West Seattle Event Calendar

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ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (back by request!)

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Oct
22
Sun
2017
Boating Safety Classes @ West Seattle Veterans Center
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

March 19, 2017, April 23, 2017,  June 4, August 13, 2017, October 22, 2017

Location: West Seattle Veterans Center, 3618 SW Alaska

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“About Boating Safely,” a day-long class to launch you on a lifetime of safe boating.

Topics to be covered include: boating “rules of the road”; required and recommended safety equipment, docking and trailering, how to avoid accidents, what to do in an emergency, fueling safety and more.

This course, taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, is a great beginniner/intermediate course appropriate for all types of boaters. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course. This class satisfies the requirements for the Washington State Boater Education Card. Course fee of $35. Second person sharing a course book: $20.

Please pre-register.

For more information, contact: daldermanseattle@gmail.com

Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

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

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 22 @ 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

Steve Itterly performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Steve Itterly performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday October 22nd 3-5 pm. More from C & P:

Steve Itterly is a Colorado-based singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that is timeless without being overly nostalgic.

Annual Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

DRUM IN THE SPAWNERS on Sunday, Oct. 22, the watershed council will host the annual drumming to call in spawners to Fauntleroy Creek. All ages are invited for drumming, singing, welcoming our Coho salmon.

Bring a drum (official or homemade) to the the porch of the house in the creek ravine, below the viewpoint.

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

DJ Troy Nelson at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant, Sunday nights 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 22 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Mon., 1–2:30 p.m. and Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help for children and teens at the High Point Library on Mondays: Sep. 11 – Dec 11, 2017, 4 – 7:30 pm.

Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

Tinkerlab at Delridge Library
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Like puzzles? You’ll love Tinkerlab: “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.” Here’s the schedule for Delridge Library this fall:

Make a Helicopter
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16

3D Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23

Art on the iPad
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30

Ozobots
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6

Analog Coding Day
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

iMovie (or Stop-Motion Animation)
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27

Hour of Code
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4

Paper Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11

Delridge Business Survey results release and mixer @ Ounces
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Calling all Delridge businesses and interested community members!

Please join us for a (rescheduled) mixer and to hear the results of the Delridge Business Survey that finished in August 2017.

Meet at Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden (3809 Delridge Way SW)
Monday, October 23rd
5:30 pm — Mixer
6:00 pm — Presentation of Results

This is a chance to meet business leaders working in North Delridge and hear about challenges and opportunities for businesses in this neighborhood. We need your feedback to start prioritizing how we can work together to grow the local economy and support Delridge businesses.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at High Point Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Mondays: October 16, 23 @ 6:30 pm.

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Monday Meditation @ SoundYoga
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monday Night Buddhist Meditation Classes in West Seattle at Sound Yoga
October 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

5 week Monday night mediation series, Oct. 2 – 30. Topic: Understanding the Mind

By learning contemplation and meditation, we can establish lasting inner peace within our own mind. Each week we will explore a different aspect of Buddhist psychology and the practical ways we can apply it within our modern, busy lives. Everybody welcome!

Oct. 2 – Mindfulness and Concentration
Oct. 9 – Consideration for Others
Oct 16 – Overcoming Procrastination
Oct. 23 – Developing Patience
Oct. 30 – The Three Root Delusions

Taught by Linda Fane

Please join us:

Monday Nights 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sound Yoga 5639 California Ave SW
Class Fee is $12 and goes to pay for venue costs.
For more information: meditateinseattle.org/westseattle

Ron Gallo, live in-store @ Easy Street Records
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

At Easy Street Records in The Junction:

Ron Gallo – October 23rd – 7 pm – Free & All-Ages!

“Just another millennial guy with large hair trying in earnest to take on the weight of the world; taking passionate and hypercritical walks down city blocks, somehow totally aware and above the illusion, overflowing with informed negativity to destroy the illusion and only feeding it. Besides a couple of years of emotional and mental turmoil, loss, confusion, breakdown and internal growth what did all of that ever get me? Well, it gave me this record called HEAVY META and it is the first few findings from my guerilla treasure hunt for bullshit, both outside and within. Ethos meets pathos. There is nothing about reading this bio that will achieve its only goal – to further acquaint you with the music. I suggest you put the phone down, come to a show and make up your own mind.” – Ron Gallo – Free & all-ages!

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 23 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

South Seattle Fiber Arts Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Crafting at HPIC on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11 am – 1 pm.

A group for people in South Seattle who like to knit, crochet, quilt, spin, etc., or who are interested in learning. We trade tips, supplies and snacks! Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Children are welcome. Free and open to the public.

FREE RIBS!! Pecos Pit Pop-Up @ Ounces
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE RIBS!! Pecos Pit Pop-Up at Ounces on Sunday, October 24 | 12-4 pm.

Pecos Pit is making a gameday appearance at Ounces! Come score some FREE RIBS and root on the Seahawks! In addition to Ribs, Peco’s will have a full menu available, and the game will be playing inside and out in the beer garden!
http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/pecos

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Oct 24 @ 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 the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

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.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Linda McClamrock Recycled Paper Collage workshop @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Workshop, workshop, sign up for your workshop here! We’ll be doing collages together and having a LOT of fun. Grab a friend and c’mon! Only $35 includes all materials.

West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting – OCTOBER 2017 @ Seattle Police Southwest Precinct
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

OCTOBER GUEST: City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

Karen Berge
On behalf of the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)
Email: wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com
Phone: 206-424-0040
Website: http://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=337488370959

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

Monthly Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 6:30-8 PM, SW Police Precinct, community meeting room (2300 SW Webster Street)

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

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

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

Halloween Story Time and Costume Swap @ Delridge Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Families are invited to join children’s librarian Miss Bea for Halloween stories and fun plus a costume swap! Bring Halloween costumes and accessories your children have outgrown and swap them for others that are new to you. Please bring only items that are in good condition and are appropriate for children. For families and children ages 6 and under.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. @ Delridge Library

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Oct
25
Wed
2017
School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

Westwood Village QFC grand re-opening
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

From QFC:

We will be holding a re-grand opening celebration on Wednesday morning at our Westwood Village QFC store (2500 SW Barton Avenue). To celebrate the completion of the $2.8 million remodel, we will be handing out gift bags at the door to the first 200 customers at 8am. The gift bags will include a coupon for a “free breakfast” (a dozen eggs, package of bacon, muffins and carton of orange juice) as well as a QFC gift card. The gift cards will be for $5, with one for $300 mixed in. Coffee and cake will also be provided.

At 8:30am, we will have a short ribbon-cutting presentation with the store associates, where we will also present two $1,000 checks, one to the White Center Food Bank and one to WestSide Baby.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is Baby Story Time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Most Wednesdays from July 19-Sept 27, 2017-from 11:30am-noon.

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors @ Spruce Apartments
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Longfellow Natural Drainage System drop-in sessions @ 2 locations
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Longfellow Natural Drainage System project is coming to your neighborhood. Join us at an informal drop-in session to:

• Hear updates from the project team.
• Chat one-on-one with the project team about the project.

WHEN
Wednesday, October 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

WHERE
Corner of 30th Ave SW and SW Barton St.
AND
Corner of 24th Ave SW and SW Kenyon St.

For more information, or if you can’t make it to the drop-in session, please contact:
Jonathan Brown, Project Manager: Jonathan.Brown@seattle.gov or 206.386.4027

Visit the project website at: www.seattle.gov/util/longfellowNDS

All-Chamber After Hours @ The Canal
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Not in WS but the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce invites its members to be part of this:

All-Chamber After Hours 2017

Date: Wed, Oct. 25, 2017

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Canal in Ballard

Address: 5300 34th Ave NW

Cost: $20 ($30 after 10/23)

Register: Online or contact Leigh Jacobson at (206) 389-7311

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce invites you to join 300+ networkers and 15 local business organizations under one roof at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual All-Chamber After Hours! Hear about what these groups are doing in the community and learn about how you can get involved all while enjoying The Canal’s breathtaking views and delicious appetizers.”

The 13th Annual All-Chamber After Hours is your once-a-year opportunity to network with hundreds of members of business organizations and chambers of commerce from around the Puget Sound. Last year’s event welcomed over 300 attendees, making this one of the biggest networking events of the year for the Puget Sound business community.

Free home-buying class @ Graystone Mortgage, LLC
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Home Buying Class, 6:00 – 7:00 pm on October 25, 2017.

Learn how to develop a competitive home-buying strategy and navigate the home-loan process.

Guest Speakers:

Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Mortgage Loan Originator at Graystone Mortgage, LLC (CO. NMLS #18163)
Heidi Mitchell, Real Estate Broker at Best Choice Realty, LLC

Where: Graystone Mortgage, LLC
4726 42nd Ave SW

RSVP: To reserve a seat, text 206-512-0352

***Refreshments will be provided***

If you are currently working with a real estate broker in the state of Washington, this class is not intended to solicit your business.

Pumpkin-Carving Bash fundraiser for West Seattle Food Bank
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6:30-8:30 pm, Pumpkin-Carving Bash raising money for the West Seattle Food Bank, co-sponsored by Origins Cannabis (WSB sponsor) at Heylo Cannabis in SODO. $10 tickets – treats, games, prizes, music by DJ Iggy – at this Eventbrite link.

