West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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Wed
2017
Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:45 am

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

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21
Thu
2017
Benefit for Lafayette Elementary PTA @ Zippy's Giant Burgers-White Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Lafayette Elementary PTA is holding a fundraiser at Zippy’s Giant Burgers (9614 14th Ave SW) on Thursday, September 21st. The fundraiser runs all day!

Seattle Firefighters’ Fill the Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Details in our preview – Seattle Firefighters will be out at California and Alaska (and four other parts of the city) 9 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday, September 18th-21st.

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

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

Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mindfulness Meditation Class taught by Renee Metty.

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome!

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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.

Dance Time @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Dance Time with live music by Lauren Petrie, who plays a wide variety of songs on the keyboard. Third Thursday of the month, 2 pm to 4 pm.

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle

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

Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 21 @ 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

Annual Sustainable West Seattle Picnic @ Puget Ridge Edible Park,
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 4:00 am

The annual SWS picnic has been scheduled for Thursday Sept. 21st, from 4 pm to 7 pm. We invite you to join us and celebrate a successful year of community building and advocacy for more sustainable life choices. This year we will be at Puget Ridge Edible Park . This Seattle City Park is a 2/3 acre community garden dedicated to growing food for the surrounding neighborhood. You can also find out much more about the other projects associated with SWS and have some time to express your concerns about our sustainability.
We will be honoring some hard working folks for their involvement in the sustainable community with the annual SWS sustainability award.
The Metro Bus route 125 stops at 18th and Dawson one block north of the park. Biking and walking to the event is also encouraged!
www.sustainablewestseattle.org
This picnic is a potluck. Please bring a dish to share, a chair, and reusable eating ware.

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, 4pm-6pm.

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

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, 4pm-6pm.

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

Open House @ Glow Medispa
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Glow Medispa will be hosting our Second annual open house on Thursday Sept 21, 4 – 8pm
This is a free event open to the public. No need to RSVP! Pop by for 5 minutes or stay for a fun evening– we can’t wait to see you!

Featuring:
Once-a-year exclusive open house specials
Free gift bag for the first 50 guests
Give-away prizes
Free makeovers with our Jane Iredale makeup artist
Meet Dr. Dee and the entire staff
Refreshments
Call us with any questions! 206-800-7379

‘Cruise for Commerce’ water tour fundraiser @ Harbor Island Marina
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Cruise for Commerce” event , 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm on September 21, 2017, departs from Harbor Island Marina.

The WS Chamber of Commerce provides advocacy, networking, and learning opportunities to our local businesses. We are striving for business excellence, yours and ours. You can show your support by joining us for our Cruise for Commerce fundraiser. Step aboard the Baltic Sea, Jack Miller’s classic long liner fishing boat, and help the chamber sail into 2018. Enjoy a 3-hour scenic tour featuring the Duwamish River, Elliott Bay & Puget Sound. Just bring yourself, heavy appetizers and cocktails will be provided. Tickets are $100 per a person. This is an exclusive & unique adventure limited to only 50 sailors.

To Register or for more information visit www.wschamber.com/event

Sponsorship opportunities are available contact lynn@wschamber.com

‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis club
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

It’s time to bring your dog for a swim …


11003 31st Ave SW

Thank you for driving slowly on 31st!


Tuesday, Sept 19th through Friday, Sept 22nd, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Sept 23rd 11 am-1 pm

Dogs in the pool
Owners must remain at the pool and maintain some semblance of control
Dogs must be healthy, up to date on shots, and well socialized to people and other dogs

NO PEOPLE IN THE POOL! ~ NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY

Please come prepared to scoop your dog’s poop!
Running on the pool deck is encouraged : )

$10 donation per dog for the day or $25 per dog for an all-access pass 
is very much appreciated!

Your donations allow our self-funded teams to purchase equipment while keeping team fees affordable.

Thank you for supporting Otter athletes!

