Events

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games

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Jul
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Dinner and live music with Elvis (Bret Wiggins) @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special! Friday, July 29. Featuring Bret Wiggins as Elvis. 5:30 Happy Hour and photos with Elvis compliments of Gail Ann Photography, 6 pm dinner of Elvis’ favorite meatloaf, glazed sweet potatoes, collard greens, maple syrup cake.

Show starts at 6:30. $20 members/$25 non-members. Register by calling 206 932 4044 x1 or at www.sc-ws.org [2] online. Get your tickets early as this event fills up fast! Sponsored by Daystar
Retirement Village.

Register by calling 206 932 4044 x1 or online at www.sc-ws.org. Get your tickets early as this event fills up fast!

All proceeds go to the Senior Center of West Seattle. Sponsored by Daystar Retirement Village.

Hope to see you there!

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34th District Democrats’ 21st Annual Party – Casino Night! @ Duos
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

34th District Democrats’ 21st Annual Party – Casino Night!
Click here to buy tickets!

This year the 34th District Democrats are changing up on our traditional Garden Party, and doing a Casino Night instead. The event will be held at Duos located at 2940 Avalon Way.

We are asking our elected officials to sponsor our Blackjack, Craps and Roulette tables. We will even have a VIP Blackjack table and our elected officials can serve as VIP dealers!

We have a wonderful appetizer menu planned by Duos.

The event will be Friday, July 29 from 6:00–9:00 pm. Ticket prices for General Admission are $50 per person, we also have a VIP ticket available for $90. VIP’s get Preferred Parking, Entrance to the VIP Lounge, Extra Chips and a special “High Roller” drink. Click here to buy tickets!

We need volunteers for a successful event. Volunteers can contact Carol McClure via email at carol_mcclure@att.net.

​(Information about past years’ Garden Parties is here.)

Seattle All City “Band Jam” @ Southwest Athletic Complex
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us on Friday, July 29th at the Southwest Athletic Complex for “Band Jam“. This has become an annual event showcasing several bands that perform in the Seafair Torchlight Parade. Band Jam gives people the opportunity to see the bands perform in a concert setting on the football field.

Bands that are scheduled to perform this year include, Seattle Schools Junior All-City Band, Pacific Northwest Drumline, Kennedy High School Marching Band, Sumner High School Marching Band, Rainbow City Band, Seattle Sounders FC Soundwave, and the Seattle Schools All-City Band.

This is a non-competitive event sponsored by the Seattle Schools All-City Band.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm, with music starting at 6:30pm. Admission is free. Come hungry! Concession stands will be open on site with the proceeds benefiting Seattle Schools All-City Band. We hope to see you there.

Greenstage presents ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ @ Camp Long
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Directed by Daniel Wood

Friday, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm at Camp Long*

Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor somewhat short on cash, and decides his best remedy for the situation is to marry a rich woman. He sets about courting the married Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, sending identical letters to each. The merry wives quickly figure out Falstaff’s game, and while they’re not at all interested in his advances, they lead him on in order to play a series of jokes and indignities on him. Meanwhile, three suitors compete for the hand of Page’s daughter, Anne. Who will win? And what of the others in this tale of love and marriage, jealousy and revenge?

Cast:
Jeremy Adams: Doctor Caius
Erin Day: Mistress Page
Natalie Gress: Anne Page
Charles Ivan Gift: Sir Hugh
Eric Hartley: Master Page
Jared Holloway-Thomas: Slender
Joshua Lamb: Pistol
Chris MacDonald: Master Ford
Abby Nathan: Nym
Helen Roundhill: Fenton
Paul Shapiro: Sir John Falstaff
Jessica Stepka: Mistress Quickly
Sean Taylor: Shallow
Nicole Vernon: Mistress Ford

Crew:
Lisa Harrington, stage manager
Julia Evanovich, costume designer
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

* We perform in front of the large climbing rock at the south end of the park.

Jan Mandryk performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jan Mandryk performs original music/classic rock live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday July 29th, 7 pm–9 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alki Beach Run Registration Party @ West Seattle Runner
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come and register for the Alki Beach Run 5k at West Seattle Runner! We will have a raffle drawing and prizes for all who register. You will learn more about the Northwest Hope and Healing organization. Can’t find a flatter, more beautiful course!

Email: lori@westseattlerunner.com for more info

Get Fit kick WS training run @ West Seattle Runner
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

The next Get Fit West Seattle training program WILL START ON SATURDAY JULY 30TH AT 8 am with one mile!! You will get a free training program for a half marathon and twice weekly group runs and informational clinics on running. See below for informational session nights to gather more information. It is a free training program for novice runners who are trying to begin a running routine. We will building your base miles and getting your ready for the Amica Seattle Marathon http://www.seattlemarathon.org/#marathon.

Info nights at West Seattle Runner: Wednesday July 6th 7 pm Get Fit

Info Night and Monday July 18th 6:30 pm (pick the date that is convenient for you.)

Email: lori@westseattlerunner.com for more info

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

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

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

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

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

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

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Chief Sealth HS Cheer Team Car Wash Fundraiser @ West Seattle Les Schwab
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Cheer Team will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser on:
-July 23rd and July 30th
-10 am-2 pm (both days)
-At the West Seattle Les Schwab
-Cost: $5.00

African Drum and Dance Showcase @ Southwest Library
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library! Travel to Africa through drum and song! Teaching artists from Gansango African Music & Dance Co. demonstrate contemporary and traditional West African dances and music with help from the audience. For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

West Seattle Outdoor Movies! @ Courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The lineup as announced in June 2016. More summer fun on the way – the six-Saturday series of West Seattle Outdoor Movies starts one month from tomorrow, and the always-memorable poster is out today! In case you missed the lineup announcement two weeks ago, this is one more reminder (notice also that each week’s pre-show fun is listed, too). Remember, this year’s first five movies will be at the longtime spot in the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, and then with the sixth and final 2016 movie, the series moves to the new “festival street” by the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle. The movies are free and fun and start at dusk (which of course gets a bit earlier each week); bring $ if you can for drawings and concessions benefiting local nonprofits. We’re proud to be a sponsor of WSOM again this year, and you can see on the poster that dozens of great local businesses are helping make it happen too – see you at the movies!

