West Seattle Event Calendar

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks! PLEASE include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

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

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WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 4 2016 – Jan 15 2017 all-day

Check the Holiday Guide frequently for new additions – every year we keep it updated, pre-Thanksgiving through post-New Year’s Day!

westseattleblog.com/holidayguide

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Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 11 all-day

For the first time ever, we’ll be offering Santa Photos at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse taken by our own favorite photographer, Gail Ann on December 10th & 11th by appointment. Call now! 206-371-0585.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 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 in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcome ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. There is a 30-minute “COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH GOD” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

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

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (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

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

*The Hallows Church West Seattle: The Hallows Church is a newly forming family of faith in West Seattle that exists to magnify and multiply the gospel throughout our city. We gather together every Sunday morning at 10:30 am at 3420 SW Cloverdale Street. We offer gospel-centered Kid’s Ministry for children from 2 months old up to 5th grade. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, our Missional Communities meet during the week. These are diverse small groups of 8-12 people that come together weekly in an intentional and regular rhythm of studying the Scriptures, serving our community and enjoying fellowship with one another. If you have 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
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 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)

Movie Matinée: Star Wars: The Force Awakens @ Southwest Library
Dec 11 @ 10:34 am – 11:34 am

Join us at the Southwest Library for a free family movie matinee at the Southwest Branch. Snacks provided. Everyone welcome.

Description: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Rating PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Run time: 138 minutes

View in Catalog “Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 11 @ 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

Ornament Workshop, Tree-trimming and Lunch @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Everyone is invited to help make Christmas ornaments for our Parish Hall Christmas tree. We will be serving a festival punch and hot spiced cider. Come and get creative and decorate our 10 foot tree! Make and take a few home to trim your own tree.

Ornament Workshop, Tree-trimming and Lunch – Sunday, December 11, 11:30-1:30 in the Parish Hall

Free concert: Ladies Musical Club @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies Musical Club concert Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3–4 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library.

Join us when LMC Opera presents scenes from “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901).

Act I, Part II – “Fulgida Alice, amor t’offro….Quell’otre! quell tino” (Radiant Alice, I offer my love…That wineskin! That tub!)

Act II, Part II – “Gaia comari di Windsor” (Merry Women of Windsor)

Act II, Part II – “Sarai la Fata Regina delle Fate” “You will be Queen of the Fairies”

Act III – “Dal labbro il canto estasiato” (From my lips an ecstatic song flies)
“Sul fil d’un soffio estasio” (On the breath of an etesian breeze)

Cast of Characters
Alice Ford sung by Meg Daly, soprano
Meg Page sung by Claudia Kester, mezzo-soprano
Nanetta Ford sung by Ya-Li Lee, soprano
Mistress Quickly sung by Victoria Chaussee, mezzo-soprano
Fenton sung by TBA, tenor
Piano by Lucy Wenger
Stage Direction & Commentary by Regina Thomas

The Ladies Musical Club is a corporation of women with the mission to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and awards.

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

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.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All ages show: Fuzz Mutt, Guests @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy live music at an all-ages show at Skylark Cafe & Club, featuring Fuzz Mutt, and guests.

Sunday, December 11 2016
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
$5 / All Ages

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

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

*South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From West Seattle’s PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor):

West Seattle PCC Food Bank packaging work party at the West Seattle Food Bank

Monday, December 12, 2016, 7 pm

Help package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Community Relations at 206-547-1222 or e-mail: communityrelations@pccsea.com. Learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program.

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30–9:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 12 @ 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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Fall Planting at Camp Long work party
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library! 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
Dec 13 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

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

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

Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admiral Neighborhood Association:

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Sanctuary at Admiral from 7 – 8:30 PM. Join us for our next meeting, all are welcome!

Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting @ The Sanctuary at Admiral
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admiral Neighborhood Association:

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Sanctuary at Admiral from 7 – 8:30 PM. Join us for our next meeting, all are welcome!

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

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

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

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

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Date: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 22, 29
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 27
Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

The Irish Tenors Holiday Concert, December 13th at Benaroya Hall
Proceeds benefit the Senior Center of West Seattle

Enjoy holiday and traditional Irish music sung by the world-renowned tenors Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan with full orchestra at Benaroya Hall in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm.

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

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

The Rolling Blackouts perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Music inspired by lost love, broken trucks and wanderlust. Their original material tips a ten-gallon hat to the classic country music they cover.

