West Seattle Event Calendar

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

Dec
11
Sun
2016
Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

St. Nicholas Faire @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

St. Nicholas Faire fundraising event at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle:

The 8th annual fund raiser, the St. Nicholas Faire, is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community.

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

WHAT: ST NICHOLAS FAIRE
WHEN: 4:30pm to 7:30pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
INFO? (206)-935-6530, www.flcws.org
WHY? To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and Helpline
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member.
OR: If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family

Free Concert: South Seattle College Community Choir @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

South Seattle College* Community Choir, with string trio and piano, will perform a free concert of holiday music. 7 pm December 11th at Fauntleroy Church.

*South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Gungor Acoustic Christmas Show @ Hope Lutheran Church
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Gungor Acoustic Christmas Show
at Hope Lutheran Church
December 11 @ 8:00 pm
$18 General Admission

More info: http://hopeseattle.org/event/895199-2016-12-11-gungor-acoustic-christmas-concert/
Link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gungor-acoustic-christmas-tickets-29191971974

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and AARP are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service through mid-April at 12 locations of the Seattle Public Library. Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.

Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at Delridge Library on Mondays, 2-7 p.m. through April 10. There is no tax help on Feb. 20, President’s Day.

For a list of required documents to bring to tax help, and more tax help sites click here.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

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 Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

West Seattle Girls Basketball fundraiser @ Pecado Bueno
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All you can eat taco bar, $10/person, proceeds go to West Seattle Booster Club to help WSHS Girls’ Basketball.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Wax & Oil @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live oil painting featuring artists Curtis Dee Stairs and Jose Rodriguez III. DJ Audrey Horne plays a lounge-y mix of classics and rootsy vibes. No cover.

When: Monday, December 12, 8-11pm
Where: Parliament Tavern

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Dine Out for Our Lady of Guadalupe School @ Shelby's
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10 percent of today’s proceeds at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery go to Our Lady of Guadalupe School. “Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.”

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

‘Tying Tuesdays’ class @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Tying Tuesdays!
We are launching a new fly tying series, “Tying Tuesdays”. As the name suggests, these will take place on select Tuesday nights and will focus on specialty fly tying topics. These classes are designed to introduce specific styles of tying to students with some tying experience – by no means do you have to be an expert to attend! Materials included. Max 6 students. $40

Steelhead Basics – December 13th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers
Puget Sound Basics – December 20th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

WSCO’s Intermediate Orchestra & Wind Symphony @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free concert, donations appreciated. Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

WSCO’s Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 & Warm Holiday Classics @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WSCO’s final concert of the season. Don’t miss it! Our Intermediate Orchestra will perform familiar works by Bizet and Dvorak as well as a contemporary treatment of “Hatikvah,” an Israeli traditional folk song. A special treat is the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12, featuring the orchestra’s own piano prodigy, Vincent Pham, age 12. The Wind Symphony will follow up with classical wind ensemble pieces and holiday favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and “A Christmas Festival.” 7:00 pm, Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, 2600 S.W. Thistle. FREE! (donations appreciated, of course!) Presented by West Seattle Community Orchestras.

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert @ Benaroya Hall
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert, December 13th at Benaroya Hall
Proceeds benefit the 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 13 at 7:30 pm.

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.

Purchase tickets Now:
Online at BenaroyaHall.org
By Phone ata 206-215-4747
In Person at The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Union Street, open Mon-Fri 10 am–6 pm and Saturday 1 pm-6 pm.

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Craft Fair @ Salvation Army gymnasium
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Salvation Army on 9050 16th Ave SW is hosting a craft fair on Wednesday December 14th, from 10-6.

Handmade crafts, art, and vendors are welcome to purchase a booth for a flat rate of $30.

Please email Captain Lisa Barnes at Lisa.Barnes@usw.salvationarmy.org by December 1st to give details of your booth, and reserve your spot. First come, first served; and spaces are limited.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com

Dine Out for West Seattle High School’s sophomore class @ Shelby's
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

10 percent of today’s proceeds at Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery go to the West Seattle High School sophomore class. “Valid for dine in and take out. Donation percentage excludes gift cards, gratuity and tax.”

Dine Out for Alki Elementary School’s Learning Garden @ Chipotle Mexican Grill, WS location
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eat Chipotle & Support Alki’s Learning Garden

Come join us on Wednesday, December 14th between 3:00- 9:00 pm at Chipotle at the Junction (4730 California Ave SW).

50% of the day’s proceeds will go back to the Alki Learning Garden. That’s not a typo – 50%!

Why support the Learning Garden? It’s science. It’s community. It’s delicious. And it is fun!

Bring your family, invite your friends and don’t miss this tasty way to support our growing outdoor laboratory. Don’t forget to mention Alki when you order to direct funds to the Alki Learning Garden.

Gingerbread House Making @ Delridge Community Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Come enjoy some hot cocoa and treats while making your very own Gingerbread house. Free Community Event!

Must pre register
Barcode # 158853
WEDNESDAY Dec. 14, 6-7:30 pm
Call center to register @ 206-684-7423
6-7 pm

34th District Democrats’ Holiday Party @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From the 34th District Democrats:

Our annual holiday party is Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy. December is our annual Holiday Party where we gather an celebrate the year. Meats and drinks will be provided. Please bring a potluck dish to share. More details will be posted here.

Get Fit West Seattle Info Night @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come and join us to learn about your next adventure! This is a couch to half marathon training program designed for BEGINNERS! We start the program on Saturday January 7th with one mile! As part of your journey to a May or June Half Marathon, you will have an injury prevention clinic and running 101 clinic. You will get a training plan and lots of great coaching. There will be two weekly group runs. Come and learn more at West Seattle Runner! Wednesday December 14th at 7 pm.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
15
Thu
2016
Preschool art classes @ Delridge Library
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at Delridge Library for free preschool art classes! Art helps young children develop their fine motor skills, visual learning and language. Come make art and learn! Open to children ages 2-5 and their families. To register, call 206-733-9125.

11:30 am–12 pm
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 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.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Dine Out for Lafayette Elementary School @ Chipotle Mexican Grill, WS location
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine out in West Seattle and support Lafayette Elementary! A portion of the proceeds on that day go to Lafayette Elementary School.

Thursday, December 15th: Chipotle, 3 pm-10 pm
Wednesday, January 11th: Pizzeria 22, 6-10 pm
Tuesday, February 7th: Cactus, 5 pm-10 pm

‘Circle of Singles’ for 60+ @ Salty's on Alki
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle

“Circle of Singles”
An evening of fun & friendship for those 60+ and Single!

Thursday, December 15th at 5 pm
Salty’s on Alki
1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle

This is an annual event – great views across the water of Seattle in all its Xmas beauty.

Fun, friendly people…join us!
Questions? Call the Center at 206-932-4044 x1

West Seattle High School Winter Concert @ West Seattle High School, theater
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The West Seattle High School Winter Concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7pm in the WSHS Theater. It will feature music by our Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra. It is free.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
16
Fri
2016
Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com​

M2SO’s On-Snow Demo
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Title: On Snow Demo

When: Friday December 16th 2016 4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Where: Summit at Snoqualmie/Alpental Base Lodge
17800 Alpental Access Rd, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Contact: Mountain to Sound Outfitters 206-935-7669, orders@m2soutfitters.com

Details: This is a great community event to try new 2016/2017 skis and snowboards. Meet at the Alpental Base Lodge under Mountain to Sound Outfitters event tent to demo select skis and snowboards we have created for our unique demo program! This is a great opportunity to try before you buy. More details coming soon. By rsvping you’ll be added to the demo list for more information. A day pass is NOT included in this free demo, this event is snow dependent! Plan to bring your own boots and ski poles.

Link to RSVP: http://www.m2soutfitters.com/demos-clinics.htm

Viscon Cellars Holiday Wine Release
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Holiday Wine Release at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor).

Two new wines: “Our new Holiday wine release includes a 2014 Chardonnay called ‘The Betrayal’ and a 2013 Merlot called ‘Heart Box Red.’ Past vintages of these same wines have won several awards and these two new wines follow in their great heritage.” 5-9 pm Friday, 2-7 pm Saturday.

Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2 @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2

When: December 16, 2016

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Address: 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Time: Doors open, signup and food at 6:00pm; Slam will start at 6:30pm; event will end around 9:30pm

FREE admission

Event FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782488541999958/?active_tab=about (includes full description of event)

Short description:

Arts Corps & DNDA presents
Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2
Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle’s poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to San Francisco, CA for BNV 2017: bravenewvoices.org.

This is the last event of the Delridge Neighborhoods Cultural Events Series and is a collaborative event with Youth Speaks Seattle

Bells of the Sound concert: Holiday Special @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bells of the Sound at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

This year’s holiday concert is “Holiday Special,” featuring songs from beloved holiday-season TV specials. Come see and hear Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble at 7:30 pm – “as we reminisce with songs from our favorite holiday television specials including ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ ‘The Year Without Santa Claus,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’.”

Show and ticket details here – suggested donation $10/adults, $8/youth and seniors.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

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

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Northwest Boychoir “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert @ Holy Rosary Church
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Northwest Boychoir proudly presents its 38th annual “A Festival of Lessons & Carols” concert series featuring eight regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Friday December 16th, 7:30 pm
Holy Rosary Church

Reserved seating
Tickets: $11-$35
Advance tickets are available through the Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or online at www.nwboychoir.org. These concerts often draw sold-out audiences. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

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

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

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
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Sat
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Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

Saturday, Dec 17 from 8 am–2:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 18 from 8 am–2 pm

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 17 @ 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.

Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue our work at Camp Long, one of Seattle’s favorite forests. We will be planting native trees and shrubs, and need your help! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing.

December 13th, 9 am-noon
December 17th, 9 am-noon
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW.

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org with questions

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Dec 17 @ 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.

Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape – free event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun day exploring the relationship between Duwamish culture and native habitat restoration. Talks, demo, food, storytelling & cultural programming. Stay all day or drop-in.

