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Agenda

  1. Apr
    6
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    2. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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      West Seattle Farmers’ Market
    3. Jewelry Artist Johanna Lindsay’s Spring Open Studio
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Stop by West Seattle Jewelry Artist Johanna Lindsay’s Spring Open Studio as a celebration of Spring and all things West Seattle. Johanna has been inspired by the amazing West Seattle sunsets, spring blossoms on the trees and flowers appearing on our neighborhood walks. A small sampling of items can be previewed at www.penguinadesigns.com.

      Date: Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th
      Time: 11 am-5 pm.
      Location: 4726 50th Ave SW, Seattle

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      Jewelry Artist Johanna Lindsay’s Spring Open Studio
    4. West Seattle Runner’s 4th Anniversary event @ West Seattle Runner
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor): Anniversary event announcement from their Facebook event page:

      Please come and join in our celebration of our 4th anniversary April 4th-6th. We are using the weekend as a chance to show our appreciation to our loyal customers, friends and fellow runners. Thank you for accepting us into the community as you have. For the entire weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) you will enjoy 20% off all purchases.

      You will be entered into a raffle drawing at check out at the register.
      Raffle prizes are as follows:
      Moving Comfort: 2 bras, 1/2 zip, urban gym capri
      Timex: 2 GPS watches
      Amphipod: iPhone armbands, cap light, stretch belt, lock on pouch,
      handheld water bottle with phone holder
      Oiselle: armwarmers, tshirt
      Brooks: 4 gift bags, Brooks shoes
      Goretex: gift bags that include a blanket, bag and shirt
      Nathan: 4 bottle belt, 2 bottle belt, handheld
      Wrightsox: 4 x 3 packs of socks
      Garmin: gift bag
      Mizuno: 2 pair of shoes
      Fitsock: 4x pack of socks

      There will be gifts with purchases (while supplies last, first come, first
      served)
      Brooks-all kinds of little goodies
      Skirtsport-tech tanks
      Moving comfort-lingerie bags
      Garmin-duffle bags, shirts, etc
      Mizuno-goodies
      Fitsock-free pair
      Float Dodger 5k If you come in wearing a shirt from the prior 2 years, you
      will get $10 off your registration!!! If you register you will be get an
      extra ticket to our amazing raffle!!!!

      AGENDA
      Friday morning: 11 am Bras and Brunch: Moving Comfort bra fittings and
      mimosas. Raffling off a bra and free lingerie bags with every purchase
      Friday night: Karhu run 6:30pm. Try out a pair, go for a 3 mile run!
      Finish at Spiro’s for pizza and beer. Raffling off a pair and giving out
      balega socks
      Saturday 8 am: HOKA run, try a pair for 3 miles. Raffling off a pair. Snackies after.
      Saturday 12-4 West Seattle5k Registration! You will get early bird prices.
      Only chance to do so as the early bird pricing has already expired!!
      Sunday 8 am Adidas run, try the Boost on a run!! Win a pair. Enjoy snackies
      afterwards!! (also will be running 3, 5, 6 or 10 miles that day!!
      PHEWW!! It will be a jam packed weekend!!!! We can’t wait to see you.

      Hours:
      Fri. 10 am-8 pm
      Sat. 10 am-7 pm
      Sun. 11 am-5 pm

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      West Seattle Runner’s 4th Anniversary event @ West Seattle Runner
    5. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
    6. ‘Catsino’ Silent Auction for Furry Faces Foundation @ Beveridge Place Pub
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Catsino Silent Auction
      April 6th, 2 pm – 6 pm
      Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW, 206-932-9906

      Hey Furry Faces Foundation Supporters, what do Nail ‘em, Pig Craps, BlackCat 21 and Studless Draw all have in common?

      ‘These are just a few of the crazy Las Vegas style games we’ll be playing during the Catsino Silent Auction,’ says Lora Swift of Furry Faces Foundation, ‘Local businesses and animal rescue groups are adopting the gaming tables, dealing out the cards and rolling the dice.

      Enjoy meeting local rescue groups and bid on unique silent auction items! All proceeds benefit Furry Faces Foundation, A.A.R.F., Community Cat Coalition, and Regional Animal Services of King County’.

      ‘This is a chance for our community to meet our local business owners in a fun, personal setting and learn more about animal rescue groups’, say Gary Sink and Terri Griffith, Owners of Beveridge Place Pub, ‘and, if you like what you hear ‘n’ see, drop a few dollars into their donation bucket or sign up to volunteer with them!’

      Pre-Sale Ticket Outlets-Save $5 By Purchasing Your Ticket Early!

      • Beveridge Place Pub: 6413 California Ave SW, 932-9906 (Morgan Junction)
      • Hotwire Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW, 935-1510 (Alaska Junction)
      • Pet Elements: 6701 California Ave SW, 206-932-0457 (Morgan Junction)

      For more information, please visit:www.facebook.com/events/215312085336202/ ;
      www.furryfacesfoundation.org/ or email furryfaces@hotmail.com
      **Catsino Silent Auction entertainment is a Recreational Gaming Activity***
      Catsino Bucks have no monetary value and all prizes are non-monetary.
      The ticket price only covers expenses and reasonable costs
      The Beveridge Place Pub is a 21 and over establishment

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      ‘Catsino’ Silent Auction for Furry Faces Foundation @ Beveridge Place Pub
    7. Erin Rubin Piano Studios moving party – all ages matinée @ Skylark Café & Club
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Erin Rubin Piano Studios presents Studio Moving Party! at Skylark Café & Club on Sunday April 6th from 3 to 6 pm.

      3 pm/FREE/all ages/full bar with ID

      3:00-6:00 OPEN MIC SIGNUP for students, kids, and family members. I know some of you parents also have some musical talents we have yet to see. We will provide guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, a piano and PA. Show us what you’ve got!

      3:00-5:00 LIVE BAND “POP”-ARAOKE with your favorite teachers: Nouela, Jacob, Erin and, introducing our newest member to the team: Emily! Sing your favorite songs with a live band including “Roar,” “Call Me Maybe,” “Let It Go,” “Happy” and more. We even learned a few classics for those that aren’t hip to the new radio singles. Adults and kids welcome to participate. Make sure you get in early for signup – this one is going to be a hit!

      3:00-6:00 ROCK BAND PHOTOS taken by our favorite resident photographer and soon-to-be front desk representative: Kaija! We’ll provide props, wigs, and accessories so you can take your future band photo with your friends and family. Digital photos will be available for purchase at the venue and proceeds will go toward the building of the new studio.

      3:00-6:00 STUDENT VINYL ART for our new digs! Paint a 7″ record with your name to forever be a part of the new space. These will be hung on the walls of the studio to represent the students’ names that made the move with us. This is for students only!!

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      Erin Rubin Piano Studios moving party – all ages matinée @ Skylark Café & Club
    8. Sarah Burgess performs @ C & P Coffee Company
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Singer-songwriter Sarah Burgess performs at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Sunday April 6, 3 pm–5 pm.

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      Sarah Burgess performs @ C & P Coffee Company
    9. Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice” @ Kenyon Hall
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice.”

      Called “a bundle of laughs,” the New York Post and “delightful” by the New York Times, A… MY NAME IS ALICE is a musical revue conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. It won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revue and consists of some 21 songs by composers David Zippel, Winnie Holzman, and Lucy Simon, along with sketches by writers like Anne Meara. The delightful and thought provoking show features songs and sketches performed by women of different ages and types in a wide variety of situations and relationships with insight, empathy and self-deprecating humor. From the horrors of parent/teacher conferences, the delights of a male strip club, to the tragedy of losing a parent, the show explores the many facets of women’s lives through scenes, monologues and songs.

      A… MY NAME IS ALICE will be presented at Kenyon Hall on April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and April 6 and 13 at 5 pm.

      Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

      You can purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595658or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

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      Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice” @ Kenyon Hall
  2. Apr
    7
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition begins @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition begins at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Art Gallery, April 7-May 2, 2014 as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project. The art gallery is located in the Jerry Brockey Student Center at South Seattle College (map):

      The South Seattle Community College Library is honored to be one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive this special collection of books and films exploring various aspects of Islamic faith and culture. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys titles were awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

      The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.

      Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

      We’re proud that we were chosen to receive these materials and hope that you will find them of interest! We invite you to browse the titles in this online guide–feel free to check out any items that interest you to enjoy at home. The SSCC Library, Office of Diversity and Retention, Art Gallery, Basic & Transitional Studies, and International Programs will be co-hosting events related to our new collection during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please ask a librarian if you have questions about this collection or our Muslim Journeys events.

      Art Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm (hours are subject to change).

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      Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition begins @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
    3. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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      Homework help @ Delridge Library
    4. MoneySmart program: Credit 101 @ Delridge Library
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

      At the Delridge Branch Library on Monday April 7th, 6:30–7:30 pm:

      Learn why credit is important, how to manage debt and what you can do to maintain good credit.

      Credit is an essential aspect of modern life. Your credit score can affect your ability to buy a car, get a mortgage, rent a home, fund a college education and more. Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp will show you to to access your free credit report and interpret your credit score. You’ll also learn how to build good credit in the future.

      Room Location: Meeting Room
      Audience: Adults
      Language: English

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

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      MoneySmart program: Credit 101 @ Delridge Library
    5. Family Matters event: Free Gardening Workshop @ Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Gardening 101 for Everyone! Have you always wanted to grow vegetables, butdidn’t think you had the space? Would you like to show your children how food grows? Come join Trudie Walsh, Master Gardener and Horticulturist at our next “Family Matters” event as she shows us how to grow veggies in small spaces and containers year-round!

      This FREE workshop is perfect for beginners or parents looking for a project to do with their kids. Sponsored by Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, Fauntleroy YMCA and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center, “Family Matters” is a series of seminars, events and workshops designed to support families in West Seattle. Everyone is welcome!

      Monday, April 7th, 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church/Fauntleroy YMCA, 9140 California Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98136.
      (206)932-5600. We hope to see you there!

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      Family Matters event: Free Gardening Workshop @ Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
  3. Apr
    8
    Tue
    2014

    1. Free Coworking Week @ Office Junction
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      April 7 to 11th
      9:30 am – 5 pm Free Coworking Week at the Office Junction at 6040 B California Ave SW.

      Help us celebrate our Grand Opening by Coworking for free with us! Bring your work, your laptop and lunch and enjoy our space, good company by our members, free coffee/tea, fast internet and productive energy. Please RVSP to wsofficejunction@gmail.com if you want to come.

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/free-coworking.html

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    2. Resource Fair @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Come join us at our Resource Fair
      Tuesday, April 8th, 10 am-1 pm

      Free Lunch !! ( Who says there’s no free lunch! )

      Enjoy 1-stop shopping as various local companies and organizations will be here to present their services.

      Financial Planning| Automotive Service | Senior Real Estate Services | Day Trips | House Cleaning |Low Cost Plumbing Handy Man Services | Medicare Advice | Legal Assistance | Dog Daycare | Home Computer Repair| Banking Services | Free Home Repair |In Home Care

      Senior Center – West Seattle,
      4217 S.W. Oregon St.

      Reserve early by calling 932-4044 x 1 or sign in at the front desk

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      Resource Fair @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
    3. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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      Homework help @ Delridge Library
    4. High Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      High Point Neighborhood Association trustees monthly meetings:

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

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

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

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

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      High Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
    5. Storytelling Program monthly meeting @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

      6:30 pm sign-up for OPEN MIC

      7:00 to 8:30 pm STORYTELLING PRESENTATION

      FEATURED STORYTELLERS & Open Mic Presenters

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

      WE’LL SEE YOU ON TUESDAY!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    7. West Seattle Community Orchestras “Spring Music in Spotlight” concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Tuesday, April 8th, 6:30-8:30 pm, West Seattle Community Orchestras presents “Raise The Baton…Spring Music In Spotlight” at Chief Sealth International High School auditorium.

      Mark your calendars to hear an evening of music performed by WSCO’s Debut and Intermediate Orchestras on Tuesday, April 8. This evening will also include a surprise guest conductor, the Fall auction winner of “Be A Guest Conductor”, directing the Intermediate Orchestra.

      The public is invited and donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated.

      For information about The West Seattle Community Orchestras, visit www.WSCOrchestras.org or email info@WSCOrchestras.org

      The evening program includes:

      Debut Orchestra
      Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Finale; Rhythm Ride; Viva La Vida — Coldplay; Russian Choral and Overture; and Jazzy Little Brown Jug, all arrangements for beginning orchestra. Conductor: Rachel Nesvig.

      Intermediate Orchestra
      Warrior Legacy — Newbold; “Wachet Auf” (Sleepers Wake) — Bach; “Emperor Waltzes” selected waltzes — Strauss; The Barber of Seville Overture — Rossini — arrangement by Meyer; Symphony No. 25, Mvts. 1 and 4 – Mozart. Conductors: Anton Coleman and Rob Duisberg.

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      West Seattle Community Orchestras “Spring Music in Spotlight” concert @ Chief Sealth International High School
    8. West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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    9. Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Denny Middle School PTSA meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 8th at 7 pm. Topic: Summer Programing. Speakers will include representatives from community centers to present options. Please note that this month’s meeting will be held at High Point Neighborhood House.

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      7:00 pm
      Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
    10. WSHS Booster Club meeting @ West Seattle High School
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hello West Seattle HS Fans…..

      Please join us at our next meeting…..this Tuesday, April 8th, 7 pm, West Seattle High School Library.

      Come and be part of this group of parents, alumni, faculty, coaches, and community members who want help raise money and awareness for West Seattle High School’s athletic programs and activities. Please visit our web site, www.westseattleboosterclub.org for more information.

      We hope to see you!!

      West Seattle Booster Club
      www.westseattleboosterclub.org

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    11. Madison Middle School PTSA’s Educational Night @ Madison Middle School
      7:15 pm – 7:45 pm

      April 8, 7:15 to 7:45 pm.
      Madison Middle School PTSA Presents Educational Night
      Topic: Alcohol and Drug Safety.