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Aussie Wine Dinner @ Arthur's
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Arthur’s is hosting our second Aussie wine dinner next Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 pm. We are honored to have Angus Mitchell from Mitchell wines out of the Clare Valley in South Australia to show us the intricacies of his family vineyard’s production of several varietals new to Arthur’s. With the expert pairings from our chef, Ian Welch, this night stands to be one for the books. Space is limited with a $50 non-refundable deposit for the $75 prix fixe menu. We’re excited to see everyone there!

Parents of Toddlers Support Group
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

GROUP: Parents of Toddlers 1-4 years old meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM
@ In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW, 98116
Parents can drop-in or register on our website or on our Facebook page.

West Seattle Timebank Gathering @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Timebank meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:00p pm @ Senior Center of WS (unless otherwise noted):4217 SW Oregon St. 98116.

Come and meet Your Neighbors & Timebank members or Learn about Timebanking!
Please Bring a dish to share- but not required to attend!
Bring an item you no longer need & exchange it for something you do need.
Learn more about the Timebank here.

Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Alki Community Council meets 3rd Thursday of the month at Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St, Seattle.

‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stop in at Skylark Café & Club to see Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – 7:30–8:30 pm.

All ages / free

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:45 am

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

Sep
22
Fri
2017
City Councilmember Lisa Herbold: District Office Hours @ Various locations - see list
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 2017 HOURS UPDATED 9/10

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

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

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

South Park Community Center
8319 8th Avenue S

Friday, October 27, 2017

Southwest Neighborhood Service Center
2801 SW Thistle St

Friday, December 15, 2017

South Park Community Center
8319 8TH Avenue S.

‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim sessions for dogs @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis club
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

It’s time to bring your dog for a swim …


11003 31st Ave SW

Thank you for driving slowly on 31st!


Tuesday, Sept 19th through Friday, Sept 22nd, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Sept 23rd 11 am-1 pm

Dogs in the pool
Owners must remain at the pool and maintain some semblance of control
Dogs must be healthy, up to date on shots, and well socialized to people and other dogs

NO PEOPLE IN THE POOL! ~ NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY

Please come prepared to scoop your dog’s poop!
Running on the pool deck is encouraged : )

$10 donation per dog for the day or $25 per dog for an all-access pass 
is very much appreciated!

Your donations allow our self-funded teams to purchase equipment while keeping team fees affordable.

Thank you for supporting Otter athletes!

West Seattle Big Band Swing Dance and Dinner @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle Big Band ‘Swing Along with Me’ featuring the sounds of Frank Sinatra. Dinner & dance benefit for the Senior Center of West Seattle.

6pm Doors and no-host bar open.

6:30pm Dinner

7pm Showtime

$20 for members $25 for nonmembers.

Pre-register by September 21 by calling 206.932.4044 x1, visiting www.sc-ws.org, or by stopping by the front desk at the Center.

Event will be held at the Senior Center at 4217 SW Oregon Street.

Fall Equinox Sunset Watch 2017 with Alice Enevoldsen @ Solstice Park
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From Alice Enevoldsen:

It’s time for the 34th seasonal sunset watch!

We’ll also share eclipse stories and favorite moments or pictures from Cassini (RIP, now part of Saturn). If you drew a picture of the eclipse, either before or after, I would absolutely love to see it.

When: Friday, September 22 at 6:55pm (so come at 6:35pm)
Actual sunset is supposed to be at 7:06 pm, but we have noticed that the Sun sets about 10 minutes earlier than the USNO says, because of the horizon altitude.

The equinox moment is Friday, September 22 at 1:02 pm.

Where: Solstice Park – all the way up the hill from the tennis courts

Who: Everyone welcome, as usual. (Please do leash your dogs as we usually have a good number of people, kids, and other dogs around.)

I’ll be there even if it is cloudy because sometimes the Sun peeks through just as it begins to set, but if it is driving rain or a thunderstorm I’m staying home with some tea!

Noah Gundersen performs @ Easy Street
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Noah Gundersen – September 22nd – 7pm – Free & All-Ages!
Seattle’s Noah Gundersen is coming to Easy Street with his band on September 22nd (7pm) to give West Seattle a live taste of his new record, White Noise, which drops the same day on Cooking Vinyl!