Free activities. 10 am- Restoring Native Habitats; 11:15 am- Brunch provided; Discovering the Duwamish Hill Preserve; 12 pm- Basket Making Demo; 1 to 3 pm-Duwamish Storytelling and Cultural Programming.

Free tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725364
Facebook event page here.

FREE EVENT DAY
WHAT: Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 10am to 4pm. Free
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.

“Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape” is a free public outreach event of the Duwamish Longhouse Urban Reforestation Project sponsored by a King Conservation District grant.

The Duwamish Tribe, Seattle Parks and other community partners are all working to restore native habitats that preserve the Duwamish cultural landscape for all to explore. The Duwamish Tribe is still here and its traditional stories provide a narrative for a deeper understanding of the indigenous land we all share and the bounty that awaits us as traditional habitats are restored.

Regarding the Duwamish Urban Reforestation Project, invasive plants have been removed and native plants reintroduced. One of them, the Western Red Cedar has been used by our people to make baskets, weave hats and traditional clothing. Duwamish tribal member, DeAnn Sackman Jacobson, will talk about how our ancestors harvested bark and other materials to make baskets and garments. She will demonstrate the process of preparing and weaving the bark.

Brooke Alford of the Duwamish Hill Preserve will speak about the restoration of Duwamish Hill in Tukwila, their native plant nursery and volunteer opportunities. Native storyteller Roger Fernandes will share the Duwamish epic North and South Wind story associated with the Duwamish Hill site. Duwamish tribal member Blake Shelafoe will also share his own story about the Duwamish River.

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

10-10:15 Opening. Duwamish Reforestation Project update. Presenter: Nancy Sackman (Duwamish Tribe).

10:15-11:00–Restoring Native Habitats. Insights into the native habitat restoration of Seattle’s green spaces by Seattle Park & Recreation–cedars, cattails and more. Presenters: Michael Yadrick and Lisa Ciecko, Seattle Parks. Explore More: http://www.seattle.gov/parks

11:15-12:00–Brunch (soup, fruit, cookies, coffee/tea)

11:15-12:00–Discovering Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a 10.5 acre parcel of Duwamish tribal historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. Along the banks of the Duwamish River, the hill is a glacial remnant where many rarely seen species of flora and fauna can be found. It is the site of the Duwamish tribal oral tradition known as the “Epic of the North & South Winds.” Learn how to volunteer. Presenter: Brooke Alford, MLA, Urban Habitat Landscape Design.

Duwamish Hill Preserve http://forterra.org/subpage/duwamish-hill-preserve

12:00-1:00–Duwamish Basket & Mat Making Demonstration

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

1:00-2:00—Epic of the North & South Wind (Duwamish Oral Tradition)

Presenter: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians) is a renowned storyteller and artist living in Seattle, WA. Storytelling is Healing and Teaching The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

2:00-3:00—Duwamish Cultural Sharing—We Are Still Here

Songs, stories & dance. Participatory. Bring your drum. Presenter: Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish Tribe).

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

“Cartooning Santa Claus” event @ Luna Park Café
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cartooning Santa will be there to draw free cartoons for the kids.
Drink Specials of Eggnog and Candy Cane lattes or shakes and Caramel Hot Apple Cider
And for the big kids (over 21), seasonal beers and hard ciders.

Southside Revolution junior roller derby bout @ Southgate Roller Rink
Dec 17 @ 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Come watch the Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby full-contact team, the Rebels, play their first event of the season against Portland Junior Roller Derby.

Attendees and players are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Spongebob Squarepants Character!

Doors at 5:15 pm, 1st Bout at 5:35 pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

All information regarding West and South Seattle’s Coed Junior Roller Derby League can be found here.

7th Annual Christmas Light Run @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

December 17th Sunday 6:30 pm. Come and join us for our favorite annual tradition: running and christmas light viewing!! We will have a leisurely 2-3 mile run (or walk) to view the beautiful lights. Meet at West Seattle Runner and you will get the route. This fun group run is anything but competitive so please, leave your racing heart at home. We hope you will wear your Santa hat elf ears and such, but insist you have on some reflective and lights so you can see and be seen. Kids, dogs and cats are welcome. We will gather at the shop afterwards for cookies and cocoa and cider. Of course we will be stopping at the famous Helmstetter Light Show, so if you care to bring food donations for them, we will collect at the shop or you can leave a donation at their house or online: http://westseattlelights.com/

Free Concert: Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs will perform new arrangements of familiar Christmas songs with hand bells, percussion, violin, flute, and guitar. Free at 7:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church on December 17th, 2016.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

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

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

A Very Jerry Christmas @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

West Seattle Fadeaway celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead in a Christmas spectacular. Featuring Colin Higgins, Bob Lovelace, Paul Moore and Doug Port. $7 cover.

A Very Jerry Christmas
At the Parliament Tavern
Saturday, December 17, 9 pm-12 am

Sirens of Serpentine Winter Bellydance Showcase @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see the Sirens of Serpentine Winter Bellydance Showcase.

The Rafael Tranquilino Band performs @ Whisky West
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Rafael Tranquilino Band – A power trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums that fuse rock, blues and funk with an alternative and fresh sound. At Whisky West, Saturday December 17th. Free show! Age 21+.

Facebook event page here.

Dec
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Sun
2016
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Saturday, Dec 17 from 8 am–2:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 18 from 8 am–2 pm

Intro to Fly Tying class @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

There is nothing more rewarding than catching a fish on a fly that you tied yourself. Come join Karlie and Caldwell for our Intro Fly Tying class covering everything you need to know to get started. We’ll go over what tools, materials and supplies are needed for the basics of tying a nymph, bugger and dry fly. All patterns that you can use on our local fisheries! Materials included.

Max 10 students. $95

Call or email shop@emeraldwateranglers.com to reserve a spot in any clinic – 206-708-7250

Intro to Fly Tying
Sunday, December 18th – 8-11 am
at Emerald Water Anglers

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

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

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is proud to present The Lux Radio Theater version of the classic 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. TNP’s Holiday Radio plays have become an annual tradition for community members seeking to revel in holiday cheer with friends and family. Previous radio show productions have included It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.

The radio play is based on the holiday movie favorite of the same name and will be presented as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Miracle on 34th Street tells the timeless story of an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle and is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa. His claim to be the real Santa Claus becomes a court case and a young child’s belief could make all the difference. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”

Our cast of talented Radio players also includes our incredible Foley (sound effects) actors and the one-of-a-kind 1929 Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

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

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and December 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students & seniors.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Seattle Metropolitan Singers’ holiday concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Seattle Metropolitan Singers will be performing “Beautiful December,” our annual holiday concert, at 3 pm. We are singing at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Suggested donation is $10 per person. We are also accepting winter clothing donations to benefit LifeWire, a domestic violence advocacy agency in the Seattle area. Refreshments to follow.

Free Concert: Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs will perform new arrangements of familiar Christmas songs with hand bells, percussion, violin, flute, and guitar. Free at 4 pm at Fauntleroy Church on December 18th, 2016.

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Mon
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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Poetry Writing Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCWS is so fortunate to have this amazing poet teaching a poetry writing class here at the Center. Koon Woon has won an American Book Award, as well as a Pen Oak/Josephine Miles Award. His class will be held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 11 am, at the Senior Center of West Seattle. $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers. All ages welcome. Come join us if you are interested!

http://kaya.com/authors/koon-woon/

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and AARP are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service through mid-April at 12 locations of the Seattle Public Library. Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.

Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at Delridge Library on Mondays, 2-7 p.m. through April 10. There is no tax help on Feb. 20, President’s Day.

For a list of required documents to bring to tax help, and more tax help sites click here.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

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 Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions. @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a FREE Living Well Workshop for 2+ hours for 6 weeks. Learn from trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health. Caregivers and Care Receivers are encouraged to attend this together if possible. To register or for more information please call Cassidy Stout at 206-727-6265.

Free workshop: Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions
It will meet on Mondays through December 19th from 2:30 pm–4 pm.
Senior Center of West Seattle
(the Nelson Room)

Camp Fire Holiday Open House
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the Holidays and Give Back! Join us for an evening of cookie decorating, gingerbread house making and snowflake cutting! Come take a photo in one of our many holiday photo booths! This is also a great opportunity to come tour Camp Fire headquarters and meet the staff!

Camp Fire Holiday Open House:
December 19th from 3-6 pm
2414 SW Andover St Ste D-105, Seattle
FREE event for all ages!

It’s the Season of Giving!

Did you know that everyday, there are about 9,000 kids in foster care in the state of Washington? We want to ensure that the holiday season is bright for kids in foster care by collecting gifts for Treehouse! You can support our drive by bringing a donation to the Open House. Check out Treehouse’s wishlist for suggested items for kids in need! Can’t make the open house but still want to support Treehouse? You can drop off new, unwrapped donations to the Camp Fire offices, Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm now through December 19th. Thank you for your support!

Join us!

We hope to see you all at our Holiday Open House! Head on over to our event page on Facebook and RSVP!

Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating class
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Decorating cookies is a holiday tradition in many families, including ours. We invite you to bring your family to Salty’s Holiday Cookie Decorating tutorial, held at all Salty’s! Your family will enjoy decorating holiday cookies together. Each family in attendance receives baked sugar cookies to decorate. We’ll also treat you to hot cider, hot cocoa, coffee and with tasty treats like caramel corn and mixed nuts! You’ll take home your cookies along with recipes and cookie cutters.

The cost is $25 per person (price includes service charge/tax). Space is limited for this holiday family event. Reservations are required in advance by calling us:

Alki (206) 937-1600: Monday, December 19, 2016, from 6:00—7:30 pm

We look forward to joining you and your family celebrate the holidays with expertly decorated cookies for everyone to enjoy.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Dec
20
Tue
2016
West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

‘Tying Tuesdays’ class @ Emerald Water Anglers
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

Tying Tuesdays!
We are launching a new fly tying series, “Tying Tuesdays”. As the name suggests, these will take place on select Tuesday nights and will focus on specialty fly tying topics. These classes are designed to introduce specific styles of tying to students with some tying experience – by no means do you have to be an expert to attend! Materials included. Max 6 students. $40

Steelhead Basics – December 13th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers
Puget Sound Basics – December 20th – 7-9pm
at Emerald Water Anglers

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
21
Wed
2016
American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 21 @ 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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

So This Is Christmas @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A one-of-a-kind night filled with surprise guest stars, Christmas songs and holiday hijinks. No cover.