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  4. Apr
    9
    Wed
    2014

    1. Free Coworking Week @ Office Junction
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      April 7 to 11th
      9:30 am – 5 pm Free Coworking Week at the Office Junction at 6040 B California Ave SW.

      Help us celebrate our Grand Opening by Coworking for free with us! Bring your work, your laptop and lunch and enjoy our space, good company by our members, free coffee/tea, fast internet and productive energy. Please RVSP to wsofficejunction@gmail.com if you want to come.

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/free-coworking.html

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

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

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

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    3. College Preparation @ High Point Community Center
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      College…Need help with applications, scholarships, budgets, grades, financial aid? Are they oh so confusing? This program is for youth who are looking to further their educational goals. Learn what colleges are looking for from youth, grades, and extracurricular activities. Learn how to apply for scholarships and financial aid. How to realistically budget for books, tuitions and fees to avoid the credit card trap.

      Selected Wednesdays, 4–5 pm:
      April 9th

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    4. Pathfinder K8 fundraiser event @ Marination ma kai
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Pathfinder K8 school is having a fundraising night at Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday, April 9th from 4 pm to close. Come out and enjoy some delicious food, friendly people, and help support the wonderful teachers and kids at Pathfinder. Many thanks to Marination ma kai for supporting our local schools!

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    5. Open House: Seattle 2035: Discussing Our Growing City @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      April 9th, 2014
      6:00 – 8:00 pm
      at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

      One of five neighborhood open houses, DPD is hoping to reach out to different neighborhoods and gather comments on the Planning Alternatives that are currently under discussion. Comments can be submitted through April 21, 2014.

      DPD is scoping an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will evaluate the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. The EIS will examine the possible impacts under three different growth scenarios.

      Consistent with regional growth projections, all three scenarios assume the city will grow by 70,000 households and 115,000 jobs over the next 20 years. All the scenarios follow the Comprehensive Plan’s urban growth strategy that aims to concentrate most of the growth in the city’s designated urban centers and urban villages. The alternatives differ in how the projected growth would be distributed:

      Alternative 1 would evaluate most of the growth in the six urban centers, in keeping with the regional plan of concentrating development in centers.
      Alternative 2 would still project a lot of growth in the centers, but would shift some growth to the urban villages in order to strengthen those neighborhood business districts.
      Alternative 3 would evaluate more growth in the urban villages that contain existing or planned light rail stations.

      The Comprehensive Plan the City ultimately adopts could combine aspects of each of these alternatives.

      DPD is taking comments on these alternatives and the topics to be covered in the EIS until April 21. See more about the alternatives and the EIS topics at 2035.seattle.gov.

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    6. 1st Annual Feedback Funny Comedy Competition Invitational, Round #2 @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Wednesday April 9th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), it’s the 1st Annual Feedback Funny Comedy Competition Invitational, Preliminary Round #2.

      The second of three comedy night competitions, with local comedians vying for prizes that don’t suck, trophies that are actually pretty cool and a shot at the really big comedy competition we have coming this summer. Come laugh at them. That’s what they want you to do.

      (Championship Finale April 23rd, 8 pm!)

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

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

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

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  5. Apr
    10
    Thu
    2014

    1. Free Coworking Week @ Office Junction
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      April 7 to 11th
      9:30 am – 5 pm Free Coworking Week at the Office Junction at 6040 B California Ave SW.

      Help us celebrate our Grand Opening by Coworking for free with us! Bring your work, your laptop and lunch and enjoy our space, good company by our members, free coffee/tea, fast internet and productive energy. Please RVSP to wsofficejunction@gmail.com if you want to come.

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/free-coworking.html

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

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

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    3. City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at “Little City Hall” @ Southwest Library
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Join City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen out in the community at our Little City Hall meetings. Here’s your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with the Councilmember and his staff about topics important to you. We look forward to meeting you!

      Thursday, April 10, 2014
      2:00 pm-4:00 pm
      SW Branch of Seattle Public Library

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    4. Shred Day @ High Point Library
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      It’s Shred Day at the High Point Library Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2–6 pm:

      Bring your old financial documents to a public shred event at the Library and have them shredded on the spot!

      Do you have old bank statements, bills, credit card statements, or any other documents with your personal information on them? Don’t let them fall into the wrong hands — protect yourself from identity theft and dispose of them safely during a public shred event at the Library! (Please limit yourself to 5 or fewer copy paper size boxes (15”X12”X10”) of shred-able material.)

      Are you unsure about how long to keep financial documents? Have a look at this article published by the U.S. government on Managing Household Records.

      Help us celebrate Money Smart Week, protect yourself from identity theft, and safely dispose of your documents — all by coming to the Library for our public shred events!

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

      Please limit yourself to 5 or fewer copy paper size boxes (15”X12”X10”) of shred-able material.

      This event is presented in partnership with Confidential Data Disposal, Inc.

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    5. Nepenthe Massage’s Open House: Food, drinks, art, music, FREE massage
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Open house next Thursday April 10, 6-9 pm
      Food, drinks, art, music, FREE massage
      6016-A California Ave SW
      Iworkforlove.com
      Facebook – Nepenthe Massage

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    6. Office Junction Grand Opening & Art Walk
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      April 10th
      6:00 – 9:00 pm Grand Opening & Art Walk
      Join the Office Junction celebrating their new space at 6040 B California Ave in the Morgan Junction! Office Junction members will give tours, answer questions about Coworking, serve drinks, appetizers, have some fun, play a special edition of bingo, chat and connect. There is also art from to local artists on display.

      For more details visit http://www.wsofficejunction.com/art-walk.html

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    7. Ultherapy: Skin Lifting Open House @ Well Medical Arts
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      At Well Medical Arts in West Seattle:

      April 10th from 6-8 pm Ultherapy : Skin Lifting Open House

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

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

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

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  6. Apr
    11
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Free Coworking Week @ Office Junction
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      April 7 to 11th
      9:30 am – 5 pm Free Coworking Week at the Office Junction at 6040 B California Ave SW.

      Help us celebrate our Grand Opening by Coworking for free with us! Bring your work, your laptop and lunch and enjoy our space, good company by our members, free coffee/tea, fast internet and productive energy. Please RVSP to wsofficejunction@gmail.com if you want to come.

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/free-coworking.html

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    3. Chair massage by Erik LaSeur @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Chair Massage by Erik LaSeur
      Date & Time: Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
      20 minute appointments.
      Call to register or sign up at front desk.
      Cost: $7 members/ $14 non-member
      Enjoy a relaxing neck & back massage while seated!

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    4. MoneySmart program: Dream… Start… Go! Teen Entrepreneurship @ Southwest Library
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

      At the Southwest Branch Library on Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:00–4:30 pm:

      Got a great idea? Do something about it! Make iT Locally (MiL) will show you how to take your passion, turn it into reality and make a living along the way.

      MiL will help you build a road map for starting a new business. Learn how to create a successful business plan which includes funding, marketing and creating a catchy brand name.

      Room Location: Meeting Room
      Audience: Teens
      Language: English

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

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    5. Easter Tastings @ Metropolitan Market
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Stop in at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) on Friday April 11th, 4-7 pm for their Easter Tastings event featuring Kurobuta Ham, Lamb, & Condiments.

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    6. Youth Appreciation Week Block Party kickoff @ Southwest Teen Life Center
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      From Seattle Parks & Recreation:

      For ages 12 to 19, at the Southwest Teen Life Center:Youth Appreciation Week Block Party Kickoff
      Food, fun, music!
      Friday, April 11, 2014, 5–10 pm

      Food
      Skating
      Karaoke
      T-shirts

      Contact Phone 206.684.4575
      Contact Email teen.programs@seattle.gov

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    7. West Seattle Big Band dance and dinner @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Come join the party! SPRING SWING!
      Friday, April 11th
      6:00 – 9:00 pm
      Dinner and Dancing with the West Seattle Big Band!

      Free swing dance lessons!
      Raffle and fantastic prizes!
      Baby-back rib dinner!
      Choice of beer or wine
      Dessert
      Only $12 per person

      Reservations please @ (206) 932-4044 ext 1
      or online @ sc-ws.org

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    8. Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice” @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice.”

      Called “a bundle of laughs,” the New York Post and “delightful” by the New York Times, A… MY NAME IS ALICE is a musical revue conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. It won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revue and consists of some 21 songs by composers David Zippel, Winnie Holzman, and Lucy Simon, along with sketches by writers like Anne Meara. The delightful and thought provoking show features songs and sketches performed by women of different ages and types in a wide variety of situations and relationships with insight, empathy and self-deprecating humor. From the horrors of parent/teacher conferences, the delights of a male strip club, to the tragedy of losing a parent, the show explores the many facets of women’s lives through scenes, monologues and songs.

      A… MY NAME IS ALICE will be presented at Kenyon Hall on April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and April 6 and 13 at 5 pm.

      Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

      You can purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595658or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

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    9. Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
      Where: Camp Long

      Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

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    10. Steve Bailey & the Blue Flames perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Steve Bailey & the Blue Flames perform at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) at 9:30 pm on Friday April 11th.

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  7. Apr
    12
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Easter Fun at West Seattle PCC
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      From PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor:)

      Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 am to 12 pm
      at the West Seattle PCC

      Spend the morning making crafts with your kids. Guess the number of jelly beans and take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Receive a treat from PCC and enter to win a surprise! Free for children 12 and under.

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    3. Greater Seattle Aquarium Society auction @ West Seattle Christian Church activity center
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Happening this year at the West Seattle Christian Church Activity Center:

      The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society’s annual auction will return to West Seattle Christian Church on Saturday, April 12. Check-in and previews will begin at 9 am, followed by bidding at 10 am.

      Stop by to check out new and used aquarium equipment, locally grown and rare fish, plants, and invertebrates, and probably even some fish-themed artwork.

      Admission is free. Anyone may buy items. Only members may sell, but memberships are available on the spot for $15.

      More information is available at www.gsas.org.

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    4. Mobile Blood Drive at two locations @ The Junction and Westwood Village
      9:00 am – 3:30 pm

      The Puget Sound Blood Center will have mobile blood drives at two locations on Saturday April 12th:

      The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11:00 am–12:00 pm), and another will be at the SW Barton entrance to Westwood Village from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am–12:30 pm). These blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drives and make your appointment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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    7. Women in transition @ Office Junction
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      April 12th, 10 am to 12 pm
      “Women in transition” group
      Location: Office Junction

      Are you considering retirement or recently retired? Join a group of
      like-minded women to talk about what this transition means for you. What transitions are you facing? Are you looking for a new career, how to find more meaningful activities or even how to create new connections outside of the workplace? Join us to talk about what it’s like in this new life stage. Hosted by Deborah Williams, retirement coach.

      Office Junction, 6040 B California Ave SW.

      RVSP on evite:
      http://www.evite.com/event/0242T4SZ7WBQSYIKGEPDV2W4VWOKUM?gid=0242RN7H3BXVMQARYEPDV2XEUWY4YU

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    11. 4th Annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Native Tea Party @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      WHAT: 4th Annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Native Tea Party

      WHEN: Saturday April 12th, 2014, 1-3 pm.

      Let’s celebrate spring. We’re breaking out the china and serving Native & English teas, scones & finger sandwiches with a lump of sunshine. Your hostess is Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, Cecile Hansen, the Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman. Music. Tasty fun. Suggested donation $10.

      RSVP 206.431.1582 or

      http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/619550

      WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

      206.431.1582, www.duwamishtribe.org

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    12. ‘Ribbon and Rhyme’: Create Typewriter Art @ High Point Library
      2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:30–5:30 pm at the High Point Library:

      Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for “Ribbon and Rhyme,” a hands-on art installation with typewriters. For all ages. Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast Branch poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art.

      Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied — the only thing you need to bring is your creativity.

      Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice.

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

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    13. MoneySmart program for kids: Savertooth’s ‘Learning How to Save’ @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

      At the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3–4 pm:

      Learn how to open a savings account and set savings goals. For ages 12 and under. BECU presents an interactive workshop for kids on the importance of creating goals, setting up a savings account and watching money grow.

      With the help of Savertooth and other financial education characters, children ages 12 and under will learn the basics of:
      - filling out an account application
      - completing a deposit slip
      - keeping track of deposits in a register
      - reading a bank statement

      This workshop will involve math, as well as reading and comprehension.

      Room Location: Meeting Room
      Audience: Children
      Language: English

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

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    14. MoneySmart program: Debt and Debt Negotiation @ Delridge Library
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The library will be hosting a series of programs for children, teens and adults during a national library promotion of personal financial literacy, April 5-12.

      At the Delridge Branch Library on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3–4 pm:

      Tackle your debt! Find out what your options are and successfully negotiate with your creditors, with help from Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp.

      Got debt and feel hopeless? Let Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Bootcamp help you figure out your options. Learn what steps you can take to deal with your debt and negotiate with your creditors.

      Room Location: Meeting Room
      Audience: Adults
      Language: English

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

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    15. Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party @ Admiral Cross Fit Gym
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Come join Sustainable West Seattle for our first Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Appreciation Party.

      Orientation for new volunteers will be from 4-5 pm and will include a description of what Sustainable West Seattle volunteers do and where new volunteers can help with the many opportunities we offer.

      From 5-8 pm we are hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party. It’s a potluck with SWS providing some of the more essential food and drink elements.

      Saturday April 12, 4-8 p.m.
      Admiral Cross Fit Gym, 4200 Admiral Way S.W.
      (just east of California Ave.)

      SWS volunteers work at the Tool Library, the Community Orchard, the Tox-Ick wastewater awareness program, the multiple bicycle activities including Spokespeople, West Seattle Bike Connections, DIY – teaching youth to repair bikes, and many more activities.

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    16. Rat City Rollergirls Championships event @ Key Arena
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

      Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Doors, 4:30 pm
      Opening Ceremonies, 5:30 pm

      The month of April will bring the Rat City championships!

      Bout 1: Season 10 Grudge Match!

      Bout 2: Season 10 Championships!

      Bout lineups will be determined by team standings.