What: The Rolling Blackouts
When: Tuesday, December 13, 8–11 pm
Where: Parliament Tavern

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family story time @ Southwest Library
Dec 14 @ 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.

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And as usual:

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. $1 members / $2 Non-members.

Wed. Nov. 2: Secret Honor (1984)
-Philip Baker Hall (90m)****
Wed. Nov. 9: In a Lonely Place (1950)
-Humphrey Bogard, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy (91m)****
Wed. Nov. 16: Babe (1995)
-James Cameron (92m)****
Wed. Nov. 23: I Married a Doctor (1936)
-Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson (83m)****
Wed. Nov. 30: Went the Day Well? (1942)
-Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns (92m)****
Wed. Dec. 7: Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
-William Holden, Jennifer Jones (102m)***
Wed. Dec. 14: I Know Where I’m Going (1945)
-Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Petula Clark (91m)****
Wed. Dec. 21: Remember the Night (1940)
-Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi (94m)****
Wed. Dec. 28: Paper Moon (1973)
-Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn (102m)****

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

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

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

Eat Chipotle & Support Alki’s Learning Garden

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

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

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

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

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

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

From the 34th District Democrats:

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

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

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wally Shoup Trio, Cooking Churchill perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tune-age and free range improvisation. No cover.

Wally Shoup Trio, Cooking Churchill
At the Parliament Tavern
Wednesday, December 14, 8-11 pm

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

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 14 @ 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’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 14 @ 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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Legal assistance for seniors on Elder Law & Estate Planning @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn, Attorney at Law
Thursdays, November 3 & 17
Thursdays, December 1 & 15

Time: Appointments start at 10:00 am

FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

Family story time @ Southwest Library
Dec 15 @ 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.

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

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

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

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

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

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

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Association men’s caregiver support groups provide a place for male caregivers to learn and gain support from other male caregivers who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid male care partners of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00–2:30 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Burien, Washington.

Contact facilitator Gerry Crouch at 206-632-3985 for details.

Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington State Chapter, on FaceBook.

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Southwest Library
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Southwest Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges.

Oct 6: Marshmallow Bridges
Oct 13: Three Little Pigs Science
Oct 20: Spheros
Oct 27: Spheros
Nov 3: Animation Shorts
Nov 10: Invent with LittleBits
Nov 17: Tangrams
Dec 1: Cubelets Robot Construction
Dec 8: Future Fashion Design with eTextiles
Dec 15: Finch Robots –AT SOUTHWEST LIBRARY
Dec 19, 20, 21: Spheros Robots –AT SOUTHWEST LIBRARY – Children & teens Ages 8+, Drop in one, two, or all three days to learn how to program your very own BB8 lookalike Spheros robot.

–This program was originally scheduled for the High Point Branch, but relocated to Southwest because of the High Point branch closure.

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.

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

From the Senior Center of West Seattle

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

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

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

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

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Dec 15 @ 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.”

The Whale Trail Speaker Series: ‘Endangered SRKWs: Species in the Spotlight’ w/Lynne Barre @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: Species in the Spotlight”
Presentation by Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries
When: Thursday December 15th, 7 pm–8:30 pm
–Doors open 6:15
Where: C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)
Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Presented by The Whale Trail

Last year NOAA Fisheries launched the Species in the Spotlight initiative focused on stabilizing the populations of eight endangered species at very high risk of extinction. Southern Residents are one of the Species in the Spotlight.

With this effort NOAA is marshaling resources and focusing on partnerships to turn around the decline towards extinction and support conservation of endangered species. Lynne will highlight some recent recovery and conservation efforts for Southern Resident killer whales called for in the Species in the Spotlight Action Plan.

This is the first of the 2016/17 Orca Talk series hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle, with help from Seal Sitters. Join us to celebrate the seasonal return of the orcas to local waters, and do some holiday shopping too!

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will likely sell out.

About the Speaker
Lynne Barre is the Branch Chief for Marine Mammals and Puget Sound Species for NOAAs Protected Resources division in Seattle. She has been with the agency for more than 15 years, implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA). Since 2003 she has worked on the endangered listing of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, designated critical habitat, developed and finalized a recovery plan, and implemented actions to conserve and recover the whales. As part of the recovery program, she developed an oil spill response plan and protective regulations for killer whales in Washington.