So This Is Christmas: A night of holiday music and cheer with Joe Ross & Friends
At the Parliament Tavern
Wednesday, December 21, 8 pm-11 pm

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 21 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 21 @ 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.

Dec
22
Thu
2016
Preschool art classes @ Delridge Library
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at Delridge Library for free preschool art classes! Art helps young children develop their fine motor skills, visual learning and language. Come make art and learn! Open to children ages 2-5 and their families. To register, call 206-733-9125.

11:30 am–12 pm
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Pundamonium Comedy Slam @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At Skylark Café & Club: Pundamonium: The Seattle Pun Slam, hosted by Forest E. I. Ember.

One by one, 10 contestants have two minutes each to make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time. Each contestant is immediately judged by five audience judges. They rank each punner on a scale of 1 to 10.

Then they all do it again, only this time contestants get their prompts on stage and only have 30 second to think and another two minutes to make puns.

The top four contestants go head to head in a final pun-off.

Want to compete? Just show up! It’s first come, first served.

TICKETS: $6

Doors at 6:30 pm, puns at 7:30 pm!

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

The Little Match Girl Passion @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

December 11, 12 and 19 at 7:30 pm
December 22 at 10:30 pm

ArtsWest is pleased to announce THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, coming to the ArtsWest stage for four evenings in December. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices – John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, and Jenny Shotwell – and the hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, this limited engagement is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl discovers that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near.

A special 2-show combo is available to see THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ArtsWest’s winter musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, on the two nights featuring performances of both productions (Monday, December 11 & Thursday, December 22). Purchasers of the 2-show combo will gain admission to both productions for only $60.

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Tickets: General Admission: $30.00 | 2-show combo with Peter and the Starcatcher on Demeber 11 & 22: $60.00

Dec
23
Fri
2016
Holiday Open House at Illusions Hair Design
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

From Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor):

We will be offering sweet & savory treats for our clients as a thank you & celebration of the Holiday season during business hours on Friday December 23, from 9 am-5 pm.

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Weekly American Mah Jongg Games where everyone is welcome! We teach beginners. Come with $5 in quarters and all winnings are donated to charity.

Wednesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at Noon
Uptown Espresso on Delridge

Drop in and see what this craze that is growing in popularity by the day, nationally and locally, is all about!

We are an informal group in the afternoons on Wednesday so it’s actually optional for you to RSVP. Although we do appreciate knowing how many people to expect.

Just come, if you can, and bring a card, if you have one and a set, in case we need an extra one. We almost always have two full tables and sometimes three!

And as usual:

– We play-for-charity so please remember to come to the table with around $5 in change to “gamble” with. It’s fun and easy and here all winnings are donated. And, of course, additional donations are always appreciated.

– Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space.

– Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity.

– We teach beginners and we are open to the public – everyone is welcome!

For more info go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/
​ or email Stacey at stacey1955@gmail.com​

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
24
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park natural areas is in need of help healing and expanding native habitat for wildlife. Feel free to join the work ‘party’ every 4th Saturday, 9:00 – noon. Dress in sturdy clothes that can handle the day’s weather & blackberry thorns. Tools provided. Bring your own gloves or use a pair of ours. We are restoring wildlife habitat, so please leave dogs at home.

Check out & sign up for events at www.greenseattle.org/events, email mekwamooks@yahoo.com, and check out the website at https://mekwamooks.wordpress.com/

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Dec
25
Sun
2016
WS Farmers Market CLOSED @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Dec
26
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and AARP are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service through mid-April at 12 locations of the Seattle Public Library. Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.

Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at Delridge Library on Mondays, 2-7 p.m. through April 10. There is no tax help on Feb. 20, President’s Day.

For a list of required documents to bring to tax help, and more tax help sites click here.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

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 Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
27
Tue
2016
LEGO Space Wars @ Southwest Library
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come build exciting Lego space ships, and other things at the Southwest Library on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 2–4 pm:

The library provides the Legos, you provide the ideas. Build a spaceship, a house, a dog, the only limit is your imagination!

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

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

Candlelight vigil for Southern Resident Killer Whales @ Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza
Dec 27 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at Alki Beach as we hold a candlelight vigil in honor and remembrance of the beloved Southern Resident Killer Whales who have been lost in 2016.

With the sudden and unexpected loss of J34 on December 21st, coupled with the October announcement of the deaths of J28 and J54, we invite you to come together as a community of whale enthusiasts and stewards of the ocean as we remember the beautiful and graceful orcas who have passed away, as well as those who went silently before them: J55, L95, and J14.

We’ll meet at the Statue of Liberty on Alki Beach (61st Ave SW & Alki Ave SW) at 4:45 pm. From there, we will gather and walk to water and pay our respects by placing flowers in the water. Candles and flowers will be provided, and we ask that you dress for the weather.

Afterward, you’re invited to join us at a cafe nearby to share photos, stories, and memories of your favorite Residents who have passed from this Earth too soon.

This event is in solidarity with Orca Network’s event in Langley at The Whale Center.

Get Fit West Seattle Info Night @ West Seattle Runner
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come and join us to learn about your next adventure! This is a couch to half marathon training program designed for BEGINNERS! We start the program on Saturday January 7th with one mile! As part of your journey to a May or June Half Marathon, you will have an injury prevention clinic and running 101 clinic. You will get a training plan and lots of great coaching. There will be two weekly group runs. Come and learn more at West Seattle Runner! Tuesday Dec 27th at 6:30 pm.

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
28
Wed
2016
American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Highland Park Action Committee
We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at HPIC on 12th and Holden, 7:00 pm meeting.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 28 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 28 @ 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.

Dec
29
Thu
2016
West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
30
Fri
2016
Peter and the Starcatcher @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Dec 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 30, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” – The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Tickets are available online at or at the Box Office: 206-938-0339.

Dec
31
Sat
2016
WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE AND/OR DAY
Dec 31 all-day

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 Day: Noon to 6 pm

Admiral Bird:
New Year’s Eve: 7 pm to 9 pm: NYE Children’s Party Countdown w/ East Coast

Admiral Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 10 am to Midnight

A la Mode Pies:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

Amante Pizza and Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

A Pizza Mart:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Azuma Sushi:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 3:30 pm (lunch); 4:30-10 pm (dinner)

Baja Taco (Jefferson Square):
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Baja Taco (Westwood Village):
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Bakery Nouveau:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 6 pm

Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Barnes and Noble Café:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Be’s Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 2 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 2 pm

Beveridge Place Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 2 pm to 2 am

Bird on a Wire:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 4 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 4 pm

Blackboard Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm **NYE reservations full; call first**

Blue Moon Burgers:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 8 pm

The Bridge:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am-10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am-2 am (serving brunch from 9 am-2 pm)

Burger Boss:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11am to 10 pm

Cactus:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 11 pm

Chaco Canyon Organic Café: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 3 pm

Chelan Café:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 2 pm Cafe; Lounge open until 2 am
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 2 pm Cafe; Lounge open until 2 am

Chipotle:
New Year’s Eve: 10:45 am to 8 pm

Christo’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

Circa:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am–2 pm (brunch) & 5 pm–8 pm (dinner)

Coastline:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

The Copper Coin:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to Midnight (or later)
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to 11 pm

Duke’s Chowder House on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Dumplings of Fury:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Easy Street Café:
New Year’s Eve: Cafe – 7 am to 3pm; Store 9 am to 5 pm
New Year’s Day: Cafe – 8 am to 3 pm; Store 9 am to 5 pm

Elliott Bay Brewery Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Endolyne Joe’s:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

Ephesus of Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10:30 pm

Fatburger:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Fiddlehead Fine Foods:
New Year’s Eve normal hours 8-2
New Year’s Day normal hours 8-2

FitBar SuperFood Cafe:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 5 pm

Fresh Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
–10 am-2 pm brunch; dinner 5-10 pm; last dinner seating 9 pm. $65 NYE dinner (details here)

Fresh Flours Bakery:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 4 pm

Freshy’s Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 7 pm

Giannoni’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Great Harvest Bread Co.:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 6 am to 6 pm

Highstrike Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 7:30 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 7:30 am to 9 pm

Husky Deli:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 9 pm

Irashai:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Itto’s Tapas:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to midnight
–5 course meal with a glass of Sage-infused Cava for $65. Details here.
New Year’s Day: 9 am to midnight

Jack in the Box:
New Year’s Eve: Lobby 6 am to 10 pm; Drivethru 24 hours
New Year’s Day: Lobby 6 am to 10 pm; Drivethru 24 hours

JaK’s Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am-2 pm brunch, 4-11 pm dinner
New Year’s Day: 9 am-2 pm brunch, 4-9 pm dinner

Jone’s Barbecue:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 8 pm

Kamei Japanese Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am-2:30 pm lunch; 5-9:30 pm dinner

KFC:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10pm

Kizuki Ramen:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Kokora’s Greek Grill:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 10 pm

La Rustica:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm

Lee’s Asian Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9:30 pm

Luciano’s Pizza and Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 7:30 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

Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 3 pm (brunch) & 5 pm to 11 pm (dinner)
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 3 pm (brunch) & 5 pm to 9 pm (dinner)

Mac’s Triangle Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 2am; brunch 9 am to 1 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2am; brunch 9 am to 1 pm

Maharaja Cuisine of India:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm (restaurant); bar open until 1:30 am
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm (restaurant); bar open until 1:30 am

Marée Bistro & Bar:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10pm (NYE Prix fixe menu only; $90 per person +$20 wine pairing)