We’ll start at Origins Cannabis shop at 4800 40th Ave SW, West Seattle at 6:00 pm. Then…Origins Gear’s old-fashioned trolley will be providing FREE rides from West Seattle Junction to SODO and you can stock up in the shop before the event! We’ll have exclusive event deals for our RSVP’d guests. Don’t feel like taking the trolley? No problem, just meet us in SODO at 6:30pm to start carving!

PLUS, For every non-perishable food item you bring to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank – you’ll get a raffle ticket good for our event prize drawing!

Please Note: Limited number of tickets for this event, get yours before they run out. RSVP ONLY. 21+ only.

West Seattle Runner Ladies’ Night
Oct 25 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Oct 25th: West Seattle Runner Ladies Night :

We will kick off with the group run @ 6:15 pm. MEN ARE WELCOME FOR THE GROUP RUN SPONSORED BY MIZUNO! The Mizuno Rider turns 21 and we are celebrating with demo shoes for the run and a pair to raffle off! If you aren’t running, arrive at 7.

At 7 pm, Tamara, owner of BendnMove, will lead us through a post run yoga stretch. Bring your mats! Elise Kloter will be on-site to give chair massage! She is a massage therapist with 29 years of experience and is endorsed by Lora Clothier, owner of Biojunction Sports Therapy. You will be in excellent hands!

We will have complimentary injury assessments with Dr. Moore from Seattle Sports Chiropractic.

Coach Michele of P3|Running will be on-site.

What party is complete without live music? Jared Mitchell will be playing will be playing for you, we are so delighted to be able to offer this extra special treat!

Kerry Copeland (the amazing instructor who did our self-defense class) from Seattle Integrated Martial Arts will be on-site to answer any questions you have about self-defense.

Local shops Carmilia’s and Coastal will be involved in the evening! There will be a great raffling drawing: first teaser: Oiselle! We will have drinks and discounts.

Join us for a night of fun and time with other wonderful women. It’s a great opportunity to mix with our lovely community. We will start with a group run at 6:15 pm. We will offer wine and discounts. There will be a great raffle drawing. Sneak peek: Oiselle items! Coach Michele owner of P3|Running will be on-site.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Highland Park Action Committee meeting – WITH OCTOBER AGENDA @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NEXT MEETING: OCTOBER 2017

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

Agenda:

Lt. Ron Smith, Seattle Police Department:
Reviewing current crime stats and responding to current concerns/issues

Meet SPU Drainage and Wastewater South Operations Center Team

The City of Seattle has purchased property at 4500 W Marginal Way SW for use as Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Drainage and Wastewater South Operations Center (SOC). The facility will be home to some of SPU’s Drainage and Wastewater field employees, work vehicles and equipment storage. These field employees clean and repair the City’s sewer and drainage systems, investigate waterway pollution, provide emergency response to storm events and natural disasters, and more.

As a nearby neighbor, SPU wanted you to be among the first to learn about the proposed building improvements and SPU’s planned use of the building. Join SPU Project Manager and staff at the Highland Park Action Committee Meeting on Oct. 25 to hear more and ask any questions you have about their future building on W Marginal Way SW.

Meet Seattle City Light’s Advanced Metering Program Team
City Light is excited to announce that advanced meters are the new meter standard for City Light’s service territory. In October 2016, City Light started the installation of advanced meters on new residential and small commercial construction projects under normal business operations. The majority of residential and commercial customers will begin receiving new meters in the summer of 2017. This is an incremental approach, with benefits realized` once the entire system is installed by 2019. Customers who do not wish to receive the benefits of an advanced meter can choose to opt out.

Community Announcements
HPIC
Other

HPAC Projects

HPAC Executive Committee Updates:

REACH (DSHS) Program May Come to Highland Park
Falconridge Farm & Potential For Neighborhood Input Aligning with our Emerging Vision for the Highland Park Neighborhood
Ideas and Discussion for Speakers & Topics for 2018
Highland Park Way Roundabout Project Update
Reminder Bylaws Sub committee to meet in Nov & Dec
Reminder New Meeting Format for 2018
Help HPAC update our Bylaws – Looking for more members for short term committee

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Poetrybridge is a free, all ages, monthly series with featured readers followed by community (open) mic. For more information on this month’s featured readers and poetry news, go to www.poetrybridgetimes.net.

King Moon, Whisperer, William Hall & The Raccoons @ Parliament Tavern
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

At Parliament Tavern:

WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 pm-11 pm

WHAT: King Moon, Whisperer, William Hall & The Raccoons

DESCRIPTION: Singer/songwriters perform their (mostly) acoustic material. No cover.

21+

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Oct 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer.

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available until 10 with 12 beers on tap.

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type.

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time).

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

**September 27th – benefit for Jazz Night School – $3 per person**

Otherwise:

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

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

Family/Children
Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon, join this group of dads, infants and children for socializing and open play at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle. Free and open to the public.

Home Safety & Fall Prevention class @ Senior Center
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Home Safety & Fall Prevention. 10 am to 11 am, October 26 at the Senior Center of West Seattle.
Learn about common mistakes in the home that can increase falls.
Tips to make your home more safe.
Review of safe habits to practice throughout your daily activities.
To sign up, call 206.932.4044 x1 or stop by the front desk at the Senior Center.

Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mindfulness Meditation Class taught by Renee Metty.

Six-week course Thursday, September 14 through October 26 (no class October 5).

10am to 11am at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

$35 members/$45 nonmembers for the six-week class

Must register in advance by calling 206.932.4044 x1 or stopping by the Senior Center’s front desk.

All ages welcome!

Toddler Pumpkin Palooza 2017 @ High Point Community Center
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 1-5 are invited to come out to play at High Point Community Center:

Join the High Point Community Center staff and enjoy age-appropriate Halloween games, booths, face painting, art and craft activities, and snacks.

$5 fee.

Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Copper Coin’s 5th anniversary
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 11:00 pm

Down here at Copper Coin we’ve somehow flown through 5 years in business (!!), and we’re celebrating the occasion on Thursday, Oct. 26th.

As has become tradition, we’ll be saying thanks to the community be offering a crazy deal:
our classic house Deluxe Burger or our new brunch sneak-peak Brioche Breakfast Sandwich for only 5 bucks all day long!

We’ll also be pouring an assortment of delicious seasonal draft beverages, with plenty of fresh hop selections from the likes of Bale Breaker, Goodlife, 10 Barrel, Mt. Tabor, Double Mountain, et. al., plus some pumpkin ales too!

Mayoral candidates @ West Seattle Democratic Women @ WS Golf Course
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

As our general election draws near, many of you may still be wondering who to vote for. Well, wonder no further! WSDW wants to help you make an informed and wise decision in some of these races. The planned program is a double feature: Mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan are joining us for a final chance to distinguish themselves as best choice for Mayor (as well as taking questions from the audience); also Dylan Cate of the WA State Democratic Party will join us to offer a valuable skill-building workshop on campaign and organizing strategies so we can take action to get more Democrats elected in WA State.

Our meeting will be held at the West Seattle Golf Course on Thursday, October 26th. The pre-meeting discussion group, led by Theresa McCormick, will focus on the subject of Sexual Harassment and begins at 10:30am. Registration starts at 11:15am with lunch service starting at 11:30am. Program with guest speakers starts at 11:45 and the meeting adjourns at 1:15pm.

Please reply directly to werdachel@aol.com by no later than Monday morning, October 23rd, to indicate if you will be coming to the meeting. Also please indicate if you would like to purchase lunch or the program fee/dessert only. Lunch is $13.50 for members and $15.00 for non-members. If you do not want to purchase lunch, the program fee is $5.00 and includes dessert and coffee/tea.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting, and if you know someone who hasn’t voted yet, bring them along! And please feel free to pass this invitation on to your networks and contacts–everyone is welcome at our meetings! We thank you, as always, for staying involved and for helping to maintain the health and integrity of our democracy!

Durkan and Moon are scheduled 12:30-1:15 pm, WSDW tells us.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Tinkerlab at High Point Library
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tinkerlab at High Point Library – “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.”

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19

Think Like a Computer Scientist
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Paint on the iPad with ArtRage
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Ozobots
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

3D Art and Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

West Seattle Monster Dash Early Bird Race Packet Pickup @ West Seattle Runner
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

October 26th: 4-6 pm – Monster Dash Early Bird Race Packet Pickup

Get it here before anyone else!!! We are hosting a PRE- pre-race packet pick up for the Monster Dash 5k!!! Which means you will be THE FIRST to get your shirts here!! We also WILL OFFER 10% OFF discount on all purchases for those picking up their packets during this time. We highly encourage you to beat the rush AND ENJOY THESE BONUSES. You will still be able to do a last-gasp registration at this event as well. We are looking forward to running this race with you.

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Roundtable discussions @ West Seattle Chamber of Commerce After-Hours @ Pershing Hall
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Round Table Discussions at October After Hours
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 pm

General Admission: $10

WSCC Members: Ticket included in membership package, no additional charge
WS Junction Association Members: Free Admission, email lora@wsjunction.org

After Hours is the WSCC monthly social event where you have the opportunity to meet and network with West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and other members of our business community.

Featured at the October After Hours will be round table discussions that explore the challenges of the business community and the resources available to deal with the challenges.

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the West Seattle Junction Association were awarded a grant from the Office of Economic Development to identify these challenges and gather information as to how businesses were dealing with the issues.

Our partner has been interviewing business owners throughout the seven business nodes; the findings will be discussed at this After Hours. We have found that many businesses are not aware of resources that are already available and where to get them.