Sat, July 16th: “Star Wars VII The Force Awakens
Pre-show: Trivia Night
Sponsored by: Hope Lutheran School, Sound Credit Union, West Seattle Blog

Sat, July 23rd: “Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Pre-show: Live Music
Sponsored by: Elliott Bay Brewing Company, The Beer Junction

Sat, July 30th: “School of Rock
Pre-show: Live Music
Sponsored by: School of Rock

Sat, Aug 6th: “Skyfall
Pre-show: Trivia Night
Sponsored by: Senior Center of West Seattle, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, Smile Secrets

Sat, Aug 13th: “The LEGO Movie
Pre-show: Community BBQ
Sponsored by: Chipotle Mexican Grill, West Seattle Farmers Market, West Seattle Christian Church, Swedish Pediatrics West Seattle, Curious Kidstuff

Sat, Aug 20th: “Princess Bride
**This movie will be shown at the YMCA Festival Street**
Sponsored by: The Zack and Jodi Hill Team, HomeStreet Bank, Windemere West Seattle, Coastline Burgers

Greenstage presents ‘Cymbeline’ @ Camp Long
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Cymbeline
Directed by Vince Brady

Saturday, July 30: Cymbeline
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
at Camp Long*

Pity poor Imogen! Her dad, King Cymbeline, banishes her love Posthumus from the kingdom because he wants her to marry royally and produce a proper heir. The Queen, her stepmother, wants her own son Cloten to marry her and plots to kill both Imogen and Cymbeline in a power grab. Posthumus, in Italy, makes a really dumb bet that leads to lots of trouble. Palace intrigue, treachery, murder plots, and deception challenge the characters of Cymbeline who, with the help of two surprise players, overcome mistrust and jealousy to live happily ever after. Except the Queen and Cloten, who as bad guys get what they deserve.

Cast:
Meredith Armstrong: Caius Lucius
John Bergeron: Iachimo
Nazlah Black: Arviragus
Sally Brady: Queen
Sam Hagen: Pisanio
Eric Hampton: Posthumus Leonatus
Warren Haney: Cloten
Katherine Jett: Imogen
Garrett Lander: Guiderius
Helen Martin: Ensemble
Mary Murfin-Bayley: Belarius
Daniel Sarfati: Ensemble
Gianni Truzzi: Cymbeline

Crew:
Sarah Ross, stage manager
Elizabeth Power, costume designer
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

*We perform in front of the large climbing rock at the south end of the park.

Paul Gerard performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paul Gerard performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday July 30th, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Paul Gerard; local singer-songwriter whose songs explore the spirit and soul of the Pacific Northwest waters, woods and wanderers. Other songs explore love and adventure in exotic far off places.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free outdoor movie: The NeverEnding Story @ Park West Care Center
Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Park West Care Center (WSB sponsor) presents:
The NeverEnding Story
July 30th, 8:30 pm
via West Seattle Outdoor Cinema

Free Community Event! Bring a low-back chair or a blanket.
1703 California Ave SW, south patio

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

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

Jul
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Sun
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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

*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 (WSB sponsor; 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, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The 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 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.

Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Fourth annual Humane Society bake sale
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gwen and Muriel, Madison Middle School 7th graders, are putting their love for animals to work again through their fourth annual Humane Society bake sale! Delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more! They’ll be back at the corner of 36th Ave SW and SW Dakota, Sunday, July 31, from 10 am–3 pm. The girls are also sponsoring a barrel from the Humane Society to collect cat or dog food (wet or dry), animal toys, or new scratching posts. Cash and check donations are very welcome; all proceeds go to Seattle Humane Society.

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 31 @ 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.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 31 @ 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

Alki Lighthouse tours
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Arden Fujiwara performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Arden Fujiwara performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Sunday July 31st, 3 pm–5 pm.

Arden Fujiwara, a local ukulele player; a mix of jazz, rock, and lounge with a hint of Hawaiian and reggae. ardenfujiwara.com

Benefit Concert: Kobe YMCA Hand Bell Choir @ Fauntleroy UCC and Fauntleroy YMCA
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a special benefit concert from internationally known Kobe YMCA Hand Bell Choir to celebrate and recognize the 50th Anniversary of our Youth Exchange Programs and Partnership between the Kobe YMCA and the Seattle YMCA. Hundreds of teens from Kobe and Seattle have learned the importance of international friendship, cultural understanding and global citizenship through international visits between our sister YMCAs. Proceeds will provide scholarships for Seattle YMCA youth to join the exchange with Kobe YMCA in Summer 2017.

WHEN: Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Fauntleroy UCC and Fauntleroy YMCA – 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kobe-ymca-hand-bell-choir-concert-tickets-26362770757

Under the direction of Nozomu Abe, the Kobe YMCA Bell Choir has introduced audiences across Japan to handbell music for almost 4 decades. The choir is composed of 15 ringers and 6 octaves of handbells. Major activities include their annual Christmas concert, participation in the Kansai (Japan) handbell festival and biennial international trips.

The group is coming to Seattle for this special concert after completing their visit to Vancouver B.C. for the International Hand Bell Symposium. The Kobe YMCA Bell Choir has provided approximately 200 concerts for a worldwide audience of more than 50 cities and has touched the lives of music lovers across the world through their 4 cd and 1 dvd recordings.

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Aug
1
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Aug 1 @ 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

How to Program Your Dragon @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! We found a dragon that only speaks code! Learn coding from the UW Center for Game Science while you help this dragon construct wondrous things in a 3-D building game. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ Southwest Library
Aug 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting @ Southwest Library
Aug 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

General info:

The Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights (WWRHAH) Community Council meets the first Monday of every month IN THE upstairs room at the Southwest Library.

Check the WWRHAH Website: http://www.wwrhah.org for meeting agendas. WWRHAH contact address: contact@wwrhah.org.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Aug 1 @ 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.

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

West Seattle Hi-Yu general meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

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

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 2 – 3 years old.

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.

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Computer Guts Workshop Series @ Delridge Library
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join SPIN and learn how to take a computer apart and then rebuild it – no experience needed! For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Finch Robots @ Southwest Library
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Aug 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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.

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

From the 34th District Democrats calendar:

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.

‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

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

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

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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!

‘Beers for Birds’ Trivia Night @ Treehouse Lounge
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Beers for Birds’ Trivia Night at the Treehouse Lounge!

Creativity meets competition at Treehouse Lounge at Mind Unwind Art. It is our 4th Beers for Birds of our Centennial Tour!

It is free and open to all 21 and over, so bring your friends, test your knowledge, and most importantly, grab a beer in support of Seattle Audubon Society!

Facebook event page here.

For all of our dates and locations, please visit:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/Centennial/BeersforBirds.aspx

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Aug 2 @ 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. For ages 1 through 5.

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

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

Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday August 2nd, 7 pm–9 pm. 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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Aug 2 @ 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 Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

Aug
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Wed
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Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Aug 3 @ 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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

http://www.wsofficejunction.com/calendar.html

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 3 @ 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!

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling @ Delridge Library
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join Thistle Theatre for an adventure in puppetry based on a Japanese tale. A witty woman follows a rice dumpling down a hole and ends up in a world made of origami. For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

Computer Guts Workshop Series @ Delridge Library
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join SPIN and learn how to take a computer apart and then rebuild it – no experience needed! For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 28h. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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

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

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

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

More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Southwest District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 3 @ 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.