Lynne also supports other aspects of the marine mammal program, such as helping coordinate the stranding network. Lynne works on ESA-listed rockfish species and coordinates with Puget Sound salmon recovery efforts as well. She has represented NOAA Fisheries as a core team member of The Whale Trail since the project’s founding in 2008.

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the west coast where the public can view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment. Our overarching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas don’t go extinct.

Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 30 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from BC to California, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range.

The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Our BC team is led by the the BC Cetacean Sighting Network. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 15 @ 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.

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And as usual:

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

Showing 1:00 pm to 3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. $1 members / $2 Non-members.

Fri. Nov. 4: The Birds (1963)
-Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy (120m)****
Fri. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday – No Movie
Fri. Nov. 18: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
-Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi (108m)****
Fri. Nov. 25: Happy Thanksgiving – No Movie
Fri. Dec. 2: The Sea Hawk (1940)
-Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains (127m)****
Fri. Dec. 9: The Edge of Darkness (1943)
-Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston (120m)****
Fri. Dec. 16: The Women (1939)
-Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine (132m)***
Fri. Dec. 23: Closed
Fri. Dec. 30: Some Like it Hot (1959)
-Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis (119m)****

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

Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #2

When: December 16, 2016

Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Address: 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

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

FREE admission

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

Short description:

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

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

Squirrel Butter performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Squirrel Butter performs a night of awesome acoustic old-time, bluegrass, old country, & blues at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Friday December 16th, 7–9 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 16 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edmund Wayne, Rudy Waltz Academy, Echo Ravin perform @ Parliament Tavern
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Alt-folk, melancholic pop. No cover.

Edmund Wayne, Rudy Waltz Academy, Echo Ravin
At the Parliament Tavern
Friday, December 16, 8-11 pm

The Zim & Arock, guests perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring The Zim & Arock, and guests.

$7 / Ages 21+

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

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

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

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intro to Fly Casting – free class @ Lincoln Park
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

This one hour group fly casting class is designed for first time or novice fly anglers. No experience, no problem! Our FFF certified casting instructors will have you competently casting a fly rod in no time at all! All equipment can be provided for class. To sign up email shop@emeraldwateranglers.com or call 206-708-7250. FREE!

Intro to Fly Casting
December 3rd, 10th, and 17th – 9am @ Lincoln Park in West Seattle
January 7th, 14th, and 21st – 9am @ Lincoln Park in West Seattle

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our project’s objectives are:

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

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

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

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

Seattle Made Pop-up event @ Sound & Fog
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sound & Fog is hosting a Seattle Made Pop-Up on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am–3 pm. Come meet Seattle Made members and support local makers.

Featuring:
Erika Laureano Designs (silver and bronze jewelry)
Chef Ariella’s Vegan Donuts
Radley Raven (mens ties and pocket squares)
Scarlata Chocolates
Up Hill Designs (canvas and leather bags)

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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

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

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

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

Roo Forrest and Friends perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roo Forrest and Friends performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Saturday December 17th, 7–9 pm. All ages, no cover. More from C & P:

Roo Forrest and Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 17 @ 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 Concert: Peace Lutheran and Fauntleroy Church choirs @ Fauntleroy Church
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 17 @ 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!!

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

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

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

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

Facebook event page here.

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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 18 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

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

Max 10 students. $95

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

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Dec 18 @ 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 in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcome ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. There is a 30-minute “COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH GOD” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

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

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All ages show: Rucker, She Thinks I’m Alex @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy live music at an all-ages show at Skylark Cafe & Club. Featuring: Rucker, and She Thinks I’m Alex.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
$5 / All Ages

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann.

Book Description: New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth.

View in Catalog: “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann

This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s the Season of Giving!

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

Join us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Quilters @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 19 @ 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.

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30–9:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 19 @ 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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Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 20 @ 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.

Free legal consultations for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Legal Consultations with Heather de Vrieze
Tuesday, November 29 and December 20th, 2–4 pm
Appointments starting at 2:00 pm
FREE 20 Minute Consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: 206-932-4044 ext. 1

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

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

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

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

At Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting – NOVEMBER MEETING CANCELED @ Southwest Precinct
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

**NEXT MEETING JANUARY 17th**

The meeting is at 7 pm Tuesday in the meeting room at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster), everyone welcome, with your chance to not only ask questions of the guests but also to bring up community concerns to the Seattle Police leadership in attendance.