Our objective is to make this information available to you. In addition, we will create a list of needed resources to tackle in the upcoming year.

Your input is of great value and we look forward to having you be a part of these discussions at the WSCC After Hours.

To Register – go here.

Endolyne Joe’s first Wine Night
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) in Fauntleroy:

Wine Night @ Joe’s!

Join us at Endolyne Joe’s in West Seattle for our very first WINE NIGHT on Thursday, October 26th

6 pm to 8 pm!

We are featuring The Woodhouse Wine Estates from Woodinville, WA.
• 7 glass pours •
• Complimentary appetizers •
• Tickets sold at the door for $25 •

Woodhouse Wines that will be featured:
Kennedy Shah Tempranillo
La Vie En Rouge
Kennedy Shah Merlot
Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling
Dussek Chardonnay
Dussek Syarah
Dussek Cab Sauvignon

Glow in the Dark Party @ Delridge Community Center
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All Ages

3rd annual Glow in the Dark Party! Snacks, games, and music are just the beginning of the fun! Come glow with us! Wear your costume, face paint, or anything that will illuminate the party. #GlowintheDark. This event brought to you by the Delridge Advisory Council.

Linda McClamrock Recycled Paper Collage workshop @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Workshop, workshop, sign up for your workshop here! We’ll be doing collages together and having a LOT of fun. Grab a friend and c’mon! Only $35 includes all materials.

‘Living with Dignity and Freedom from Oppression: The Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Contemporary Immigration Crisis’ @ Kol HaNeshamah
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Contemporary Immigration Crisis
October 26, 2017

6:30 p.m. Gather | 7:00-8:30 p.m. Program

Kol HaNeshamah
6115 SW Hinds

How can we stand in solidarity as faith communities with our immigrant brothers and sisters? How is human trafficking and today’s immigration crisis linked? Come learn from experts in the community about how to support immigrant human trafficking survivors and what resources are available to them. The second half of the gathering will focus on how to empower those in your faith community who may be facing exploitation and abuse, but afraid to come forward to report.

Sponsored by the Multifaith Coalition to Address Human Trafficking through the Lens of Compassion
For more info, contact the Missions Office: missions.office@seattlearch.org | 206-382-4580

West Seattle Transportation Coalition forum on transportation alternatives @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is very excited to announce that our October meeting will be a forum on transportation alternatives for seniors and people with disabilities. The meeting will be Thursday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be at a special location, the Senior Center Of West Seattle, located at 4217 SW Oregon St in the heart of the Alaska Junction.

The forum will address important topics such as alternatives to driving, how the Americans With Disabilities Act can help seniors and persons with disabilities deal with physical barriers to mobility, and resources that are available to help. Please spread the word to family and friends who could benefit from what is sure to be an informative evening!

Open House @ Seattle Lutheran High School
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School has a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our Open House to discover what makes us uniquely better. It will feature a tour of the facility, as well as interaction with Seattle Lutheran’s faculty and administration. Enter through the gymnasium which is located on Genesee Street between 41st and 42nd Avenue SW. For more information contact Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or visit our website at seattlelutheran.org

Here’s the official flyer.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Suffering F-heads @ Parliament Tavern
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At Parliament Tavern:

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 8 pm-11 pm

WHAT: The Suffering F-Heads

DESCRIPTION: Seattle Hammond B3 organ legend Ron Weinstein and drummer Mike Peterson spin a delicious twist on jazz standards. No Cover.

21+

Live music with Zechariah Valette @ Hawks Nest West
Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Come sing along to your favorite songs right after Thursday Night Football!

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Preschooler Trick-or-Treating @ Holy Rosary School
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Preschoolers Trick-or-Treat at Holy Rosary School!

Friday, Oct. 27th from 10 am-11:30 am, calling all children age 5 and under to come trick or treat at Holy Rosary School! A mix of candy and non-candy items will be handed out! More information can be found here.

West Seattle Garden Club meeting: ‘African Violets’ & ‘Water-Wise’ @ Daystar Retirement Village
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

West Seattle Garden Club meeting, Friday October 27, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Daystar Retirement Village, 2615 SW Barton St., Bldg. 2

Business meeting in the morning, followed by program on “Growing African Violets.”
Brown-bag lunch break (dessert provided).
Afternoon program on “Water Wise Gardening” by nurseryman Jerry Rosso.

Visitors are welcome for any part of the day.
westseattlegardenclub.com

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City Councilmember Lisa Herbold: District Office Hours @ Various locations - see list
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 2017 HOURS UPDATED 9/10

From Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold – these are noon-7 pm unless specified otherwise:

These will be open office hours for anyone to stop by; but if you would like to let me know you’re coming in advance you can email my scheduler Alex Clardy (alex.clardy@seattle.gov).

Friday, September 22, 2017 (2-6 pm)

South Park Community Center
8319 8th Avenue S

Friday, October 27, 2017

Southwest Neighborhood Service Center
2801 SW Thistle St

Friday, December 15, 2017

South Park Community Center
8319 8TH Avenue S.

Fall Festival @ High Point Community Center
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Join High Point Community Center staff and enjoy a family evening of fun. We will have Halloween games, booths, face painting, art and craft activities, and snacks. Fun for all ages. Come one, come all.

High Point Community Center
Friday October 27th
5:30-7:30 pm
FREE

Halloween Carnival @ Hiawatha Community Center
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Hiawatha Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Start your Halloween off with a frighteningly fun filled evening for the family! Wear your costumes and enjoy carnival games, crafts, and spooktacular activities.

Hiawatha Community Center
Friday October 27th
6-8 pm

$5/child

Spooky Carnival @ Alki Community Center
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spooky Carnival
6-8 p.m.

.25 per game or $5 per unlimited bracelet

Come on down for a howling good time to Alki’s Spooky Carnival featuring a Scream Room. Carnival games, music and prizes for ages 2-11. Please contact us for more information (206) 684-7430.

Neighborhood House Benefit: ‘Caravale’ – Vietnam through art, music and cuisine @ Palace Ballroom
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Neighborhood House invites you to Caravale – an evening to explore different cultures and celebrate community.

This year, we will experience the beauty, resilience and joy of Vietnam through art, music and cuisine. “Travel” with us to this intriguing, coastal country for a remarkable night of conversation, entertainment and inspiration.

Award-winning chefs Tom Douglas and Matthew Dillon will prepare a multi-course feast of Vietnamese favorites, and a handcrafted cocktail will set the mood for a magical evening. A performance by local traditional musicians is sure to delight, and dancing follows dinner and a short program.

Friday, October 27, 2017 | 6:30–10:30 pm.
Palace Ballroom | Seattle, WA

Caravale is an annual benefit for Neighborhood House. Funds raised support programs serving immigrants and refugees living in King County.

Your gift of $250, $500 or more will touch the lives of children and families throughout our region. Here are some examples of how:
•$250 pays for a year of tutoring for a child learning English, promoting success in school.
•$500 pays for a 2-hour college-readiness seminar for 5 first-time students pursuing a degree.
•$750 covers the cost of a citizenship application, helping someone reach a very special goal.
•$1,000 provides training for 90 parents of children in our early learning programs, teaching them about the school system and how to advocate for their child.
•$3,000 pays for a year of citizenship classes so that 15 people can learn English and prepare for the citizenship exam.
•$6,000 covers a year of job training and support so that an immigrant or refugee can begin a living wage career.

Supporters giving $1,000 or more per year will be welcomed into our exclusive Sparklight Circle and are invited to our popular Grillin’ with Dillon donor recognition event.

Caravale tickets cost $125 per person, and include all food and beverages. Purchase yours here or call Ward Wright at 206.461.8430, ext. 2053 to reserve a seat at this bountiful table. If you would like to host a table for eight or 10 guests, please phone Ward to learn about options and pricing.

Would your company or organization like to sponsor Caravale? Please read our sponsorship chart for opportunities, or contact Kae Saeteurn at kaes@nhwa.org or 206.461.8430, ext. 2052 for details.

If you’re unable to join us but would like to support Neighborhood House, donate here. We appreciate your generosity.

Alan Ehrlich performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Alan Ehrlich performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Friday October 27th, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Alan Ehrlich. Witty, insightful, original songs, finger pick guitar, folk, county, blues reggae and western swing. www.myspace.com/alanehrlich

Halloween Swim at Southwest Pool
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are having a free Family Swim on Friday, October 27th, 7-8 pm here at Southwest Pool. We will have music and prizes for all the goblins, creatures, and superheroes of the night. Space is limited to 125 people. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied in the water by an adult.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Cabiri Presents Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Our 11th annual Halloween dessert theater production runs October 27-November 4th at Youngstown in West Seattle, featuring desserts by The Confectional, craft cocktails by Alchemy West Seattle, and five spine-tingling tales of ghosts and spirits from folklore and mythology. Reserve your single seat at a shared table or an entire table for five now, before they disappear… This year’s production features a score of live, original compositions created by celadon and Vox Vespertinus, guest choreographer Thomas Phelan, and twelve of Seattle’s finest aerialists, acrobats, and dancers.

Beyond the Veil is appropriate for audience members 16 years and older. Festive attire encouraged. All seating is preassigned, so please contact us to be seated with your friends who are coming to the same show. We need all parties’ last names and date you have purchased tickets for, via email to charly@cabiri.org.

Location:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Show Dates/Times:
Friday 10/27
Saturday 10/28
Thursday 11/02
Friday 11/03
Saturday 11/04
* Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. show every evening.