Foot Clinic @ West Seattle Runner
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Foot Clinic at West Seattle Runner: One on one foot assessments with Gwen Hitt: http://vuetherapy.com/. Bring your neuromas, plantar fasciitis, bunions, any foot pain you have and Gwen will give her assessment and keep you moving!

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 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 is 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 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
Aug 3 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Tiny Tots Senior Meet up @ The Kenney
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tiny Tots meet weekly at the Kenney Senior Center (WSB sponsor) every Thursday from 10:30-11 am. Moms, dads, nannies, babysitters, or other care takers are encouraged to attend with their little ones. All ages are welcome to join us for play time, songs, and a chance to meet other parents and local seniors at the Kenney.

The Kenney Senior Center
206-937-2800

www.facebook.com/TinyTotsWestSeattle/

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 4 @ 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!

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 4 @ 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

Computer Guts Workshop Series @ Delridge Library
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join SPIN and learn how to take a computer apart and then rebuild it – no experience needed! For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

GoodMed Direct Primary Care 1st Anniversary Open House
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

GoodMed Direct Primary Care (WSB sponsor) is having their 1st Anniversary Open House on August 4th, 6-8 pm:

Open invitation to the Public, Patient Members, and Business Owners

We will be celebrating our 1st Anniversary, opening our doors from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 4th. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to socialize with neighbors, meet current members, get to know the doctors, and learn about the medical revolution called Direct Primary Care.

2016 Summer Concerts at Hiawatha @ Hiawatha Community Center, east lawn
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association:

We’re entering our EIGHTH season of free Summer Concerts at Hiawatha Park! We have another great summer of music planned for Thursdays in the park. We hope you can join us! We’re looking forward to another great summer, see you on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center!

Concerts will start at 6:30 pm on six Thursdays beginning in late July:

July 21st: Smokey Brights – video here

July 28th: The Banner Days – video here

August 4th – Vicci Martinez – video here

August 11th – Total Experience Gospel Choir – video here

August 18th – Duke Evers – video here

August 25th – Caspar Babypants – video here

The concerts are all free, on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center – bring your own chair/blanket/etc. – and start at 6:30 pm.

35th SW Road Safety Corridor & Neighborhood Greenways meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Seattle Department of Transportation:
Neighborhood Greenways and Vision Zero Want Your Input in West Seattle! We’re hosting a public meeting for our continued work with the 35th Ave SW Safety Corridor and new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway planning.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 pm at Neighborhood House High Point.

In 2015, we redesigned 35th Ave SW to reduce speeding, collisions, and injuries as part of our Vision Zero plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. We have some early data to share at the meeting and want to hear your observations and experiences along the corridor.

We’re also studying routes for a new north-south neighborhood greenway parallel to 35th Ave SW. The new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway will prioritize people walking and biking on residential streets.

At the meeting, we will share traffic data and you can help us find out where people want to walk and bike in the neighborhood, as well as what barriers stand in their way. Neighborhood greenways mean safer, calmer streets for you and your family.

If you’re just catching up with the 35th SW Safety Project, there’s backstory on the city’s webpage.

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Anansi the Spider @ Southwest Library
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Anansi the spider plays tricks on everyone and gets into a lot of trouble. Oregon Shadow Theatre brings this West African trickster to life with live music and colorful shadow puppets. For grades K and up.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop @ Daystar Retirement Village
Aug 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Please join us for a presentation on the basics of wealth management in retirement. In this interactive workshop the presenter will answer your questions on managing money during retirement; planning for retirement; estate planning; Social Security and Medicare issues. Presented by professional financial advisors.

Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop
August 5th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton St

6th annual White Center Promise back-to-school celebration @ Greenbridge Plaza
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Tony Vo at White Center Community Development Association:

Our 6th annual White Center Promise Celebration will be held on Friday, August 5th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Greenbridge Plaza, located in White Center at 9800 8th Ave SW.

The White Center Promise aims to eliminate barriers to equity and provide a foundation for family and student success from the time a child is born until they transition from post-secondary to gainful employment.

The celebration kicks off the school year early and connects over 800 students and their families to 30+ community resources, free backpacks and school supplies, local performances and entertainment, and educational activities for parents to take-away. In addition, there will be free food and raffle items.

You can sign up for the event via this link, http://tinyurl.com/WCPromise2016. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email Tony@wccda.org.

Sponsors of this event includes King County Housing Authority, Equity Matters, Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence, Washington State Charter Schools Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Amerigroup.

Words, Writers & West Seattle: Georgie Kunkel ‘Color Me Feminist’ @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Reviewing the years of her childhood, education, teaching and counseling, work as “Rosie the Riveter” for Boeing, political activity with the National Organization of Women, community organizing, performing musical and comedic entertainment, Georgie Kunkel will talk about her book ‘Color Me Feminist’ at Words, Writers & West Seattle’s monthly book-talk series.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society sponsors this free book-talk series on the ‘First Friday’ of each month. This presentation of Color Me Feminist, the 35th installment of the series, will take place at 5 pm, Friday, August 5th, 2016, at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

After Kunkel earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and her Masters from the University of Washington, Kunkel discovered she could not get a teaching contract if she was married. Later, she was fired four times while teaching for being pregnant so it took her longer to be able to retire after teaching school for 15 years and working as an elementary school counselor another 15 years. She was the first person to lobby the legislature for elementary school counselors to be funded, helped her district prepare the norming process for certifying elementary school counselors, and was one of the first elementary counselors covered by certification in Washington State. She also created and presented the first program about sexism for Region X government office workers in Seattle, and was President of the Washington State’s National Organization for Women.

At 96, Georgie dances weekly, swims at the local YMCA and remains active in local political organizations..Her philosophy is: “Keep moving, thinking and laughing. The alternative is that you die young. Older people should not be shoved aside in life but always serve as a beacon for younger people to learn from.”

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next book-talk is scheduled for September 2nd and will feature Molly Ringle and her new adult fantasy book, Immortal’s Spring, the last in a trilogy that revives ancient Greek myths in modern romance. For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum.info/events/words-writers-and-west-seattle. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, “Words, Writers & West Seattle” by phone at 206-280-9983 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

2016 Summer Concert Series at The Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From The Providence Mount St. Vincent:

Date: Fridays Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Live Music: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinners are $8 for adults and $5 for children age 9 and younger. In addition to each featured menu, all dinners offer grilled hamburgers, veggie black bean burgers, hot dogs.

Bring your family and join in on the fun on The Mount’s south patio. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free popcorn and snow cones. Face painter available free of charge. Come early and get a good spot. SPECIAL NOTE: please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets as there is a limited number of chairs available for guests.