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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

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

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

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

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

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

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

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

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

And as usual:

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. $1 members / $2 Non-members.

Wed. Nov. 2: Secret Honor (1984)
-Philip Baker Hall (90m)****
Wed. Nov. 9: In a Lonely Place (1950)
-Humphrey Bogard, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy (91m)****
Wed. Nov. 16: Babe (1995)
-James Cameron (92m)****
Wed. Nov. 23: I Married a Doctor (1936)
-Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson (83m)****
Wed. Nov. 30: Went the Day Well? (1942)
-Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns (92m)****
Wed. Dec. 7: Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
-William Holden, Jennifer Jones (102m)***
Wed. Dec. 14: I Know Where I’m Going (1945)
-Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Petula Clark (91m)****
Wed. Dec. 21: Remember the Night (1940)
-Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi (94m)****
Wed. Dec. 28: Paper Moon (1973)
-Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn (102m)****

34th District Republicans meeting @ American Legion Hall
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

**SEPTEMBER 2016 NOTE – THIS MONTH’S MEETING IS AT THE WHITE CENTER LIBRARY, 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 Neighborhoods District Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOVEMBER 2016: “This month the DNDC will hear an update on the Delridge Action Plan (Community Development Project) and information on what’s happening with HALA (Housing and Livability Agenda).”

Delridge Neighborhood District Council meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm–9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 21 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Delridge Library
5423 Delridge Way S.W.

206-733-9125

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TICKETS: $6

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pundamonium @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pundamonium​, ​the ​slam-style punmaking contest ​is now permanently on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Skylark Café and Club.

​Sign up at 7 pm, puns at 8 pm–10 pm.​

In case you’re wondering what Pundamonium entails…​One by one,​ ​10 contestants have two minutes each to make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time. Each contestant is immediately judged by five members of the audience, who have been selected before the show to be judges. They rank each punner on a scale of 1 to 10, often with hilariously long decimals and other commentary.

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

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

The winner this month will receive a $50 gift certificate for The Skylark, redeemable immediately! ​

Xolie Morra performs @ Whisky West
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Xolie Morra (Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind) performs solo at Whisky West, Thursday December 22nd. Free show! Age 21+.

Facebook event page here.

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

The Little Match Girl Passion
By David Lang

2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And as usual:

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

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

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

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

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

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 23 @ 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.

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Astrol Waters, guests perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Enjoy live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Astrol Waters, and guests.

$7 / Age 21+

Dec
24
Sat
2016
West Seattle Christmas (etc.) church services
Dec 24 all-day

Still room to add and make changes so if you have information on a West Seattle church that’s not listed here, or any updates/corrections of information that IS listed here, please e-mail us and we will be happy to add or fix it.

SEAVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (4620 Sw Graham Street)
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Service:
5.30 pm – Christmas Carol / Songs
6:00 pm – Service of Christmas Play , Music and Reflection
Please come early, everyone is invited!

Again – if any church with holiday services is missing or anything you see above is incorrect, please e-mail us so we can fix it ASAP! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile blood drive in the Junction
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW will have a mobile blood drive in the Junction on Saturday, December 24, 2016. The Bloodmobile will be parked at 42nd and Alaska from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed 11:00 am to 12:00 pm). Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 24 @ 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!!

Dec
25
Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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 in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcome ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. There is a 30-minute “COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH GOD” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

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

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (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

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

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

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

Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 25 @ 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.

Dec
26
Mon
2016
Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Monday, December 26th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All ages: Monday Quiz @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30–9:30 pm, at Skylark Café & Club – Free & All Ages!

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

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

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 26 @ 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!

Dec
27
Tue
2016
Toddler Story Time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 27 @ 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.

Membership birthday lunch @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 27 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Birthday Lunch is FREE for members in their Birthday month at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Birthday Cake too! Entertainment by Cheri Adams. Cake provided by Arrowhead Gardens. Sponsored by Park West.

Reservations required: 932-4044, or register at the front desk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

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

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

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Free Community/Neighborhood Legal Clinic @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Date: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 22, 29
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 27
Time: Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Please call to set up your appointment. 206-267-7070
Sponsored by King County Bar Association
Cost: Free

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

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 17 – December 27, 2016
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 27 @ 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

Dec
28
Wed
2016
Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Dec 28 @ 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
Dec 28 @ 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

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

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

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

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

Showing 1:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. $1 members / $2 Non-members.