      Ticket info here!

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    17. “Taking Root” Meaningful Movie Follow-up Discussion @ High Point Neighborhood House
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      From Sustainable West Seattle:

      This Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Neighborhood House, there will be a post-movie discussion about last Saturday’s meaningful movie, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.

      We will talk about how it inspired us individually and how we might respond in concrete ways. Specifically, we are going to watch some of the extra features on the DVD, analyze and discuss Professor Maathai’s approach, and see if we can apply it to our own problems here.

      If you didn’t make it to the movie, you are still welcome at this event.

      For more information, contact Amanda Goodwin at amanda@sustainablewestseattle.org.

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    18. Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice” @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice.”

      Called “a bundle of laughs,” the New York Post and “delightful” by the New York Times, A… MY NAME IS ALICE is a musical revue conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. It won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revue and consists of some 21 songs by composers David Zippel, Winnie Holzman, and Lucy Simon, along with sketches by writers like Anne Meara. The delightful and thought provoking show features songs and sketches performed by women of different ages and types in a wide variety of situations and relationships with insight, empathy and self-deprecating humor. From the horrors of parent/teacher conferences, the delights of a male strip club, to the tragedy of losing a parent, the show explores the many facets of women’s lives through scenes, monologues and songs.

      A… MY NAME IS ALICE will be presented at Kenyon Hall on April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and April 6 and 13 at 5 pm.

      Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

      You can purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595658or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

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  8. Apr
    13
    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      7:30 am – 7:30 am
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      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
    3. West Seattle Farmers’ Market
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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    5. 1, 2, 3 Grow A Garden @ Delridge Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      At the Delridge Library on Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014, 2–3:30 pm:

      Homegrown organic veggies are not as hard to come by as you think. Learn how to prepare your soil, plant the crops and maintain your plot. Join us and see how simple it is to start growing food in your sunny garden!

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

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

      This event is presented in partnership with Seattle Tilth.

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    6. Earth Day Storytelling 2014: The Tradition Continues @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Join us for this free event at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Native and non-native tellers share stories about the earth and our relationship to it. Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner of the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe, Allison Cox, cofounder of the Healing Story Alliance, and Blake Shelafoe of the Duwamish tribe, will be the tellers. James Rasmussen, the Executive Director of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

      Refreshments provided. There is no cost for this event. Tell your friends. Don’t miss it!

      Earth Day Storytelling 2014: The Tradition Continues
      April 13 (Sun) 2-4 pm
      Duwamish Longhouse
      4705 W Marginal Way SW
      Seattle, WA
      (206) 431-1582

      Call for directions if you haven’t been there before. Or go to the website:
      http://www.duwamishtribe.org.

      For information about more storytelling events visit seattlestorytellers.org. This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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    7. Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice” @ Kenyon Hall
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Twelfth Night Productions presents “A…My Name is Alice.”

      Called “a bundle of laughs,” the New York Post and “delightful” by the New York Times, A… MY NAME IS ALICE is a musical revue conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. It won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revue and consists of some 21 songs by composers David Zippel, Winnie Holzman, and Lucy Simon, along with sketches by writers like Anne Meara. The delightful and thought provoking show features songs and sketches performed by women of different ages and types in a wide variety of situations and relationships with insight, empathy and self-deprecating humor. From the horrors of parent/teacher conferences, the delights of a male strip club, to the tragedy of losing a parent, the show explores the many facets of women’s lives through scenes, monologues and songs.

      A… MY NAME IS ALICE will be presented at Kenyon Hall on April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and April 6 and 13 at 5 pm.

      Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

      You can purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595658or at the door up to an hour before show-time.

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  9. Apr
    14
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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    2. Reception for Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      A reception will be held for the Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Art Gallery, April 14th, 12–2 pm. Halal food will be served.

      There will be an Islamic calligraphy demonstration by Ali Rouhfar in conjunction with the reception.

      The art exhibition is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project. The art gallery is located in the Jerry Brockey Student Center at South Seattle College (map):

      The South Seattle Community College Library is honored to be one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive this special collection of books and films exploring various aspects of Islamic faith and culture. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys titles were awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

      The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.

      Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

      We’re proud that we were chosen to receive these materials and hope that you will find them of interest! We invite you to browse the titles in this online guide–feel free to check out any items that interest you to enjoy at home. The SSCC Library, Office of Diversity and Retention, Art Gallery, Basic & Transitional Studies, and International Programs will be co-hosting events related to our new collection during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please ask a librarian if you have questions about this collection or our Muslim Journeys events.

      Art Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm (hours are subject to change).

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      Reception for Journeys through Muslim Lands art exhibition @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
    3. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. Apr
    15
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Tax Night Blues with Seth Freeman and “Two Scoops” Moore @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Tuesday April 15th, 8:00 pm at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor):

      Headlining this edition of Blues To Do Live is Seth Freeman, who has just released his debut band CD in addition to an acoustic CD, and Eric “Two Scoops” Moore brings more recycled art, fresh poems and boogie woogie piano.

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

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  11. Apr
    16
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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

      Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

      “There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

      Thank you,

      Joel
      Support Group Facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Somali storytime @ High Point Library
      5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!) Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
      This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

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    5. 34th District Republicans meeting @ Round Table Pizza
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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    6. Musicians’ Legal Mixtape: Legal and Business Strategies For Musicians @ Celtic Swell
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Coming up at the Celtic Swell:

      Musicians’ Legal Mixtape: Legal and Business Strategies For Musicians (As Told Through Cheesy Love Songs)

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      7 pm-9 pm
      Where: Celtic Swell

      Details: http://thewla.org/musicians-legal-mixtape-april-16-2014/

      Tickets: http://mixtape14.brownpapertickets.com

      Being in a band can leave you with “Sweet Emotions” or stuck in “Heartbreak Hotel.” Come hear Rock promoter-turned-entertainment lawyer Joleen Winther Hughes and Seattle-based talent manager MacKenzie McAninch talk about key legal and business issues “You Oughta Know” so you can create your own sweet tunes and rebound quickly when it’s time to “Go Your Own Way.”

      Playlist includes:

      “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen) – Picking your bandmates (or, your business partners if you make any money)

      “Let’s Get It On” (Marvin Gaye) – Co-ownership in the Creative Process

      “Wind Beneath My Wings” (Bette Midler) – Building Your Team (Manager/Label/Publishing/Lawyer)

      “All by Myself” (Celine) – Self-Publishing

      “It Wasn’t Me” (Shaggy) – Protecting your IP Rights From Infringers

      “Can’t Buy Me Love” (Beatles) – Managing Success

      “I Don’t Wanna Fight” (Tina Turner) – Managing Disputes Among Members

      “Somebody that I used to Know (Gotye) – Going through the Break-Up

      “Another Little Piece of My Heart” (Janice Joplin) – Who gets to keep the creative material

      “Someone Like You” (Adele) – Letting others use your band’s material (sampling, covers, mechanical royalties)

      Celtic Swell is an all-ages restaurant and pub. Why not come early and enjoy some Irish fare before the workshop!

      About the Presenters:
      Joleen Winther Hughes is the founder, principal and fearless leader of Hughes Media Law Group. With experience that spans the entertainment and digital media world, Joleen started HMLG specifically to support entrepreneurs, burgeoning media properties and service providers who push the boundaries of media and technology. As a longtime entrepreneur herself, Joleen understands the trials and tribulations of starting and running a successful business. In addition to fronting HMLG, Joleen is a popular lecturer and panelists for several national and international media and technology organizations including Digital Hollywood, the American Bar Association and the Application Developer’s Alliance. Before dreaming up what is now HMLG, Joleen was Senior Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc., where she worked with major sports leagues, media companies, television networks, movie studios and record labels to create the first on-line consumer content subscription service and was responsible for developing Real’s casual gaming licensing strategy. Prior to her legal career, Joleen owned a successful artist management and production company during the height of the 90′s Seattle music explosion working with music legends like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains (just to name-drop a few!).

      Mackenzie McAninch has been in the music business for over ten years as booking agent, promoter, band manager, writer and owner of the nationally recognized and award-winning blog Randomville.com. In 2012, Mackenzie sold Randomville and became the booking agent for Seattle band Ayron Jones and the Way, quickly helping the band get shows with artists like Robert Cray and landing festivals like Bumbershoot. In 2013, he became the band’s manager and also began working as the booking agent for the Seattle band Funky 2 Death. 2014 is starting out great for Mackenzie. In just three months, he has helped steer his band clients to collaborations with The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders organizations, performances with the likes of BB King, and nationally-broadcasted shows on NPR. Mackenzie is currently spending much of his time planning his bands’ upcoming national touring schedules and music licensing projects.

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

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

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

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  12. Apr
    17
    Thu
    2014

    1. Toddler Eggstravaganza @ High Point Community Center
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      It’s the Toddler Eggstravaganza – April 17th, 10 am to noon, for ages 0-5:

      Toddlers will enjoy carnival games, cookie decorating, face painting, balloon animals the large toddler jump toy and toddler toys. Picture opportunities with the bunny are available.

      Location: High Point Community Center

      $5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Piano Bar & Café Event for LGBT adults 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle: The LGBT Social:
      Piano Bar & Café Event for LGBT adults 50+
      The Senior Center of West Seattle is pleased to invite you or an LGBTQ person you may know to a gathering of LGBTQ neighbors and friends. These casual evenings feature our live piano bar, free snacks, resources, beverages and socializing. No-host beer and wine.

      April 17th, 6–8 pm
      Senior Center of West Seattle

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

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


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

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    6. Teen Flashlight Hunt – Ages 11-17 @ Hiawatha Community Center
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Alki/Hiawatha Teen Flashlight Hunt- FREE!
      Ages 11-17
      Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8 pm

      Too old for egg hunts? Not in West Seattle! Hunt begins at 8:15 pm sharp at the Hiawatha Community Center. There will be tons of prizes and candy. Participants are encouraged to bring a goodie bag and flashlight. Upperclassmen and adult volunteers wanted- Contact John for more information or to volunteer. All Welcome! FREE!

      Contact John Hasslinger
      Contact Phone 206 684-7441
      Contact Email John.Hasslinger@seattle.gov

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  13. Apr
    18
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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    2. Bake Sale for Earth Month @ Shanti Salon and Spa
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Per Shanti Salon and Spa’s Facebook event page:

      Event – Bake Sale for Earth Month
      When – April 18th and 19th, 9 am–7 pm
      Where – Shanti Salon and Spa

      Shanti is holding our annual Bake Sale for Earth Month! For the last 4 years, Shanti staff has put on their best baking caps and held a bake sale with all proceeds going to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

      We will have brownies, rice krispies, cookies, muffins, and much more! Come get your treats to share with friends and family for the Easter holiday or keep them all to your self!

      We hope to see you on Friday and Saturday!

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    3. Tot Trek: Water Babies @ Camp Long
      10:30 am – 11:45 am

      Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30–11:45 am
      Where: Camp Long

      Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Take a dip in the ponds and see what new life is springing up.

      Audience: Family
      Pre-Register: Yes
      Cost: $4 per person

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

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    4. Film: The Passion of the Christ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Way Church Of God will host a viewing of the movie “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday April 18th at 7 pm at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Food and snacks following the movie.

      http://www.thewaycog.com/event-details/334027/1397865600

      https://www.facebook.com/events/240241886179404/

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  14. Apr
    19
    Sat
    2014

    1. Earth Day Run 5K @ Alki Bathhouse
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Seattle magazine’s Earth Day Run

      Grab a friend and run, walk or stroll the most beautiful 5k in Seattle on Saturday, April 19th! Registration and details here.

      In an effort to raise awareness for GREEN stewardship, Seattle magazine is hosting the second annual Earth Day Run along the beautiful Alki waterfront. Race start and finish at Alki Bathhouse.

      Each participant in Seattle magazine’s Earth Day Run will have an opportunity to make a direct impact on their community as proceeds from the race will benefit EarthCorps, an environmental leader in Puget Sound.

      8:00 am: Registration & packet pick up open (complimentary gear check available until 12:00 pm)

      8:45 am: Pre-race warm up

      9:30 am: Race start

      9:30 am- 12:00 pm: West Seattle Brewing Company Beer Garden in the Alki Bathhouse open – all proceeds benefit EarthCorps! Visit our sponsors and community businesses with a commitment to sustainability for free samples, giveaways and games!

      11:00 am: Awards ceremony

      12:00 pm: Event concludes

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

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

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    3. “A Meditation on the Resurrection” @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      On Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym, Father Richard Rohr will be presenting a meditation on the Resurrection, from his book “Immortal Diamond-the Search for the True Self.”

      9:00 am to 12:00 noon
      Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/gym
      Check in at 8:30 am

      No charge, donations only, no registration required.

      About the speaker:
      Richard Rohr, OFM

      Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy-practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

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    4. Bake Sale for Earth Month @ Shanti Salon and Spa
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Per Shanti Salon and Spa’s Facebook event page:

      Event – Bake Sale for Earth Month
      When – April 18th and 19th, 9 am–7 pm
      Where – Shanti Salon and Spa

      Shanti is holding our annual Bake Sale for Earth Month! For the last 4 years, Shanti staff has put on their best baking caps and held a bake sale with all proceeds going to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

      We will have brownies, rice krispies, cookies, muffins, and much more! Come get your treats to share with friends and family for the Easter holiday or keep them all to your self!

      We hope to see you on Friday and Saturday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. West Seattle Thriftway Easter Egg Hunt
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      From West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

      Our annual Egg Hunt starts at 9 am on Saturday April 19th (while supplies last); for ages 1-10.

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    7. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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    8. Earth Day Beach Clean Up at Lincoln Park
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      From Seattle Parks and Recreation / Environmental Learning Center:


      Celebrate the Earth by making a difference in the health of Puget Sound. Puget Sound beaches get trashed (literally) during the winter months. We need your help in cleaning them up. All needed supplies and safety instructions provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Please meet at the kiosk in the beach parking lot at Lincoln Park on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am–12:30 pm

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    9. Saturday Planting Day at HPIC
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the Highland Park Improvement Club:

      The courtyard is almost done and planting day for the new gardens is coming this Saturday starting at 10 am. Blair Johnson, HPIC Board Member, will be leading a group of Boeing volunteers. If you are interested in joining the fun, contact Blair via email at blair_johnson@yahoo.com. There are 10 volunteer openings.