August 5th: Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute Band)
Featured Entrée: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad with Toasted Focaccia
Special Dessert: Outrageous Cherry-Cherry Bars

August 12th: The Haggis Brothers
Featured Entrée: BBQ Pork on a Ciabatta Roll with Spicy Slaw
Special Dessert: Carmel Apple Bread Pudding

August 19th: The 85th Street Big Band

Featured Entrée: Kalbi Ribs with Soba Salad
Special Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

August 28th: Danny Vernon as “The Illusion of Elvis”

Featured Entrée: Skirt Steak with Grape Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Grilled Corn with an Herb Vinaigrette
Special Dessert: Mini Peach Pies with Streusel Topping

Family Night @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:25 pm

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Invite your friends and neighbors for a free evening of family fun at the West Seattle YMCA! Play on the mats, swing on the rings, climb and slide on the inflatable obstacle course, run on the track and go swimming. Get your family moving together! FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY.

6:00–8:00 pm – gym & running track,
6:50–8:25 pm – open swim in the pool

FREE! Community Participants, please bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank.

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

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

BEVERAGES Draft beer, wine, and special cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

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.

Upcoming Dates & Bands:

July 1st – Squirrel Butter

August 5th – The Cold 102s

September 2nd – The Jesus Chords

October 7th – 45th St. Brass

November 4th – Rippin Chicken [7]

December 2nd – TBD

December 31st (NYE) – TBD

February 3rd – TBD

Skylar Grace performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Skylar Grace, acoustic singer/songwriter, performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday August 5th, 7 pm–9 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Bucharest Drinking Team performs @ Kenyon Hall
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bucharest Drinking Team is a Seattle-based, sport-and-alcohol-themed Balkan-music juggernaut. They mix in a liberal shot of Romanian folk music and a penchant for 80s disco from behind the Iron Curtain to bring you a high-proof Eastern Bloc Party. The team fields 11 seasoned players, combining a first-string vocal squad, a full midfield string section, and an impenetrable brass defense line.

These fine musicians have served their high-proof, anise-scented mix of ecstatic Romanian, Romani, Balkan, and Euro-disco dance music in Washington, California, Texas, British Columbia, and beyond. For more information, please visit bucharestdrinkingteam.com

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

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

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

Movies in the Park @ WS Church of the Nazarene
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene:

Movies in the Park
We would love it if you and your friends and family would join us this Summer for our Movies in the Park. We begin the movies at sundown (around 9-ish). Popcorn, Hot Dogs and Soda will be provided free of charge. We will have some chairs available although folks are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Summer Schedule
June 24 – Inside Out
July 15 – Cinderella
August 5 – Zootopia
August 29 – Miracles From Heaven

If it rains we will project the Movies inside the Church building.

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Alki Volleyball Association games @ Alki Beach
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Alki Volleyball Association 2016 summer schedule on Alki Beach:

Saturday, August 6: 8 am through 6 pm
The Seattle Open! – AVA Open/AA & A/Novice Adult

Sunday, August 7: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior Championship FINAL #6

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

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

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

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

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

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

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

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Women’s Swim @ West Seattle YMCA
Aug 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

At the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor) Saturday, August 6, 6:15 pm–8:00 pm:

A special women’s only swim offered at the West Seattle YMCA! After closing hours, the Y stays open for women to enjoy our pools areas (swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub) on the first and third Saturdays of the month! Open to women ages 13 and up. All women staff present during program. First come, first serve with 30 women max. Check-in begins at 5:45pm. Free for Y Members or $5 per person for Community Participants.

West Seattle Outdoor Movies! @ Courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The lineup as announced in June 2016. More summer fun on the way – the six-Saturday series of West Seattle Outdoor Movies starts one month from tomorrow, and the always-memorable poster is out today! In case you missed the lineup announcement two weeks ago, this is one more reminder (notice also that each week’s pre-show fun is listed, too). Remember, this year’s first five movies will be at the longtime spot in the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, and then with the sixth and final 2016 movie, the series moves to the new “festival street” by the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle. The movies are free and fun and start at dusk (which of course gets a bit earlier each week); bring $ if you can for drawings and concessions benefiting local nonprofits. We’re proud to be a sponsor of WSOM again this year, and you can see on the poster that dozens of great local businesses are helping make it happen too – see you at the movies!

Sat, July 16th: “Star Wars VII The Force Awakens
Pre-show: Trivia Night
Sponsored by: Hope Lutheran School, Sound Credit Union, West Seattle Blog

Sat, July 23rd: “Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Pre-show: Live Music
Sponsored by: Elliott Bay Brewing Company, The Beer Junction

Sat, July 30th: “School of Rock
Pre-show: Live Music
Sponsored by: School of Rock

Sat, Aug 6th: “Skyfall
Pre-show: Trivia Night
Sponsored by: Senior Center of West Seattle, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, Smile Secrets

Sat, Aug 13th: “The LEGO Movie
Pre-show: Community BBQ
Sponsored by: Chipotle Mexican Grill, West Seattle Farmers Market, West Seattle Christian Church, Swedish Pediatrics West Seattle, Curious Kidstuff

Sat, Aug 20th: “Princess Bride
**This movie will be shown at the YMCA Festival Street**
Sponsored by: The Zack and Jodi Hill Team, HomeStreet Bank, Windemere West Seattle, Coastline Burgers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 7 @ 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.

Alki Volleyball Association games @ Alki Beach
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Alki Volleyball Association 2016 summer schedule on Alki Beach:

Saturday, August 6: 8 am through 6 pm
The Seattle Open! – AVA Open/AA & A/Novice Adult

Sunday, August 7: 8 am through 6 pm
AVA Junior Championship FINAL #6

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

*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 (WSB sponsor; 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, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The 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 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
Aug 7 @ 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.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Greenstage presents ‘Twelfth Night’ @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Twelfth Night
Directed by Ken Holmes

Sunday, August 7 @ 3:00 pm
at Delridge Playfield

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies and our original Backyard Bard play, Twelfth Night features a love quadrangle and some very trying houseguests who show no intention of leaving! Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as the boy Cesario, is the intermediary as Duke Orsino attempts to woo the wealthy countess Olivia. Of course, Olivia falls for Cesario, and Sebastian’s unexpected arrival on the scene leads to some hilarious complications. Will everyone end up with a spouse? Will it be the one they expect?

Cast:
Jenny Crooks: Ensemble
Laura Lee Caudill: Ensemble
Tyler Dobies: Ensemble
Gavin McLean: Ensemble

Crew:
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

Greenstage presents ‘Pericles’ @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Free outdoor Shakespeare from Greenstage!