We encourage customers to pre-order White Noise on CD ($13.99) or LP ($29.99) from Easy Street Online or at the shop for guaranteed entry. Customers who pre-order can pick up the album at the event (in-store pickup only…we won’t ship pre-orders).

Performance starts at 7pm, signing to follow. Free and all-ages.

Sutherlin performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sutherlin performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday September 22nd 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Sutherlin is a Pacific Northwest take on modern country. The band’s debut was produced by Chet Lyster (The Eels, Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks).

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

WestSide Baby Cocktail Benefit @ Metropolist
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

WestSide Baby Cocktail Benefit: Friday, September 22 • 7:30-10:30 pm

Shake it Up at the WestSide Baby Cocktail Benefit. Join us in your best acid wash & neon as we shake things up at our 1980’s chic Cocktail Benefit. Enjoy cool cocktails, bangin’ bites and sweet jams in a hip retro themed environment, while raising vital funds to make a lasting difference for kids in need.
Dress: 80’s Chic encouraged

Metropolist (totally new venue!)
2931 – 1st Avenue S. Suite A • Seattle

Individual Tickets:
$45 – General Admission
$75 – VIP Admission (includes exclusive seating area & drink tickets)
Ticket Packages:
$400 – Movers & Shakers Package (10 GA Tickets)
$600 – VIP Movers & Shakers Package (10 VIP Tickets)
More info here.

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

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

The Bear Dance, Dangerbird, Nails Hide Metal perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club featuring The Bear Dance, Dangerbird, Nails Hide Metal, and The Driftwood Walkers.

$8 / Age 21+

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

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

Sep
23
Sat
2017
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Sep 23 @ 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.

Free Auto Leaks Workshop @ South Seattle College
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Don’t Drip and Drive offers free auto leaks workshops to help you learn about your car and make sound choices for Puget Sound!

• Workshops are taught by certified automotive instructors from local, participating technical schools.
• Workshops are open to EVERYONE in the Puget Sound region.
• Workshops include a 2 hour class about basic automotive systems, maintenance and information about the impacts of leaks.
• Each class participant has the option to stay up to 2 hours later to have their vehicle inspected by the class instructor.

Register online here.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
March 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
April 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
June 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
July 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
August 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
September 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auto Leak Workshop – Seattle
November 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For questions contact Justine Asohmbom, Department of Ecology – justine.asohmbom@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7108.

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Sep 23 @ 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/

Quilt Show and Wine Tasting @ Alki Masonic Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Quilt Show at Alki Masonic Center

“Stitchin n Sippin” Quilt Show and Wine Tasting
Sept. 23rd at the Alki Masonic Center
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Entrance Fee: $15.00
Includes Wine Tastings & Souvenir Glass
($5.00 Entrance Fee—No Tastings or Glass)

Raffle Prize:
Grace Z44 Hand Quilting Frame
4 Rails 59-108″W, Stand Tiltable, No Baste
Valued at $699.95
Raffle Tickets will be $1.00 each
Drawing to be held @ 3:30PM

For Info or to Show, Sell or Donate, contact: SNSGCW@yahoo.com
Alki Masonic Center, Diana Moulden, Chairman 253-221-5410

Sponsored by Grand Court of Washington Order of the Amaranth
All proceeds to benefit Diabetes Research.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Storm Tai Chi presents:
5th Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki

Now, more than ever, we need an actual Physical practice of being at Peace. A Way of finding our Center of Balance in the midst of our daily bustle and a way of regaining our Balance when it gets away from us.

Tai Chi exercises have been helping people around the world to achieve not only a sense of Well Being, but also a sense Being Well. So, every Saturday throughout the Spring and Summer months…

5th Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
–next to the Statue of Liberty
Begins: April 22, 2017
Closes: October 14, 2017
Every Saturday Morning at 9:00 am

– Overdress for the Weather
– Cameras okay
– Bring Friends Family or Strangers
– Classes are Free, and Simple.