Ticket Pricing:
General: $45 – Includes dessert
Table for Five: $225 – Reserved Table for 5, includes dessert
VIP Table for Five: $295 – Reserved table in the first two rows and a bottle of bubbly
VIP Single Seat: $65 – Reserved seat in the first two rows and a glass of bubbly upon arrival
Séance for Five: $495 – Front row seating for five, champagne, exclusive desserts, and photos with the performers after the show

Get tickets online here.

Back to the 80’s Halloween Costume Party @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Back to the 80’s Halloween Costume Party at the Skylark Café & Club on Friday October 27th: LIVE Music from 80’s Dance Band Extrordinaire:
THE AQUA NETS
with…
Seattle’s Newest Prince Tribute:
PRINCEOLOGY

DRESS as your favorite 80’s Icon or don’t dress up at all…. Just come down and Get Into The Groove and Dance Like it’s 1999!

$10 / $7 In Costume
Age 21+

Doors: 8 pm
Music: 9 pm

Fun 80’s / Prince Prize Giveaways All Night!

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

The Riffbrokers, The Cheap Cassettes, Llama @ Parliament Tavern
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am

At Parliament Tavern:

WHEN: Friday, October 27, 9 pm-12 am

WHAT: The Riffbrokers, The Cheap Cassettes, Llama

DESCRIPTION: Power pop rock. $5 cover

21+

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 27 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

6th Annual West Seattle Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk @ Lincoln Park
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Cooperative Preschools would like to invite the community to the 6th Annual West Seattle Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk and Little Monsters’ Dash at Lincoln Park.

Registration and further information can be found at westseattlemonsterdash.com

WALKERS & STROLLERS WELCOME

The proceeds from the Monster Dash benefit West Seattle’s own South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools. Coop includes teachers, children, and their caregivers in a way that provides an education for the children, a resource and support system for families, and a community where all can thrive.

For more information on South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools, please visit our website: westseattlepreschools.org

Guided hike on West Duwamish Greenbelt trails
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Guided hike
Saturday, October 28th, 9:00-10:30 am

Learn about lesser-known West Seattle trails in the West Duwamish greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle! Everyone and all ages are welcome. Parts of the trails are graveled and well-constructed; other parts are not formally maintained, so come prepared for possible muddy patches. This interesting hike is an approximately 3 mile loop that will take about 90 minutes to complete. The trailhead is across from Pioneer Industries on the north side of Highland Park Way SW, just 100 feet west (uphill) from its junction with West Marginal Way SW. Sponsored by West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails: wdgtrails.wordpress.com

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

Join the West Seattle LUG (Linux User Group) for our bi-weekly meetup.

We’re a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about Linux and Linux-related tech in West Seattle. At each meeting we plan to have a 30-minute demonstration of something GNU/Linux related.

For more information visit: https://www.meetup.com/WSeaLUG

Drug Takeback Day @ SPD Southwest Precinct
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SPD is having another DEA-sponsored Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28th, from 10 am-2 pm at the Southwest Precinct. Here’s the announcement. Just take your no-longer-needed medications to the precinct lobby for dropoff.

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Mahonia Project Saturday Work Party @ South Seattle College
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, August 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest. Monthly maintenance work parties are set for Third Thursdays (4-6 pm) and Last Saturdays (10 am-noon), where we will also provide snacks, coffee and tea. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

For more information please contact: mahoniaseattle@gmail.com. Please look here to find our location on campus.

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

See Art / Make Art: Printmaking Calacas with Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

See Art / Make Art: Printmaking Calacas with Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys
10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Saturday October 28, 2017 @ Southwest Branch Library.

Drop-in printmaking art project led by Seattle artist and educator Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys.

Participants will be guided to draw a Calaca or Skull adding patterns & accents to later be transfer as a print. Basic Printmaking techniques will be discussed during class. At the end of this art class you will take home your Calacas print. This workshop is intended for ages 7-adult and is ideal for multi age groups.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

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

Halloween Kids Party @ West Seattle Thriftway
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is hosting its annual Halloween Kids Party on Saturday, October 28th, between 11 am-1 pm.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 28 @ 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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Oct 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!)

Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca.

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

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

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Run Scared Packet Pickup @ West Seattle Runner
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

October 28th: 2-6 pm Run Scared Packet Pickup

Join us in running our annual tradition!! WE LOVE THIS RACE and it LOVES US!! So much, in fact, that there is a discount code just for us: $7 off with the code: westscary17
We hope to see you there.
Costumes encouraged but not required.
This race is one of the city’s treasures, the fun lasts long after you cross the finish line.

Community Halloween Party @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):

Community Halloween Party – Tibbetts UMC 5 pm – 7 pm

Halloween is coming right up, and it’s time to paint some pumpkins! Tibbetts United Methodist Church extends an open invitation to the public to join us for the Community Halloween Party. We welcome all to this FREE and fun gathering that includes a warm meal, pumpkin painting, a few carnival games, and of course some candy. We will be serving hearty fall soup and savory pumpkin soup. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall (NE corner of 41st Ave SW and Andover Street). ALL are welcome to this FREE community event!

West Seattle Community Orchestras’ 2017 Gala @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

Ticket information to come! Benefiting West Seattle Community Orchestras:

“Masquerade for Musicians”

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Alki Masonic Lodge

4736 40th Ave SW

Doors Open 6 pm

Mask & costumes are encouraged, not required

See the flyer here.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Bluegrass and Beyond, with 3-Play Ricochet performs at Kenyon Hall
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 – Bluegrass and Beyond, with 3-Play Ricochet at Kenyon Hall.

This wonderful group returns to Kenyon Hall with their bag of musical delights: Bluegrass, Old Time, Ragtime, and String-Band Americana, played with élan and a great sense of humor. Artists are Peter Langston (guitar, mandolin, dobro, vocals), Tina Webster (5-string banjo, guitar, vocals), Bonya McGarrity (bass), and Ron Haas (resophonic guitar, guitar, vocals). Please visit www.3playricochet.com for more information.

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

The Cabiri Presents Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Our 11th annual Halloween dessert theater production runs October 27-November 4th at Youngstown in West Seattle, featuring desserts by The Confectional, craft cocktails by Alchemy West Seattle, and five spine-tingling tales of ghosts and spirits from folklore and mythology. Reserve your single seat at a shared table or an entire table for five now, before they disappear… This year’s production features a score of live, original compositions created by celadon and Vox Vespertinus, guest choreographer Thomas Phelan, and twelve of Seattle’s finest aerialists, acrobats, and dancers.

Beyond the Veil is appropriate for audience members 16 years and older. Festive attire encouraged. All seating is preassigned, so please contact us to be seated with your friends who are coming to the same show. We need all parties’ last names and date you have purchased tickets for, via email to charly@cabiri.org.

Location:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Show Dates/Times:
Friday 10/27
Saturday 10/28
Thursday 11/02
Friday 11/03
Saturday 11/04
* Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. show every evening.

Ticket Pricing:
General: $45 – Includes dessert
Table for Five: $225 – Reserved Table for 5, includes dessert
VIP Table for Five: $295 – Reserved table in the first two rows and a bottle of bubbly
VIP Single Seat: $65 – Reserved seat in the first two rows and a glass of bubbly upon arrival
Séance for Five: $495 – Front row seating for five, champagne, exclusive desserts, and photos with the performers after the show

Get tickets online here.

11th Annual Come as You Aren’t Battle of the Bands @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The best party of the year is almost here! Get your costumes ready, and don’t forget your ID! 8:00 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

11th Annual Come As You Aren’t Battle of the Bands
Seattle’s best Halloween show/battle of the bands is at The Skylark! This show WILL sell out so get your tickets early!

$15 / 21+

Troy Nelson (KEXP DJ) as MC
The 11th Annual Come As You Aren’t Lineup:

Harvey Danger/Fabulous Downey Brothers – Oingo Boingo
Harrison B – The Killers
Dagger Hands as CCR
Vibe as Whitney Houston
Gibraltar – Smashing Pumpkins
Sweet Jesus – Pink Floyd
Secret Band…..
Young Chhaylee as Al Green
Teresa and the Wolves – Pat Benatar

This year’s judges: Johnny Nails (Producer/Composer/Guitar Slayer), Atticus George-Andrijeski (KEXP), Lindsay Peton (West Seattle Herald/Artist) last year’s Come As You Aren’t winners Fine Prince.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

The Denny Blaine Group, The Moberlys @ Parliament Tavern
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 am

At Parliament Tavern:

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 9 pm-12 am

WHAT: The Denny Blaine Group, The Moberlys

DESCRIPTION: Seattle rock pioneers hit the stage for a throwback night of new wave/americana pop. $8 cover.

21+

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 28 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Oct 29 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

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

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

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

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

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2017
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 29th for West Seattle Harvest Festival!
10 am to 2 pm.
Quickly becoming a West Seattle beloved fall event, Harvest Festival will once again bring out the costumed (kids, adults and pets!), the daring (chili cook-off) and musical (parade) and the thirsty (root beer garden) as the West Seattle Junction closes down California Ave for a fantastic fall festival.

Check out the festival fun:
NEW in 2017 is a root beer garden! Yes, it’s true – we’re got a full root beer garden this year for people of all ages. Brought to you by The Beer Junction who’ll be serving local root beer topped by a generous scoop of our hometown favorite Husky Deli vanilla ice cream. You be able to slurp up a full 16oz root beer for the low price of $3.50. Find the root beer garden on Alaska St by Easy Street Records.

