pm

      Subway (Jefferson Square):
      New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 9 pm
      New Year’s Day: 7 am to 9 pm

      Subway (Morgan Junction):
      New Year’s Eve: 8:30 am to midnight
      New Year’s Day: 8:30 am to midnight

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

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

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

      The Westy:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am-2 am
      New Year’s Day: 11 am-2 am

      Toshi’s Teriyaki:
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

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

      West 5 Lounge and Restaurant
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 1 am
      New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

      Young’s Restaurant:
      New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 4 pm

      Zeek’s Pizza (WSB sponsor)
      New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
      New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

      Zippy’s Giant Burgers:
      New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 9 pm

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

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

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

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

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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    3. New Year’s Walks: Let’s Go! @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Walk with us to bid adieu to 2014 and welcome 2015! It’s a great way to enjoy New Year’s Eve and Day, walking with family, friends and other kindred spirits. We’ll have 5 and 10 kilometer walks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, different routes each day. And there’ll be hot soup to chase away any chills. Walks start on New Year’s Eve anytime between 4 and 7 PM, and on New Year’s Day between 9 AM and 12 noon, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. No fee for the walks, which are noncompetitive.

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

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

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

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    4. New Year’s Eve at HPIC’s Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      At the Highland Park Improvement Club Wednesday, December 31st, doors open at 6 pm:

      Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the HPIC Corner Bar.

      Draft beer, wine and special cocktails. As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.

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

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

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

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    5. Sacred Hoop – New Year’s Eve Event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      New Year’s Eve event at the Duwamish Longhouse:

      An alternative to bass thumping parties and drugs and alcohol, you are invited to a more ceremonial approach to bringing in the New Year. We will have singers and dancers from many tribal nations, as well as artists from around the world. Native, Indigenous, First Nations, and Non-Native peoples are welcomed. Music, dancing, prayer, and more! We are in the planning stages of this event, details soon to follow. Everyone welcome to plan, create, and participate. No alcohol, no drugs event.

      Entry: $10-20 sliding scale

      Potluck!!! A wonderful offering from each person to our community. Note our system starting with the first letter of your last name.

      If the first letter of your last name starts with an A-H: Please bring something to drink and cups.

      If the first letter of your last name starts with an I-R: Please bring a main dish to eat, clearly labelled, and napkins or paper towels.

      If the first letter of your last name starts with S-Z: Please bring both sturdy plates and cutlery.

      Schedule:

      6pm-8pm Community potluck

      8pm- 11:55pm Native performances

      11:55-12pm Prayer

      After midnight to 1am Dancing!

      1am clean up (community help appreciated! ) and goodbyes

      Featuring performances by:

      Swil Kanim – Lummi Nation (Violinist, Storyteller)

      Paul Cheoketen Wagner – Wsaanich (Sanich) (Native Flute, Prayer, Storyteller

      Blake Whitewolf Shelafoe – drummer, singer

      Drum groups

      Dancers

      And more to come!

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    6. 6th Annual New Year’s Eve party w/the Off the Hook Band @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Off The Hook Band perform live for the 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Party at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Wednesday December 31st at 9:00 pm.

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      6th Annual New Year’s Eve party w/the Off the Hook Band @ Feedback Lounge
    7. Three Bad Jacks New Year’s Eve Extravaganza @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      It’s a rockin’ rockabilly 2015 with the Three Bad Jacks New Year’s Eve Extravaganza live at The Benbow Room on Wednesday December 31st. Also appearing: Hard Money Saints, and The Black Crabs.

      9 pm, $15

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  27. Jan
    1
    Thu
    2015

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

      Walk with us to bid adieu to 2014 and welcome 2015! It’s a great way to enjoy New Year’s Eve and Day, walking with family, friends and other kindred spirits. We’ll have 5 and 10 kilometer walks on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, different routes each day. And there’ll be hot soup to chase away any chills. Walks start on New Year’s Eve anytime between 4 and 7 PM, and on New Year’s Day between 9 AM and 12 noon, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle. No fee for the walks, which are noncompetitive.

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

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

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

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    2. West Seattle Polar Bear Swim 2015 at Alki
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      This starts from the sandy section of Alki, right across from Duke’s (58th/Alki) on January 1st, 2015. From longtime organizer Mark Ufkes:

      West Seattle Polar Bear Swim is on!

      2015, The year of the Sheep – a symbol pf peace, harmony, co-existence, and tranquility. A nurturing year, which the world can always use more of.

      The annual West Seattle Polar Bear swim starts at 10 am sharp on January 1 each year. Arrive a few minutes early.

      We line up all along the beach, have a count down, and at 10 am sharp, we hold hands and run into the water together. Each year, the swim gets bigger. Over 500 swimmers fanned out in a long line along the beach and joined us last year. It is a great way to wash away the complexities of the previous year, and celebrate the unlimited potential that awaits each of us in the new year. Year after year, Polar Bear swimmers declare that this ritual creates a sense of renewal, and helps make the new year be stronger and more positive.

      Traditionally, Duke’s restaurant generously provides free clam chowder and local families bring hot chocolate for the crowd. Afterwards, Alki beach is full of hundreds of smiling swimmers and their families and friends. Come join the fun. Do the West Seattle Polar Bear swim. You will have a great time!

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    3. 6th Annual ‘Kill Your Hangover” New Year’s celebration @ Feedback Lounge
      11:30 am – 11:45 pm

      All day at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor): The 6th Annual ‘Kill Your Hangover’ New Year’s celebration, 11:30 am to close.