Contact:
caylenstorm@gmail.com
stormtaichi.com
text: 425.877.8524

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at the SW Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village on Saturday September 23, 2017 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.

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forest Restoration Work Party @ Camp Long, Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 am – 2 pm.

Join EarthCorps at Camp Long as we restore this vibrant forest! We will be removing a large patch of Ivy deep behind the challenge course. Come prepared for adventure and hard work! Sign up online here.

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Second Gear Sports’ 4th Anniversary Sale, day 1
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

From Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction:

Come celebrate Second Gear Sports’ 4th anniversary sale, Saturday, 9/23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 9/24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have deals throughout the store, treats, and early shopping for holiday gifts (New Seahawks gear, Sock it to Me sock line, and more!)

On Sunday, we’ll have two special West Seattle guests ready to answer questions about bicycling and skiing from 11 am to 1 pm:

Marilyn Meyer, the “bike whisperer,” is a retired teacher with a passion for getting kids on two wheels. She has taught bunches of local kids to ride a bike in just one hour! Find out how to get your child pedaling.

Brian Allen, ski instructor at Summit at Snoqualmie, is a seasoned “snow pro” with adults and kids, alike. Learn more about starting your child on the slopes, or ramping up your own ski experience!

‘Dog Days of Summer’ swim day for dogs @ Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis club
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Again this year, AFTER Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club closes its pool for the season, before it’s cleaned, dogs are invited to go swimming!

It’s time to bring your dog for a swim …


11003 31st Ave SW

Thank you for driving slowly on 31st!


Tuesday, Sept 19th through Friday, Sept 22nd, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Sept 23rd 11 am-1 pm

Dogs in the pool
Owners must remain at the pool and maintain some semblance of control
Dogs must be healthy, up to date on shots, and well socialized to people and other dogs

NO PEOPLE IN THE POOL! ~ NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY

Please come prepared to scoop your dog’s poop!
Running on the pool deck is encouraged : )

$10 donation per dog for the day or $25 per dog for an all-access pass 
is very much appreciated!

Your donations allow our self-funded teams to purchase equipment while keeping team fees affordable.

Thank you for supporting Otter athletes!

Cards, Coffee, Women’s in Science event at Uptown Espresso
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cards, Coffee, Women’s in Science is an awareness/fundraising event for the Educational Card Project at Uptown Espresso, Saturday, September 23rd, 11 am – 3 pm.

Join us at Uptown Espresso for a day of great coffee, card games, science and education. Stop by for an in-person look at the fantastic deck of cards that features women in the Physical Sciences from around the world. 54 cards. 54 amazing women. Pioneers, forward thinkers, award winners, researcher, educators and one rapper.

Check out https://www.edcardproject.org/ to make a donation or purchase a deck of these great cards. If you are an educator, request a deck of cards to share with your classroom!

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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

Baby Jam Music and Dance @ High Point Library
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://www.spl.org/locations/high-point-branch/hip-events-at-this-branch

Baby Jam Music and Dance Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017, 11:30 am – 12 pm

Bring your preschoolers, toddlers, and babies to enjoy music and dance class with the award winning company Seattle Baby Jam for kids ages birth to five years old. Preschoolers, toddlers, babies, and kids from all backgrounds are welcome to attend. They offer fun, engaging, safe, low-pressure rhythm and music exposure for young ones. Help nurture your child’s cognitive development through hands-on drumming, percussion, and multilingual songs, stories and games.

This class is a parent and child interactive music and movement experience. Families are encouraged to attend all three weeks.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged. Please call the High Point Branch for more details.
Contact Info High Point Branch 206-684-7454.

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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Community Conversation with School Board Director Leslie Harris @ Delridge Library
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm

School Board Director Leslie Harris invites you to her drop-in community meetings:
September 23 Noon-2:30 pm

October 21
November 18
3-5 pm
Delridge Library

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

34th District Democrats’ Annual Picnic @ Lincoln Park, Shelter #3
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the 34th District Democrats’ events page:

September 23, 2017
34th Democrats Annual Summer Picnic
3:00 – 7:00 PM, Shelter 3, Lincoln Park, Seattle.