Pericles
Directed by Ken Holmes

Sunday, August 7 @ 4:30 pm
at Delridge Playfield

Pericles is a risk-taker. He realizes that whatever answer he gives to a riddle will get him killed. So begins an epic journey of ambitious risks, great rewards, and big falls for the Prince of Tyre. Pericles marries, has a daughter, and is separated from both along the way; shipwrecks always seem to happen at the darndest times. All three of them lead strange, marvelous lives and travel convoluted pathways to the end, when they’re miraculously reunited.

Cast:
Jenny Crooks: Ensemble
Laura Lee Caudill: Ensemble
Tyler Dobies: Ensemble
Gavin McLean: Ensemble

Crew:
Natalie Gress, technical director
Gail Wamba, prop designer
Ryan Spickard, fight choreographer
Erin Mettling, house management lead

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Aug 8 @ 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

Olympic Medals @ Delridge Library
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Local artist Amaranta Sandys explains the Olympic Games, then shows you how to make a shiny Olympic medal using air dry clay, letter stamps, textures and found objects. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Physical Therapy Night @ West Seattle Runner
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come to West Seattle Runner for a complimentary one-to-one injury assessment with Lora Clothier, owner of Biojunction Sports Therapy. Don’t let an injury getting you sidelined, get it looked at early!

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ SPD SW Precinct
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

*Dragonfly Pavilion for June meeting*

Otherwise –

Now meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, room 103 – The North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting happens on the 2nd Monday of each month 6 pm–7:45 pm. Get the agenda at ndnc.org.

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 8 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig.

Book description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father.

View in catalog: “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig

Next Month’s Title: “The Hemingses of Monticello” by Annette Gordon-Reed

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm.

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

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

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 2 – 3 years old.

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.

Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop @ Seattle Senior Living Bridge Park
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for a presentation on the basics of wealth management in retirement. In this interactive workshop the presenter will answer your questions on managing money during retirement; planning for retirement; estate planning; Social Security and Medicare issues. Presented by professional financial advisors.

Money Management for Seniors: A Financial Planning Workshop
August 9th 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Seattle Senior Living Bridge Park
3204 SW Morgan St, Seattle

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Finch Robots @ Southwest Library
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Aug 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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.

WSMC Club Ride In @ Pizzeria 22
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

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

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

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

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

West Seattle See Dogs training meeting @ The Kenney
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Aug 9 @ 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. For ages 1 through 5.

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Aug 9 @ 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 Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Aug 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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Mobile blood drive @ Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc.
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in the upper SE parking lot at Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 7 am–10 am.

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

http://www.wsofficejunction.com/calendar.html

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 10 @ 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!

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Steel Drum Party! @ Delridge Community Center
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor): Dance, clap, and stomp along to live steel drum music with musician Ian Dobson! This rhythmical journey inspires resourcefulness and interest in exploring other languages and cultures. For all ages.

This year’s Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 28h. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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

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

American Legion Post 160 meeting
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

Community focus group: Crime and police issues @ SPD SW Precinct
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst who has been working with Southwest Precinct police is holding community meetings again this year to hear from you.

Last summer I conducted crime and safety focus groups with all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct. These focus groups were semi-structured and lasted about 1 hour. Some of these focus groups were held during regularly scheduled community meetings, and others were held as separate meetings.

This summer, I will be conducting focus groups again! I am again interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the Southwest Precinct area about knowledge of the micro-community policing plan project, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns and suggested improvements for each of your unique neighborhoods!

In case residents are unsure what community they fall under, the following website has an MCPP locator map, where residents can see the boundaries for the micro-communities throughout West Seattle, with the exception of the micro-community of South Delridge/Delridge Triangle (this micro-community has not been updated on the SPD map yet): http://www.seattle.gov/Police/MCPP/default.htm

Here is a list of the focus groups I have scheduled as of right now, including what community it is focusing on and when/where the focus group is being held:

Wednesday June 29th 6-7 pm ALASKA JUNCTION (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Thursday June 30th 7-8 pm FAUNTLEROY (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Monday July 11th 7-8 pm PIGEON POINT (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 13th 6-7 pm HIGH POINT (at the High Point Neighborhood House- 6400 Sylvan Way SW)

Monday July 18th 7-8 pm NORTH ADMIRAL (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 20th 7-9 pm MORGAN JUNCTION (second half of the Morgan Community Association meeting- at the Kenny Retirement Home- 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Monday July 25th 7-8 pm SOUTH PARK (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday July 27th 7-8:30 pm HIGHLAND PARK (at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting- at the Highland Park Improvement Club- 12th Ave SW and SW Holden St)

Monday August 1st 6:15-7:45 pm WESTWOOD/ROXHILL/ARBOR HEIGHTS (at the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights community meeting- at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library in the meeting room- 9010 35th Ave SW)

Monday August 8th 6-7pm SOUTH DELRIDGE/DELRIDGE TRIANGLE (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Wednesday August 10th 6-7 pm ALKI (at the SW Precinct community meeting room- 2300 SW Webster St)

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

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

More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 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 is 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 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
Aug 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Tiny Tots Senior Meet up @ The Kenney
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tiny Tots meet weekly at the Kenney Senior Center (WSB sponsor) every Thursday from 10:30-11 am. Moms, dads, nannies, babysitters, or other care takers are encouraged to attend with their little ones. All ages are welcome to join us for play time, songs, and a chance to meet other parents and local seniors at the Kenney.

The Kenney Senior Center
206-937-2800

www.facebook.com/TinyTotsWestSeattle/

Little Critters @ High Point Library
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

At the High Point Library: Educators from Woodland Park Zoo teach you about an animal through puppet stories, and then let you meet and touch that animal in real life! Animal species won’t be known in advance. For Pre-K.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 11 @ 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!

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 11 @ 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

Write and Record a Pop Song @ High Point Library
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Listen to music inspired by a book, learn the basics of music creation, then write and record a song with Songwriting through Youth Literature Education. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Bone Zone Workshop @ Southwest Library
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library! Explore the structure and function of human bones with the Pacific Science Center. Assemble a model skeleton, analyze X-rays and touch real human bones! For grades K-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

West Seattle Art Walk
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

2016 Summer Concerts at Hiawatha @ Hiawatha Community Center, east lawn
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association:

We’re entering our EIGHTH season of free Summer Concerts at Hiawatha Park! We have another great summer of music planned for Thursdays in the park. We hope you can join us! We’re looking forward to another great summer, see you on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center!

Concerts will start at 6:30 pm on six Thursdays beginning in late July:

July 21st: Smokey Brights – video here

July 28th: The Banner Days – video here

August 4th – Vicci Martinez – video here

August 11th – Total Experience Gospel Choir – video here

August 18th – Duke Evers – video here

August 25th – Caspar Babypants – video here

The concerts are all free, on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center – bring your own chair/blanket/etc. – and start at 6:30 pm.