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      6th Annual ‘Kill Your Hangover” New Year’s celebration @ Feedback Lounge
    4. First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

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      First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
  28. Jan
    2
    Fri
    2015

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
  29. Jan
    3
    Sat
    2015

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

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

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    2. Gains for Good Competition fundraiser @ CrossFit Loft
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      1st Annual Gains for Good Competition
      Hosted by CrossFit Loft

      Benefiting The Olson Family
      Announcing our first annual Gains for Good competition Hosted by Loft Nation. Please join us in our efforts to raise money to help offset costs for the Olson Family following Keith Olsonʼs logging accident. Event to include fitness competition and auction. All proceeds from the event will go to the Olsons. To donate directly to the Olsons, mail cash/checks made out to “Olson” directly to CrossFit LOFT or donate via PayPal to gainsforgood@gmail.com

      JOIN US
      Saturday, January 3, 2015
      CrossFit Loft

      Fitness Competition
      Throughout the day, we will be hosting a fitness competition that will include two partner WODs. During check-in on the day of the event, each person will be randomly assigned a partner
      within the same division (rx or scaled). Itʼs family friendly so minors can participate! All registrants will be assigned a check-in time via email prior to their heat. You can register the day of the competition, but we highly encourage registering early!

      Silent Auction
      We will host a Silent Auction to benefit the Olson Family from 10 am-4 pm day of Gains for
      Good. Come ready to bid on some amazing items, big and small! For donations, please
      contact us at gainsforgood@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

      GET MORE INFO
      Visit www.seattlegainsforgood.com

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      Gains for Good Competition fundraiser @ CrossFit Loft
    3. Holiday tree recycling event @ Alki Masonic Hall
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      This Saturday – Jan 3 – West Seattle Rainbow Assembly (IORG) will be holding a holiday tree recycling event at the Alki Masonic Hall from 10 am to 3 pm.

      Cash donations accepted. No tinsel or flocked trees accepted.

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      Holiday tree recycling event @ Alki Masonic Hall
    4. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    8. Games, Games, Games @ Admiral United Church of Christ
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Admiral United Church of Christ is hosting GAMES, GAMES, GAMES on the 1st Saturday of the next four months – December 6, 2014; January 3, 2015; February 7, 2015; and March 7, 2015. We’ll meet from about 2-5 pm.

      We’ll have games and some snacks available, including some games for children. Feel free to bring a game and a snack. Kids are welcome to come and play games, too, but we do not have child care available.

      Admiral UCC is located at 4320 SW Hill Street, set back from California Avenue SW at Hill Street behind the bus stop, about three blocks West of Admiral Way.

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    9. Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
      6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

      Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

      Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

      Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

      (Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
      reservations, Stewart may not show.

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      Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
    10. ‘Burlesque from Planet X’ @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Homewrecker and Atropa Productions in association with The Emerald City Beardos presents: Burlesque from Planet X! live at the Benbow Room Saturday, January 3rd at 8:00 pm. Atomic era scifi film themed burlesque, raffle, and all freestyle beard and moustache competition.

      Hosted by Quazie

      8pm, $15. VIP available, $25.

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    11. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    12. Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
      9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

      From the Seattle Aquarium:


      Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

      Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

      Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

      Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

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      Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
  30. Jan
    4
    Sun
    2015

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

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

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      West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    3. Jason Lerman, Evan Captain, Timothy Dunn perform @ The Benbow Room
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Benbow Sunday Nitecap presents Jason Lerman, Evan Captain, and Timothy Dunn. Hosted by Scott M.X. Turner on Sunday January 4th at 8 pm. Free!

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      Jason Lerman, Evan Captain, Timothy Dunn perform @ The Benbow Room
    4. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
  31. Jan
    5
    Mon
    2015

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

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

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

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

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      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  32. Jan
    6
    Tue
    2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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    3. West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

      On-going Series (every Tuesday evening)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Contact:
      For questions, please contact Ernestina Morris at 206-280-2231 or Susan
      Rosenberg at 720-300-8775 or email WestSeattleShambhala@gmail.com.

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

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      West Seattle Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    4. Blues To Do Live: 1st Anniversary Show @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      Tuesday January 6th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), it’s the First Anniversary Show presented by Thunder Road Guitars at the BLUES TO DO weekly live event.

      The cool part is the shows are going to be recorded live for TV and the music streamed as it happens on the Internet. More info on BLUES TO DO series here.

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      Blues To Do Live: 1st Anniversary Show @ Feedback Lounge
    5. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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      Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
  33. Jan
    7
    Wed
    2015

    1. Play & Learn for toddlers & preschoolers @ High Point Family Center
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Family, caregivers, friends, neighbors are welcome to bring their toddler and preschool age children to Play and Learn @ Neighborhood House Family Center: Come check out our beautiful facility with lots of fun toys for kids ages 0-5 to practice socialization skills and have a good time! Drop in – we’ll be here every Wednesday from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

      NOTE: Neighborhood House Family Center will be holding “Play and Learn” at Camp Long (5200 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126) on the following dates
      (Wednesday’s) from 11am-12:30. Join us for fun outdoor activities led by a
      Camp Long naturalist with your little ones!

      March 18th: “All Things Green”
      April 15th: “Terrific Trees in the Forest”
      May 20th: “Water Babies in Polliwog Pond”
      June 17th: “Thanks to our Sun”

      About Camp Long: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/camplong.htm

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    2. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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      Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
    3. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Games

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

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

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    4. Somali storytime @ High Point Library
      5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

      Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

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

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

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

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

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

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  34. Jan
    8
    Thu
    2015

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

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

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      West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    2. Kurt Lindsay performs @ Salty's on Alki
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Music

      Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) presents live music featuring acoustic hits with Kurt Lindsay.