Wed. Nov. 2: Secret Honor (1984)
-Philip Baker Hall (90m)****
Wed. Nov. 9: In a Lonely Place (1950)
-Humphrey Bogard, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy (91m)****
Wed. Nov. 16: Babe (1995)
-James Cameron (92m)****
Wed. Nov. 23: I Married a Doctor (1936)
-Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson (83m)****
Wed. Nov. 30: Went the Day Well? (1942)
-Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns (92m)****
Wed. Dec. 7: Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
-William Holden, Jennifer Jones (102m)***
Wed. Dec. 14: I Know Where I’m Going (1945)
-Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Petula Clark (91m)****
Wed. Dec. 21: Remember the Night (1940)
-Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi (94m)****
Wed. Dec. 28: Paper Moon (1973)
-Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn (102m)****

Caregiver Support Group @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Come share your challenges, frustrations, successes with other caregivers who “get it.” The experience exchange among caregivers will provide you with free peer support on a monthly basis and might just give you an energy boost to keep you at your best. If you are interested in this group and have questions, call Holly at 932-4044 ext. #2.

Facilitated by Sound Generations Caregiver Support Program.

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

October 2016 meeting: Panel discussion on homelessness – full details here

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

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The fourth Wednesday of each month, 7 pm–9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), enjoy Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle: Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).

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

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 28 @ 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’s also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 28 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

The W Lovers perform @ Whisky West
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The W Lovers (duo) perform live at Whisky West, Thursday December 29th. Free show! Age 21+.

Dec
30
Fri
2016
Blood drive @ Peace Lutheran Church
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Monday, August 22, from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, BloodworkNW will have a blood donation drive at Peace Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall (the drive will be closed 3-4 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment. Drives Schedule Subject to Change – To confirm dates, email schedule@psbc.org or call 800-398-7888.

Friday Afternoons at the Movies @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Terry’s “The Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard Of”
Free Popcorn!

Showing 1:00 pm to 3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, second floor, Nucor room. $1 members / $2 Non-members.

Fri. Nov. 4: The Birds (1963)
-Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy (120m)****
Fri. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Holiday – No Movie
Fri. Nov. 18: One Foot in Heaven (1941)
-Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi (108m)****
Fri. Nov. 25: Happy Thanksgiving – No Movie
Fri. Dec. 2: The Sea Hawk (1940)
-Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains (127m)****
Fri. Dec. 9: The Edge of Darkness (1943)
-Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston (120m)****
Fri. Dec. 16: The Women (1939)
-Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine (132m)***
Fri. Dec. 23: Closed
Fri. Dec. 30: Some Like it Hot (1959)
-Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis (119m)****

Cameron Biscarret performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cameron Biscarret –acoustic, indie-folk rock artist– performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday December 30th, 7–9 pm.

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 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.

Magic Thread, Ol’ No. 7, The Johnstown Flood perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live rock music at Skylark Café & Club featuring Magic Thread, Ol’ No. 7, and The Johnstown Flood.

$7 / 21+

Dec
31
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 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

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

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

At the Highland Park Improvement Club:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Dec 31 @ 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
Dec 31 @ 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!!

Jan
1
Sun
2017
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Jan 1 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Jan 1 @ 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 in West Seattle & Beyond” and welcome ALL to worship with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. There is a 30-minute “COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH GOD” on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and the WORSHIP SERVICE at 10am includes infant & toddler care, Sunday school for elementary age children and a welcoming congregation for worship in the sanctuary. Youth groups meet on Sundays and include learning and social opportunities. Strong music ministry including handbell groups. Founded in 1909. Dynamic Facebook page

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

*First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (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

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

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

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

Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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

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

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting @ Southwest Library
Jan 2 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

The Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights (WWRHAH) Community Council meets the first Monday of every month in the upstairs room at the Southwest Library. Our meetings are from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm.

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Hi-Yu general meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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.

Cracker Factory performs @ West Seattle Brewing Company
Jan 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday nights 8–11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company: Live music featuring Cracker Factory.

No Cover / Ages 21+

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Jan 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 2 @ 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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“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Jan 3 @ 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.

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

West Seattle Bike Connections meeting
Jan 3 @ 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!

Free Community Meditation gathering @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

Website seattle.shambhala.org for more info.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Jan 3 @ 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