Merrily We Roll Along @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

2016 ArtsWest Performance Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

August 11–21, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM – Opening
Friday, August 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:00 PM – Closing

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

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Free “drop-in” garden class @ Delridge Community Center
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop In Garden Experience

FREE ongoing garden class
every other Friday
starting on 7/1/16
9-11 am

The Little Red Hen Project Learning Garden
Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor)
(on the south side of the building)

-JENN DOWELL, the Little Red Hen Project
thelittleredhenproject.org

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

2016 Summer Concert Series at The Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From The Providence Mount St. Vincent:

Date: Fridays Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Live Music: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinners are $8 for adults and $5 for children age 9 and younger. In addition to each featured menu, all dinners offer grilled hamburgers, veggie black bean burgers, hot dogs.

Bring your family and join in on the fun on The Mount’s south patio. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free popcorn and snow cones. Face painter available free of charge. Come early and get a good spot. SPECIAL NOTE: please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets as there is a limited number of chairs available for guests.

August 5th: Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute Band)
Featured Entrée: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad with Toasted Focaccia
Special Dessert: Outrageous Cherry-Cherry Bars

August 12th: The Haggis Brothers
Featured Entrée: BBQ Pork on a Ciabatta Roll with Spicy Slaw
Special Dessert: Carmel Apple Bread Pudding

August 19th: The 85th Street Big Band

Featured Entrée: Kalbi Ribs with Soba Salad
Special Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

August 28th: Danny Vernon as “The Illusion of Elvis”

Featured Entrée: Skirt Steak with Grape Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Grilled Corn with an Herb Vinaigrette
Special Dessert: Mini Peach Pies with Streusel Topping

Presentation and Q&A: Abrupt Climate Change @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Guy R. McPherson:
Abrupt Climate Change
Friday, August 12th at Chaco Canyon Organic Café
6:30-8:30 pm

Conservation Biologist Dr. Guy McPherson is the leading expert on the risk of near-term human extinction due to habitat loss from abrupt climate change (as seen with Bill Nye on National Geographic). Dr. McPherson will be speaking about our collective response to Earth’s newest phase of accelerated warming.

Local support groups will be formed following the event for further discussions. The event is free to the public and funded entirely by donation.

Dr. McPherson is an award-winning Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources & Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at University of Arizona. He is internationally known for his synthesis of research on human habitat loss from abrupt climate change, as fueled by irreversible, self reinforcing feedback loops in the climate system, initially triggered by human CO2 emissions. Dr. McPherson has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles on the environment during his 20 year academic career, including his recent joint effort with psychologist Carolyn Baker “EXTINCTION DIALOGS: HOW TO LIVE WITH DEATH IN MIND” a guide to navigating existential anxiety caused by facing the effects of abrupt climate change.

Website:
http://www.guymcpherson.com

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Hairspray @ West Seattle High School
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This summer Twelfth Night Productions is proud to present HAIRSPRAY. Whether you’ve seen it live, or caught either of the movies, you know that the plot heavily revolves around the segregation of a local T.V. dance show in Baltimore MD in 1962. We feel the story is not only historically important, but still very relevant to current events.

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Hairspray will be presented at WSHS (3000 California Ave SW) August Playing August 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30, August 14, 20 and 21 at 3:00. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.

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

Marley’s Ghost performs @ Kenyon Hall
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Marley’s Ghost is a virtuoso aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman (vocals, bass, rhythm guitar, fiddle, harmonica, banjo, Dobro, lap steel), Jon Wilcox (vocals, mandolin, rhythm guitar, guitar, bouzouki), Mike Phelan (vocals, lead guitar, fiddle, Dobro, bass, lap steel), Ed Littlefield, Jr. (vocals, pedal steel guitar, Highland bagpipes, keyboards, mandolin, Dobro, lead guitar), and Jerry Fletcher (keyboards, accordion, vocal arranging). We’re delighted to have them back at Kenyon for another rollicking evening. Please visit marleysghost.com to listen to this wonderful group.

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

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.

Merrily We Roll Along @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

2016 ArtsWest Performance Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

August 11–21, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM – Opening
Friday, August 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:00 PM – Closing

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

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West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 13 @ 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.

HPIC’s Annual Gigantic Garage Sale @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

From the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

Giant Garage Sale Returns! Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Yes, it’s time to start getting ready for the Gigantic Garage Sale! Rent a table -$15/members and $20/non-members. Email to register: hpic1919@gmail.com.

Don’t miss the annual Highland Park Improvement Club Giant Group Sale. Lots of participants with a huge variety of stuff, from cool collectibles, to furnishings, clothing, jewelry, you name it we have it. A one stop shopping experience!

Where: Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot (indoors in the unlikely event of rain!)
1116 SW Holden St., Seattle WA, corner of 12th & Holden

http://www.hpic1919.org/

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

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

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

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

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Hip Hop Master Class @ Seattle Civic Dance Theatre
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the Seattle Civic Dance Theatre:

Hip Hop Master Class August 13th 10 am and 12 pm

Come join Simone Triche this summer for a powerful class series designed to stretch you as a dancer. Each class will be split into two age groups: dancers aged 8-12 and 13-adult.

Join us for one, two, or all three in the series.

Each class is $10 per person

Email scdtboard@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1730057130540565/

Family story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

It’s Family Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Families are invited to bring their children to our special monthly Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hairspray @ West Seattle High School
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This summer Twelfth Night Productions is proud to present HAIRSPRAY. Whether you’ve seen it live, or caught either of the movies, you know that the plot heavily revolves around the segregation of a local T.V. dance show in Baltimore MD in 1962. We feel the story is not only historically important, but still very relevant to current events.

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Hairspray will be presented at WSHS (3000 California Ave SW) August Playing August 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30, August 14, 20 and 21 at 3:00. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.

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

Merrily We Roll Along @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

2016 ArtsWest Performance Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

August 11–21, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM – Opening
Friday, August 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:00 PM – Closing

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

Rat City Brass ‘Tripping Through the Sixties’ @ Kenyon Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TJB to Bacharach! Beatles to Bond! Come relive the decade no one remembers. In their seventh year as the Northwest’s premier Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass tribute band and purveyor of fine sixties pop instrumentals.Rat City members are Sean McGee and Erik Reed, trumpet; Sara DeBell, keyboards; Don Fillius, twelve-string guitar; Ericka Kendall, bass; Eric Kehoe, trombone; and Steve Smith, drums, and they put on a lively show of cocktail music for all ages. Please visit
http://ratcitybrass.com/ for more information.

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

To make a reservation, please contact kenyonhall@earthlink.net with your request; you’ll receive a response confirming your reservation. For complete program information, please visit kenyonhall.org

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

*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 (WSB sponsor; 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, Thursday Evening Contemplative Service 6:30 -7:00 PM. Come visit us, we have a vibrant children’s program and inspiring music. 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle. 206-935-0418

*The 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 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
Aug 14 @ 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.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee – All Ages — Pass It Around!