Marination Ma Kai:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 8 pm

Matador:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

McDonald’s (Admiral District):
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

McDonald’s (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am to 10 pm
New Yeara’s Day: 8 am to Midnight

McDonald’s (Westwood Village):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am to 10 pm (lobby) Drive thru 24 hours
New Year’s Day: 5 am to 10 pm (lobby) Drive thru 24 hours

Mission Cantina:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to midnight (for food)
New Year’s Day: 10 am to midnight (for food)

Mioposto:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 10 pm

New Leaf Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Olympia Pizza & Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10 pm

Pagliacci Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to Midnight (delivery)
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 11 pm (delivery)

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: 9:30 am to 4 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 10 pm

Papa Murphy’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Pearls Tea & Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 7 pm

Pecado Bueno:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Peco’s Pit:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Peel & Press (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: Open 9 am for brunch and will be closing at 10 pm. 3rd annual East Coast Countdown at 9 pm PST, celebrating with a Prosecco and Sparkling cider toast! Hats and noisemakers to be provided.
New Year’s Day: Open normal hours, starting with brunch at 9 am

Pegasus Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Pepperdock:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 7 pm

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 11 pm (restaurant); bar open until 2 am
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 11 pm (restaurant); bar open until 2 am

Pho Aroma:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Phoenecia on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 11 pm

Pizza Hut:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to Midnight (carryout); Delivery until 1 am
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10 pm (carryout); Delivery until 11 pm

Pizzeria 22:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 11 pm

Pizzeria Credo:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 10 pm

Prost! West Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 2 am (opening early for Huskies Game)
New Year’s Day: 1 pm to 2 am

Raccolto:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm Prix Fixe menu

Saigon Boat Café:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 5 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 7 pm

Salty’s on Alki: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 8:30 am-1:30 pm brunch, 5:00-10:30 pm dinner (special NYE dinner)
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 3 pm, brunch only

Seattle Fish Company:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 5 pm (grill); Market opens at 9 am

Shadowland:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 2 am

Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

Skylark Café & Club:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 2 am; brunch 9 am to 2 pm; Benefit starts at 3 pm
–NYE Benefit or Rachelle Debelle Fund with live bands & comedy starting at 3 pm; suggested donation $10; all ages 3 pm–10 pm, 21+ after 10 pm.
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 4 pm (brunch only)

Spud Fish & Chips:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Subway (on Delridge):
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm

Subway (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to Midnight
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 10 pm

Sub Shop #182:
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

Taco Time:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 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

Tap Station West Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 11 pm

Taqueria Guaymas:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Thai Landing on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Thaitan Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Than Brothers Pho:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Top Pot Doughnuts:
New Year’s Eve: O 7am – 4pm
New Year’s Day: O 8am – 7pm

Toshi’s Teriyaki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Vatsana Thai Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

West 5 Lounge and Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 1 am (brunch 10 am–4 pm); champagne toast at midnight
New Year’s Day: 10 am to Midnight (brunch 10 am–4 pm)

Westcity Kitchen:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 9 pm

The Westy:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 am

West Seattle Brewing Co.:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to Midnight
New Year’s Day: Noon to 11 pm

Wingstop:
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm

Yen Wor Village:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 2 am

Young’s Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 4 pm

Yummy Teriyaki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Zaw Artisan Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm (Opening early for Seahawks game)

Zeeks Pizza:
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 – 206-293-6302, text or voice! Thank you.*

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS – SEE THE HOLIDAY GUIDE
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

Full list is in the WSB Holiday Guide. Got something to add? Please e-mail us – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 31 @ 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.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

New Year’s Walks: Let’s Go! @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Let’s get out and walk on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! It’s a great way to celebrate with family and friends. And, you’ll have plenty of time afterward for that New Year’s Eve Party and those New Year’s Day games.

These free walks will be in West Seattle, with different 5 and 10K routes on the Eve and the 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 5K route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood and Junction. The 10K 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 for both routes.

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.

From I-5, take exit 163 (northbound) or 163A (southbound), and cross West Seattle bridge. Exit at Admiral Way. Go up Admiral Way a little over a mile to California Ave SW, a major intersection. Turn left and go .3 mile to West Seattle High School parking lot, adjacent to St. John’s Church and the start/finish.

Hosted by Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and sanctioned by American Volkssport Association.

Info: Mike at m.nagan@comcast.net or 206-851-2101.

www.walkingwithecw.org

HPIC’s Corner Bar New Years Eve Celebration @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

Friday night comes early with our Corner Bar opening for the New Years Eve celebration! December 31st at 6 pm until 2017.

Join us for our Annual New Years Eve celebration, including our Corner Bar!

6 pm. The Not-So-Silent Night Parade.
Assemble in the parking lot at 6 pm. Bring noisemakers, flashlights, lanterns, umbrellas – whatever is necessary! Parade starts when everyone is ready!

Your favorite local beer on tap, wine by the glass and a Champagne Bar with liqueurs and fresh fruit. Non-alcoholic drinks also available.

Let’s rock this New Years Eve! It’s going to be a good year!

We may need a few volunteers to help direct traffic and keep the parade marchers safe. To volunteer as a crossing guard, please contact us at hpic1919@gmail.com.

Green Guidance: Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

Parental Guidance: There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

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

Jan
1
Sun
2017
WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE AND/OR DAY
Jan 1 all-day

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 Day: Noon to 6 pm

Admiral Bird:
New Year’s Eve: 7 pm to 9 pm: NYE Children’s Party Countdown w/ East Coast

Admiral Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 10 am to Midnight

A la Mode Pies:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

Amante Pizza and Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

A Pizza Mart:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Azuma Sushi:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 3:30 pm (lunch); 4:30-10 pm (dinner)

Baja Taco (Jefferson Square):
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Baja Taco (Westwood Village):
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Bakery Nouveau:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 6 pm

Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Barnes and Noble Café:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Be’s Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 2 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 2 pm

Beveridge Place Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 2 pm to 2 am

Bird on a Wire:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 4 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 4 pm

Blackboard Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm **NYE reservations full; call first**

Blue Moon Burgers:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 8 pm

The Bridge:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am-10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am-2 am (serving brunch from 9 am-2 pm)

Burger Boss:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11am to 10 pm

Cactus:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 11 pm

Chaco Canyon Organic Café: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 3 pm

Chelan Café:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 2 pm Cafe; Lounge open until 2 am
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 2 pm Cafe; Lounge open until 2 am

Chipotle:
New Year’s Eve: 10:45 am to 8 pm

Christo’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

Circa:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am–2 pm (brunch) & 5 pm–8 pm (dinner)

Coastline:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

The Copper Coin:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to Midnight (or later)
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to 11 pm

Duke’s Chowder House on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Dumplings of Fury:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Easy Street Café:
New Year’s Eve: Cafe – 7 am to 3pm; Store 9 am to 5 pm
New Year’s Day: Cafe – 8 am to 3 pm; Store 9 am to 5 pm

Elliott Bay Brewery Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 11 pm

Endolyne Joe’s:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 10 pm

Ephesus of Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10:30 pm

Fatburger:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Fiddlehead Fine Foods:
New Year’s Eve normal hours 8-2
New Year’s Day normal hours 8-2

FitBar SuperFood Cafe:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 5 pm

Fresh Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 9 pm
–10 am-2 pm brunch; dinner 5-10 pm; last dinner seating 9 pm. $65 NYE dinner (details here)

Fresh Flours Bakery:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 4 pm

Freshy’s Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am to 7 pm

Giannoni’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Great Harvest Bread Co.:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 6 am to 6 pm

Highstrike Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 7:30 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 7:30 am to 9 pm

Husky Deli:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 9 pm

Irashai:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Itto’s Tapas:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to midnight
–5 course meal with a glass of Sage-infused Cava for $65. Details here.
New Year’s Day: 9 am to midnight

Jack in the Box:
New Year’s Eve: Lobby 6 am to 10 pm; Drivethru 24 hours
New Year’s Day: Lobby 6 am to 10 pm; Drivethru 24 hours

JaK’s Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am-2 pm brunch, 4-11 pm dinner
New Year’s Day: 9 am-2 pm brunch, 4-9 pm dinner

Jone’s Barbecue:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 8 pm

Kamei Japanese Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am-2:30 pm lunch; 5-9:30 pm dinner

KFC:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10pm

Kizuki Ramen:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Kokora’s Greek Grill:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 10 pm

La Rustica:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm

Lee’s Asian Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9:30 pm

Luciano’s Pizza and Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 7:30 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

Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 3 pm (brunch) & 5 pm to 11 pm (dinner)
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 3 pm (brunch) & 5 pm to 9 pm (dinner)

Mac’s Triangle Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 2am; brunch 9 am to 1 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2am; brunch 9 am to 1 pm

Maharaja Cuisine of India:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm (restaurant); bar open until 1:30 am
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm (restaurant); bar open until 1:30 am

Marée Bistro & Bar:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10pm (NYE Prix fixe menu only; $90 per person +$20 wine pairing)

Marination Ma Kai:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 6 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 8 pm

Matador:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

McDonald’s (Admiral District):
New Year’s Eve: 7 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 11 pm

McDonald’s (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am to 10 pm
New Yeara’s Day: 8 am to Midnight

McDonald’s (Westwood Village):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am to 10 pm (lobby) Drive thru 24 hours
New Year’s Day: 5 am to 10 pm (lobby) Drive thru 24 hours

Mission Cantina:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to midnight (for food)
New Year’s Day: 10 am to midnight (for food)

Mioposto:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 10 pm

New Leaf Bistro:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Olympia Pizza & Pasta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10 pm

Pagliacci Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to Midnight (delivery)
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 11 pm (delivery)

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: 9:30 am to 4 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 10 pm

Papa Murphy’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Pearls Tea & Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am to 7 pm

Pecado Bueno:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 9 pm

Peco’s Pit:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Peel & Press (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: Open 9 am for brunch and will be closing at 10 pm. 3rd annual East Coast Countdown at 9 pm PST, celebrating with a Prosecco and Sparkling cider toast! Hats and noisemakers to be provided.
New Year’s Day: Open normal hours, starting with brunch at 9 am