FREE games and arts activities brought to you many merchants, nonprofits and community groups.
Chili Cook-off! See local restaurants go head-to-head at the chili cook-off (located by Key Bank at the all-walk). $10 buys you nine tastings – let your taste buds vote for the favorite! All proceeds goes to the West Seattle Food Bank. Check out the cook-off and buy yourself some chili, starting at 11am.

Meet in Junction Plaza Park (SW Alaska and 42nd Ave) for a homemade musical instrument activity lead by School of Rock West Seattle. Then join the West Seattle High School Marching Band and motorcyclists who will lead a children’s costume parade at 11:30 am around Harvest Festival.

Trick or Treat starts at 12 Noon. See what treats the Junction merchants and booths have for little hands.
Our Sunday farmers market will take the streets bringing the fall harvest and more.

Sign up to be a part of Harvest Festival. Harvest Games and Activities brought by our neighborhood’s non-profits, churches and businesses. Homemade games and crafts are the best! Your group can sign up now to provide a FREE activity at the Harvest Festival. Deadline for submission is October 6th.

We are also looking for volunteers work to help us produce Harvest Festival. With our growing number of community folks helping out in the Junction, this is a perfect opportunity to get to know more people and be a part of a neighborhood favorite festival. Please sign up here! It feels good to help make something awesome for our community.

ADDED 9/1/2017: The schedule:

10 am – 2 pm FREE arts & crafts and game booths hosted by Junction merchants, nonprofits and community groups

10 am – 2 pm Root Beer Garden brought to you by The Beer Junction serving Husky Deli ice cream (SW Alaska St)

10 am – 2 pm Special Harvest Farmers Market bringing you all the bounty of the season

10 am – 2 pm Get your scavenger hunt details at the Farmers Market and West Seattle Blog info booth

10 am – 2 pm Join the Farmers Market for Applepalooza (SW Alaska St)

11 am Chili Cook-Off – let your taste buds decide the best. $10 for 9 tastings, all proceeds going to WS Food Bank (Walk All Ways corner by Key Bank)

10:30 am – 11:30 am Get your shake on, join School of Rock maracas making at Junction Plaza Park before the costume parade

11:30 am Costume parade led by West Seattle High School Marching Band meet at Junction Plaza Park

12 Noon Trick-or-Treat begins

1:30pm Chili Cook-Off champion announced

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 29 @ 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

​Family Halloween on the Porch @ Log House Museum
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Mode Music Studios All Ages Open Mic @ The Skylark
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mode Music Studios Open Mic – No cover, all ages!

GET ON STAGE / GET INVOLVED!

This is the tenth month of our Get on Stage / Get Involved series of all ages Open Mics. We encourage all of our students to participate in our monthly Open Mics at the Skylark, especially if they’ve been working on a song (or three) and want to show it off in front of a supportive audience. If they’re voice students, their teachers can definitely accompany them on stage.

Sign up at 3:00, grab some food and drink, learn about this month’s Get Involved partner, then get on stage starting at 4:00.

Pacifico performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pacifico performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Louisiana-based Pop act, Pacifico. A musical patchwork slowly pieced together by a revolving door of both established and roaming musicians, each adding a unique, artistic hand at the project.

All Ages: Halloween show with The Heebie Jeebies @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An all ages (kids encouraged) Halloween show at the Skylark Café & Club on Sunday 10/29 with the Heebie Jeebies, Seattle’s only Halloween band.

Ghouls of all ages, bring your costumes and come ready to dance. We’ve dusted off some old tales from the crypt and dug up some fresh spooktacular tunes. Seattle’s only Halloween band is back at it again. Be there dead or alive.

All ages.

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Rhiannon & Friends @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

A really jazzy event is coming up: Vocal River Workshop & Concert by Rhiannon Music! The two-day workshop is SOLD OUT, but you can still join the October 29th concert with Rhiannon & Friends, and jazz pianist Randy Halberstadt! Rhiannon has received acclaim from Bobby McFerrin, and other star musicians. This is sure to be a great time! Grab your tickets here.

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

DJ Troy Nelson at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant, Sunday nights 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 29 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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School Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief @ West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Our middle school students are organizing a plan to help contribute to some of the rebuilding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They researched and found a Montessori school similar to ours in San Juan called La Casa Montessori. This school has 130 students and operates a preprimary through elementary age Montessori program. Their school building has been hit with major structural damage, and a loss of a portion of their roof. Our Spanish teacher Suely called the director of the school and was able to reach her on the first day she had phone service after the hurricane. She said several of her students’ families have lost everything, and that the destruction was everywhere. She was very grateful and encouraged by our call from one Montessori school to another in this extremely challenging time.

Throughout October we will be holding bake sales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am-9 am near the school arrival drop off area (11215 15th Ave SW) (NO Sales on October 13 or October 27 as middle school is not in session). Breakfast goodies will be available for purchase for $3 (or more if you’d like to donate more!). All proceeds will go directly to La Casa Montessori via their GoFundMe campaign.

Here is a link to their Facebook page as well.

There are Montessori schools worldwide, and this opportunity to connect with our own Global Montessori Community is a powerful reminder that all we need to do is extend ourselves just a little bit to make a life changing difference. Our students are truly leading mindfully and thinking globally with this fundraiser, and we thank you for your help in advance!

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

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

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Mon., 1–2:30 p.m. and Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help for children and teens at the High Point Library on Mondays: Sep. 11 – Dec 11, 2017, 4 – 7:30 pm.

Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

Tinkerlab at Delridge Library
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Like puzzles? You’ll love Tinkerlab: “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.” Here’s the schedule for Delridge Library this fall:

Make a Helicopter
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16

3D Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23

Art on the iPad
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30

Ozobots
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6

Analog Coding Day
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

iMovie (or Stop-Motion Animation)
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27

Hour of Code
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4

Paper Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11

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

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

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

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

Monday Meditation @ SoundYoga
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monday Night Buddhist Meditation Classes in West Seattle at Sound Yoga
October 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

5 week Monday night mediation series, Oct. 2 – 30. Topic: Understanding the Mind

By learning contemplation and meditation, we can establish lasting inner peace within our own mind. Each week we will explore a different aspect of Buddhist psychology and the practical ways we can apply it within our modern, busy lives. Everybody welcome!

Oct. 2 – Mindfulness and Concentration
Oct. 9 – Consideration for Others
Oct 16 – Overcoming Procrastination
Oct. 23 – Developing Patience
Oct. 30 – The Three Root Delusions

Taught by Linda Fane

Please join us:

Monday Nights 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sound Yoga 5639 California Ave SW
Class Fee is $12 and goes to pay for venue costs.
For more information: meditateinseattle.org/westseattle

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 30 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Oct 31 @ 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 the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

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.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Admiral District trick-or-treating @ participating Admiral District merchants
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Admiral District trick or treating is back, 3-6 pm Tuesday, October 31st – on Halloween this year!

Admiral District merchants of West Seattle are proud to announce the return of the annual “Trick-or-Treating” event for 2017. This year the Admiral District “Trick or Treating” event will occur on Halloween, giving families the opportunity to trick or treat in a safe environment on the holiday itself. This long standing Admiral neighborhood tradition has grown in popularity each year, and continues to be a West Seattle family favorite.

Trick or treating in the Admiral District is 100% volunteer supported by the businesses operating near the intersection of Admiral and California Ave SW. Each year, local businesses give back to the community by providing a safe place for trick or treating. Find your favorite costume, grab the kids, and come out on Tuesday October 31st to join in on this popular West Seattle event!

Look for this sign on the window of participating businesses to take part in the 2017 Trick or Treating Event.

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Skeleton Theatre 2017
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This year’s Skeleton Theatre (awaiting details, but sign in yard verifies it’s on!) will play continuously on:

– Tuesday, October 31st (Halloween), from 6 pm to 9 pm
– Wednesday, November 1st, from 6 pm to 9 pm

For more information, visit www.skeletontheatre.com

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

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

Hallo-WEEN Spectacular with Boys Club & The Heebie-Jeebies @ Parliament Tavern
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Boys Club (a tribute to Ween) plays at the Parliament Tavern in West Seattle on Hallo-Ween night. $5 at the door, 21+. The Heebie Jeebies will be opening up. Boys Club will be performing Ween’s album “White Pepper” in its entirety.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is Baby Story Time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Most Wednesdays from July 19-Sept 27, 2017-from 11:30am-noon.

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

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

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hot Topics for Seniors @ the Southwest Branch Library
Check SPL’s Southwest Branch Calendar for more on this month’s topic.

October 4: Protecting Your Privacy
November 1: Getting your Voice Heard
December 6: Sharing Humor
January 3, 2018: Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors.

Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

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

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

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.

BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Dance Time @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Evening Dance Time with live music by Lauren Petrie, who plays a wide variety of songs on the keyboard. First Wednesday of the month, 6 pm to 8 pm.

No host bar with $3 beer, wine, and cocktails. Join our fun and friendly community of dancers! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome. All ages are welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to buy alcohol.

At the Senior Center of West Seattle

Admission: Members, $5; Nonmembers, $7.

Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Skeleton Theatre 2017
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This year’s Skeleton Theatre (awaiting details, but sign in yard verifies it’s on!) will play continuously on:

– Tuesday, October 31st (Halloween), from 6 pm to 9 pm
– Wednesday, November 1st, from 6 pm to 9 pm

For more information, visit www.skeletontheatre.com

Kennedy Catholic High School open house
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This event is open to any potential student and their families.