As of November 1, 2015, back at Walt Hundley Playfields.

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

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

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

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

Alki Lighthouse tours
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Alki Point Lighthouse free tour season is on!

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again be leading free tours for the public at the Alki Point Lighthouse most Saturday and Sunday afternoons Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (with some exceptions).

Days this summer that we will NOT be open: June 18, August 6 and August 7. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers provide tours free of charge. First tour is at 1 pm, last tour enters at 3:40 pm.

May 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Monday – Memorial Day)
June 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
–For June 18, please note: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
July 2, 3, 4 (Monday – Independence Day)
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
–For August 6 and 7: NO TOURS TODAY at Alki Point Lighthouse.
Sept. 3, 4, 5 (Labor Day Monday) LAST DAY of Alki Point Lighthouse tours for the season.

Location: 3201 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle
The lighthouse is accessible from the spot where Alki Avenue and Beach Drive meet on Alki Point.

Visit our website for tour information and updates: www.cgauxseattle.org

Hairspray @ West Seattle High School
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This summer Twelfth Night Productions is proud to present HAIRSPRAY. Whether you’ve seen it live, or caught either of the movies, you know that the plot heavily revolves around the segregation of a local T.V. dance show in Baltimore MD in 1962. We feel the story is not only historically important, but still very relevant to current events.

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Hairspray will be presented at WSHS (3000 California Ave SW) August Playing August 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30, August 14, 20 and 21 at 3:00. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.

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

Merrily We Roll Along @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

2016 ArtsWest Performance Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

August 11–21, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM – Opening
Friday, August 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:00 PM – Closing

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Aug 15 @ 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

Community Orchard of West Seattle meetup/work party @ South Seattle College
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2016, COWS (Community Orchard of West Seattle) Spring/Summer Meetup Start Dates:

Who: Community Orchard of West Seattle
What: Weekly opportunities for Volunteers and or Service Hours
Where: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), located North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave
SW, Seattle
When: Mondays, 5-7 pm
HOW: Run, walk, bike, or bus routes 128 and 125 stops in front of (RSB) Building.

Remember to bring gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Aug 15 @ 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.

Buddhist meditation classes @ Sound Yoga
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What: West Seattle Buddhist Meditation Classes
When: Every Monday night 7:00–8:30 pm
Where: Held at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor)

In this busy, chaotic world, the peace and happiness we are looking for can be found in our mind. These practical classes explore how we can apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in your regular, daily life. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers. For more information: http://meditateinseattle.org/westseattle#

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle: Dates: First and Third Mondays
Time: 7:00 pm at the Senior Center

Regular meetings include special projects such as Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, or Group Charity Projects. There is always Show & Tell and members share advice on members’ projects.

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the trivia game at Christo’s on Alki, Monday nights starting at 7:30.

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Monday night at Shadowland, it’s pub-quiz time! 8-10 pm.

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 2 – 3 years old.

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.

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Drop in chess for kids & teens @ High Point Library
Aug 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by the High Point Library for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

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.

‘Rent Smart’: Bilingual Affordable Housing Help @ South Park Library
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get one-on-one assistance on how to search for affordable housing and protect your rights as a tenant at four free drop-in sessions at the South Park Branch of The Seattle Public Library in July and August.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All Rent Smart sessions will be offered in Spanish and English. For Spanish text describing the sessions, visit the Library’s public calendar listings.

Drop-in sessions will be offered at the times, dates and locations listed below.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, July 5 and 19 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

6 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 16 at the South Park Branch, 206-615-1688.

Information at these sessions will include: best practices and tips for renters; what to consider when choosing a place to rent; how to protect yourself from eviction; and how to get deposits back and repairs made.

The drop-in sessions will be offered by staff from Solid Ground, an anti-poverty and social service non-profit that helps families keep or obtain housing while supporting them to overcome poverty and thrive.

For more information, call the Library at 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian.

Spanish Family Storytime (¡Hora de cuentos!) @ South Park Library
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos at South Park Library:

¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It’s Spanish story time for children and their families!)

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

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

It’s Spanish Story Time for children and their families! Children and their families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our storytellers.

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Aug 16 @ 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.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Aug 16 @ 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 Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday nights, 9 pm, at Shadowland Bar & Restaurant – check the calendar here.

Hosted by Patrick Smail. Seattle area songwriters sign up and perform their latest work. Tuesdays nights. 9–11 pm.

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Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling @ Southwest Library
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest Library! Join Thistle Theatre for an adventure in puppetry based on a Japanese tale. A witty woman follows a rice dumpling down a hole and ends up in a world made of origami. For all ages.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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.

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) every Wednesday noon to 1:15 pm:

This is our weekly Coworking meeting to share and talk about business ideas, projects, get feedback, build community and make new friends and business partners. Some of our members participate weekly in this vibrant, very friendly event where everyone gets to share. Bring your lunch and join us!

http://www.wsofficejunction.com/calendar.html

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Play and Learn @ Lincoln Park
Aug 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB Sponsor)

Meet families from our West Seattle community at Lincoln Park! Y staff will lead a variety of engaging activities that are developmentally and age-appropriate including arts and crafts, songs, bubbles and group games. Ages 4 weeks to five years. Meet near the Zip Line. Free for all!

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 28h. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of the P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners and neighborhoods. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises.

To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. (It is Somali Story Time at the High Point Library!)

Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali.)

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

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

Weekly Wednesday Run & Book Signing by Lance Carter @ West Seattle Runner
Aug 17 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Wednesday August 17th 6:15 pm – Come for our weekly West Seattle Runner Wednesday group run and join for the book signing at 6:45 pm. Lance Carter, author of Six Word Lessons For Successful Triathletes: 100 Lessons for Training and Racing will be at the shop. Get your own copy autographed by the man himself! Join our regularly scheduled group run and stay for autographing and chatting.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

West Seattle Kiwanis meets weekly on Wednesdays*, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at The Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, 2nd floor on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon.

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

More information at: http://www.kiwaniswestseattle.org/ or Contact us at 206-920-3900 or westseattlekiwanis@live.com.

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

34th District Republicans meeting @ American Legion Hall
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

**JUNE 2016 NOTE – THIS MONTH’S MEETING IS IN BURIEN, PER GROUP’S WEBSITE**

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the American Legion Hall; 3618 SW Alaska St 98126. For specific meeting agendas, click here.

Delridge District Council meeting – UPDATED LOCATION FOR JULY @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UPDATED LOCATION FOR JULY – Highland Park Improvement Club, with district council reps from around the city invited to talk about what they have accomplished and what more they could accomplish, in response to this.

Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 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 is 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 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
Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Family story time @ Southwest Library
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

Pete the Cat Math Dance @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

At the West Seattle (Admiral) Library: Do you love Pete the Cat? Instructor Kristina Stoneberg uses Pete the Cat to inspire a picture glyph (using shapes to represent data) and then uses that information to create a jazzy dance. For Pre-K – grade 1.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

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.

Tiny Tots Senior Meet up @ The Kenney
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tiny Tots meet weekly at the Kenney Senior Center (WSB sponsor) every Thursday from 10:30-11 am. Moms, dads, nannies, babysitters, or other care takers are encouraged to attend with their little ones. All ages are welcome to join us for play time, songs, and a chance to meet other parents and local seniors at the Kenney.

The Kenney Senior Center
206-937-2800

www.facebook.com/TinyTotsWestSeattle/

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 18 @ 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!

Lunch at the Library – Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Kids & Teens: Eat Lunch at The Seattle Public Library’s Delridge Branch This Summer:

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with United Way and Food Lifeline to bring healthy and kid-friendly foods to two Library locations where kids in need already live, learn and play. Free lunches will be available for all youth ages 18 and under at the Green Lake and Delridge branches this summer, now through Sept. 1st.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available at both locations.

Dates, times and locations for the Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program at the Library are as follows.

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, now through Sept. 1 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

The meals program in picks up where school meal programs leave off in June by providing free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. All kids are welcome – no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.

Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

For more information, call the Library at 206-733-9125 or Ask A Librarian.

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Family story time @ High Point Library
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Aug 18 @ 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

Write and Record a Pop Song @ High Point Library
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Listen to music inspired by a book, learn the basics of music creation, then write and record a song with Songwriting through Youth Literature Education. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

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

Delridge Grocery’s Thursday Farmstand @ next to Delridge P-Patch
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh produce. On Delridge. This summer!

Delridge Grocery Co-op Thursday Farmstand is now open every Thursday all summer long. Fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.

Thursdays 4-7 pm
June 2nd through September 29th

Along with produce, shoppers will enjoy music from local musicians. The farmstand will also offer cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and community organization tables.

Moonshine Shimmy Dinner and Dance – SCWS Fundraiser @ Brookdale West Seattle
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is a fundraiser for the Senior Center of West Seattle hosted by Brookdale West Seattle. Buffet dinner with BBQ chicken and ribs, brats, coleslaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, and Moonshine. Dance to live music by the Haggis Brothers. Shuttle service back and forth between the Senior Center and Brookdale West Seattle. $15 per person includes a glass of Moonshine! RSVP by August 11 at 206 932 4044 x1 or online at sc-ws.org online.

2016 Summer Concerts at Hiawatha @ Hiawatha Community Center, east lawn
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association:

We’re entering our EIGHTH season of free Summer Concerts at Hiawatha Park! We have another great summer of music planned for Thursdays in the park. We hope you can join us! We’re looking forward to another great summer, see you on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center!

Concerts will start at 6:30 pm on six Thursdays beginning in late July:

July 21st: Smokey Brights – video here

July 28th: The Banner Days – video here

August 4th – Vicci Martinez – video here

August 11th – Total Experience Gospel Choir – video here

August 18th – Duke Evers – video here

August 25th – Caspar Babypants – video here

The concerts are all free, on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center – bring your own chair/blanket/etc. – and start at 6:30 pm.

Elite Talks with Dr. Nate @ West Seattle Runner
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come to West Seattle Runner for our Third Thursday Injury Prevention Talk with Dr. Nate from Elite Sports and Spine. Topic of the month: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Runner’s Knee: Common Causes and Solutions. Come and learn more about how to treat this common injury. Please RSVP: lori@westseattlerunner.com

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see Alauda – all-ages freeform bellydance showcase – 7:30–8:30 pm.

Alauda Facebook page here.

Merrily We Roll Along @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

2016 ArtsWest Performance Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

August 11–21, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM – Opening
Friday, August 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:00 PM – Closing

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

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2016 Summer Concert Series at The Mount @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From The Providence Mount St. Vincent:

Date: Fridays Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
Dinner: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Live Music: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinners are $8 for adults and $5 for children age 9 and younger. In addition to each featured menu, all dinners offer grilled hamburgers, veggie black bean burgers, hot dogs.

Bring your family and join in on the fun on The Mount’s south patio. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free popcorn and snow cones. Face painter available free of charge. Come early and get a good spot. SPECIAL NOTE: please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets as there is a limited number of chairs available for guests.

August 5th: Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute Band)
Featured Entrée: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad with Toasted Focaccia
Special Dessert: Outrageous Cherry-Cherry Bars

August 12th: The Haggis Brothers
Featured Entrée: BBQ Pork on a Ciabatta Roll with Spicy Slaw
Special Dessert: Carmel Apple Bread Pudding

August 19th: The 85th Street Big Band

Featured Entrée: Kalbi Ribs with Soba Salad
Special Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

August 28th: Danny Vernon as “The Illusion of Elvis”

Featured Entrée: Skirt Steak with Grape Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Grilled Corn with an Herb Vinaigrette
Special Dessert: Mini Peach Pies with Streusel Topping

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Hairspray @ West Seattle High School
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This summer Twelfth Night Productions is proud to present HAIRSPRAY. Whether you’ve seen it live, or caught either of the movies, you know that the plot heavily revolves around the segregation of a local T.V. dance show in Baltimore MD in 1962. We feel the story is not only historically important, but still very relevant to current events.

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

Hairspray will be presented at WSHS (3000 California Ave SW) August Playing August 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30, August 14, 20 and 21 at 3:00. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.

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

Merrily We Roll Along @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

2016 ArtsWest Performance Institute Production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

August 11–21, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 PM – Opening
Friday, August 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 3:00 PM – Closing

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

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West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

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

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

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

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

PSBA Kid’s Day, a Beekeeping Field Day for Kids @ West Seattle Bee Garden
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us at the West Seattle Bee Garden for the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association (PSBA) sponsored Kids’ Field Day! Saturday August 20th, 10 am–1 pm.

Activities will include hive demonstrations, arts and crafts, bee and pollinator education booths, honey tasting/sales and a scavenger hunt!

This is the biggest educational event taking place at the garden, with many PSBA beekeepers available to answer questions and share information. The High Point Commons Park P-Patch will be put to use for the scavenger hunt, and the adjacent Commons Park lawn and playground is great for running and playing. We hope you can join the fun!

More info available at pugetsoundbees.org

Arts in Nature Festival 2016 @ Camp Long
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

The 2016 Arts in Nature Festival will return on August 20-21 at Camp Long. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, poetry and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, African dance, reggae, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual art installations in the Museum of Sound.

Highlights of the artist lineup include Seattle’s favorite Clinton Fearon with Boogie Brown Band, Dixie Gypsy Project, Seattle Art Song Society, Etienne Cakpo wit