Pegasus Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Pepperdock:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 7 pm

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to 11 pm (restaurant); bar open until 2 am
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 11 pm (restaurant); bar open until 2 am

Pho Aroma:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Phoenecia on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 11 pm

Pizza Hut:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am to Midnight (carryout); Delivery until 1 am
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10 pm (carryout); Delivery until 11 pm

Pizzeria 22:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 11 pm

Pizzeria Credo:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to 10 pm

Prost! West Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am to 2 am (opening early for Huskies Game)
New Year’s Day: 1 pm to 2 am

Raccolto:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 10 pm Prix Fixe menu

Saigon Boat Café:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 5 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 7 pm

Salty’s on Alki: (WSB sponsor)
New Year’s Eve: 8:30 am-1:30 pm brunch, 5:00-10:30 pm dinner (special NYE dinner)
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 3 pm, brunch only

Seattle Fish Company:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 5 pm (grill); Market opens at 9 am

Shadowland:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 10 am to 2 am

Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

Skylark Café & Club:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 2 am; brunch 9 am to 2 pm; Benefit starts at 3 pm
–NYE Benefit or Rachelle Debelle Fund with live bands & comedy starting at 3 pm; suggested donation $10; all ages 3 pm–10 pm, 21+ after 10 pm.
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 4 pm (brunch only)

Spud Fish & Chips:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Subway (on Delridge):
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 9 pm

Subway (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to Midnight
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 10 pm

Sub Shop #182:
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

Taco Time:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 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

Tap Station West Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to 11 pm

Taqueria Guaymas:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 10 pm

Thai Landing on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 10 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm

Thaitan Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Than Brothers Pho:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 9 pm

Top Pot Doughnuts:
New Year’s Eve: O 7am – 4pm
New Year’s Day: O 8am – 7pm

Toshi’s Teriyaki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Vatsana Thai Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

West 5 Lounge and Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 1 am (brunch 10 am–4 pm); champagne toast at midnight
New Year’s Day: 10 am to Midnight (brunch 10 am–4 pm)

Westcity Kitchen:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to 9 pm

The Westy:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 9 am to 2 am

West Seattle Brewing Co.:
New Year’s Eve: Noon to Midnight
New Year’s Day: Noon to 11 pm

Wingstop:
New Year’s Eve: 9:30 am to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm

Yen Wor Village:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 3 pm to 2 am

Young’s Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am to 4 pm

Yummy Teriyaki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 9 pm

Zaw Artisan Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm to 9 pm
New Year’s Day: Noon to 9 pm (Opening early for Seahawks game)

Zeeks Pizza:
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 – 206-293-6302, text or voice! Thank you.*

NEW YEAR’S DAY EVENTS – SEE THE HOLIDAY GUIDE
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 am

Full list is in the WSB Holiday Guide. Got something to add? Please e-mail us – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

New Year’s Walks: Let’s Go! @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s get out and walk on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! It’s a great way to celebrate with family and friends. And, you’ll have plenty of time afterward for that New Year’s Eve Party and those New Year’s Day games.

These free walks will be in West Seattle, with different 5 and 10K routes on the Eve and the 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 5K route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood and Junction. The 10K 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 for both routes.

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.

From I-5, take exit 163 (northbound) or 163A (southbound), and cross West Seattle bridge. Exit at Admiral Way. Go up Admiral Way a little over a mile to California Ave SW, a major intersection. Turn left and go .3 mile to West Seattle High School parking lot, adjacent to St. John’s Church and the start/finish.

Hosted by Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and sanctioned by American Volkssport Association.

Info: Mike at m.nagan@comcast.net or 206-851-2101.

www.walkingwithecw.org

WS Farmers Market CLOSED @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

New Year’s Resolution Peace Garden/Labyrinth Walk @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, from noon to 2 pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will be hosting our annual New Year’s Labyrinth Walk. We are inviting our neighbors in the West Seattle community to come and make a resolution or two and use the labyrinth as a tool to set your resolutions in motion. Hot cider and cocoa will be served. The labyrinth is located in the OLG Peace Garden at the Northeast corner of the church property, behind the Pastoral Center (just north of the church on the other side of Myrtle St.). Stop by anytime during the walk to take a turn through the labyrinth as well as to visit the St. Francis and Our Lady of Guadalupe areas of the garden for quiet reflection.

Jan
2
Mon
2017
Free FitBody Solutions bootcamps at 5, 6, 7 am today
Jan 2 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

FitBody Solutions in White Center (a new West Seattle Blog sponsor) has free bootcamps this week:

January 2nd, 4th, 6th, at 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 45-minute classes. Call or e-mail to save a space – 253-642-7179, info@fitbody-solutions.com – FitBody Solutions is at 1521 SW 98th, next to Bok-a-Bok.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Poetry Writing Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCWS is so fortunate to have this amazing poet teaching a poetry writing class here at the Center. Koon Woon has won an American Book Award, as well as a Pen Oak/Josephine Miles Award. His class will be held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 11 am, at the Senior Center of West Seattle. $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers. All ages welcome. Come join us if you are interested!

http://kaya.com/authors/koon-woon/

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and AARP are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service through mid-April at 12 locations of the Seattle Public Library. Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.

Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at Delridge Library on Mondays, 2-7 p.m. through April 10. There is no tax help on Feb. 20, President’s Day.

For a list of required documents to bring to tax help, and more tax help sites click here.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

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 Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

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

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

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

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

Jan
3
Tue
2017
RAAD: Run Along Anxiety & Depression Running Group series begins @ Hiawatha Track and Play Field
Jan 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

This is a 6-week program designed to help adults dealing with anxiety and depression develop a regular running routine to help with symptom management. The group will be led by Lori McConnell, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and RRCA Certified Running Coach.

When:
Tuesdays, January 3rd to February 7th, 2017 at 9:00 am

Where: For the first session, we will meet at Hiawatha Track and Play Field, but we will rotate locations in West Seattle

Participants Can Expect:
1) Learn how to build a regular running routine
2) One coached session each Monday where you will learn running techniques. Additionally, you will practice skills that are helpful for managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression that are barriers to exercise routines (i.e. finding motivation, mindfulness strategies, distraction techniques, and overcoming the inner critic)
3) A weekly running schedule to build the new habit
4) Coach Lori is willing to collaborate with your therapist if there is a signed consent form
5) Connection with others

Cost: $135

Contact: Please email any questions to lori@westseattlerunner.com

To Register: http://www.p3running.com/2017-raad-program.html

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

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

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

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

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Jan
4
Wed
2017
Free FitBody Solutions bootcamps at 5, 6, 7 am today
Jan 4 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

FitBody Solutions in White Center (a new West Seattle Blog sponsor) has free bootcamps this week:

January 2nd, 4th, 6th, at 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 45-minute classes. Call or e-mail to save a space – 253-642-7179, info@fitbody-solutions.com – FitBody Solutions is at 1521 SW 98th, next to Bok-a-Bok.

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

Discussion: Making Seattle a Livable City for Seniors @ Southwest Library
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At the Southwest Library: Hot Topics The 8 domains of livability: Making Seattle a livable city for seniors

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues. The group will select topics, which may include issues such as education, health care, benefit programs, hospice, palliative care, immigration, gun control, transportation and housing.

This month’s topic: The 8 domains of livability: Making Seattle a livable city for seniors.

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

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

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

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

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

American Legion Post 160 meeting
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
What: General Meeting
When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm
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.

Southwest District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Southwest District Council meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle’s Nucor Room.

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
5
Thu
2017
First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Jan 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle www.flcws.org, 935-6530. Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries.

Jan
6
Fri
2017
Free FitBody Solutions bootcamps at 5, 6, 7 am today
Jan 6 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

FitBody Solutions in White Center (a new West Seattle Blog sponsor) has free bootcamps this week:

January 2nd, 4th, 6th, at 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 45-minute classes. Call or e-mail to save a space – 253-642-7179, info@fitbody-solutions.com – FitBody Solutions is at 1521 SW 98th, next to Bok-a-Bok.

West Seattle YMCA Family Night @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):
Elevate fun on Friday night, 6:30–8:00 pm. Shake it in Family ZUMBA®, splash in Family Swim or climb on the Inflatable Obstacle Course. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Learn more >>
http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Jan
7
Sat
2017
Get Fit WS kickoff training run @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

This Saturday Jan 7th at 8 am we kick off our Get Fit West Seattle program with one mile of running with the end goal of completing a half marathon in June. Participants should meet at the shop. Email questions to: lori@westseattlerunner.com. The program is free and we have two group runs per week: Wed 6:15pm and Saturday 8am. Additionally, there will be free clinics on injury prevention and running basics. Hundreds have gone before you and this successful program also builds a lifelong running habit and some great friends along the way.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Christmas Tree recycling @ Alki Masonic Center
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday January 7th, 9 am–1 pm
at Alki Masonic Center parking lot

Sponsored by West Seattle Assembly #18
Order of Rainbow for Girls

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

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

Swim Lesson Demos @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):
Sample our preschool and youth swim lessons in 30 minute demos from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Learn about the different lesson stages, ask questions and take home an informative brochure. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Learn more >> http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Tilden School Open House for Prospective Parents
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

We invite interested parents to a casual open house; chat with teachers and specialists, visit classrooms, and ask questions.

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017, 10:00 am until noon

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 7 @ 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

Free classes at Innate Vitality Open House
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Innate Vitality’s 2-Day Open House Event
Ring in 2017 with Free Acupuncture, Massage & Fitness Classes
January 7th & 8th 12:00-3:00
4509 SW Wildwood Place, 98136

Saturday January 7th
12:00-1:30 Acupuncture (studio 1)
by Sloth Around Community Acupuncture (sign up online)
12:00-12:45
Pilates Mat (blue studio)
1:00-1:45
Pilates Reformer (blue studio)
2:00-2:45
Gentle Yoga (studio 1)
Barre (blue studio)

Space is limited, reserve your spot at
https://innatevitality.com/fitness/class-schedule/

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Tween Takeover @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tween Takeover at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor): Take over the Y after hours, 6:30–9:00 pm! While the building is closed, we will swim, get creative with a craft, test our minds with challenges and meet friends! Ages 9 to 13. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Learn more >>
http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Whateverly Brothers perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Whateverly Brothers perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday January 7th, 7 pm–9 pm.