This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the admissions process. Families are able to meet faculty, staff and current Kennedy Catholic students while learning about academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN US…
Our club meets at 6:30pm every Wednesday upstairs at the Sisson Building in West Seattle.The address is 4217 SW Oregon St, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon. Additional service project locations are announced each month.

Membership is open to all men and women who possess a genuine interest in serving the community. West Seattle Kiwanis was the second service club established in West Seattle, and began in 1929.

Members of the community who might be interested in joining Kiwanis are invited to attend a meeting.

Contact us at (206)552-9757 or westseattlekiwanis@gmail.com

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Southwest District Council meeting – OCTOBER AGENDA ADDED @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Southwest District Council meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle’s Nucor Room. (ADDED – OCTOBER 2017 AGENDA:)

6:30 pm welcome, introductions, review/approval of previous meetings’ minutes/summary
Brief announcements
Amendment/overview of agenda

6:45 pm – Aging Seattle Parks Facilities in West Seattle – Tim Motzer

7:20 pm – Future Leadership for SWDC

7:50 pm SWDC business, announcements, other business

Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

Jim Page singer-songwriter: After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of ‘97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up / Music starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. After 10 pm, ages 21+.

It’s great for musicians, but it’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer.

Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!

Full menu and bar available until 10 with 12 beers on tap.

All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type.

15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time).

Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.

You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible.

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

**September 27th – benefit for Jazz Night School – $3 per person**

Otherwise:

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

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

Family/Children
Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon, join this group of dads, infants and children for socializing and open play at Neighborhood House High Point in West Seattle. Free and open to the public.

Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

West Seattle Chamber luncheon: 4 Quick Lessons for DIY Marketing @ The Kenney
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WSCC November Luncheon: 4 Quick Lessons for DIY Marketing

Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Join us at the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce November Luncheon for a trip to remember…SPEED Geeking. Yes, you will be taking a trip to the various tables, much like SPEED Networking. At each table will be an Expert presenting a different topic: Facebook/Live: managing events and information; Essential Instagram posting tips; #’s (hashtags): What, why, how; Using Video’s: tips to save time, money, and content. You will walk away from each table with our bulletin, “Expert Tip”, outlining: What it is, Why is it important, How does it fill a need, and One Action with step by step instructions

Admission is $40. Register before 10/30 to receive a $5 discount WSCC – Members login to the members center to receive your Members Discount.

To Register or for more information, go here.

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Holiday Taste event @ West Seattle Thriftway
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Holiday Taste event at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) on November 2nd, 4–7 pm.

Tinkerlab at High Point Library
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tinkerlab at High Point Library – “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.”

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19

Think Like a Computer Scientist
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Paint on the iPad with ArtRage
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Ozobots
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

3D Art and Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

Teen Drop-in Activities for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.

FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Linda McClamrock Recycled Paper Collage workshop @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): Workshop, workshop, sign up for your workshop here! We’ll be doing collages together and having a LOT of fun. Grab a friend and c’mon! Only $35 includes all materials.

Alki Elementary PTA meeting
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

You’re invited to Alki Elementary School‘s PTA meeting. Find out more at alkipta.com.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Cabiri Presents Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

Our 11th annual Halloween dessert theater production runs October 27-November 4th at Youngstown in West Seattle, featuring desserts by The Confectional, craft cocktails by Alchemy West Seattle, and five spine-tingling tales of ghosts and spirits from folklore and mythology. Reserve your single seat at a shared table or an entire table for five now, before they disappear… This year’s production features a score of live, original compositions created by celadon and Vox Vespertinus, guest choreographer Thomas Phelan, and twelve of Seattle’s finest aerialists, acrobats, and dancers.

Beyond the Veil is appropriate for audience members 16 years and older. Festive attire encouraged. All seating is preassigned, so please contact us to be seated with your friends who are coming to the same show. We need all parties’ last names and date you have purchased tickets for, via email to charly@cabiri.org.

Location:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Show Dates/Times:
Friday 10/27
Saturday 10/28
Thursday 11/02
Friday 11/03
Saturday 11/04
* Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. show every evening.

Ticket Pricing:
General: $45 – Includes dessert
Table for Five: $225 – Reserved Table for 5, includes dessert
VIP Table for Five: $295 – Reserved table in the first two rows and a bottle of bubbly
VIP Single Seat: $65 – Reserved seat in the first two rows and a glass of bubbly upon arrival
Séance for Five: $495 – Front row seating for five, champagne, exclusive desserts, and photos with the performers after the show

Get tickets online here.

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 2 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Lafayette Elementary School’s Annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser
Nov 3 all-day

Annual Lafayette PTA fundraiser. WSB is a co-sponsor. Details to come. Watch this page!

West Seattle synagogue listings
Nov 3 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Nov 3 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night with the entire family that won’t break your pockets? Look no further. The Alki Community Center hosts skate night every Friday night (with some exceptions). Join us for a night of skating with your family and friends every Friday night. Don’t have your own skates? That’s ok, we have your size. Enjoy a night of family fun to the latest pop music, races, and lights.

Fridays: 5:45-7:45 pm
Note- check ahead: Seattle Community Centers may be closed during holiday periods or for special events.
Ages 2 and older.
Cost to skaters is $3 per person.

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

HPIC Corner Bar – First Friday of each month. Doors open at 6 pm.

Beverages Draft beer, wine, and HPIC Classic Cocktails! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed.

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

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

West Seattle Helpline’s Fall Dinner & Auction @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle Helpline’s Fall Dinner & Auction
Date: November 3, 2017
Location: The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California Ave SW)
Time: 6pm -9pm

The West Seattle Helpline puts a stop to homelessness through rent and utility assistance, bus tickets, and their Clothesline, the largest all-ages clothing bank in Seattle.
The 8th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fall Dinner & Auction raises crucial funds to ensure that all of our neighbors in need have a place to turn when they need help getting back on their feet. Join us for an evening of celebrating and strengthening our wonderful West Seattle community!
Event Proceedings:
~6:00-7:00pm > Cocktail Hour, Live Music & Silent Auction
~7:00-8:00pm > 3-Course Dinner, Local Beer & Wine, and Event Program
~8:00-9:00pm > Live auction including vacations and one-of-a-kind experiences, and our famously competitive (and delicious) dessert dash!
Click the link here to purchase tickets before they sell out!
For more information, visit: helpline.org.
Become a sponsor of the 8th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fall Dinner & Auction-go here.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Cabiri Presents Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm

Our 11th annual Halloween dessert theater production runs October 27-November 4th at Youngstown in West Seattle, featuring desserts by The Confectional, craft cocktails by Alchemy West Seattle, and five spine-tingling tales of ghosts and spirits from folklore and mythology. Reserve your single seat at a shared table or an entire table for five now, before they disappear… This year’s production features a score of live, original compositions created by celadon and Vox Vespertinus, guest choreographer Thomas Phelan, and twelve of Seattle’s finest aerialists, acrobats, and dancers.

Beyond the Veil is appropriate for audience members 16 years and older. Festive attire encouraged. All seating is preassigned, so please contact us to be seated with your friends who are coming to the same show. We need all parties’ last names and date you have purchased tickets for, via email to charly@cabiri.org.

Location:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Show Dates/Times:
Friday 10/27
Saturday 10/28
Thursday 11/02
Friday 11/03
Saturday 11/04
* Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. show every evening.

Ticket Pricing:
General: $45 – Includes dessert
Table for Five: $225 – Reserved Table for 5, includes dessert
VIP Table for Five: $295 – Reserved table in the first two rows and a bottle of bubbly
VIP Single Seat: $65 – Reserved seat in the first two rows and a glass of bubbly upon arrival
Séance for Five: $495 – Front row seating for five, champagne, exclusive desserts, and photos with the performers after the show

Get tickets online here.

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 3 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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West Seattle synagogue listings
Nov 4 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 4 @ 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.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death.

The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323 28th Ave. SW. You are free to join at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin September 9th and end December 2. For more information, please contact Grace Church at 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Parks and Rec has recently begun hosting a Sound Steps Walking Program at Camp Long on Saturday mornings from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Sound Steps is a program geared toward Seattle residents who are age 50 and older who want to increase physical activity and social connection! As of now, the walk is scheduled to take place every Saturday through the end of the year and will continue in 2018 if there are enough participants.

I am the volunteer in charge of coordinating the walk so if anyone has questions or would like to RSVP to the walk they can call or text me at (253) 970-8858!

Assistance with 2018-2019 Student Financial Aid Forms @ Southwest Library
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 4, College Goal Washington: Help with your FAFSA, 11 am – 5 pm, Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th Ave SW) Teens, Adults – Are you applying for 2018-2019 student financial aid? Need help filling out the FAFSA or the WASFA? Drop by the library and receive assistance provided through the Washington Student Achievement Council. Check the Southwest Branch website for a listing of documents to bring with you to the event.

New Fire Station 32 open house
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come see the new fire station! Public open house.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 4 @ 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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Vietnamese Story Time is 11:30 am to noon on Saturdays at the Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch. Stories are presented in Vietnamese (Tiểng Việt).
From the library:

Thư viện công cộng Seattle tổ chức giờ đọc truyện bằng tiếng việt cho trẻ em! (The Seattle Public Library is hosting Vietnamese Story Times for young children!)

Hãy đem con em quý vị đến thư viện để theo dõi các câu chuyện, các bài hát và thơ ca.