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

      When: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

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    3. ‘Second Thursday OUT’ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Senior Center of West Seattle invites the LGBTQ community and their neighbors and friends to Second Thursday OUT on Thursday January 8th at 6:00 pm. For no-host happy hour followed by walk-to-dine at Lee’s Asian Restaurant

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

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

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

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  35. Jan
    9
    Fri
    2015

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Free Teen Art Program class @ High Point Community Center
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Every other Friday, 5:00–7:00 pm at the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      1/9, 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27
      5-7 pm

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    3. Movie Night at Alki @ Alki Community Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      Fridays January 9th – March 27th
      6:30 pm

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      6:30 pm
      Movie Night at Alki @ Alki Community Center
    4. Merchant Mariner, Trip Like Animals perform @ The Benbow Room
      9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Merchant Mariner, Trip Like Animals, Raven Marcus, and The Wampas perform live at The Benbow Room on Friday January 9th.

      9 pm, $5

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      Merchant Mariner, Trip Like Animals perform @ The Benbow Room
  36. Jan
    10
    Sat
    2015

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

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

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    2. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

      The Delridge Natural Area is just two blocks south of the Brandon Greenspace. It is a large area adjacent to Delridge Way. The site includes a very nice section of the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, a beaver dam and interesting views along the creek. This is a well used area and is easily accessible.

      Monthly on 2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Delridge Natural Area
      Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham

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    3. Northwest Montessori School open house
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      At the Northwest Montessori School:

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

      West Seattle – 7344 35th Ave SW

      For more information:206-524-4244 or 206-634-1347
      This is a parent-only event.

      www.northwestmontessori.org

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    4. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    8. NFL Playoffs viewing @ Feedback Lounge
      5:15 pm – 8:40 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) will be showing the NFL playoffs on the big screens. Welcome Seahawks fans!

      HAPPY HOUR
      $3 – $6 FOOD
      4 pm-6 pm
      10 pm-Mid

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    9. Microsoft Word 2013 help @ High Point Library
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Polish your word processing skills and learn how to open Microsoft (MS) Word, navigate its options, use basic functions and features, and how to create letters and simple documents at the High Point Library Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 6 – 7:30 pm.

      Registration is required.

      Learn how to use the copy and paste function, set font type and size, and how to add images into a document to express an idea and improve the look of your documents. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a mouse.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Registration is required phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

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    10. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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    11. Vanowen album release show @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Vanowen performs live to celebrate the release of their new album, Saturday January 10th at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor).

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  37. Jan
    11
    Sun
    2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday, January 11, 2015, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

      Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring music for oboe, mezzo-soprano and piano.

      Gail Perstein, oboe
      Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano
      Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

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

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

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    4. Carl Tosten performs @ Locöl Barley & Vine
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Carl Tosten, singer/songwriter, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist —and West Seattle resident— plays at Locöl on Sunday, January 11th at 6:30 pm.

      Carl has 5 CDs of original music, and has played concerts, festivals and house concerts around the country, including 2 appearances on Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night. He currently tours the US as a clinician for Yamaha Guitars. More information at www.carltosten.com.

      Ages 21+ are welcome.

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    5. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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  38. Jan
    12
    Mon
    2015

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

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

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    2. Pre-School Art & Block @ High Point Family Center
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Family, caregivers, friends, neighbors are welcome to bring their toddler and preschool age children to Pre-School Art and Block at High Point Neighborhood House Family Center: Free art activities for children ages 0-5. Every Monday from 11:00 am–12:30 pm. Special guest, Nathalie Glems, Children’s Librarian, joins us every 1st Monday of the month for art, stories, and songs.

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    3. Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for 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 care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 1:30–3:00 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, East Dining Room, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Contact facilitator
      Martha Smith at 206.937.3701 x 28578 for details.

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

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

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

      Mondays/Tuesdays 4-7:30 pm
      Wednesdays/Thursdays 4–5:30 pm

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

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

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    5. The 6th Annual Preschool Fair @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The 6th Annual Preschool Fair hosted by the West Seattle Preschool Association is planned for Monday, January 12th from 5:30-7:30 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

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

      Please check our website frequently as information will be added as we receive it and schools attending will be listed.

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

      Free ESL Classes at High Point Neighborhood House Family Center: Free classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Please join us on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for English Language skill building.

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    7. North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

      Now meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, room 103 – The North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting happens on the 2nd Monday of each month 6:30 PM – 7:45 pm. Get the agenda at ndnc.org.

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    8. “Crash Course in Judaism” series begins
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      5 Mondays January 12th – February 9th 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
      at The West Seattle Torah Learning Center

      Belief in God, Jewish Observance, The Sabbath, Prayer, Sexuality. This highly acclaimed series guarantees to give you the basic understanding of the concepts and ideals that our 3000 year tradition contains.

      This Crash Course is being offered FREE! by The West Seattle TLC in conjunction with the National Jewish Outreach Program.

      For more information, contact Rabbi David at 206-369-1215

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    9. La Leche League meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Every 2nd Monday of the month from 7 pm-8:30 pm

      La Leche League Meetings at High Point Neighborhood House: Breast feeding support group for new moms (partners welcome). Please join us every 2nd Monday from 7pm-8:30pm to meet with other new moms to ask questions and talk.

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

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

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      Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
  39. Jan
    13
    Tue
    2015

    1. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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

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

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

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

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    2. West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      West Seattle Community Orchestras rehearse weekly and welcome new members – students and adults – at any time. More information and registration/sign up links here.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

      Develop your musical skills as West Seattle Community Orchestras expands your opportunities for the fall session. There is a group for just about everyone!

      *NEW!* Wind Symphony (concert band) for students and adults, 6+ years’experience on woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Particularly in demand for this new group are trumpets, baritones, trombones, tubas, and saxophones.

      The group will be playing classic wind band/concert band favorites including Liberty Bell March, Flourish for Wind Band, and Overture for Winds.

      *NEW!* Student Beginning Strings Ensemble for students (3rd -12th) in first year of school participation or private lessons. This ensemble will enhance the learning students are already receiving in a fun, encouraging atmosphere.