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    10. Spring Egg Hunt for ages 3-11 @ Community Centers (check listing)
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Eggstravaganzas: West Seattle Community Centers (WSB sponsor) offer free Spring Egg Hunts all over West Seattle! Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am:

      Boys and girls ages 3-11 will have a great time at the spring egg hunt searching for chocolate eggs, candy, and prizes. All hunts will begin at 10 am sharp. Please come early, bring a basket and find your age group(s).

      Locations:
      Alki Community Center, 5817 SW Stevens St.
      Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW
      Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW
      High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW
      South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S.

      Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am sharp.

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    11. April Pools Day at Southwest Pool – Family Water Safety Event @ Southwest Pool
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      April Pools Day Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 am – 12 pm. This is a free family water-safety event. Prepare for Summer – practice family water safety with our aquatics staff.

      We all know that wearing life jackets, learning about hypothermia, and learning CPR save lives. Seattle Parks and Recreation will join many other public and private swimming facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the Annual April Pools Day on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

      Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to learn hands-on water safety techniques, both in and out of the water. Activities may include practicing wearing and using life jackets, learning about hypothermia, practicing reaching and throwing rescues, and learning about CPR.

      Don’t miss this chance to get ready for fishing and boating season by participating in April Pools Day at your local Seattle Parks and Recreation swimming pool. Learn and have fun together as a family!

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

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

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

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    13. Community Easter egg hunt @ Lincoln Park
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Eastridge Church in West Seattle will be hiding over 10,000 eggs in Lincoln Park on Saturday April 19th at 11:00 am, and WestSide Baby will be there collecting diapers from anyone who would like to donate them:

      April 19, 2014 at 11 am at Lincoln Park (South Side) – FREE. There will be fun activities such as an inflatable slide, face painting and a GIGANTIC egg hunt with over 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes! Everyone is encouraged to bring along a package of diapers to donate to WestSide Baby, helping local kids in need!

      More Information: contact Sarah S. at
      sarah@westsidebaby.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    17. ‘Ribbon and Rhyme’: Create Typewriter Art @ Southwest Library
      1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:30–4:30 pm pm at the Southwest Library:

      Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for “Ribbon and Rhyme,” a hands-on art installation with typewriters. For all ages. Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast Branch poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art.

      Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied — the only thing you need to bring is your creativity.

      Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice.

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

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    18. ‘The Collage Cure’ Art Show @ Highland Park Improvement Club
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      From the Highland Park Improvement Club:
      Come to the hood for a first of its kind art exhibition in Highland Park. You don’t want to miss it! Saturday April 19th, 2–6 pm. One Day Only Event!

      An installation of artworks by the exceedingly illustrious students of Deborah F. Lawrence’s 2014 Winter Collage Class, “The Collage Cure.”

      Also on display: The Peace Tree, an installation of Collage Cure Peace Tags, and other works created for the Eleventh Biennial Exchange of the 2014 Global Art Project for Peace.

      Light refreshments will be served. Location is the Highland Park Improvement Club.

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    19. 34th Dist. Democrats Earth Day Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      An invitation from the 34th District Democrats:

      Dear friends,

      Please join me in celebrating Earth Day with the 34th District Democrats and help us raise funds for the State Senate and House Campaign Committees so we can elect earth-friendly democrats.

      April 19th, 4 to 6 pm, delicious local food and wine
      7132 30th Avenue SW
      Admission: $34 or more
      You can also RSVP on our website at www.34dems.org

      Honored guests: Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, Senator Sharon Nelson, King County Executive Dow Constantine, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, and Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

      Thanks so much and please invite your friends!

      Marcee Stone-Vekich
      Chair, 34th District Democrats

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    20. Owls and Other Organisms @ Lincoln Park
      6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

      Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

      The third Saturday evening of the month, 6:30 pm-8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

      Owls and Other Organisms:

      Join Stewart for a monthly third Saturday evening owling – night hike adventure 6:30–8:00 pm. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation, $10 kids – $15 adults, to keep the work going! Meet at the kiosk at the north parking lot across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) or ecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room.

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    21. Rose Windows perform free all-ages show @ Easy Street Records
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      See Rose Windows perform live at Easy Street Records on Saturday April 19th at 7 pm.

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    22. Threshold Ensemble – Playback Improv Theater @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Threshold Ensemble – Playback Improv Theater at C & P Coffee House (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 19th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

      Come in, get cozy with your hot drink and watch the magic of Playback. We create theatre from your stories. We stay true to the particulars and creatively explore and reveal the universals. Co-create an evening of sharing our humanity through our stories. Bring a friend! Suggested donation $15

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    23. Music Northwest presents Music of Our Time @ Olympic Recital Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Music Northwest presents Music of Our Time on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

      Europa:
      Mara Finkelstein, cello
      Jane Harty, piano
      With Guest Artist Megan Chenovith, soprano

      Suite for Cello and Piano
      –Marc Lavry
      Capriccio
      –Lukas Foss
      Last Poems of Wallace Stevens
      –Ned Rorem
      Four Songs (texts by Toni Morrison)
      –Andre Previn

      Saturday, April 19, 7:30 pm
      Olympic Recital Hall at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)

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

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

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    24. Widow 30-year reunion show @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Catch the Widow 30-Year Reunion Show live at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Saturday April 19th.

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  15. Apr
    20
    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Easter church services
      6:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The listings below are those sent to us by local churches requesting to be included in our calendar for today:

      EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES

      ALKI BEACH EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
      April 20: 6:30 am, on the beach near 57th/Alki
      Look for the firepit near 57th across from Tully’s. Jointly sponsored by Alki, Admiral and Fauntleroy UCC congregations; rain or shine!

      OTHER SERVICES, FOR EASTER SUNDAY

      ALL SOULS CHURCH OF SEATTLE (WSB sponsor)
      April 20: Easter Worship at Madison Middle School (45th/Spokane)
      Easter Sunday: 10 am
      Egg Hunt: 11:30 am

      ALKI UCC CHURCH (62nd/Hinds)
      April 20: 10:00 am Sanctuary Service at Alki UCC with brass and full choir;
      11:00 am Easter Brunch
      Join us downstairs in Anderson Hall for eggs, ham, cheese blintzes, fresh fruit and great company! Suggested donation of $5 to $10 per person will help us defray costs (bargain rate for families with children).
      Easter Egg Hunt:
      An annual favorite! Children leave worship a bit early to search for hidden treats in various rooms throughout the entire building.

      BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH – WEST SEATTLE (meets at High Point Community Center, 34th SW north of SW Myrtle)
      Easter Sunday service: two identical Easter morning worship services at 9:15 and 11 am at High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW. Join us for a family-friendly celebration of Christ’s resurrection through joy-filled music and a message of hope and peace. Children’s ministry for infants through age 5. There will be an Easter Egg hunt and refreshments between services at 10:30 am.

      NEW CITY CHURCH (Currently meets at RE/MAX office, 4727 44th Ave Sw)
      New City is a small new multiethnic church in West Seattle for our beloved West Seattle community. We (adults + New City Kids) currently meet for worship at the RE/MAX office in the Alaska Junction @ 9:30 am.

      TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st SW)
      Easter details here – 8:30 am pancake breakfast, 10 am service, 11:30 am egg hunt

      WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (3601 California SW):
      Please join us for Easter Sunday Services
      Apr. 20: 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am
      Parking is available on neighborhood streets, in front of church, or in the Swedish Medical lot across the street to the north. Handicapped parking available. Nursery will be available for infants through 2 years old at all three services.

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

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

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    3. Friends of Lincoln Park invasive plant removal work party
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Sunday, April 20th, 9 am to noon Friends of Lincoln Park!
      Join FLiP for a good green workout, helping restore our beautiful urban forest by removing invasive plants! Without our volunteer efforts, Lincoln Park would be an ivy and holly desert in not to many years! Meet at the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry and be ready to get dirty. Tools and gloves provided, or bring your favorites. Contact Eric Espenhorst 206 605 0137.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    7. Cool Season Gardening @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2–3:30 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

      Spring is not too early to think about cool-season gardening. Learn tips from Bill Thorness, local author of “The Cool Season Gardener.”

      It’s a good idea to consider fall and winter needs when planning your summer garden — some of the longer-season veggies, like overwintering brassicas, should be planted in early summer.

      Bill Thorness will present a slide show, followed by a Q&A session.

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

      View in Catalog: “The Cool Season Gardener” by Bill Thorness

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

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    8. All ages show: The Feelgood Band of the Year @ Skylark Café & Club
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Sunday April 20th at 4pm enjoy an all-ages live music show at Skylark Café & Club featuring The Feelgood Band of the Year.

      $5/all ages

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  16. Apr
    21
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Boston Solidarity Run
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

      Save the date and we will add more details soon: Monday April 21st 6:30 pm Boston Solidarity Run. We will run to remember what happened last year in Boston and to celebrate all those who will run this year. Oiselle will be onsite to help sponsor this event!!

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    4. Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council meeting @ Pathfinder K-8 at Cooper
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      We will hold our next PPNC meeting (all neighbors are invited) in the Pathfinder library at 7 pm on Monday, April 21st.

      So bring your spouse, your significant other, your neighbor, your kids….but most of all bring yourself to part of the discussion about YOUR neighborhood. Doesn’t matter if you own your home or are renting, you still have a voice in YOUR neighborhood.

      www.pigeonpoint.org

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  17. Apr
    22
    Tue
    2014

    1. Spa Day! at Senior Center of West Seattle
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Spa Day! at The Center – Tuesday, April 22nd 2:00–7:00 pm.

      Grab your friends and indulge yourselves!
      Find you inner glow with a day at OUR spa.
      Relax as you pamper yourself with services from our experts in hair, nails, makeup, massages, Botox and more! Nosh on appetizers, relax, shop for accessories. Stay for an hour or stay all day. You’ll go home feeling like a whole new you!

      Reserve your spot NOW!
      $35 in advance / $45 at the door
      You’ll get $35 in Center Bucks to spend on deeply discounted services in our Spa!

      Register at sc-ws.org or call 206-932-4044.

      All proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Chief Sealth International High School’s PTSA meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      CSIHS PTSA Meeting
      Tuesday, April 22nd 2014
      7-8:30 pm
      High Point Neighborhood House

      For the first time, the PTSA at Chief Sealth Int’l High School is going mobile with its general meeting. It will be held at the High Point Neighborhood House .

      Come hear Principal Aida Fraser-Hammer discuss the process of bringing the school budget to completion. As an initial proposal from the school district – to its final version approved by the teaching staff – the Chief Sealth annual budget is a work-in-progress throughout the year. She will also detail the budget for the upcoming school year.

      We’re also proud to have Marty McLaren, Seattle School Board Director, presenting the latest news from the district. She will discuss the State Court’s decision to “fully” fund education in the State. If there is an eventual windfall from the State, does have the District have a plan for its use? Priorities?

      Thanks for your support!
      The CSIHS PTSA Leadership Team
      http://www.chiefsealthptsa.org

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  18. Apr
    23
    Wed
    2014

    1. Entrepreneur & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
      12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

      April 23rd, 12-1:15 pm
      “Entrepreneur & Coworking Meetup” at West Seattle Office Junction

      The Office Junction, West Seattle’s first Coworking Space at 6040 B California Ave SW organizes meetings for independent workers, telecommuters and entrepreneurs to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Join us for our meetup from 12 to 1:15 pm.

      http://www.meetup.com/Westside-Entrepreneurs/
      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/

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    2. American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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      What: American Mah Jongg in West Seattle!
      When: Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
      Where: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St
      Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Somali storytime @ High Point Library
      5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!) Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
      This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

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

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

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

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  19. Apr
    24
    Thu
    2014

    1. Dining Out for Life Event @ Restaurants throughout the city
      8:00 am – 11:45 pm

      Date: Thursday, April 24
      Time: All Day
      Where: Restaurants throughout the city

      Raise your fork on Thursday, April 24th and participate in Dining Out for Life! On this day, more than 150 restaurants throughout the Seattle metropolitan area will donate over 30% of their proceeds to Lifelong. Just by dining out, you deliver daily, nutritious meals to thousands of people in our community living with life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. Follow us on Twitter @LLAA and use #DOFL!

      Do good. Dine out. Thank you for your support and see you in April!

      List of participating restaurants is here.
      Here is our link to the event page: http://www.llaa.org/DOFL

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    2. Film: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World @ South Seattle College
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

      Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” film screening and discussion facilitated by Randy Nelson and Esther Sunde takes place Thursday, April 24, 12-2 pm in RAH 125 (map) as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project.

      The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form.

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

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

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    4. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    5. Pacific Islander Access to College Night @ South Seattle College
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) will host Pacific Islander Access to College Night (PACS) on Thursday, April 24 from 6-8 PM at the Jerry M. Brockey Center (map). The free event will introduce Seattle’s Pacific Islander community to educational opportunities and support services at South.

      Hosted by the South’s AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) Center, PACS will give prospective students and their families first-hand experience with South’s education programs, student resources and services, and financial aid/scholarship information. Community non-profits, including International Community Health Services, will also be at PACS to connect attendees with additional services.

      To keep the evening entertaining as well as informative, light refreshments will be served and a live acoustic set from professional recording artist Samu will take place. Samu is a Pacific Islander musician who describes his sound as “urban island music.” AANAPISI is partnering with the Education With Purpose Foundation for Pacific Islanders, Northwest Association for Pacific Americans, and “DJ Sistah T and Da Coconut Wireless Show” to put on the event.