Whateverly Brothers: Rich harmonies with instrumental frosting. “These guys have way too much fun.” –Chris Lunn
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Whateverly-Brothers
www.thewhateverlybrothers.com

Patron Appreciation Night: Games, a White Elephant Gift Exchange, & a Silent Movie @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Geri Cooper and Lou Magor, with Bob White at the Mighty Wurlitzer, in a rolliciking evening full of fun for the entire family. Come play parlor games, exchange your least favorite Christmas gift, and enjoy a silent movie comedy. There’ll be free popcorn, punch, tea, and coffee.

This free event is our small way of thanking you for your support. Come join us so that we can thank you in person! Please reserve if you plan to come.

For complete program information, please visit www.kenyonhall.org.

Concert: The Esoterics’ “Ulysses Kay Centennial” @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

For the first concert of its 24th season, The Esoterics will celebrate the centennial of African-American composer, conductor, and professor, Ulysses Kay. Born in Tucson, Kay began to play the piano at age six, upon the encouragement of his uncle, Joe “King” Oliver (a jazz cornet player who was also the mentor of Louis Armstrong). Building on the rich musical heritage of his youth, Kay studied at the University of Arizona, Eastman, Yale, and Columbia, served in the Navy Band during World War II, and was awarded prizes from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Fellowship, and two Rome Prizes. In 1958, Kay participated in the first cultural exchange between the US and the Soviet Union, and between 1965 and his retirement, Kay served on the faculties of Boston University, the University of California, the City University of New York, and Macalester College.

Among his nearly 150 compositions for film, television, and the concert hall (for orchestra, chamber ensemble, band, piano, and voice), Kay composed five operas, including one about the legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Kay’s music is as fascinating as his inspirations are varied, yet avoids all obvious references to his ethnicity. His choral oeuvre includes settings of Psalms, revolutionary texts, Christmas carols, wartime poems, verses by William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Sara Teasdale, Paul Laurence Dunbar, as well as folksongs, fiddle-tunes, and sea shanties. Ulysses Kay is one of the most under-sung choral composers of the American Neoclassic era, and this concert will be the first time that many of these works will have ever been performed.

7 January 2017, 8 pm
at Holy Rosary Catholic Church

General admission ticket prices are $25 at the door ($22 in advance). Discounted admission ticket prices are $18 at the door ($15 in advance) for students, seniors, the un(der)employed, and the differently-abled. Active singers in other choral groups may also attend for $15. Advance tickets are available online at www.TheEsoterics.org (through PayPal).

Please direct any questions to Christine Dove, at christine@theesoterics.org.

CD Woodbury Trio performs @ Whisky West
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

CD Woodbury Trio performs at Whisky West on Saturday January 7th, 2017. Free show! Age 21+.

West Side Glory – Bowie! @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

West Side Glory, West Seattle’s Quarterly Somewhat Queer Variety Show returns in 2017 with a THEME show – and that theme will be the late, great David Bowie!

Join us for Comedy, Music, Drag, Burlesque, GO GO BEARS and More in the Wild, Wild West Seattle.

Please join me, your Host Jeffrey Robert, as I welcome Michael Perkins,Sara Depp, Mike Kuhn, Apostrophe, Princess Charming. Mercury Divine, Bella Lunacy and Americano (Eamon Maxwell), Pucker Pan, and Claire Michelle.

Just added –
Aaron Wheeler!

Plus our Butt-Shaking GoGo Bears!

Doors at 8:00 PM
Show at 9:00 PM

Advanced Tickets (available soon) $10
At The Door $15

21 and over, please – we get a little bit naughty.

Jan
8
Sun
2017
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 8 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jan 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

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

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

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

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

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Learning the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures to Learn the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself from Mother Nature’s Medicine Man, who has spent most of his 60 years studying her local natural community, and how we might best help with the protection and recovery of her incredible wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the first human sought to control and exploit her. This will be an all generations program for all levels of knowledge. Learning and practicing the protection and healing of our natural community is not only fascinating, and feels like a good thing to be doing for the world, but doing it is therapeutic and a good activity to rebuild richer, and healthier, human community around.

This session is at one of Seattle’s greatest remaining urban oases of nature at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The following session could be at your favorite remaining local oasis of nature, where you and your neighbors renew your spirits in nature. I don’t ask for any monetary contributions for this program, but I do ask for any help you can contribute towards my efforts to promote a paradigm shift for the human community to increasingly again appreciate and serve our Mother Nature, while again serving the health of our human communities in the process.

Preregistration is not required, but if you tell me you are coming it will help me estimate the size group to plan for. We might follow up by planning a “stewardship adventure” to a site where some species still thrives, that we estimate once thrived at our favorite local oasis of nature, but has since become rare or lost, as we build a growing community of stewards. We can learn about that species that has become rare or lost from that favorite nature spot, do enough stewardship of its habitat in that remaining stronghold that the mother plant would be happy to give us a few of her seeds to give good homes to, and bring them back to our favorite local nature oasis for her. If no one contacts me, and it’s weather is too rough, I may not show up. Call or e-mail: 206 932-7225; ecostewart@gmail.com

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 8 @ 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

Free classes at Innate Vitality Open House
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday January 8th
12:00-3:00 Chair Massage
by SoundBlue Massage (first come first serve)
12:00-12:45
Pilates Mat (studio 1)
Pilates Reformer (blue studio)
1:00-1:45
Strength Training (studio 1)
Zenga (blue studio)
2:00-2:45
Barre (studio 1)
Cardio Trampoline/Strength (blue studio)
3:30
Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program Info Session

Space is limited, reserve your spot at
https://innatevitality.com/fitness/class-schedule/

ZUMBA Party @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):
Join an all-star team of ZUMBA® instructors to get your heart pumping, feet stomping and hips shaking while you celebrate the opening of the new West Seattle YMCA from 3:30–5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Learn more >> http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Jan
9
Mon
2017
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Seattle Public Library’s Refurbished High Point Branch Library Reopens @ High Point Library
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Seattle Public Library’s High Point Branch will reopen at 1 pm Monday, January 9 after being closed for five weeks for refurbishing.

The 12-year-old branch closed Dec. 5, 2016, so the worn carpeting could be replaced. While the building was closed for that work, the Library also took the opportunity to make other interior improvements that support the changing ways that patrons are using libraries and respond to the thoughtful comments the Library has received from the public.

Improvements included reconfigured holds, teen and children’s areas, additional seating and power in seating areas and at tables, and technology and sound quality enhancements in the meeting room. When the branch reopens, it also will have hundreds of new books, DVDs and CDs for children, teens and adults.

The changes were designed to improve access to technology, make it easier for patrons to interact with one another, and create flexible, open, welcoming spaces throughout the building.

The Library promised to protect the public’s investment in its buildings as part of the 2012 voter-approved Library levy. The High Point Branch improvements are part of the Library’s commitment to ensuring its buildings are well-maintained, clean and comfortable for patrons.

Patrons who picked up their holds at another branch during the closure should talk with a staff member if they need help to restore their holds pickup location to the High Point Branch.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

Free Tax Help @ Delridge Library
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Delridge Library:

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and AARP are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service through mid-April at 12 locations of the Seattle Public Library. Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.

Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at Delridge Library on Mondays, 2-7 p.m. through April 10. There is no tax help on Feb. 20, President’s Day.

For a list of required documents to bring to tax help, and more tax help sites click here.

Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page.

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 Social Security Administration letterhead

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

Delridge Branch 206-733-9125

Physical Therapy Night @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come to West Seattle Runner for a complimentary 1:1 injury assessment by Lora Clothier, owner of Biojunction Sports Therapy. If anything is bothering you this is a great time to get things looked at as you work towards your 2017 goals! For questions email: lori@westseattlerunner.com

The 8th Annual Preschool Fair @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 8th Annual Preschool Fair hosted by the West Seattle Preschool Association is planned for Monday, January 9th from 5:30-7:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.

Majority of programs are for 2.5-5 year olds, but some offer programs for under 2.5, as well as before and afterschool care. Free for families! Children welcome!

Please REGISTER (http://www.westseattlepreschoolassociation.com) through our site and check our website frequently as information will be added as we receive it and schools attending will be listed.

Ballroom Dancing & Beginner Salsa classes begin @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ballroom Dancing & Beginner Salsa 6:00 P.M. Jan 9 – March 13 (10 classes) $149
(Balorico, with Vanessa Villalobos)

A great place to begin and delve into the joyous world of Ballroom Dancing and Salsa. Learn the Bronze dances that focus on Latin rhythms: Rumba, Mambo/Salsa, Cha Cha, and Swing. Get a feel for the Smooth dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz. The class moves at your pace. Please wear shoes that secure the ankles and have a hard or suede sole. At Kenyon Hall in West Seattle.

To register, please contact balorico@gmail.com or call (206) 679-7229.

Gatewood Elementary PTA Meeting @ Gatewood Elementary School
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We welcome everyone to attend the next General Gatewood PTA Meeting – Monday 1/9 from 6:30-8:30 pm, Gatewood Elementary Cafeteria.

Special Guest Heidi Bennett will be discussing the following information:

History of McCleary Decision
Current Levy Cliff
How SPS Parents and Community Members can Get Actively Involved

At the end of the discussion there will be pre-printed post cards to send to the Governor and our legislators.

Childcare will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Note that there will be no snacks provided.
Spanish and Somali Interpretation Services will be available.

About Heidi:
Seattle Parent of two SPS graduates; long-time public school advocate; past Seattle Council Legislative Chair/VP; WA State PTA Regional Legislative Chair; local Legislative Chair; current FACE Chair at Ballard High School; and board member of SchoolsFirst, the SPS levy organization.