      Debut Orchestra for students and adults early in their musical education

      Intermediate Orchestra for students and adults playing at approximately Middle School or early High School level

      Symphony Orchestra for students and adults ready for standard orchestra

      Highlights for this fall include a side-by-side Community Concert with the Seattle Symphony at Chief Sealth International High School on Friday, October 17th, and performing at the Fauntleroy Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19th.

      Adults can join the fun, too, whether brand new beginners or those looking to rejuvenate skills! Here is the opportunity to catch up with the kids in supportive, fun classes:

      Adult Beginning Strings Class for violin, viola, cello, and bass

      Adult Beginning Winds and Percussion Band Class for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, trumpet, baritone, tuba, drums, and percussion

      Students participate free of charge in WSCO groups! Please check the website for adult fees. West Seattle Community Orchestras has been offering students and adults in the West Seattle area opportunities to play and perform great music for more than 10 years. Professional string coaches are supported through a partnership with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and made possible with a Youth Arts Grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

      Our annual Fall concerts are scheduled for December, also at Chief Sealth High School.

      All rehearsals and classes begin on Tuesday, October 7th; register now on the website at WSCOrchestras.org. For more information check the website, email info@WSCOrchestras.org or phone 206-484-9110.

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      West Seattle Community Orchestras’ weekly rehearsals @ Chief Sealth International High School
    3. Hope Lutheran preschool open house
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hope Lutheran School is hosting their preschool open house on January 13th, 2015, at 6:30–8:00 pm.

      Hope Lutheran preschool offers three different preschool classes, as well as a licensed extended day option. We invite you to consider our preschool as a place for your children to learn and thrive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    5. Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Admiral Neighborhood Association:

      We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Sanctuary at Admiral from 7 – 8:30 PM. Join us for our next meeting, all are welcome!

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    6. Fauntleroy Community Association meeting @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      All Fauntleroy Community Association (FCA) business meetings are open to any resident. Meetings are held monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month (except August and December), 7 pm in the boardroom at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center. For agenda information, contact President Mike Dey at msdey50@aol.com or 206-661-0673.

      Find out more about FCA at its official website, or via its Facebook page.

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    7. Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Date: Tuesdays, January 6, 13 and 27
      Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
      Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
      Sponsored by King County Bar Association
      Cost: Free

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    8. Basketball: Chief Sealth Boys Varsity vs. Franklin @ Chief Sealth International High School
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm: Basketball – Boys Varsity Game vs. Franklin at Chief Sealth High School.

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      Basketball: Chief Sealth Boys Varsity vs. Franklin @ Chief Sealth International High School
    9. Blues To Do Live: Tweet & The Tom-Cats @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday January 13th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):
      Blues To Do Live features Tweet & the Tom-Cats.

      There is a lot of natural talent in Tweety & The Tom-Cats, which features Gina “Tweety” Holloway on sax and vocals. Tweey’s voice is rich and dynamic with gospel influences, which translates to her sweet tenor saxophone tone as well. With big band in her background, Tweety powers the Tom-Cats with soulful solos which has led to her opening for Elvin Bishop and Big Brother & The Holding Company, among others. On guitar and vocals, George Michael vamps on everything from Van Morrison to Van Halen and has opened for Shania Twain, Average White Band, Brooks & Dunn and more. Also a native of Chicago, Tom Austin mixes rhythmic stability with harmonic blend on his four and five stringed basses.

      “The cool part is the shows are going to be recorded live for TV – and the music streamed as it happens on the Internet.” More info on BLUES TO DO series here.

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    10. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  40. Jan
    14
    Wed
    2015

    1. Play & Learn for toddlers & preschoolers @ High Point Family Center
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Family, caregivers, friends, neighbors are welcome to bring their toddler and preschool age children to Play and Learn @ Neighborhood House Family Center: Come check out our beautiful facility with lots of fun toys for kids ages 0-5 to practice socialization skills and have a good time! Drop in – we’ll be here every Wednesday from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

      NOTE: Neighborhood House Family Center will be holding “Play and Learn” at Camp Long (5200 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126) on the following dates
      (Wednesday’s) from 11am-12:30. Join us for fun outdoor activities led by a
      Camp Long naturalist with your little ones!

      March 18th: “All Things Green”
      April 15th: “Terrific Trees in the Forest”
      May 20th: “Water Babies in Polliwog Pond”
      June 17th: “Thanks to our Sun”

      About Camp Long: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/camplong.htm

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    2. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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

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

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

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    4. American Legion Post 160 meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
      What: General Meeting
      When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm (1800hrs)
      Where: 3618 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98126

      The American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle has served veterans and the community since 1922. Membership is open to all of those who served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces. Contact us at: 206-932-9696 or wslegion160@gmail.com.

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    5. Lafayette Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Parents or guardians who will have a kindergartener at Lafayette Elementary School during school year are invited to attend the Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting (K Team Led)

      January 14, 2015
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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    6. West Seattle Hack Night #2 @ West Seattle Office Junction
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Happening at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor):

      The Office Junction will be hosting a FREE computer/coder hack night on Wednesday, January 14th from 6:30-9:00. Snacks and beverages provided. The agenda for the evening will be open – with the goal of fielding participants to learn what kind of applications they are working on so that we can tailor a future class with more focus.

      RSVP here.

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

      Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game, Chief Sealth vs. Franklin at Chief Sealth High School.

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    8. Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Cleveland @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. Cleveland at West Seattle High School.

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

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

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

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

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

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  41. Jan
    15
    Thu
    2015

    1. Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn
      Thursdays, January 15
      Thursdays, February 5 & 19
      Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

      FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

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

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

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    3. Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
      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.

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      Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
    4. Free Health talk: Healthy Mind & Body @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Free Health talk Healthy Mind & Body Thursday Jan 15th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Chaco Canyon Organic Café.

      Each speaker will talk for 15 min about area of expertise. PJ Glassey from XGym, Acacia from Cloud 9 Nutrition, and Jeff Jolly from Take Shape for Life.