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

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

Contact Info:Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Fall Festival & Raffle @ West Seattle VFW
Nov 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Fall Festival & Raffle Fundraiser for our dancers raising money to go to Disneyland.

Miss Sheryl’s Ballet is hosting this event at VFW, 3601 SW Alaska St, on November 4th from 3:30 to 5:00. The $10.00 Family Pass includes all of the games and activities for the kids, hors e’ oeuvres, shopping from local West Seattle Moms, Cinderella Meet and Greet. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event for some great prizes such as Starbucks gift basket, Lularoe, Neils Yard Remedies basket, and more including a Diamond Ring!

To purchase your Family Pass in advance https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/misssherylsballet . Please email onpointmom@gmail.com with any questions.

West Seattle Meaningful Movie: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power’ @ High Point Neighborhood House
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW
“Ten years after the Academy Award®-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, former Vice President Al Gore continues his fight to educate the next generation of climate champions. This compelling follow-up, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power,” shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach. With superb cinematography, an excellent soundtrack and focussed storyline, this is a powerful, must-see documentary.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

Fridays/Saturdays 7 pm-Midnight NOTE: May not be available on holiday weekends. Please call or visit the Community Center near you for a complete list of upcoming activities:

Southwest Teen Life Center (206) 684-7438
High Point Community Center (206) 684-7422
South Park Community Center (206) 684-7451

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

The Cabiri Presents Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

Our 11th annual Halloween dessert theater production runs October 27-November 4th at Youngstown in West Seattle, featuring desserts by The Confectional, craft cocktails by Alchemy West Seattle, and five spine-tingling tales of ghosts and spirits from folklore and mythology. Reserve your single seat at a shared table or an entire table for five now, before they disappear… This year’s production features a score of live, original compositions created by celadon and Vox Vespertinus, guest choreographer Thomas Phelan, and twelve of Seattle’s finest aerialists, acrobats, and dancers.

Beyond the Veil is appropriate for audience members 16 years and older. Festive attire encouraged. All seating is preassigned, so please contact us to be seated with your friends who are coming to the same show. We need all parties’ last names and date you have purchased tickets for, via email to charly@cabiri.org.

Location:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Show Dates/Times:
Friday 10/27
Saturday 10/28
Thursday 11/02
Friday 11/03
Saturday 11/04
* Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. show every evening.

Ticket Pricing:
General: $45 – Includes dessert
Table for Five: $225 – Reserved Table for 5, includes dessert
VIP Table for Five: $295 – Reserved table in the first two rows and a bottle of bubbly
VIP Single Seat: $65 – Reserved seat in the first two rows and a glass of bubbly upon arrival
Séance for Five: $495 – Front row seating for five, champagne, exclusive desserts, and photos with the performers after the show

Get tickets online here.

William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope @ West Seattle High School Theater
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School‘s drama department presentation:

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

E-mail tickets@westsidedrama.com for reservations – $10 ticket with reservation, $15 at the door.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 4 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 4 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 1:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

*Tibbetts United Methodist Church, (WSB sponsor; 3940 41st Ave SW), is a Reconciling Congregation “Living the Way of Jesus in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcomes ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” There is a 30-minute “MEDITATION SERVICE” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

*All Souls (WSB sponsor) – “All Souls is a church in and for the city, and exists to be a vibrant expression of who God is–– gracious, present, hospitable. And as a church, we are part of that historical, counter-cultural community that Jesus started and continues to build, sustain, and perfect.” For worship times and location (and other events), see the calendar.

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (4105 California Ave SW) is a vibrant congregation that upholds the great historical traditions of the Lutheran Church. We worship on Sundays at 8:00 am in the Chapel, 10:30 am in the Nave, and with Compline at 8:00 pm again in the Chapel. We have Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:00 am in the Education Building. Wednesdays we have Matins in the Chapel at 9:30 am, Bible Study from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 11:45 am, Vespers in the Chapel at 7:00 pm, and Bible Study from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Penance is on the third Saturday of each month, in the Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information go to flcws.org. We welcome everyone.

*Alki United Church of Christ – A progressive Christian congregation in the heart of Alki. We are 90-somethings and 20-somethings, single, married, gay, lesbian and straight, seekers, doubters andbelievers. We don’t believe that Christianity is the only way, but it’s the way we’ve been called to follow, and we are trying to live it with as much integrity and joy as we can. Church school for toddlers and children. 6115 SW Hinds St. alkiucc.org – 206-935-2661

*The Junction Church – Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for a Faith Experiment where we are “practically living out the life of Jesus together.” Then, once a month, we celebrate what God is doing in the community during a Celebration Gathering. For more info, as well as some ideas on what a Faith Experiment is check us out at thejunctionchurch.org. 4157 California Ave SW.

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

*Eastridge Church West Seattle: Eastridge Church is a great place to build your life and family! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am and 11 am for our worship services at 4500 39th Avenue SW (just across the street from West Seattle Bowl). Since its creation in 1931, Eastridge Church has been a hub for the West Seattle community and a place where people from all walks of life gather to worship God and serve the community. We are a vibrant and growing church built upon contemporary worship and a strong emphasis on relevant Bible teaching. You’ll find ministry throughout the week for the entire family that is based on building lives for God in a fun and exciting atmosphere. For more information: info@eastridgetoday.com, 206-932-3010 or visit www.eastridgetoday.com.

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have a question or would like more information, please contact info@hallowschurch.org or visit www.hallowschurch.org.

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

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

*The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist was established in West Seattle in 1892, for a “broad-minded and liberal churchmanship, which should not only develop the spiritual side of life, but also encourage the social welfare in the most thoughtful and progressive minds of this community.” Today, the people of St. John’s continue to strive to live into this statement of purpose through such programs as our Just Garden Project to provide fresh produce for area food banks, feeding the hungry at Nicklesville and with the Community Meals program and building for the educational needs of students in the Mulundi Village in Kenya. Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am, with Christian Formation classes at 10:00 am. We invite you and all whom you love, to “Come as you are! Explore, Connect, and Share.” Check our website at: www.saintjohnonline.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBWestSeattle.

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

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

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

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

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

Fitness for Vitality Alki Run Series
Nov 5 @ 8:15 am – 11:00 am

Alki Fitness for Vitality Run Series. 5K, 10K, 15K.

Full details here.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages.
Sundays 10 am at Walt Hundley Field.

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 5 @ 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

Longfellow Creek celebration
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks:

Many community members, from organizations to individuals, work hard to keep Longfellow Creek healthy and accessible. Twenty-five years ago, two community plans laid out a vision for improved access to Longfellow creek. The Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail was developed by neighbors in partnership with government, businesses, non-profits, and schools. Formal tours and stewardship opportunities—like planting trees and monitoring water quality and salmon—provide hands-on connections to the Creek. Many schools in the area participate in arts, environmental education, and other programs along the Creek.

Longfellow Creek is a natural link among communities throughout Delridge, High Point, and Westwood neighborhoods. While many consider it a natural wonder, the Creek’s benefit to people, plants, and animals can be hidden from view. To bring light to Longfellow Creek’s contributions, the City of Seattle and community partners are hosting a celebration of the creek and we want you to join!

Celebrate 25+ years at the Creek

Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to celebrate over 25 years of community engagement with Longfellow Creek on November 5, 2017. The fun will kick off at the corner of 28th Ave SW and SW Dakota St* and run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. All ages are encouraged to come participate in activities like exploring the Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge, caring for garden beds, creating a postcard inspired by Longfellow Creek, looking inside a salmon, and enjoying guided nature walks.

Please RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LongfellowCreek
Questions? Email Sheryl.Shapiro@Seattle.gov or call (206) 615-1443.
*In case of heavy rain, the celebration will be relocated to the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106).

Dragonfly Pavilion and Salmon Bone Bridge

Let your imagination soar when you see the giant salmon bones and 16-foot-tall dragonfly—two copper sculptures on the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail.

Postcards from the Creek

Meet your creek is an art project by Vaughn Bell, an artist who lives in the creek watershed. Create unique, hand-made postcards based on your observations and understanding of Longfellow Creek. You will get the chance to mail the postcard to a friend or loved one, or to donate it to the postcard archive which may be displayed in the community. Images of the postcards will be shared online at the Meet Your Creek blog.

Salmon: Look inside

You may know how a fish swims, but do you know how it eats, breathes, and reproduces? You’ll discover the swimming, eating, breathing, and reproducing systems—and you can touch them (if you want to)!

Nature Walk

Local naturalists will guide you through the park and open spaces on a flat, wide trail. See and learn about the creek, salmon, and the wide variety of plants and their historical uses.

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee @ Arrowhead Gardens
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NO SEPTEMBER 2017 MEETING

The Community Advisory Committee for Camp Second Chance will meet first Sundays at Arrowhead Gardens’ Welcome Center. The meetings are open to the public. Camp operator Polly Trout of Patacara Community Services explains:

The purpose of this committee is to ensure good communication between the camp and the surrounding neighborhoods, so we can all work together for a safe and equitable neighborhood. Our goals at Camp Second Chance are: to be a safe and ethical community for people suffering from homelessness, to be good neighbors to both housed and unhoused people in our neighborhood, and to move participants up and out of homelessness as quickly as possible.

Clear and Sweet 360 by zoe | juniper @ Southwest Branch Library
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Clear and Sweet 360 by zoe | juniper Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 pm – 4 pm.
West Seattle Branch Library.