      Quick Facts:

      Thursday, April 24 from 6 PM-8 PM
      Jerry Brockey Student Center, Conference Room A, South Seattle College
      6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106

      Free and open to the public

      Contact: The AANAPISI Center at (206) 934-5221 or
      APICenter@seattlecolleges.edu

      Background:

      South Seattle College has the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) designation through the U.S. Department of Education. South offers Pacific Islander classes in anthropology and history as part of the Asian Pacific Island (API) Studies Emphasis taught by a Pacific Islander faculty member, a student-run Pacific Islander Club and additional support services including advising, academic tutoring and financial literacy through the AANAPISI Center.

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    6. Orca Tour Pre-Kickoff Party @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Whale Trail Presents:
      Orca Tour Pre-Kickoff Party – California, Here We Come!

      Thursday, April 24
      C&P Coffee Company
      7 to 9 pm
      $5 Suggested Donation

      The endangered southern resident orca travel as far south as Monterey, CA. In May, The Whale Trail is headed down the Pacific Coast, too – we’re adding new Whale Trail sites in Monterey (Point Lobos), Santa Cruz, and San Francisco (Point Reyes)!

      In May we’re also presenting noted author and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt in a series of talks around The Whale Trail, from Saturna BC to Monterey CA – nine locations in two countries and four states in 20 days – Orca Tour 2014!

      Our vision of building awareness about the orcas throughout their range is quickly coming true – we need your help to make it happen!

      Join us for a celebration and informal fundraising event for the Whale Trail, featuring light refreshments, no-host bar, and music by DJ Joe Ross!
      –Music from or about California, from the Beach Boys to Los Lobos.
      –Seal Sitters and Diver Laura James will also be there!

      Thanks for your support these past six years, West Seattle. Help us celebrate, and take a giant next step for the orcas.

      Tickets available now at
      brownpapertickets.com.

      About The Whale Trail

      The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites around the region where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through the Salish Sea and the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest. Our goals are to: increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.

      The Whale Trail provides simple, powerful, and long-lasting reminders to visitors and residents alike that orcas and other whales live in our waters. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 22 million people each year.

      This spring, we are partnering with the West Coast Region of the National Marine Sanctuaries to add new Whale Trail sites in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Together, we will turn the tide for the whales!

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

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  20. Apr
    25
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (back entrance)
    2. Intro to Open Source (free) software @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Intro to Open Source (free) software
      Date: Friday, April 25, 9:30-11:30 am
      Cost:$5/members, $10 non-members

      Open-source software (OSS) is computer software available for your use at no cost. You will find word processors, graphic editors, drawing programs, audio editors, etc. We will
      also look at a growing group of “free for personal use” commercial programs.

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    3. Singers & Songwriters Music Festival @ Grace Church
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      April 25th – 7 pm – at Grace Church in West Seattle

      $10 Admission – Join us as we showcase local artists with a variety of music. Featuring LIVE performances by: Kathy Costello of Pretty Broken Things, Caleb Quick of the Moondoggles, Mati Beckler, Gary Benson and more!

      Music – Silent Auction – Refreshments

      All proceeds to benefit the multi-church Fiesta Zoo-Mazing Day Camp at the Park, a FREE summer day camp July 28-31, for kids going into grades 1-6.

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    4. Mighty Wurlitzer spectacular – plus Buster Keaton silent film @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      It’s always an honor to welcome master musician Dennis James to play the Kenyon Hall Mighty Wurlitzer. He’ll perform Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7:30, with his partner-in-cinema, Belle of the Hall Connie Corrick, in their new tribute to silent movie music.

      Experience the old movie days in sound and image just as they were meant to be, with a bevy of original silent movie songs from the Nickleodeon Era. After a quintessential artisanal Root Beer Float, settle in to watch Buster Keaton on the screen in “Sherlock, Jr.,” the 1924 silent movie comedy featurette, with Maestro James at the console. Everything old is new again when Dennis and Connie bring the 1910s & ’20s back to life!

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

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

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

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    5. A Very Ozzy Anniversary @ Feedback Lounge
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Friday April 25th, 9:00 pm by rocking out to A Very Ozzy tribute to Ozzy Osbourne!

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  21. Apr
    26
    Sat
    2014

    1. Healthy EARTH, Healthy YOU 5K Fun Run & Walk @ Duwamish/Green River Trail, Tukwila
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to be hosting the third annual Healthy EARTH, Healthy YOU 5k Run and Walk on Saturday April 26th, 2014. The event course meanders on the historic Duwamish/Green River Trail which borders the Duwamish River. The FUN run is ideal for people of ages and abilities, strollers are even welcomed. A shirt is included along with a post-run river-side restoration project where each participant will have the opportunity to plant a tree or shrub!

      The run is located conveniently in Tukwila, where there is plenty of parking at the Tukwila Community Center which is located at 12424 42nd Ave. South, Tukwila WA 98168. The starting area is located just over the 42nd Ave. S. Bridge and the post run restoration party will occur along the river behind BECU. Free use of the Tukwila Community Center locker room and shower facilities is included in the race fee.

      More details:
      Register for the run here:
      http://www.active.com/tukwila-wa/running/distance-running-races/healthy-earth-healthy-you-5k-fun-run-and-walk-2014

      THANK YOU SPONSORS
      Thank you BECU for your generous sponsorship and contributions to this community event!

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

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

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    3. Earth Day Week Stairway Clean-up Event at Delridge and Myrtle
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Highland Park Greening Committee is hosting its first event on April 26th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Delridge and Myrtle stairway which connects South Delridge with Sanislo Elementary.

      This event is supported by the Green Seattle Partnership, FeetFirst, and Seattle Stairways, and is part of a City wide cleanup effort. The focus for the Delridge and Myrtle event will be to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, and mulch existing native plants.

      Join this event which will enhance the walk-ability of South Delridge and provide critical stewardship to the adjacent urban forest. Pre-registration is preferred at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/5144/ where you can find more event information as well.

      Thanks for supporting Seattle’s Urban Forests on Earth Day week!

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    4. Free paper shredding event @ C & P Coffee Company
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      I Heart West Seattle (WSB sponsor) is sponsoring a free paper shredding event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 26th, 9 am–12 pm.

      SHRED! You know that box of old bank statements & ancient tax returns that’s been glaring at you from the corner of the garage for the last 5 years? Shred it!!! Roger and Dale from iheartwestseattle.com, a are pleased to be sponsoring this great community event at C&P. Bring all your old “sensitive documents” to C & P and have them destroyed safely and securely by our on-site shredding truck, for free!

      Get some spring cleaning done while you have a cup of coffee. Dale & Roger will be on hand to answer any questions about the current real estate climate in West Seattle, set you up with a market analysis of your home, or answer any other real estate related questions you might have. Thinking about a re-fi or starting the loan process to become a homeowner? Hans will be on hand to help you get started there. If you have questions, please contact Roger Steiner or Dale Wampler via iheartwestseattle.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. All Earth Day Week WS Stairway Clean-up Locations
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Spring Clean a stairway in your neighborhood for Earth Week- Saturday 26th, 10 am–noon

      West Seattle locations are:

      Genesee— SW Hanford St and 46th Ave SW
      Genesee— SW Genesee St and 49th Ave SW
      Highland Park— SW Myrtle St and Delridge Way SW
      North Delridge— SW Genesee St and Delridge Way SW
      Alki— SW Carroll St and 58th Pl SW

      Volunteer sign up at www.feetfirst.org/springclean

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    7. Anniversary celebration at Wyatt’s Jewelers @ Wyatt's Jewelers
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village is celebrating their anniversary with an open house this Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 10 am to 6 pm:

      Happy Anniversary to us…Happy Savings to you!

      Our only storewide sale of the year
      10 to 60% off
      Month long savings & specials.

      Anniversary Open House
      Saturday, April 26th, 2014

      (enter to win Seattle Sounder’s tickets)

      * Mother’s Day Special Gift with Purchase (chance to win a $250 gift card)

      * In-store Trollbeads specials

      * Shop early for Moms, Dads, Brides & Grads.

      Regular store hours:
      Tues. – Sat. 10 am to 6 pm
      Mon. by appt.

      206.937.9200
      www.wyattsjewelers.com

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    8. Healthy Kids Day 2014 at the West Seattle Y @ West Seattle YMCA
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Healthy Kids Day

      Track down your cape and fly on over to the West Seattle Y this Saturday, 10 am–1 pm, to refine your super powers at Healthy Kids Day. Throw kryptonite at the dunk tank, use your superpowers to navigate the Obstacle Course and be sure to record the moment forever at the photo booth. You will also make your own mask, meet real life heroes from the fire department and Mounted Police Officers and fuel your inner superhero with healthy snacks.

      This free event has activities for the whole family so travel ‘faster than a speeding bullet’ down to see the West Seattle Y transformed into superhero headquarters.
      http://www.seattleymca.org/Locations/WestSeattle/Pages/Home.aspx

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    9. Reward fund fundraiser @ Puerta Vallarta Restaurant
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      A new effort is under way to try to solve one of West Seattle’s unsolved murders:

      The family of 40-year-old Stephen Jeffries, Jr., will be holding a fundraiser to raise money for a reward toward finding his killer. This will take place April 26th, 10 am – 1 pm at the Puerto Vallarta in West Seattle Junction on California Avenue.

      The family will also have a candlelight vigil May 1st, which will be four months to the date of Stephen Jeffries, Jr.’s murder with no arrest. It will be held directly across the street from 9215 16th Ave SW, at 7:30 pm- 8:30 pm.

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    10. West Seattle Rock and Gem Show, 2014 edition @ Alki Masonic Hall
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Event: Rock and Gem Show

      Sponsor: West Seattle Rock Club
      Dates: Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014
      Time: 10 am to 5 pm both days
      Where: Alki Masonic Temple

      The West Seattle Rock Club is holding its 48th annual Rock and Gem Show celebrating “Earth’s Treasures” on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014. There will be literally TONS of rocks, gems and mineral-related exhibits and hands-on fun with plenty of activities for kids and juniors.

      We’ll have silent auctions — one for kids and one for adults. Spin our giant wheel for prizes. Check out the rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones and crystals to explore. Club members will have their own display cases on exhibit. See jewelry and lapidary making demonstrations. Dealers selling: minerals, lapidary tools, fossils, geodes and more!

      Food and drinks available. Free admission. Free parking.

      Website:
      http://westseattlerockclub.org/wsrcgemshow.htm

      Email:
      westseattlerockshow@gmail.com

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    11. World Tai Chi Day at the Seattle Chinese Garden
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Saturday, April 26, 10 to 11:30 am – free event

      People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join in or observe a tai chi practice session led by West Seattle martial arts instructor Restita De Jesus, founder of Seattle Wushu Center. The annual celebration of World Tai Chi Qi Gong Day is both moving and inspiring. People from more than 70 nations in hundreds of cities and all 50 U.S. states come together to wrap the world in a global tai chi and qigong movement and teach the health benefits of these ancient Chinese practices.

      Garden is located on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, 6000 16th Avenue SW (North entrance and parking lot). In the event of rain, session will be in the nearby Chan Education Center.

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    12. White Center Cambodian New Year Street Festival 2014
      10:30 am – 5:00 pm

      Cambodian New Year is April 26th!
      The season of local festivals and street fairs kicks off April 26th with the White Center Cambodian New Year Festival, 10:30 am to 5 pm. There will be live cultural entertainment, food, music, games, prizes and more!

      Location: on SW 98th Street between 15th and 16th Ave SW.

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    13. 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      West Seattle stops are part of the 2014 Green Home Tour April 26th, 11 am–5 pm. Maps and home information available at www.nwgreenhometour.org.

      It’s that time of year again! So mark your calendar: Saturday April 26th from 11 am to 5 pm.

      Free and fun for the whole family, this self-guided tour features 35 healthy and green new homes and remodels in the Seattle area and beyond.

      Visit www.nwgreenhometour.org to download the official tour map, which is also printed in the April edition of Natural Awakenings magazine.

      Two West Seattle homes will be featured as tour sites and one neighborhood organization will be featured as a Sustainability Stop. Participants can take a free, self-guided tour of these beautiful and innovative spaces, talk to the professionals, and learn how to transform their home to become part of a healthier, more sustainable community.

      The Three West Seattle Sites Include:

      Slot House hosted by David Neiman Architects and Heartwood Builders -
      4827 Beach Drive SW, Seattle, WA 98116,
      http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/slot-house (pictures available from the
      website)

      This two-story, West Seattle waterfront home overlooks the Olympic mountains and is attempting a 5 Star Built Green Rating, with features such as a heat pump, a heat recovery ventilator and super insulation, on-demand hot water, a 6kW PV (solar energy) system, and rain gardens.

      A Mighty Efficient Remodel in West Seattle hosted by Mighty House
      Construction – 3108 SW Webster Street, Seattle WA 98126,

      http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/mighty-efficient-remodel-in-west-seattle

      (pictures
      available from the website)

      This small and mighty home features exciting energy retrofits, a progressive remodel, and an innovative layout for this growing family. Highlights include a newly-remodeled bathroom, hybrid heating system, solar, and more! Learn more about their renovations that promote indoor air quality and health and meet experts from Habitat Energy Audits, Artisan
      Electric, NW Natural Lighting and Ducoterra.

      Sustainability Stop: Highland Park – A Gathering Place Goes Green hosted
      by the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) and RainWise – 1116 SW Holden
      St, Seattle WA 98106, http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/rainwise-highland-park
      (pictures available from the website)

      HPIC is undertaking a green transformation, recently incorporating innovative storm water control methods, including rain gardens, a cistern, and a brand new permeable paver community courtyard. Self-guided tours will highlight how HPIC’s green transformation is spreading into the neighborhood. Visitors can enjoy food, fun learning activities, and the
      chance to meet RainWise contractors who install cisterns and rain gardens.

      Get inspired by projects in all shades of green, from kitchen remodels to cutting-edge new homes. Learn how to go solar, conserve water, lower your energy bills, and create a healthy home environment.

      In addition to the homes on the tour, 12 Sustainability Stops will offer healthy refreshments, demos, and giveaways.

      Presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Built Green, and Greenhome Solutions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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    17. ‘Ribbon and Rhyme’: Create Typewriter Art @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
      1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:30–4:30 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

      Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for “Ribbon and Rhyme,” a hands-on art installation with typewriters. For all ages. Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast Branch poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art.

      Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied — the only thing you need to bring is your creativity.

      Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice.

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

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    18. Worm Fun with Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders @ High Point Library
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      It’s Worm Fun at the High Point Library on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:30–3:30 pm:

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

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

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

      This event is presented in partnership with Seattle Tilth.

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    19. Spring Tea, Dessert and Harp @ High Point Community Center
      2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

      Lifelong Recreation in association with the Discovery Shop of West Seattle will present a Spring Tea and Dessert featuring harpist Michelle Wilcox. Enjoy delicious desserts provided by West Seattle’s Metropolitan Market, QFC Market, and Bridge Park Independent Senior Living Community as you listen to the soothing melodies of the harp.

      Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the High Point Community Center from 2:00-3:15 pm.

      Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.
      For advance tickets, register at any Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Center in person or by phone: 206-935-1262. Course #117045.

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    20. Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
      Where: Lincoln Park

      Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Audience: Adults, Family
      Pre-Register: Yes
      Cost: FREE

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    21. Mighty Wurlitzer spectacular – plus Buster Keaton silent film @ Kenyon Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      It’s always an honor to welcome master musician Dennis James to play the Kenyon Hall Mighty Wurlitzer. He’ll perform Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7:30, with his partner-in-cinema, Belle of the Hall Connie Corrick, in their new tribute to silent movie music.

      Experience the old movie days in sound and image just as they were meant to be, with a bevy of original silent movie songs from the Nickleodeon Era. After a quintessential artisanal Root Beer Float, settle in to watch Buster Keaton on the screen in “Sherlock, Jr.,” the 1924 silent movie comedy featurette, with Maestro James at the console. Everything old is new again when Dennis and Connie bring the 1910s & ’20s back to life!

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

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

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

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  22. Apr
    27
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. West Seattle Rock and Gem Show, 2014 edition @ Alki Masonic Hall
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Event: Rock and Gem Show

      Sponsor: West Seattle Rock Club
      Dates: Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014
      Time: 10 am to 5 pm both days
      Where: Alki Masonic Temple

      The West Seattle Rock Club is holding its 48th annual Rock and Gem Show celebrating “Earth’s Treasures” on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014. There will be literally TONS of rocks, gems and mineral-related exhibits and hands-on fun with plenty of activities for kids and juniors.

      We’ll have silent auctions — one for kids and one for adults. Spin our giant wheel for prizes. Check out the rock displays, minerals, fossils, geodes, gemstones and crystals to explore. Club members will have their own display cases on exhibit. See jewelry and lapidary making demonstrations. Dealers selling: minerals, lapidary tools, fossils, geodes and more!

      Food and drinks available. Free admission. Free parking.

      Website:
      http://westseattlerockclub.org/wsrcgemshow.htm

      Email:
      westseattlerockshow@gmail.com

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    5. Seattle Reads “For All of Us, One Today”: Meet Author Richard Blanco @ High Point Library
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      At the High Point Library on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11 am–12:30 pm:

      Come meet Richard Blanco and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Blanco’s memoir, “For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey.”

      The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in Seattle Reads “For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Author Richard Blanco visits Seattle April 26-29. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. and Open Books: A Poem Emporium. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

      Blanco tells of his experiences as 2013 inaugural poet, the fifth in history and the youngest, first immigrant, Latino, gay writer to hold the honor. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the poem, “One Today,” and reflects on his life-changing role as a public voice after the inauguration.

      Seattle Reads is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, with additional support from media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Beacon Press, The Elliott Bay Book Co., and Open Books: A Poem Emporium.

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

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

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

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    7. Free: Warrior Woman Self-Defense Seminar @ Straight Blast Gym
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Straight Blast Gym (WSB sponsor) is known throughout the world for training some of the world’s best fighters and martial artists. On Sunday April 27th, 12 pm–3 pm the world-class coaching team at Straight Blast Gym will train West Seattle women on the essentials of self-defense.

      “Life is unpredictable, and you will never know what’s going to happen. This is why we’ve been planning this event – we believe that every woman should have access to proper life-saving awareness and self-defense strategies to protect themselves, and their families,” said Sonia Sillan, owner of Straight Blast Gym.

      “As women, we have to learn that we are worth fighting for. We are worth every bit of effort that we can put into being strong, smart, and skilled in self-defense,” she added.

      The Warrior Woman Self-Defense Seminar is free to the public. Over 40 women have registered as of Thursday, April 24th. They are also collecting donations for New Beginnings, a Seattle-based organization providing services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence.

      Space is limited. To register, or for more information about Martial Arts and Fitness, contact Sonia Sillan at 206.420.1834, by email at welcome@sbgseattle.com, or by web at www.sbgseattle.com.

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    8. Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
      Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
      Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

      Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

      Audience Children, Teens
      Language English

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

      Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

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    9. David Grixoni & Paul Luczak perform @ C & P Coffee Company
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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      David Grixoni & Paul Luczak perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Sunday April 27th, 3–5 pm.

      David Grixoni & Paul Luczak (LOU-zack) has been playing the coffee house sound since the sixties. Acoustic repertoire that spans rock, folk rock and folk music.

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    10. Vendor Fair @ Mind Unwind Gallery
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mind Unwind is hosting an eclectic mix of businesses and artists who need a space to sell their goods. If you are a vendor, register for a table. If you are a buyer or browser, the event will run from 4:30-7:00 pm. The Treehouse Lounge will be open for purchasing beer and wine.

      Organizer: Krystal Kelley, 206-829-9128, create@mindunwindart.com

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  23. Apr
    28
    Mon
    2014

    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. Apr
    29
    Tue
    2014

    1. Senior Center of West Seattle Spring Fundraising Breakfast @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
      8:00 am – 9:30 am

      Celebrate the Senior Center of West Seattle and help support our services and activities!

      April 29th is our annual breakfast at the West Seattle Senior Center at 8:00 am.
      Breakfast provided by: The Kenney (WSB sponsor).

      The Center is very thankful that we are well supported by those that see the benefit of the West Seattle Senior Center to our community. This is a chance for you to come show that support. If you cannot attend, but would like to support us, please contact us about making a donation.

      Our goal is $30,000. To aid in reaching that goal Nucor Steel, Dignity Memorial and an anonymous donor will match up to $12,000 when we receive your gift by April 30. So please make your donations early and we’ll get double! Extra funding will be used for community outreach and additional training to our volunteers at The Center. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Center and the wonderful people we serve!

      $100 Donation Appreciated or what you can afford.

      Please RSVP 932-4044 ext 1
      Include whose table you want to sit at.

      Sponsors: Nucor Steel, Dignity Memorial, and Eldorado.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. Apr
    30
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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    2. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Somali storytime @ High Point Library
      5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!) Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
      This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

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

      April 30th, 2014 from 6–9 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

      Come sip Syrah from 30+ Washington wineries producing some of the State’s best Syrahs at one of the world’s hottest view restaurants — Salty’s on Alki Beach. Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts who have an affection for red wines with bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture. Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 13th annual event always sells out.

      **A portion of your ticket will benefit John L. Scott Foundation supporting children’s healthcare in the Pacific Northwest.**

      Salty’s Executive Chef Jeremy McLachlan presents a menu of appetizers designed to showcase Syrah’s outstanding affinity for food, including lamb kofta, Blue Cheese Beignets, White Asparagus Bisque, and chocolates galore! See the full menu here.

      Join us on April 30, from 6:00-9:00 pm, for $50 per person.
      Tickets must be purchased in advance at seattleuncorked.com

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

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

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

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  26. May
    1
    Thu
    2014

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

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

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    2. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Senator Sharon Nelson Re-Election Kickoff @ Beveridge Place Pub
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Thursday, May 1, 2014
      Senator Sharon Nelson Re-Election Kickoff

      Senator Nelson’s 2014 Senate Re-Election Kickoff on Thursday, May 1st at the Beveridge Place Pub from 5 to 7 p.m. (Catering by Husky Deli). Her re-election website is here.

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    4. Village Cooperative School Open House @ South Seattle Community College
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Village Cooperative School is a K-2 cooperative school where students, parents and teachers learn, play, work and grow together. The school is housed at the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) and is an extension of the Cooperative Preschools of West Seattle.

      The school is in its inaugural year and is 13 students strong and looking to grow in the future. Interested 2014-15 students are invited to attend the Open House on Thursday, May 1st from 6:30-8:30 pm.

      www.vcoop.org,
      https://www.facebook.com/VillageCooperativeSchoolWestSeattle

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    5. Community Prayer Gathering – National Day of Prayer @ Shorewood Foursquare Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER MAY 1
      COMMUNITY PRAYER GATHERING 7 PM
      Host: SHOREWOOD FOURSQUARE CHURCH
      10300 28TH AVE. SW

      The ‘Righteous Praise Dance Team’ from Shorewood Christian School will perform. There will be a time of worship, a brief message, and several local pastors and others, leading the prayers for our community, city, state, and nation.

      ALL WELCOME ! JOIN US!

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    6. Northwest Hope and Healing Style ’14 Fashion Show benefit @ Showbox SODO
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Style ’14 Fashion Show Benefit
      12th Annual Event Aims To Raise
      Over $125,000 for Patients in Need!

      Thursday, May 1st, 2014 6:30 pm
      Showbox SODO | Ages 21 & Over

      Gather your girlfriends for a fun night out! Enjoy the company of good friends while listening to great music and see a fun runway show…all for a great cause!!!

      More than 30 breast cancer survivors will take to the runway on May 1st for NW Hope & Healing’s 12th Annual STYLE ’14 Fashion Show Benefit.

      The evening will feature a runway show with the best looks for Spring from some of the hottest boutiques in the area. You can also enter to win prize drawings and donate during the fund-a-need portion of the program. Doors open at 6:30 pm for VIP guests, 7:00 pm for general admission, and the show will start at 7:30 pm. Ages 21 and over.

      Special thanks to Carmilia’s, Coastal Surf Boutique, Ola Salon and Spa, West Seattle Runner, Road Apparel, Canopy Blue, WAC Sport Shop, 3 Wishes, Tatter’s, Twala Intimates, Queen Anne Dispatch, W by Worth, and Blue Luna. Thank you to the volunteer planning committee for their hard work: Linda Sabee, Maureen Bell, Shelly Aaron, KC Law, Sarah Finney, Annie Hout, Wendy Weeks, Kirstina Dahl and Bonnie Main.

      Thank you to our generous Sponsors Genentech, Swedish Cancer Institute and Theo Chocolates.

      Buy your tickets at www.nwhopeandhealing.org. See you there!

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    7. Candlelight vigil for Stephen Jeffries, Jr. @ (see listing)
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The family of 40-year-old Stephen Jeffries, Jr. will have a candlelight vigil May 1st, which will be four months to the date of Stephen Jeffries, Jr.’s murder with no arrest. It will be held directly across the street from 9215 16th Ave SW, at 7:30 pm–8:30 pm.

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  27. May
    2
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Seattle School District Art Show and Teen Night Out @ Seattle Art Museum
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Please come see the following West Seattle High School Art Students work on display at the Seattle Art Museum Friday May 2nd starting at 6 pm:
      Emma Williams, Skyler Hendricks, Justine Lang, HyYoung Cho, Brandon Issaks, Ryder Talkington, Elora Craver, Madison Straub, Audrey Martin, Sam Coldwell, Ernesto DeJesus, Blake Bias, Nafisa Ali, Isaac Peck, Kate Longbaugh. And congratulations for being selected for the show!

      The winner for this year’s poster to advertise the District Art Show at the Seattle Art Museum was West Seattle High School art student Deseray Dang. Her painting was also selected by the Seattle School District to hang in the Districts Main building for the 2013-2014 school year. Congratulations Deseray!

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    4. Handel’s Messiah Sing-and-Play-Along @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-AND PLAY ALONG …West Side Presbyterian Church, Friday May 2nd at 7 pm. Doors open 6 pm. The entire oratorio will be performed under the direction of Carreen Smith, director of music at West Side. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate. Sing the entire oratorio, all choruses and solos!

      If you don’t sing or play come listen! Bring a vocal score if you have one.Vocal scores and orchestra parts will be available for loan at the event. Refreshments will be available at the two intermissions. There is a suggested $10 donation. All proceeds go to Care Net of Puget Sound.

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    5. West Seattle Community Orchestra hosts Karaoke Night @ Kenyon Hall
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      A new and fun charity event: Karaoke Night at Kenyon Hall:

      “Join WSCO and DJ “J” for a fun and casual party time! Sing along with the karaoke machine, bring your instrument and music for our on-site piano accompanist, or sing with the piano accompanist.”

      West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) raises funds to support two new groups in order to accommodate the growth of incoming musicians!

      Friday, May 2nd 7:00 pm
      Kenyon Hall

      Tickets at the door: Adults $20, Students (K-12th Grade) $10; Or purchase online at WSCO Website.

      Evening will include 50/50 Raffle, Appetizers, Beverages, Cash Bar, and “Cello Shots”. Awards for the Top 5 Performances of the evening.

      As the demand for music programs increases, WSCO continues to provide musicians in the community an artistic outlet. In recent years their three orchestra groups have almost reached room capacity and many incoming musicians are placed on a waiting list.

      Now in WSCO’s 12th season, the Board of Directors have proposed to launch two new music programs that will enable them to accommodate the increasing growth and continue to provide community musicians opportunities for mentorship, performance, and growth. The proposed new groups include a Wind Symphony and an Introduction to Music Class. This fund-raising event will help with startup costs for these new groups.

      For event information, please contact Maria Fisher
      maria@WSCOrchestras.org

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  28. May
    3
    Sat
    2014

    1. West Seattle Hi-Yu community breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      The West Seattle Hi-Yu Community Breakfast is on, and you’re invited. Come to the Masonic Hall on Saturday, May 3rd, 8 am–11 am. The Senior Court Candidates will be performing their talents at 9:30am. This is a JUDGED EVENT!