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      Free Health talk: Healthy Mind & Body @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
    5. WSCC’s After Hours at RE/MAX Junction @ RE/MAX Junction
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      From the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce:

      Date: January 15, 2015
      5:30 pm–7:30 pm

      It’s 2015! Time to crank up the energy and hit the ground running by getting better acquainted with our business partners in the community. Come join us at our monthly “After Hours” event @ RE/MAX Junction. It will be a fun evening of networking for all.

      The first After Hours of 2015 is hosted by:

      Linda Cox, RE/MAX Junction,
      Evie Knoke and Jeanne Sickel of Home Street Bank, and
      Kiwanis of West Seattle – Mike LaFranchi, President.

      Kiwanis is celebrating 100 years of service world wide – and 86 years in West Seattle this year. (Kiwanis was founded in 1929 in West Seattle.)

      Fees/Admission:
      Complimentary to Members of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

      Not a member? Interested in becoming a member? Contact Lynn Dennis by email today: lynn@wschamber.com.

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    6. Meeting: EPA’s final “Record of Decision” for the Duwamish River @ South Park Neighborhood Center
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

      The EPA’s final “Record of Decision” for the Duwamish River has been released! Read it here.

      In January 2015, there will be multiple opportunities to learn about the Record of Decision:

      January 6, 10:30am to 12pm at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave – Lower Duwamish Waterway Technical Update Meeting hosted by the EPA

      January 15, 6 pm at South Park Neighborhood Center, 8201 10th Ave S – Technical Overview Meeting with Peter deFur hosted by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG

      January 21, TBD at Concord Elementary School Gymnasium – Community Open House hosted by the EPA. Childcare and translation available! Learn more here

      January 28, TBD in Georgetown – Community Open House hosted by the EPA. More information coming soon.

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    7. “MELT” Art exhibition opening reception @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      on January 15th 2015, there will be an opening reception for art exhibition titled MELT, curated by Hami Bahadori at the YoungsTown Cultural Arts Center. The show will consist of Paintings, Photographs, installation, Video and other mediums.

      Works of Local and international artist from will be presented at the opening night. featured artists: Matt Bell – Mia Bian – Alex Boeschenstein – Max Cleary – Jueqian Fang – Kori Kori – Mario Lemafa – Katy Lester – Justen Waterhouse Hami Bahadori.

      The exhibition will be run January 15th to March 15th, 2015, and is free to public.

      “MELT is a visual art exhibition consists of works of local and international artists. All the artists presented in the exhibition have been somehow associated with University of Washington School of Art in the past but the exhibition was made possible independently from School of Art. These professional artists have been working on this show since June of 2014 and the entire art pieces shown in the exhibition was made specifically for the space (Youngstown Cultural Arts Center). The show is an opportunity to engage youth with art or science as well as a response to current educational issues. The inspiration for the exhibition came from the amazing historical aspect of the space and it’s diverse and democratic background. MELT is a direct response to the contemporary issues surrounding youth, childhood and education.The opening night of exhibition on January 15th would be a special opportunity to witness the collaboration of the at the location from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.”

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      “MELT” Art exhibition opening reception @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    8. Chief Sealth HS’s FAFSA Night @ Chief Sealth International High School
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      College Goal Washington Financial Aid Event for Seniors

      1/15/2015 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
      Chief Sealth International High School

      Seattle Public Schools invites all seniors to attend one of the many College Goal Washington Financial Aid Nights happening in January. Financial aid experts and trained volunteers will be on hand at each event to walk students through the FAFSA process. The FAFSA is the first step in accessing college financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants and loans. College Bound Scholarship seniors must complete their FAFSA by February 1st in order to meet the priority funding date.

      Contact: Krista Rillo
      College Bound Scholarship Counselor
      Seattle Public Schools
      206.252.0075
      klrillo@seattleschools.org

      Road Map to College website

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      Chief Sealth HS’s FAFSA Night @ Chief Sealth International High School
    9. Dave Ramsey’s ‘Financial Peace University’ info session @ Hope Lutheran Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: FYI

      Nationally known Financial Peace University (FPU) is being hosted by Hope Lutheran Church of West Seattle and is open to the public.

      A free information session will be held on Thursday, January 15th, at 7:00 pm. Class begins on Thursday January 22, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The class will be lead by Larry Koltz (206-932-8036; llkoltz@aol.com ) and Delores Kannas (206-937-6549; deloresk@uw.edu ).

      The class will meet weekly for 9 weeks. FPU, Dave Ramsey’s personal money management class, teaches practical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

      We encourage you to register online to obtain course kit materials and a membership number that will allow you to access the Financial Peace website with additional resources. The kit has a workbook that you will need to bring to every class meeting.

      Class registration: The cost will be $102.30 after shipping for course materials and FPU online membership

      (click on this link below to register and watch a class preview video)
      http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/24632/class/268810

      Class Location: Hope Lutheran Church, 4456 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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    10. Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

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  42. Jan
    16
    Fri
    2015

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Teen Space presents: Design Challenge I @ Southwest Library
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      Come to the Southwest Branch Library for Teen Space: Design Challenge I

      Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:30–5 pm

      Need a space to be creative and have fun? This month your teen volunteers challenge you to design and build a structure that that won’t collapse under pressure.

      Teen Space at the Southwest Branch is a time set aside just for teens ages 12-18 to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends — then make new friends!

      We’ll have snacks (a must), music, board games and supplies to do your homework. Come ready to use your engineering skills and creativity in this teen-designed program.

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

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    3. Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Bainbridge @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

      Friday January 16th at 6:15 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. Bainbridge at West Seattle High School.