Heidi is also the WA State PTA Issue lead for Increasing Access to Post-Secondary /Higher Ed and is working with SPS to expand CTE opportunities.

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

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

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

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

Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “The Other Language” by Francesca Marciano.

Book description: Marciano gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the power of change–in relationships, in geographies, and across cultures–to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.

View in catalog: “The Other Language” by Francesca Marciano

Next Month’s Title: “Annihilation” by Jeff Vandermeer

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm.

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

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

Evening book group @ Southwest Library
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown.

Book Description: This book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. It traces the story of the team that defeated elite rivals at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.

View in Catalog: “Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown

Next Month’s Title: To be announced

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m.

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

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

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Salsa on 2 & Spinning classes begin @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salsa on 2 & Spinning 7:00 pm Jan 9–March 13 (10 classes) $149
(Balorico, with Vanessa Villalobos)

Practice dancing Salsa on 2 with this open level class. This class is for the dancer, lead or follow, looking to push his or her level. You’ll learn spin drills to improve balance and strengthen core muscles, and practice rhythmic footwork variations to develop musicality. This is a great class for dancers with some experience. Suede or hard sole shoes recommended for this class. At Kenyon Hall in West Seattle.

To register, please contact balorico@gmail.com or call (206) 679-7229.

Jan
10
Tue
2017
Try It Tuesdays @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Jan 10 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):
The West Seattle YMCA is open to the community all day, 5:30 am–10:00 pm on Tuesdays in January. Try group exercise classes, swim in the pool and play in Kids Zone. This event is free and open to the community as part of the West Seattle YMCA’s Grand Opening Celebration.

Try It Tuesdays, JANUARY 10, 17 & 24

Learn more >> http://www.seattleymca.org/blog/celebrate-your-new-west-seattle-ymca

Kindermusik with Lou Magor begins @ Kenyon Hall
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

At Kenyon Hall: Kindermusik with Lou Magor. For families with children birth to seven years of age, Kindermusik is the premier early childhood music and movement program. I’ve been privileged to teach Kindermusik for the past twenty or so years, and look forward to welcoming new families to our next term, beginning January 10. For more information, please e-mail louis@magor.com.

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th AVE SW [new address]

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Dream Dinners for Beginners Open House
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dream Dinners for Beginners
NEW GUEST Dream Dinners Open House
 
Been thinking about giving Dream Dinners a try?
We have a special event just for you!
You make three dinners for just $34.99 at our exclusive New Guest Open House. 

See how Dream Dinners saves you time and money, sample some of our nutritious and delicious dinners and watch a demonstration of exactly how it works. Then you will make your three dinners to take home and try with your family. 
Join us:
Tuesday, January 10th at 5:30 and 7:00 PM
Register at:
Dreamdinners.com/westseattle
Password: dinner

 
4701 41st Ave SW  Suite 110
Questions?? Call or email
206 938 5999 westseattlewa@dreamdinners.com
 
Already a Dream Dinners Guest?
Tell your friends and family, bring 1 to 2 guests and you make 3 dinners for $34.99, or bring 3 or more friends and make your dinners free (one offer per household).

Westside School’s Lower School Open House
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An Open House at Westside School (WSB sponsor) is a great way to see our new building and to meet our teachers, administrators, current parents, and students. Teachers will describe their distinct and challenging programs in detail and you’ll have the chance to investigate every exciting nook and cranny of our new space. This is a perfect complement to our weekly tours.

Each Open House has a specific program, so we encourage you to arrive on time. For our pre-kindergarten through fourth grade prospective families, we prefer you come without your children so you are able to give our presentations your full attention.

WE REQUEST YOU SIGN UP FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, BUT NO RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.

LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
* Tuesday, January 10th, 6:00–7:30 pm

Hope Lutheran preschool open house
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hope Lutheran School (WSB sponsor)is hosting their preschool open house on January 10, 2017, at 6:30–8:00 pm.

We invite families to visit our play-based preschool program, meet our teachers, have a little snack and play a bit in our 3’s and 4’s classrooms. It is never to early to begin looking at preschool options and what programs best fit your child. Bring your questions and little ones to learn more about Hope School preschool.

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(West Seattle satellite of the Seattle Shambhala Buddhist Center)
Based on Tibetan Buddhist practice, non-denominational, free and open to all.

Meditation instruction offered at the start of each evening, with tea and open discussion following group meditation for any who wish to participate.

Meets Tuesday nights 7-8:30 pm at the Youngstown Community Center on Delridge at Genesee across street from the skate park.

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Jan
11
Wed
2017
Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

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

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

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

American Legion Post 160 meeting
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who: American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle
What: General Meeting
When: Every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm
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.

Bellydance Class begins @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Bellydance class in West Seattle @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Six week sessions, Wednesday nights
Next session begins Jan 11, 2017
Drop-in students are welcome at 6 pm and 7 pm

This class focuses on solid foundation work for new dancers. As with the practice of yoga, experienced dancers can deepen their practice of bellydance by working thoughtfully into the fundamentals as your body and mind open and are prepared to learn more subtle nuances in these powerful foundational moves.

6pm – 6:50pm – Toolbox
– Beginning technique
– Intro to history and music
– Building strong basic dance skills
– Basic alignment
– Shimmies
– Isolations
– figure 8, circles, spirals and undulations
– Beautiful arms and hands gestures
-Simple combinations.

7:00pm – 7:50pm – Bellydance Workout
– Mixed level – EVERYONE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
– Exercise class will invigorate your body and deepen your capacity and understanding of isolations. Sweating and laughing will be on the agenda. This class is to shake everything loose, lengthen, strengthen and elongate your muscles. You will work hard and you will love it. Challenging yet accessible for all fitness levels and dancers. Promise.

http://www.leslierosen.com/bellydance/classes/

Dine Out for Lafayette Elementary School @ Pizzeria 22
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine out in West Seattle and support Lafayette Elementary! A portion of the proceeds on that day go to Lafayette Elementary School.

Wednesday, January 11th: Pizzeria 22, 6-10 pm
Tuesday, February 7th: Cactus, 5 pm-10 pm

Couch to Dash Info Night @ West Seattle Runner
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and learn about how you can be ready to race the St Pats Dash in March!! This info night will explain the deets. Here’s an overview:

A coach led group run from West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday evenings at 6:15PM and Saturdays at 8 am
• Along with a 6-week training schedule, there will be weekly clinics that include injury prevention, running form, shoes and gear 101, and mental training. The clinics will be given by Coach Lori and the injury prevention clinic will be given by Dr. Nate Moore of Elite Sports and Spine.
• A Brook’s Nightlife sponsored run March 1st with prizes and scavenger hunt

When: February 1st to March 8th, 2016
• The Program starts with from West Seattle Runner on Wednesday, February 1st. Meet your fellow participants and others from the Seattle running community!

Celebrate: Beers and Cheers at West Seattle Beer Junction on Wednesday, March 15th after the Dash. Come celebrate your accomplishment!

Cost: $115 (race registration fees not included)
Questions: lori@westseattlerunner.com
http://www.p3running.com/2017-couch-to-dash-program.html

The Odd Couple – Female Edition @ West Seattle High School Theater
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Odd Couple – Female Edition (student directed)

January 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 with reservation, $15 at the door
For reservations, email: tickets@westsidedrama.com
All performances at West Seattle High School – 3000 California Ave SW

Synopsis:
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. Never fear, the hilarity remains the same.

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

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

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

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

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

Jan
12
Thu
2017
West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

CSIHS Showcase for Current and Prospective Families @ Chief Sealth International High School
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chief Sealth International High School is excited to invite current families as well as incoming and prospective families to a combined Family Engagement Resource Fair and Prospective Students Showcase next Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Dinner will be served thanks to the support of Communities in Schools. The event is open to all and we hope that all families can come. Interpreters will be there so all cultures and groups are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

There will also be a special presentation especially for families of current 8th graders from 7:00 to 7:30 PM followed by an opportunity to take a tour of the school and speak to student leaders who can provide information about the school from the student’s perspective.

Please come meet with teachers, administrators, counselors, club advisors, social workers, community support providers, health care providers and more.

When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Where: Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle 98126

Second Thursday OUT @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, Jan. 12, 6 pm – Second Thursday OUT! at the Senior Center West Seattle. Inviting the LGBTQ, their friends, and neighbors for social hour, dinner and game night. All ages welcome. Building community in our backyard. 206-932-4044. Everyone is welcome to attend – no membership or sign up is required. Information 206-932-8662.

West Seattle Art Walk
Jan 12 @ 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.

West Seattle Artwalk: Judith Allison – watercolor paintings @ RE/MAX Junction office
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artist Judith Allison will be displaying lovely watercolor paintings on Thursday, January 12th from 6-8pm at the RE/MAX Junction office. Please join us for light snacks and beverages!

West Seattle Artwalk: painter Lindsay Peyton @ Viscon Cellars
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

During West Seattle Art Walk: Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) to feature the work of local artist Lindsay Peyton.

Wine and art, the perfect pairing. With shared Texan roots, winemaker Ben Viscon and painter Lindsay Peyton discovered a fast friendship and a kindred creative spark in West Seattle.

Their respective mediums may differ, but both Peyton and Viscon are driven by a passion to make beautiful things.

And now both of their creations will be featured side-by-side. Peyton’s work will be on display in the Viscon Cellars tasting room, located at 5910 California Ave SW in West Seattle, from January through March.

Peyton will be on site during the West Seattle Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month – Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9.

The show comes on the heels of Peyton’s recent museum show in Houston, as well as a unique interactive installation in Issaquah over the summer.

“The Viscon Cellars exhibit will feature all new paintings,” Peyton said. “None of the paintings have been shown anywhere before, so that is always exciting for me.”

Peyton said she chose recent work that fits the character and identity of Viscon Cellars.