      Candidate’s Creative Expression and Talent Show
      At 9:30 am

      Donation: Adults $6 Kids to 12 $3
      Funds the Hi-Yu Scholarship Program And Parade Float

      Hosted by the
      MASONS

      Full Breakfast Buffet Menu Includes:

      Scrambled Eggs, Hash browns, Sausage, Bacon, Pancakes, Fruit, Yogurt

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

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

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    3. Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (FPEPTA) Charter Meeting @ Alki Elementary School
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Saturday May 3rd at Alki Elementary Cafeteria.
      Meeting: 9 am – 10 am
      Socializing: 10 am – 11 am

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    4. Rummage sale at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Sales

      Church Rummage Sale
      St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

      Friday May 2, 9 am-7 pm
      Saturday May 3, 9 am-3 pm

      Lots of great stuff, hope to see you there

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. Westside Unitarian Universalists’ Monster Rummage Sale
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Sales


      Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is holding another of its legendary Rummage Sales on Saturday, May 3, and we’ll continue the sale on Sunday, May 4!

      FROGSQUATCH TO MAKE FINAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE! The Westside UU Church Monster Rummage Sale is happening Saturday, May 3, and we’ll continue the sale on Sunday, May 4! Come and meet the amazing Frogsquatch, West Seattle’s own living (sort of) legend! The hours will be 9-3 on Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday and the fabulous madness will unfold in the church parking lot and social hall (7141 California Avenue S.W., corner of Othello and California) Tell all your friends and neighbors!

      We will once again feature the eclectic theme tables that we have come to be known for: Grandma Chic, Retro-Groovy, and the downright famous Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Table of Mystery and Wonder.

      Sadly, Frogsquatch will be retiring after this rummage sale. Be sure to come and see him before he moves into the twilight of private life. And, yes, there will be bargains! The Chief Haggler wants to move most of the stuff, so she will be prowling the sale constantly, marking things down in price as the whim hits her. We have tons of super lovely, high quality things, many mid-20th century items in excellent condition, and lots of things which would make great Mother’s Day gifts.

      Look for the tall tie-dyed flags and swing by and see us!

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    7. 5th Annual Crypticon Seattle Makeup Contest Semi-Finals @ PNTA
      10:30 am – 2:30 pm

      PNTA is hosting the Semi-Finals for the 5th Annual Crypticon Seattle Makeup Contest on Saturday, May 3rd, with round 1 starting at 10:30 am and round 2 starting at 12:30 pm. Over the course of an hour, each contestant will create their best horror fx makeup look, (a la Syfy’s Face Off). This is a free event, and families are welcome!

      The top 5 contestants will advance to final round of competition, which will be held live at Crypticon Seattle over Memorial Day weekend.

      For more information about the May 3rd event, please see the event page at
      http://www.facebook.com/events/1403876146557668/.

      PNTA, Seattle’s theatrical supply store, is located at 2414 SW Andover St (near Delridge Way). Plenty of free parking is available.

      Phone: 206 622 7850

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

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

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

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

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    9. Introduction to Home Brewing @ Delridge Community Center
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      Age 21+
      Instructors: Kate Broeking and Daniel Harris

      Want to learn how to brew your own beer? This class will overview the basic process of home brewing, step by step, while observing an actual brew. You will learn about costs, equipment and get all your questions answered by experienced home brewers.

      Class #116906
      Saturday May 3rd
      11 am-12:30 pm

      $25

      Community Center Information: 206-684-7423

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    10. KONZUK trunk show @ Click! Design That Fits
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Saturday May 3rd, KONZUK trunk show, 11 am–5 pm at Click! Design that Fits (WSB sponsor).


      Browse the many ring styles of Karen Konzuk’s Facet Collection as well as her Concrete Series of cement-filled jewelry. Her simple, modern designs redefine the traditional wedding or engagement ring for both women and men. Karen will be available for a limited number of private consultations for custom work.

      konzuk.com
      http://clickdesignthatfits.com/jewelry-34/karen-konzuk.html
      https://www.facebook.com/events/1393779637567220/
      http://clickdesignthatfits.com/blog/karen-konzuk-her-ground-breaking-jewelry/

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    14. Cattywampus Kids Pop-up Sale
      12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      From Fisher Price and Strawberry Shortcake to shorts and dress, Cattywampus Kids is popping up this Saturday featuring new and resale clothing for children and toys with a vintage twist.

      Most of the time you can find us located inside of Center Studio in White Center on the 1st Saturday of the month.

      Saturday, May 3rd
      12:30-6:30 pm

      We have everything from your childhood! Your favorite vintage books and board games, Tonka trucks, Star Wars, classic Strawberry Shortcake, vintage Barbie, tons of Fisher Price stuff and more! This weekend we are clearing out our Winter Apparel – 25% OFF select items!

      Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cattywampuskids and
      Instagram: http://instagram.com/cattywampuskids or our website:
      CattywampusKids.com

      Cattywampus Kids
      9611 16th Ave SW, White Center
      1st Saturdays of the Month

      Note: See something you want, but can’t make it to the pop-up? Just email
      us and we will work something out.

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    15. Explore Your World – Bridge Building Competition (kids & teens) @ High Point Library
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      At the High Point Library on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2–4 p.m.:

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

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

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    16. Sustainable West Seattle’s Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party @ Cross Fit Gym
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Sustainable West Seattle’s first Volunteer Orientation and Appreciation Party features an overview of SWS’s projects and volunteer opportunities. If you live in West Seattle and are interested in making West Seattle a more sustainable community, join SWS at the Admiral Cross Fit Gym on Saturday, May 3 from 4:00 pm–7:00 pm.

      The orientation for prospective volunteers includes descriptions of what SWS volunteers do and the many opportunities offered. Volunteers work at the Tool Library, Community Orchard, Tox-Ick wastewater awareness program, multiple bicycle activities including Spokespeople, West Seattle Bike Connections and our newest project DIY Bikes. Volunteers are the essential
      ingredient to make West Seattle more sustainable and you’re invited to find out more.

      The celebration includes a Volunteer Appreciation Party, with a potluck, music and green prizes. SWS will provide food and beverages and you’re welcome to bring a dish to share.

      Volunteers make everything happen at Sustainable West Seattle,” says Kimberly Leeper, Volunteer Coordinator for SWS. “One of the things I love most about giving my time and energy to SWS is all of the volunteers I work with on projects and advocacy. It’s an amazing community of people and with more volunteers we can work together to make West Seattle more sustainable.”

      For additional information contact Kimberly Leeper at
      kimberly@sustainablewestseattle.org

      Date/time: May 3, 2014 – 4 PM to 7 PM
      Location: Cross Fit Gym’s Admiral location in West Seattle
      4200 SW Admiral Way

      Website: www.sustainablewestsettle.org

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    17. ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at midnight @ Admiral Theater
      11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
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      Categories: Films

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

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  29. May
    4
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Westside Unitarian Universalists’ Monster Rummage Sale
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories: Sales


      Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is holding another of its legendary Rummage Sales on Saturday, May 3, and we’ll continue the sale on Sunday, May 4!

      FROGSQUATCH TO MAKE FINAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE! The Westside UU Church Monster Rummage Sale is happening Saturday, May 3, and we’ll continue the sale on Sunday, May 4! Come and meet the amazing Frogsquatch, West Seattle’s own living (sort of) legend! The hours will be 9-3 on Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday and the fabulous madness will unfold in the church parking lot and social hall (7141 California Avenue S.W., corner of Othello and California) Tell all your friends and neighbors!

      We will once again feature the eclectic theme tables that we have come to be known for: Grandma Chic, Retro-Groovy, and the downright famous Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Table of Mystery and Wonder.

      Sadly, Frogsquatch will be retiring after this rummage sale. Be sure to come and see him before he moves into the twilight of private life. And, yes, there will be bargains! The Chief Haggler wants to move most of the stuff, so she will be prowling the sale constantly, marking things down in price as the whim hits her. We have tons of super lovely, high quality things, many mid-20th century items in excellent condition, and lots of things which would make great Mother’s Day gifts.

      Look for the tall tie-dyed flags and swing by and see us!

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

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

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    5. 2nd Annual West Seattle Bee Garden Parade & Picnic @ High Point Common Park
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The West Seattle Bee Garden and High Point Neighborhood Association are hosting the Second Annual West Seattle Bee Festival, complete with a Picnic and Parade!

      Date: Sunday May 4, 2014
      Time: 11 am-3 pm

      Please share with your school and groups – everyone is invited to join!

      More Details:
      Parade Start Location: West Seattle Elementary parking lot (6760 34th Ave SW) map
      Parade Start Time: 11 am (location opens at 10 am to gather, we recommend coming early for face painting and to make a craft!)
      Festival Location and Parade End: Commons Park (31st Ave SW and SW Graham St) map

      Festival will include:
      Music
      Crafts
      Food
      Face Painting
      Vendors

      Want to bring a big group? Awesome, please let us know in advance so that we can be prepared: email Lauren Englund atlcenglund@yahoo.com

      Small groups, want to just show up? That is fine, look for people with a ballon to help answer your questions.

      Want to craft something in advance, or organize a parade prep party? Fantastic! Please email Lauren at lcenglund@yahoo.comor call: 616-502-3182 to get in touch. We will happily help coordinate and can pay for the materials.

      Come see what’s new at the bee garden this year!

      WHY?
      Because it’s fun and builds community – with the added benefit of supporting bees, pollinators and our environment (and why not come craft something to give Mom for Mother’s Day – wink!).

      We hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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    7. Holy Rosary Centennial Mass
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Holy Rosary School Centennial Mass with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain – Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 (Holy Rosary Church). Reception to follow in school gym with time capsule opening.

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    8. The History of Lincoln Park
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
      Where: Lincoln Park

      Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

      Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

      Audience: Adults, Family
      Pre-Register: Yes
      Cost: FREE

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

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    9. Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

      Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

      Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

      RSVP HERE.

      This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

      Date: May 4, 2014
      Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
      Cost: Free
      Venue Delridge Community Center
      Organizer Anna Mines
      Phone: (206) 427-1475
      Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

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  30. May
    5
    Mon
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Cycle University’s anniversary party & bike ride
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      From Cycle University:

      We are having a party and are inviting the community to celebrate 10 years in business. Meet at Cycle U West Seattle 5 pm on Monday May 5th to ride to Goat hill, then back to the shop for some beverages and fun swag celebrating 10 years in business! Thanks to everyone for getting us to this milestone! Party starts at 7 pm.

      Facebook event link:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/453122224823020

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  31. May
    6
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    2. Email Basics class @ High Point Library
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6–7:30 p.m. at the High Point Library:

      Come to this class if you would like to sign up for a free email account. Learn about basic email terms, as well as how to read and send email.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Visit the High Point Branch or call 206-684-7454 to sign up.

      Class prerequisites: Internet Basics 1, or the ability to use the Internet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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  32. May
    7
    Wed
    2014

    1. Free Coworking Day @ West Seattle Office Junction
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      May 7th, 9:30 am–5 pm
      “Free Coworking Day” at West Seattle Office Junction

      Try out Coworking!
      Bring your work, your laptop and lunch and enjoy our space, good company by our members, free coffee/tea, fast internet and productive energy. Please RVSP to wsofficejunction@gmail.com if you want to come.

      http://www.wsofficejunction.com/free-coworking.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Somali storytime @ High Point Library
      5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!) Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
      This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

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    5. Miscarriage Support Group
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Contact raeannpatton@gmail.com to RSVP and get location.

      “I’m looking to build a community of women with no one to talk to about miscarriage. if you or any of your friends are one of those women, please join me for seattle’s first support gathering. we need to hear your
      story. this isn’t fluorescent lights, hard chairs, and bad coffee. it’s candlelight, a soft place to land, and getting real.”

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

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

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

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  33. May
    8
    Thu
    2014

    1. Free workshop and Swedish Automotive tour @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Just announced by Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) – a chance for other auto-repair shops to learn how to get greener:

      On May 8th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, EnviroStars and ECOSS (Environmental Coalition of South Seattle) are hosting a free workshop for auto repair shops at Our Lady of Guadalupe and a tour of Swedish Automotive (a 5-star rated shop) on how auto repair shops can adopt practices that will help manage hazardous wastes, prevent pollution and protect our environment as well as reducing costs, liabilities and compliance with local regulations.

      Topics covered will include:

      Management, storage and disposal of hazardous waste
      Preventing polluted runoff
      Proper maintenance documentation
      Financial incentive programs
      Hands-on spill management training
      Recommended best management and good housekeeping practices

      And a FREE lunch!!

      Here’s where to register. OLG is at 35th/Myrtle; Swedish is several blocks south, at 35th/Kenyon.

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    2. Gay Johannsen’s Retirement Party Luncheon @ Senior Center of West Seattle
      11:45 am – 1:00 pm
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      Categories: FYI

      From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

      Gay Johannsen’s Retirement Party Luncheon- Gay will be retiring after 12+ years of service.
      Come Join the party as we celebrate her many years of service to our community.

      11:45 am

      Call (206) 932-4044 x 1 to reserve your spot.

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

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

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    4. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    5. BendnMove’s Open House
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      BendnMove is having an open house on Thursday, May 8th 6–9 pm.

      What: Open House and Practitioner Networking

      When: Thursday, May 8th 6–9 pm

      Where: 3270 California Ave SW

      Join us for a relaxed and informational open house. We’ll be networking our professional associates, practitioners and friends of BendnMove together.

      Get to know other members of the West Seattle professional community and make friends.

      Open to the public, everyone is welcome! Light refreshments and food will be served.

      Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/857393570943635/

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

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

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

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    7. West Seattle Artwalk: Seattle artist Hannah Viano book signing & art opening @ Click! Design That Fits
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Art

      Thursday May 8th, 6–9 pm at Click! Design that Fits (WSB sponsor).