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      Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Bainbridge @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
    4. Movie Night at Alki @ Alki Community Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      Fridays January 9th – March 27th
      6:30 pm

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    5. Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Bainbridge @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Friday, January 16th at 8:00 pm: Basketball – Boys Varsity Game vs. Bainbridge at West Seattle High School.

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      Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Bainbridge @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
  43. Jan
    17
    Sat
    2015

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

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

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    2. The Cove School Open House
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      The Cove School is holding an Open House on January 17th at 9:30 am:

      We believe in a brighter future.
      We believe each child has a unique contribution to make.
      We believe in gratitude + presence + creativity.
      We believe that kind, engaged, authentic children grow into amazing adults – who will build that brighter future. We show your children the importance of purpose and intent, innovation and creativity along with compassion (for self and others). We support these beliefs by focusing on social emotional learning and guiding children with mindfulness.

      OPEN HOUSE – January 17th
      An invitation to see if our program is the right fit for you family! On January 17th from 9:30-11 am.

      Please register at
      https://thecoveschool.wufoo.com/forms/2014-2015-open-houses/

      Open houses start promptly at 9:30 am and are for adults only. We are unable to provide child care at this time. We begin with a brief overview of the program with time for Q&A afterwards.

      You can also meet us at the West Seattle Preschool Fair on Monday, January 12th. Check out www.westseattlepreschoolassociation.com for more details.

      Programs available for September
      Morning and afternoon Preschool and Pre-K (5 days, MWF option OR T/Th
      option)
      Morning only Junior K (Monday through Friday only 8:30-12:30)
      Afternoon PreK/JrK and Forest Kindergarten

      Programs available NOW – ages 3.2 and up
      MWF, T/Th and 5 day morning Preschool and Pre-K

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

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    3. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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      Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
    4. Cometa Playschool open house
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm


      COMETA Playschool is a Spanish language and cultural experience for children ages 2.5 years old through pre-K. Our program is designed to inspire children to learn Spanish through play, music, artistic expression and more!

      We are having an open house for families to meet our teachers and check out our space and curriculum.Come join us this Saturday, January 17th, 10 am to 12 noon at our West Seattle location – 4402 SW Walker Street, Seattle. Children are welcome to attend. For more information please visit COMETA SEATTLE or email us at info@cometaseattle.com

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    5. MLK Teen March @ Hiawatha Community Center
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      MLK TEEN MARCH
      Ages 13 -19
      Celebrate the life of Dr. King. Proudly march the streets from MLK Park to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. Inspirational guest speakers, focus group sessions and plenty of food for all. Please send emails to John.Hasslinger@Seattle.gov
      to reserve a seat in our City vans.

      Bus leaves Hiawatha Community Center at 11 am
      Saturday January 17th

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    6. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    10. The Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita @ Alki Beach Park
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita, a Southern Resident Killer Whale who has been in captivity for 44 years, will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Alki Beach Park. Participants will gather at 1:00 p.m. at the Statue of Liberty Plaza, at the intersection of Alki Ave S.W. and 61st Ave. S.W., with the march beginning at 1:15 p.m.

      The public is invited to this peaceful demonstration of our support for Lolita, and our hope that she will be allowed to retire and return to her home in the Salish Sea. The theme of the march is “She’s there now, but she belongs here.” We will walk approximately one mile along the accessible pedestrian pathway; signs are welcome.

      This grassroots march is being held in conjunction with the Miracle March for Lolita at the Miami SeaQuarium in Miami, Florida, where Lolita currently performs. Over 1000 people from around the world are expected to demonstrate in support of Lolita in Miami, as well as at marches in San Diego, Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Germany and the UK. These events are in anticipation of the National Atmospheric and Aviation Administration’s decision on how the Endangered Species Act should apply to Lolita, which is due at the end of the month.

      http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022749958_lolitaxml.html

      More information on the Seattle event:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/824071510970187

      More information on the Miracle March for Lolita in Miami:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/541665699295430

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      The Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita @ Alki Beach Park
    11. Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
      6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

      Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

      Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

      Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

      Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

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    12. Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Pre-Game Bonfire Rally @ Alki Beach
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Pre-Game Bonfire Rally at Alki Beach
      Saturday, January 17th
      7:00pm – 11:00pm

      Huge bonfire the night before the big game that sends us back to the Super Bowl. Let’s party and have a great time. Event will be happening rain or shine. Come on out to the beach! Bring beverages and firewood.

      Facebook event page here.

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      Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Pre-Game Bonfire Rally @ Alki Beach
    13. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    14. Rebel Belly Dance Troupe performs @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      Rebel Belly Dance Troupe performs live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:00 pm, Saturday January 17th.

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      Rebel Belly Dance Troupe performs @ Feedback Lounge
  44. Jan
    18
    Sun
    2015

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

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

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    2. Lincoln Park TLC work party
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      More info on the March 15th work party here.

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

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

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

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

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    4. NFL Playoffs viewing @ Various WS locations
      12:00 pm – 3:20 pm
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      Categories: Sports

      Watch the NFL playoffs game on the local big screens January 18th, Seattle Seahawks versus Green Bay Packers, kickoff at 12:05 pm.

      Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor)
      The Bridge, 6301 California Ave SW
      The Westy, 7908 35th Ave SW

      (If your establishment is showing the game, please contact us and we’ll add it to the list above.)

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    5. Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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  45. Jan
    19
    Mon
    2015

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

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

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    2. Pre-School Art & Block @ High Point Family Center
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Family, caregivers, friends, neighbors are welcome to bring their toddler and preschool age children to Pre-School Art and Block at High Point Neighborhood House Family Center: Free art activities for children ages 0-5. Every Monday from 11:00 am–12:30 pm. Special guest, Nathalie Glems, Children’s Librarian, joins us every 1st Monday of the month for art, stories, and songs.

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

      Free ESL Classes at High Point Neighborhood House Family Center: Free classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Please join us on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for English Language skill building.