Acclaimed dance and visual arts company zoe | juniper presents a multidisciplinary screening of their 360º performance film “Clear and Sweet 360.”

CS360 is a 360º dance film capturing zoe | juniper’s Clear & Sweet, a multi-disciplinary performance incorporating dance and live vocals based on an inquiry into Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual a cappella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. The screening will feature a projection of the 2D version of the film and the opportunity to experience the VR 360º version on provided headsets.

zoe | juniper is a Seattle based dance and visual arts team cofounded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey. zoe | juniper has been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as, On the Boards, PICA, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Body Festival (New Zealand), Yerba Buena Center, Columbia College Chicago, DiverseWorks, The Frye Art Museum and many more.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444.

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

Declutter & ‘Shop’ @ West Seattle VFW
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From Miss Sheryl’s Ballet:

Declutter & Shop is November 5th at the VFW, 3601 SW Alaska.

Do you have items you need to declutter from your house before the holidays? Need a few things but on a budget? Donations of any item in clean, usable condition, with all the pieces included (if applicable) are accepted from 10 to 12:00 on November 5th. From 2:00-5:00 anyone is welcome to come “shop” and all items are free for the taking. At the end of the event all items left over are donated to Mary’s Place and WestSide Baby!

We ask the following, that all donations are clean, usable and have all pieces accounted for; if you are shopping, please bring your own bags to carry items home, Children are supervised at all times, individuals that choose to disrespect volunteers, staff, and other shoppers will be asked to leave.

‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

DJ Troy Nelson at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant, Sunday nights 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 5 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Mon., 1–2:30 p.m. and Wed., 10–11:30 a.m. Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Know the Code – Understanding Seattle’s Rental Regulations @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From the Eventbrite page for this city-presented workshop:

There is a lot to know about renting in Seattle. This workshop in West Seattle is open to everyone but primarily focuses on helping the landlord community understand Seattle’s rental regulations with emphasis on recently introduced ordinances.

Learn about First in Time, Source of Income Protection, Deposit and Move-in Fees and more.

Early registration is recommended.

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ukulele Jam, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Open to all musicians and singers.

Get your ukulele on every Monday when you join this drop-in group to strum a few tunes or simply sing along with the strummers.

This ukulele and sing-along group is open to all levels of ukulele players and singers.

Cost: $1/members $2/non-members

Before heading out you may want to contact the front desk at the West Seattle Senior Center to confirm that the group is meeting. For example occasionally the Center is closed on holidays. The phone number to call is: 206.932.4044, ext. #1.

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drumming Circle, Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle. No experience necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them. Led by Kenny Mandell. $5 member/ $7 non-member

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Homework Help for children and teens at the High Point Library on Mondays: Sep. 11 – Dec 11, 2017, 4 – 7:30 pm.

Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers.

Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

Tinkerlab at Delridge Library
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Like puzzles? You’ll love Tinkerlab: “Join us for Tinkerlab, fun all-ages programs that show you how to use science, technology, engineering and math to experiment and create amazing inventions.” Here’s the schedule for Delridge Library this fall:

Make a Helicopter
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16

3D Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23

Art on the iPad
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30

Ozobots
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6

Analog Coding Day
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13

Snap Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

iMovie (or Stop-Motion Animation)
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27

Hour of Code
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4

Paper Circuits
4 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11

Preschool open house for 2018-2019 school year @ A Child Becomes Preschool
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House for 2018-2019 School Year

Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6-8 PM at A Child Becomes Preschool

4320 SW Hill Street, 98116

Please drop by to meet our teachers and staff and visit our classrooms. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins December 1.

More info is on the school’s website.

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

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

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

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

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 6 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:00 am

Karaoke at Talarico’s, 10 pm-2 am, Friday through Monday nights. 21+.

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Each Tuesday’s unique program is described below, through December 19th (note that date has a slightly different start/end time):

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old to attend with their parent or caregiver. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The Family Resource Center will be hosting pre-school enrichment programs every Tuesday from now until December 19th in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Public Library, as well as a special event JAMTOWN Concert on October 31st.

All of our programs are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Megan Demeroutis, Family Center Supervisor, with any questions: megand@nhwa.org / (206)588-4900

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Storytime with the Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, October 24th from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Counting”! After story time make a counting caterpillar.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 7th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Pacific Science Center @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30-11:30 for a creating color workshops with the Pacific Science Center! Come in for hands on workshops to experiment with making and mixing colors.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30-11:30 for a story drama workshop with the Seattle Children’s Theatre! If you’ve ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Together, we will read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children’s literature.

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Woodland Park Zoo @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, December 12th from 10:30-11:30 a fun educational workshop and to meet an animal from the Woodland Park Zoo!

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Storytime with Seattle Public Library @ Neighborhood House High Point
Tuesday, December 19th from 11:00-12:00

Please join us at the Family Resource Center on Tuesday, November 21st from 11:00-12:00 for story time with the theme “Measuring”! Stay for an art activity to trace and measure your hand, then decorate it afterwards.

Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Nov 7 @ 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 the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

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.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES @ Southwest Teen Life Center (SWTLC)

TEEN DROP-IN ACTIVITIES for Ages 11-19
Times and days for drop-in programs are subject to change depending on Basketball League practices.
VOLLEYBALL – Tue 3-6 p.m.
BASKETBALL- Wed 3-6 p.m.
PICKLE BALL/BADMINTON – Thu 5-8 p.m.
FREE!
register online at seattle.gov/parks
SPRING/SUMMER 2017

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

First Tuesday every month, 6 pm. Pizzeria 22 is at College Street and California Ave SW in Admiral. An informal gathering of Progressive Democrats in a relaxed setting.

* Co-hosts Steve Butts, Carol Frillman, Max Vekich and Marcee Stone-Vekich.
* Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. It’s an informal setting for folks to discuss and learn from their peers while hanging out in a casual environment. Here you can meet elected officials, candidates and other like-minded folks to share the bond of common ground. Some of us decide to eat dinner, while others just enjoy a glass of wine, beer or a nonalcoholic drink such as soda or tea.

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition meeting @ Southwest Library
Nov 7 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 AGENDA:

6:15-6:20: Attendee Introductions

6:20-6:30: Guest Speaker, Pat Murakami, candidate for Seattle City Council Position 9
6:30-6:40: Community Announcements
6:40-6:55: Lt. Ron Smith, Area crime stats report and community questions.
7:00-7:20: Micro Policing Survey: Community Fact Finding Session. With Puao Savusa, Seattle PD. Time is short to provide SPD the feedback they need. To get the most out of this survey, https://gallery.mailchimp.com/27af9e8b00f17c4b59b3ccc97/files/d6c12a80-e7fa-4d7e-ba15-d2653e91b318/SPD_MCPP_Focus_Group_Questions_Updated.pdfdownload the community questions in advance, here.
7:25-7:45: Open Floor to cover the following for action, until time runs out:

Roxhill Park Wetland (bog) committee: Update regarding steps with CM Herbold’s office.
Surprise cut to grant award to improve walkway near Sealth HS.
H-Line/Metro. Next steps by WWRHAH for fall engagement
CM Herbold submit agenda topics for DNDC meeting in November
Advocating for crosswalks & pedestrian accessibility issues in the area.
HALA DEIS -. What’s next
Redevelopment of WWRHAH the website.
Ideas about guest speakers in the Fall.
Delridge Triangle grant funding update.
Other topics as they arise/as time allows.

The Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights (WWRHAH) Community Coalition meets the first TUESDAY of every month in the upstairs room at the Southwest Library. Our meetings are from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm.

Check the WWRHAH Website: http://www.wwrhah.org for meeting agendas. WWRHAH contact address: contact@wwrhah.org.

Explorer West Middle School November Open House
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An Independent Middle School in West Seattle for Students in Grades 6-8

Explorer West redefines the middle school experience by offering rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment. Our award-winning sustainability and outdoor education programs inspire young people to positively impact their environment and community. Graduates become leaders who flourish, both academically and socially, at the high schools of their choice.

Discover How We Are Different at Our Open Houses

Open Houses are the best opportunities for families to learn about our school before applying for admission. During the Open Houses, families explore classrooms, talk to our faculty and staff, and engage with our parents and students. Open Houses are suited for families with students in 4th-7th grade, but all are welcome! We recommend all families attend an Open House. School visits are reserved for families who are applying for the 2018 school year.

Explorer West Open House Dates.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information on our school and program, visit us at: www.explorer-west.org

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

West Seattle Bike Connections meeting
Nov 7 @ 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!

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea.

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Baby Ketten Karaoke on Tuesday nights starts at 9 pm at Skylark Café & Club. Details on Baby Ketten and songlists here. Free, ages 21+.

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 7 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 1:45 am

Karaoke: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights @ Yen Wor Village
9:00 pm – 1:45 am
2300 California Ave SW
Phone: (206) 932-1455

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Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Beginning language classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English @ Neighborhood House in High Point.

Every Wed., 10–11:30 am, Pre-literate classes for individuals who are just starting to learn to speak, read, and write English. Also offered on Mondays, 1–2:30 pm. If you or anyone you know of is interested in signing up for class or participating as a volunteer instructor please contact megand@nhwa.org via email or call the Family Center: 206.588.4900 ext. 3010.

Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch Library! Bring your children of all ages to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
No Story time on Nov 22 or 23.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is Baby Story Time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Most Wednesdays from July 19-Sept 27, 2017-from 11:30am-noon.

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

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