“Viscon Cellars is such a community gathering spot, a place that brings together friends and neighbors,” she said. “I am selecting work that has that feeling for me, whether it is a painting of a favorite Seattle bar or a friend’s living room where I spent a lot of time. I also did a painting of the Viscon Cellars tasting room, inspired by Ben and his passion for wine.”

Both Peyton and Viscon are from the Lone Star State, which is how the artist and winemaker originally bonded.

“When I first came into Viscon Cellars, I noticed a Texas license plate on the shelf,” Peyton said. “That’s how I learned Ben is from Texas too. We started talking and became instant friends.”

This will be the first time Peyton’s work is shown within the city limits of her current home of Seattle.

Early Days parent drop-in support group @ In Tandem Midwifery
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early Days support groups provide parents of infants 0-12 months a place to come talk about the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition.

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
at Nurturing Expressions
4746 44th AVE SW Suite 201

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM
at In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW

8-week punch card – $80

* If you are unable to attend all 8 groups in a session you may use the remaining “punches” in the next session.
* Regardless of the session you register for the punch card may be used at either Tuesday and/or Thursday Early Days groups.
* Please have punch card present at each group.
* One punch card per parent.
* Pick up your punch card at your first group with your e-mail confirmation.

Drop-in can be purchased in person for $15. No registration required.

RSVP on our Eventzilla link to secure your spot!

8 Week Sessions Include Themes Such as:

· Adjusting to Parenthood
· Emotional Complications
· Self-Care
· Support Systems
· Identity Changes
· Myths of Parenting
· Relationships
· Strong Emotions
· Expectations vs Reality
· Impact of Social Policy

No one turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Early Days if you need financial assistance.

For more information contact Early Days:
earlydaysWS@gmail.com
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

The Odd Couple – Female Edition @ West Seattle High School Theater
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Odd Couple – Female Edition (student directed)

January 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 with reservation, $15 at the door
For reservations, email: tickets@westsidedrama.com
All performances at West Seattle High School – 3000 California Ave SW

Synopsis:
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. Never fear, the hilarity remains the same.

Jan
13
Fri
2017
On Snow Demo @ Alpental Base Lodge
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet at the Alpental Base Lodge under Mountain to Sound Outfitters event tent to demo select skis and snowboards we have created for our unique demo program! This is a great opportunity to try before you buy. More details coming soon. By rsvping below you’ll be added to the demo list for more information. A day pass is NOT included in this free demo, this event is snow dependent!
Things to Bring: Your own boots and poles. Snowboarders bring your own bindings if possible.

What: On Snow Demo

When: Friday January 13th, 2017 – 4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Where: Alpental Base Lodge
17800 Alpental Access Rd, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

Contact: Mountain to Sound Outfitters 206-935-7669, orders@m2soutfitters.com

Link to Event RSVP: http://www.m2soutfitters.com/demos-clinics.htm

Lance Lu Jazz Quartet concert, benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Music From the Heart” concert series, sponsored by Alki UCC, presents:

The Lance Lu Jazz Quartet
Latin, Modern, Swing, Be Bop & Beyond!

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 PM
Alki UCC Sanctuary

Lance Lu, drums/percussion
Theo Lim, piano
Will Stump, double bass
Rob Jellinek, tenor saxophone

Net proceeds benefit West Seattle Helpline, a beloved nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle residents.

A free will offering of $20 is suggested; refreshments & treats served at intermission.

Doors open at 7 pm.

The Odd Couple – Female Edition @ West Seattle High School Theater
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Odd Couple – Female Edition (student directed)

January 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 with reservation, $15 at the door
For reservations, email: tickets@westsidedrama.com
All performances at West Seattle High School – 3000 California Ave SW

Synopsis:
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. Never fear, the hilarity remains the same.

Jan
14
Sat
2017
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 14 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Community School of West Seattle open house @ Community School of West Seattle
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Please join us for our winter Open Houses! These will be adult only events, where you can see the space, talk to teachers, and learn about Community School’s approach to learning. Drop-in and stay for as long as you like.

Saturday, January 14th, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, February 4th, 10 am–2 pm

While visiting you will be able to schedule an observation time for you and your child to experience what a day at CSWS is like! We hope to see you there!

Community School of West Seattle
9450 22nd Ave SW
Seattle

(206) 763-2081
csws@comcast.net

www.CommunitySchoolWestSeattle.org

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Family story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

It’s Family Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Families are invited to bring their children to our special monthly Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center.

“We Have a Dream” Strengthening Community and the Futures of Our Youth Through Storytelling @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, January 14th, United Way, King County and the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) will bring you “We Have a Dream” Strengthening Community and the Futures of Our Youth Through Storytelling.

In King County, youth of color are being disproportionately referred to the juvenile justice system at a rate higher than their white peers. This disparity directly correlates to the deprivation of opportunities for youth of color and to socioeconomic inequality between whites and minorities.

King County has had a courageous response, implementing Peacemaking sentencing circles, working with Creative Justice, an arts-based restorative justice program, and developing Family Intervention and Restorative Services, a reception center for youth to “cool-off” and receive support as opposed to entering the system for charges related to family violence.

Even with the current strategies for impact, disparity is still present.

Through this workshop, DNDA and partners will steer a community conversation around restorative and alternative justice practices to raise awareness about racial inequity present in the conventional juvenile justice system. This event, supported by United Way of King County, will activate volunteers as partners to engage in storytelling, peacemaking circles, help foster emotional connections, and brainstorm realistic strategies for change. Snacks will be provided, open to the general public.

Guest Speakers
· Judge Wesley Saint Clair – Chief Juvenile Judge, King County Superior Court
· Saroeum Phoung – Peacemaking Circle Facilitator, CEO and Founder of PointOneNorth Consulting Consulting LLC
· Jason Clark – Equity and Justice Advocate, King County Superior Court
· Marcus Stubblefield – Systems Integration Coordinator, King County Youth Service

The event will take place at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106 from 1:00 – 4:00pm!

Check out the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1318814988160419/

Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby “House Cup” Triple-Header @ Southgate Roller Rink
Jan 14 @ 5:15 pm – 9:30 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents: THE 2017 HOUSE CUP, TRIPLE HEADER MEGA-MASHUP! This is our second annual Harry Potter themed bout! Come watch the Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby positional and both full-contact teams mashup with various players from the Northwest. Bout 1 at 5:35 pm will be Southside Revolution Cadets & Friends Mashup. Bout 2 at 6:45 pm will be Southside Revolution Alliance & Friends Mashup! Bout 3 at 8:00 pm will be Southside Revolution Rebels & Friends Mashup!

This is a HARRY POTTER theamed mega-mashup bout. The teams will be sorted into their ‘Houses’ at the beginning of the bout with the ‘Sorting Hat’ as per standard with all students of Hogwarts. The teams with the most points will win their share in the 2017 HOUSE CUP!

Also, there will be a costume contest at half-time as well!

All proceeds including 50/50 raffle and bake sale to support SSR. Please bring cash for the bake sale and 50/50 raffle.

Doors at 5:15pm, 1st Bout at 5:35pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

More info here.

Jan
15
Sun
2017
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 15 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jan 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

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

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

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

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

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Be's Restaurant
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast is the third Sunday of the month at 9:30 am at (new location as of Summer 2017) Be’s Restaurant. Our breakfast gatherings are open to members as well as non-members interested in Amateur Radio and emergency communication.

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

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 15 @ 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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Fauntleroy & Juneau Green Space Work Party
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join neighbors and friends this Martin Luther King Jr. Day and serve your community by helping us continue the transformation of this neighborhood gem. We’ll be removing weeds, planting new items, and spreading mulch. Gloves, vests, and all tools will be provided.

DATE: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th
PARTY TIME: 9 am – 12 pm
LOCATION: Meet at the Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Juneau green space triangle
RSVP: www.seattle.gov/trees/events.html

For more information contact: TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov or call (206)615-1668

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

MLK Day of Service at Longfellow Creek @ Greg Davis Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer in your local forest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Join the King Conservation District for a day of community environmental restoration along Longfellow Creek in the West Seattle neighborhood. We will be removing invasive English Ivy and installing native plants such as Western Red Cedar and Salmonberry.
What to Bring?
Clothes that can get muddy
Sturdy shoes (rain boots, hiking boots, or tennis shoes)
Water bottle
Coffee mug (for coffee or tea)
What is Provided?
tools
gloves
training
site tour and background
Questions? Contact Jacob de Guzman at RestorationIP@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1909

RSVP by going here.

MLK Day of Service: White Center Heights Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate MLK Day with King County Parks staff and neighbors as we work to improve the health of White Center Heights Park. Event is 10am-2pm and we will be learning about the plants and animals of the park, digging out blackberry and planting native trees and shrubs. Please contact Lina Rose for more information – lina.rose@kingcounty.gov , 206.491.5014

MLK Weekend of service – West Duwamish Greenbelt work party @ Pigeon Point Park
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium is collaborating with United Way of King County by hosting an MLK Day of Service on January 16th, 2017. For this event we are looking for volunteers to help continue the effort in restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt forest.

In 2016, more than 2,300 volunteers completed 140 projects all over King County for MLK Day of Service. Join with us on MLK Day of Service 2017 at Pigeon Point Park in restoring the West Duwamish Greenbelt. The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest within the City of Seattle, extending over 500 acres and providing important ecosystem services to the Duwamish Rivershed. Volunteers will provide a crucial boost to efforts aimed at restoring sites to healthy, diverse forests by planting native plant species and removing invasive plant species.

Activities will begin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Music, refreshments, tools, and instructions will be provided. All ages and abilities are welcomed as no experience is necessary; families, company groups, clubs, individuals, schools, are encouraged to participate which is why we are reaching out to you.

Please reach out to Caroline Borsenik with the Nature Consortium at caroline@naturec.org or 206.923.0853 Ext 100 about your interest in participating in MLK Day of Service on January 16th at Pigeon Point Park.

Poetry Writing Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCWS is so fortunate to have this amazing poet teaching a poetry writing class here at the Center. Koon Woon has won an American Book Award, as well as a Pen