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    4. SWS Membership Meeting – with Dessert! @ C & P Coffee Company
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Sustainable West Seattle invites you to join us for dessert as part of our annual membership meeting at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Monday January 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm.

      Dessert is hosted by the current 2014 SWS board. We will review last year’s SWS activities, projects and events and look ahead to 2015 including nomination of new board members.

      A new benefit of becoming a member of Sustainable West Seattle for 2015 will be a membership discount from local businesses. A growing number of Green Businesses are offering this membership discount in support of Sustainable West Seattle and to promote shop local. Some notable longtime West Seattle Businesses that have already signed up include The Husky Deli, Zebra Copy and Print and Alki Bike and Board.

      You can become a member of Sustainable West Seattle at their annual membership meeting Monday, January 19th as a part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

      On the National Day of Service start the New Year off by donating some time to Sustainable West Seattle (SWS), the organization spearheading West Seattle’s effort to provide alternatives to globalization and planet exploitation. SWS is looking for new members and board members for 2015′s “projects of hope”! Here is your chance to influence the shape of your sustainable community and local projects.

      Meeting Includes:
      –Review of Projects & Events in 2014
      –Look Forward & Idea Sharing for Focus of 2015
      –Prospective Board Candidates
      – Attendees for consideration by Incoming 2015 Board will share their ideas for, and what they can contribute to, SWS
      –SWS Members at large and interested participants (not SWS member) share ideas for local West Seattle efforts and to help SWS as an organization
      –Dessert is provided by the current 2014 SWS Board

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

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

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  46. Jan
    20
    Tue
    2015

    1. Free Workshop: ‘What Piece of the Puzzle Are You?’ @ High Point Library
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      What Piece of the Puzzle Are You? Five Steps to Your Right Livelihood!

      This workshop will help you see that by going for what you really want, what you’re passionate about and already skilled in, you can have greater success. Whether it’s a job or more customers… your success is closer and easier than you think.

      FREE EVENT
      https://lkb-puzzle-1501.eventbrite.com

      When: Tuesday, January 20th at 2:30–4:00 pm
      Where: Highpoint Branch Seattle Public Library

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    2. Homework help @ High Point Library
      4:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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

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

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

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

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    3. Cocktail class @ Salty's on Alki
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      At Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

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

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

      COCKTAIL CLASS — SALTY’S ON ALKI
      Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

      Griffin teaches you the right glassware for sugar or salt rims and how to layer flavors. He discusses the inspiration behind Salty’s on Alki’s most popular cocktails including a brief history behind each. Receive your own personal shaker! Appetizers are presented by Chef Paolo Carey-DiGregorio. Here’s your menu:

      Cocktail #1 — Emerald Haze
      aviation gin, green chartreuse, basil, lime yuzu bitters

      Cocktail #2 — Whiskey Fig Fashioned
      infused early times whiskey, southern comfort, dry orange soda, orange bitters

      Appetizers
      forged mushroom tartlet, coconut-flaked black tiger prawns, seared duck breast, italian white bean hummus and baked brie in crispy dough

      Cocktail #3 — Sparkling Mai Tai
      bacardi rum, champagne, pineapple, orange and lime juices, orgeat syrup

      Cocktail #4 — Coffee Alki
      bailey’s irish cream, amaretto, kahlua and coffee with whipped cream, cinnamon-sugar rimmed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
    5. WSHS’s FAFSA Completion Night @ West Seattle High School
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      FAFSA Completion Night: Tuesday, January 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. All WSHS seniors and their parents are invited to an open workshop to assist with completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Labs will be open from 6:30-8:30pm and we will have volunteers on hand to help.

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    6. Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
      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

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  47. Jan
    21
    Wed
    2015

    1. Play & Learn for toddlers & preschoolers @ High Point Family Center
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Family, caregivers, friends, neighbors are welcome to bring their toddler and preschool age children to Play and Learn @ Neighborhood House Family Center: Come check out our beautiful facility with lots of fun toys for kids ages 0-5 to practice socialization skills and have a good time! Drop in – we’ll be here every Wednesday from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

      NOTE: Neighborhood House Family Center will be holding “Play and Learn” at Camp Long (5200 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126) on the following dates
      (Wednesday’s) from 11am-12:30. Join us for fun outdoor activities led by a
      Camp Long naturalist with your little ones!

      March 18th: “All Things Green”
      April 15th: “Terrific Trees in the Forest”
      May 20th: “Water Babies in Polliwog Pond”
      June 17th: “Thanks to our Sun”

      About Camp Long: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/camplong.htm

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    2. Spanish Story Time @ Three Little Birds
      11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      From Jennifer Young at Three Little Birds:

      We hear you loud and clear! We are bringing Spanish Story Time back every Wednesday starting January 21st at 11:15 am! Claudina or Angelie will be leading these classes and can’t wait to see esas caras preciosas! (those precious faces!)

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    3. Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Join us! Early Days is a drop-in support group for expectant parents and those with babies up to 1 year. We meet 12-2 pm every Wednesday at Limber Yoga in West Seattle. Come find support, camaraderie and fresh ideas for your parenting journey! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away.

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

      Early Days is affiliated with Postpartum Support International of WA.

      Contact Early Days at (425)-253-2355, earlydaysWS@gmail.com or through our
      Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlydaysWS.

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      Early Days drop-in support group @ Limber Yoga
    4. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Games

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

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

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      American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
    5. Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

      “There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

      Thank you,

      Joel
      Support Group Facilitator

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

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

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

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      Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
    7. Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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      Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
  48. Jan
    22
    Thu
    2015

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

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

      Kindergarten Classroom Visits (RESERVATION IS REQUIRED)
      January 22, 2015
      10:00 am to 11:00 am

      January 29, 2015
      1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

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      Lafayette Elementary School Kindergarten Tours
    2. West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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    3. Bread Baking Workshop: Brioche Rolls @ Delridge Community Center
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      Love brioche but never able to eat the whole loaf? Looking for something fun to make with your kids that is quick and easy? Come learn how to make brioche style rolls to accompany any tasty dinner. Stay and learn to make pull apart, also known as monkey bread, that will wow you with how simple it is to make, but how tasty and most of all fun it is to eat. We will learn several different ways to flavor it as well.