      Join Click! Design That Fits for a family-friendly evening with Seattle artist Hannah Viano. Take an adventure through Hannah’s paper-cut alphabet book, “S is for Salmon: a Pacific Northwest Alphabet.” In the style of high-quality paper-cut artists like Nikki McClure, each page of “S is for Salmon” is a work of art in its own right. Hannah will be reading and signing her books in the gallery during the West Seattle Art Walk.

      Date: 5/8/14
      Time: 6-9 pm
      Location: Click! Design That Fits

      Cost: Free

      Phone: 206-328-9252
      URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/300372663449683/

      http://clickdesignthatfits.com/

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  34. May
    9
    Fri
    2014

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

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

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    2. West Seattle Stroller Strides Summer Kickoff and Diaper Drive @ Alki Beach Bathhouse
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Stroller Strides Summer Kickoff and Mother’s Day event!

      – Friday, May 9th 9:30 am, Alki Beach (meet at Bathhouse)
      – FREE hour workout
      – TONS of awesome local and national raffle prizes
      – Goodie Bags
      – DIAPER DRIVE to SUPPORT WestSide Baby… bring a diaper donation and get an additional raffle entry!

      www.west-seattle.fit4mom.com
      https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStrollerStrides

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    3. Gunn & The Damage Done w/special guests the F-Holes perform @ Feedback Lounge
      9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Gunn & The Damage Done perform live with special guests the F-Holes at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) 9:30 pm, Friday May 9th.

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  35. May
    10
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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    2. Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
      8:30 am – 10:30 am

      Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

      Ages 6–100
      Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

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    3. Dollar Dahlias (and other plants) for Darrington!
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Stop by Vicky and John’s Saturday, May 10th (Spring Clean Day) between 9 am and 12 pm and buy a dahlia tuber for $1.00. All proceeds benefit the Darrington Food Bank. Some other perennials and grasses also available (asters, canna lilies, some raspberry canes, asters) for $2.00. Our address is 6311 18th Ave SW.

      Most of the dahlia tubers are the red collarette bloom. It will be great to see these blooms scattered throughout the neighborhood this summer and know we helped others.

      And if any neighbors want to donate potted plants to this benefit sale, e-mail me!

      Let’s grow some nice plants and feed some people!

      Vicky Thomas
      victorialouisethomas@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    5. West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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      Categories: Sales

      Saturday, May 10th, 2014, 9 am-3 pm, it’s the 10th annual edition of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the only event West Seattle Blog coordinates every year – and it’s big. More than 200 sales all around the peninsula, big and small, individual and group and business and school and organization. The map will be out by May 3rd – at westseattlegaragesale.com. (You have to register and pay a nominal fee to have a sale as part of the event – registration is open until April 23rd – here’s where to sign up.)

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    6. Block Party at 27th SW/SW Roxbury
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      I would like to invite you to come to our block party this coming Saturday May 10th from 10 am–1 pm. On 27th Ave SW / Roxbury. With this project we are trying to gather our community to get to know each other and hopefully have a more secure area to live. Also staff from Roxhill Elementary will be sharing their time with the students in the area to build relationships with parents.

      Our sponsors: White center community CDA, SDOT,Cascade Club and Feet First program. It is hosted by Roxhill’s PTSA.

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    7. Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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    8. Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival @ Downtown Seattle waterfront
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Don’t miss the boat at Seattle’s largest maritime industry celebration! It’s the Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival, sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle, on May 10 – 11.

      Enjoy the fun of the world’s largest tugboat races and workboat parade on the downtown waterfront on Saturday, May 10:

      The world’s largest tugboat races, workboat parade, three free harbor tours, Seattle Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off, vessel tours, kids’ activities, displays and demonstrations.

      Most of the events are free and all events are subject to change. The Festival schedule includes:

      Harbor Open House, Pier 66 and Bell Harbor Marina
      Saturday, May 10, 11 am–5 pm

      U.S. Oil & Refining Seattle Tugboat Race Championships
      The 30th Annual competition is the largest tugboat race in the world. This year, more than 30 boats are expected to participate. Racing is from the starting line at Pier 62/63 to the Grain Terminal, Pier 86.

      Fire Boat Display
      12:10 pm

      Workboat Parade
      12:15 pm

      Tugboat Ballet/Demonstration
      1 pm

      Abandon Ship Demonstration by Seattle Maritime Academy
      1:15 pm

      Coast Guard Sea-Air Rescue
      1:40 pm

      Class C Limited Tug Race
      2:10 pm

      Class B Harbor Tug Race
      2:45 pm

      Class A Unlimited Race (if larger tugs are available)
      3:15 pm

      Eighteenth Annual Seattle Waterfront Neighborhood Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off
      Discover the best chowder from top Downtown Seattle Waterfront restaurants! Special chowder tasting areas will be created at each restaurant. Buy your Chowder Passport for only $5 at all participating restaurants or at the festival information booth. Proceeds benefit maritime community and youth organizations. Participating restaurants include: Anthony’s Pier 66; Bell Harbor International Conference Center; The Crab Pot; Elliott’s Oyster House; The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar; Ivar’s; Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hook & Plow; and Six-Seven at The Edgewater. The Chowder Cook-Off is sponsored by the Seattle Waterfront, Metropolitan Improvement District and DowntownSeattleParking.com.

      Free Harbor Tours – Noon, 2 pm and 4 pm, Presented by the Port of Seattle
      Discover the working waterfront in our harbor. Board at Bell Harbor Marina/Pier 66 one-half hour prior to each departure. There is a limit of 400 guests for each tour. There is a limit of four tickets per adult, 18 years or older. Vessel Tours U.S. Coast Guard, tugboats and other workboat are expected to participate.

      Kids’ Fun Free face painting and a kids’ bounce will be available inside the Maritime Events Center.

      Displays
      Check out industry displays by the Port of Seattle, Vigor Industrial, Cummins Northwest, the Coast Guard and others on the plaza at Pier 66.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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

      At the Delridge Library on Saturday, May 10, 2014, 3–5 pm:

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

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

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    13. Mother’s Day Water Color Events @ Mind Unwind Gallery
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      From Mind Unwind:

      May 10th or 11th, spend a memorable afternoon at Mind Unwind with your Mother. Our water color instructor will guide you and your mom through an inspiration painting while enjoying crumpets and tea. Mothers and children of all ages are welcome, but space is limited so please pre-register. All painting instruction, supplies and appetizers and non-alcoholic beverage included. 2 hours — $40/person.

      May 10th: 3 pm–5 pm
      May 11th: 1 pm–3 pm

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

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

      Saturday, May 10, 2014
      Doors, 4:30 pm
      Opening Ceremonies, 5:30 pm

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

      Opponents to be announced (check schedule here).

      Ticket info here!

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    15. Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool fundraising auction
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool is holding their annual fund raising Auction Saturday May 10th at the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) starting at 6 pm! Check out the amazing items up for auction here:
      http://lincolnparkpreschoolannualauction.blogspot.com/?m=1

      Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool is a school that included teachers, children and their caregivers in a way that provide an education for the children, a resource and support system for families, and a community where all can thrive.

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    16. Steve Beck and Steve Peterson perform @ C & P Coffee Company
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Steve Beck and Steve Peterson will be performing live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Saturday May 10th, 7–9 pm.

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    17. An Evening of Burlesque @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      A Little Burlesque presents a revue at Skylark Café & Club:

      Come join the ladies of A little burlesque as they revamp a few favorite pieces in their West Seattle premiere.
      Which of your favorite pieces will make the show?
      Join Cheeky Diamondz, Daisy O’Day, Harlett O’Hara, Ruby Velvet, and Wiksey Bourbon for a one night revue at the Skylark Cafe.

      One night only: Saturday May 10th.
      Show starts at 9 pm.
      Tickets are $8.00 at the door

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  36. May
    11
    Sun
    2014

    1. West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
      7:30 am – 7:30 am
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      The West Seattle adult/big kid soccer pickup game every Sunday morning is at Delridge Playfield (next to the Delridge Community Center). Men and women of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring a light and a dark shirt, a good attitude, and come get some exercise! On Facebook under “West Seattle Sunday Soccer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Mother’s Day Glassblowing Demo @ Avalon Glassworks
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Bring mom to share the experience. See the artists at Avalon Glassworks create blown glass right in front of you on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Avalon Glassworks in West Seattle. Demonstrations continue throughout the day, 11 am-5 pm. Free to watch.

      What: Mother’s Day Glassblowing Demo
      When: Sunday, May 11, 2014
      11 am-5 pm
      Where: Avalon Glassworks
      2914 SW Avalon Way,
      Seattle, WA 98126
      206-937-6369

      http://www.avalonglassworks.com/events/mothers-day-glass-blowing-demo/

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

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

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

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    6. Spring Spa Day @ Pharmaca West Seattle
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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    7. Microsoft Word 2010 help @ High Point Library
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Are you new to word processing or Microsoft (MS) Word? Come to this free class and upgrade your job skills at the High Point Library Sunday, May 11, 2014, 1–3 pm.

      Registration is required.

      Learn how to do the following in MS Word:

      - Open the word processing program
      - Navigate the menus & options
      - Use basic functions and features
      - Create letters and simple documents

      You will also learn how to use copy and paste commands, set fonts and use images in documents to improve the look and express ideas.

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Visit the High Point Branch or call 206-684-7454 to sign up.

      Class prerequisites: Computer Basics or the ability to work in the Windows environment.

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    8. Mother’s Day Water Color Events @ Mind Unwind Gallery
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      From Mind Unwind:

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

      May 11th: 1 pm–3 pm

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    9. Worm Fun with Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders @ Southwest Library
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

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

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

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

      This event is presented in partnership with Seattle Tilth.

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  37. May
    12
    Mon
    2014

    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Guest Night at Seattle Integrated Martial Arts
      6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

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

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

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    4. How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ High Point Library
      6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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    5. Free Music Monday w/Audio Chunk @ Skylark Café & Club
      9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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      Categories: Music

      Free Music Monday – May 12th, 9:30–10:30 pm. Enjoy live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Audio Chunk. Free show!

      9:30 pm / Ages 21+ / Free

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  38. May
    13
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      High Point Neighborhood Association trustees monthly meetings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6:30 pm sign-up for OPEN MIC

      7:00 to 8:30 pm STORYTELLING PRESENTATION

      FEATURED STORYTELLERS & Open Mic Presenters

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

      WE’LL SEE YOU ON TUESDAY!!!

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

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    5. College Access Now fundraiser benefitting Chief Sealth & West Seattle HS programs @ Museum of History & Industry
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    8. Denny International Middle School PTSA meeting & potluck
      7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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

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    9. How to talk with teens about marijuana: WSHS hosting community event
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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  39. May
    14
    Wed
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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    2. Meet ‘n greet w/WS Rotary’s Interacts @ Admiral Bird Cafe/Flower Lab
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Elliott Bay Brewery celebrates Beer Week
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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    5. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. Somali storytime @ High Point Library
      5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!) Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

      Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
      This story time is offered entirely in the Somali language.

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    7. Councilmembers to host ‘Community Budget Workshop’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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    8. Medicare options workshop @ West Side Presbyterian Church
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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    9. Open Mic Comedy Slam @ Feedback Lounge
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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  40. May
    15
    Thu
    2014

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

      FREE SKIN CHECKS FOR MOLES, PRE-CANCER AND CANCER

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

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

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

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    2. How My Garden Grows! Story Time @ High Point Library
      11:30 am – 12:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    4. Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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


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

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

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      Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
    5. Homework help @ Delridge Library
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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    6. Taste of West Seattle, 2014 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Bingo night fundraiser for Seattle Lutheran High School athletes
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      SLHS Gymnasium, 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, 98116

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

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    4. Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

      Audience vs. Improvisers in New Family-themed Game Show

      What: KAZOKU! the improvised game show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. May
    17
    Sat
    2014

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

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

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      West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
    2. Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
      9:00 am – 9:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    3. Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

      From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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      Tibbetts Spring Book Sale @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
    5. Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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      Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
    6. Cooking Workshop: Sushi Making and Japanese Food @ High Point Community Center
      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

      At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

      18 and older
      Instructor: Carrie Carrillo

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

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

      Community Center Information: (206) 684-7422

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      Cooking Workshop: Sushi Making and Japanese Food @ High Point Community Center
    7. Benefit grilled lunch at West Seattle Thriftway
      11:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

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      Benefit grilled lunch at West Seattle Thriftway
    8. West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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      West Seattle Tool Library, Saturday hours @ West Seattle Tool Library (at Youngstown)
    10. Open house for kids’ cartoon/animation training summer break camp @ Ginomai Arts Center
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Open house at Ginomai in The Junction:

      Open House- Summer Break Cartoon Animation Day Camp

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

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

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

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

      Download the Application and Release at www.UnifiedOutreach.Com

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

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

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

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

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

      Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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      Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
    12. “Highland Park Uncorked” @ HPIC
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      On-line registration is now open!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Saturday May 17th at Skylark Café & Club:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      This is a free event.
      Contributions are gratefully accepted.

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

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

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

      Audience vs. Improvisers in New Family-themed Game Show

      What: KAZOKU! the improvised game show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  43. May
    18
    Sun
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick-up.

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

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

      Save time and complete a registration form before you come.

      Or you can mail in this registration form.

      Race Results & Top Finisher Awards:

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

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

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

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      2014 West Seattle 5K Run/Walk @ Starts near Alki Beach Bathhouse
    3. West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Facilitated by West Seattle Democratic Women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    12. 2nd Annual Ladies’ Clothing Swap to benefit Early Days @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  44. May
    19
    Mon
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    1. Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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      MONDAY ARTISTS wants you. We are an established group of watercolorists who meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to noon at the Island View Apts across the street from West Seattle H.S. There is a minimal fee of $5 for the use of the room. First-timers are free. We start with a critique and paint the rest of the time. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. If you are a beginner we can get you started. We usually have an annual show in the Fall. Some of us started knowing absolutely nothing and have ended up showing and selling our work on a regular basis. For more info call 206-932-1973 or e-mail me at rjwight@comcast .net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  45. May
    20
    Tue
    2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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