      Thursday January 22nd
      5:30-8 pm
      $30

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      Bread Baking Workshop: Brioche Rolls @ Delridge Community Center
    4. WSHS’s Post High School Planning Night @ West Seattle High School
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Post High School Planning Night: Thursday, January 22nd 6:00-8:30 pm.
      10th and 11th grade WSHS students and their families. This is an evening
      of workshops to help students plan for life after high school. We will
      have representatives from two and four year schools, tech programs and
      other community resources to assist students and families with planning.
      If you have any questions, please see Ms. Vanselow or Ms. Filippelli.

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      WSHS’s Post High School Planning Night @ West Seattle High School
  49. Jan
    23
    Fri
    2015

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Free Teen Art Program class @ High Point Community Center
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Every other Friday, 5:00–7:00 pm at the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      1/9, 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27
      5-7 pm

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      Free Teen Art Program class @ High Point Community Center
    3. Basketball: Chief Sealth Girls Varsity vs. Lakeside @ Chief Sealth High School
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Friday January 23rd at 6:30 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. Lakeside, at Chief Sealth International High School.

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    4. Basketball: WSHS Girls Varsity vs. Ballard @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Friday January 23rd at 6:30 pm: Basketball – Girls Varsity Game vs. Ballard at West Seattle High School.

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    5. Movie Night at Alki @ Alki Community Center
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Alki Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

      Fridays January 9th – March 27th
      6:30 pm

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      Movie Night at Alki @ Alki Community Center
    6. Basketball: WSHS Boys Varsity vs. Ballard @ West Seattle High School Gymnasium
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Friday January 23rd at 8:00 pm: Basketball – Boys Varsity Game vs. Ballard at West Seattle High School.

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  50. Jan
    24
    Sat
    2015

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

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

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    2. Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

      Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
      Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

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

      FREE!

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

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      Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
    3. Duwamish Longhouse: 6th Anniversary Celebration
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 24th, 10 am-5 pm
      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      Open house, concert & reception. Celebrate the heritage of Greater Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Open house, 10-5, visit exhibit areas and art gallery. Festivities include: 11 am Film–Princess Angeline, 12 pm Film–Chief Seattle’s Speech. 1-2 pm Artist Reception– Roger Fernandes: Proof of Spirit. New works by master Salish artist & storyteller reflect on local native culture & beliefs. 2 pm Concert– the Duwamish story “How Stinging Nettles Saved the Duwamish People” by Roger Fernandes. Duwamish Heritage Group will invite friends to join in song and dance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1550433678530150

      It is the 6th Anniversary of the building of the first Duwamish Longhouse since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses. Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held.

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

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      Duwamish Longhouse: 6th Anniversary Celebration
    4. RainWise Garden Party @ Southwest Library
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      RainWise will host a garden party on Saturday, January 24, at 10 am at the Southwest Library.

      Rain Garden and Cistern informational gathering!
      Saturday, January 24th from 10am-12 pm at the Southwest Library

      Celebrate winter at a festive rain garden party. Drink cocoa & coffee while eating pastries and dreaming about sunshine and gardening with your neighbors! Your yard can be a beautiful solution to keep Puget Sound clean!

      RainWise is a rebate program offered by Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division. It helps pay to install rain water cisterns and/or rain gardens on private properties in Seattle to reduce the polluted runoff going into the combined sewer system.

      Saturday’s event will include a brief presentation about how you can protect Puget Sound with a RainWise project, hear from contractors, rain garden experts and neighbors who have completed the process. This is a great chance to learn all the details of the rebate, meet contractors ready to install the gardens and learn from neighbors who already have gardens!

      Visit https://rainwise.seattle.gov to learn if your property is eligible. For event questions, contact Sonja Sivesind at sonjajosund@gmail.com or 206-678-2604.

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    5. Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

      Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
      At Lincoln Park

      Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

      FREE!

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

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      Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
    6. Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
      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!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    10. EQ Fitness open house @ EQ Fitness
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      EQ Fitness (WSB sponsor) is holding an open house on Saturday, January 24th, 1–3 pm:

      We’re having an open house on Saturday, January 24th 1 pm to 3 pm with food, drinks and demos of TRX, aerial yoga and new booty barre.

      Here’s the Facebook invite
      https://www.facebook.com/EquilibriumFitnessLlc/events

      We’re also collecting shoes again all through the month of January for the homeless who are in desperate need of durable foot ware during the winter months.

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    11. Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
      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!!

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      Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
    12. The Groove Surfers perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      The Groove Surfers perform live at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 9:00 pm, Saturday January 24th.

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      The Groove Surfers perform @ Feedback Lounge
  51. Jan
    25
    Sun
    2015

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

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

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    2. Our Lady of Guadalupe School open house & Science Fair
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Our Lady of Guadalupe School Open House and Middle School Science Fair

      Sunday, January 25th, 2015
      Tours 9:00 am–1:00 pm
      Visit with Teachers, Parents and Students

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

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

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      Our Lady of Guadalupe School open house & Science Fair
    3. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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    4. Biochar class @ West Seattle Nursery
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      At the West Seattle Nursery:

      January 25, 1-3 pm
      Biochar class: learn the basics of using and making biochar
      $10

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    5. Free Drop-Off Tax Help @ High Point Library
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      At the High Point Library:

      The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week.

      This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns.

      IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.

      Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis.

      Required Documents
      To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:
      - Social Security Card
      - Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
      - Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an “A”)
      - Official documents on S