No speeches or business meeting – just come and enjoy. Democratic Candidates for office this year welcome to attend. We will meet on the beach at Shelter #3 from 3 pm to 7 pm. Hope to see you there!

This is a potluck event, so bring food to share and your own drinks – no alcohol allowed in Seattle parks.

Celebration for Coach Velko Vitalich @ West Seattle Golf Course
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

It takes a dedicated person to give up their free time in order to teach and mentor kids. One man has faithfully and tirelessly spent three decades looking after the youth of West Seattle and we would like to recognize and honor him for it.

After 30 years of coaching generations of youth at West Seattle High School, Coach Velko Vitalich is retiring.

Please come help us send him off in style. We will be having a celebration at the West Seattle Golf Course on Saturday, September 23rd, at 5 pm.

Players, parents, teachers, and students are encouraged to attend. We will be serving a BBQ dinner and a no-host bar is available. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures, stories and memories to share.

There will be a $20 charge per person to cover the cost of the food and rental. All RSVPs needs to be made by 9/18 at RSVP4Velko@gmail.com

If you are unable to attend, but would like to share a memory about the coach, please send the stories to RSVP4Velko@gmail.com and we will make sure he gets it.

MSV Fundraiser: Black Tie Bingo 2017 @ Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2017 Black Tie Bingo
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:00-10:00 pm.
Where: Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Cost:$150 per person/$300 per couple Table of 10: $1,500

Go here to Register, or –
If you prefer to register by telephone, you may call Ann Martin at (206) 938-6194. Please have your credit card handy.

Hotel Reservations:
Treat yourself to a night at the Marriott Waterfront! Make your reservations by calling the Marriott directly (206) 443-5000 or 1 (800) 455-8254 by August 25, 2017. Request the special “Providence Black Tie Bingo” rate. Or click here to reserve your room online.

BINGO Evening on Waikiki @ Fauntleroy Church
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm

BINGO Evening on Waikiki
Saturday Sept. 23 at Fauntleroy Church Social Hall

Doors open at 5:30. BINGO Evening on Waikiki themed Hawaiian Dinner 6 pm. $25.00 per person includes the first card for ten bingo games with themed baskets Bingo prizes. Extra Bingo cards $2.00 each. Raffle ticket $5.00 with prizes of five-night stay on Kauai, Hawaii the Garden Isle, or a beautiful Hawaiian quilt. This is a family friendly event, alcohol free and accessible to benefit the Admiral Congregational Church programs. Enjoy music by professional Hawaiian dancers and musicians. Wear your Hawaiian Aloha shirt or Muumuu and join in the fun for all ages.

Thanks to our sister church, Fauntleroy Church for providing the venue for the event. Invite your family, friends and neighbors for a fun Aloha evening. Mahalo

Tickets available at the door or in advance at Admiral Church (206) 932-2928

Oktoberfest Celebration @ Elliott Bay Brewing Company
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Special Oktoberfest day with special beers, food, and Oompah music from the Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band.

West Seattle – September 23th – 6 PM to 9 PM

WSHS Class of ’77 40th Reunion @ The Brockey Center, South Seattle Collee
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

West Seattle High School Class of ’77 will hold its 40th reunion the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, at The Brockey Center on the campus of South Seattle College.

All information about the event, as well as the link to purchase tickets, can be found at http://wshsclassof1977.brownpapertickets.com.

Classmates with questions are welcome to contact Mary Rose Toal, reunion committee chair, via email to mary.r.toal@gmail.com.

A Night Out with Killer Whale Tales @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to a special night out with Killer Whale Tales, a grassroots nonprofit that’s been hard at work for 13 years right here in West Seattle.

Killer Whale Tales is empowers youth to protect Puget Sound by educating them about our beloved orca population. Our program brings environmental science directly into the classroom, at no cost to schools. In the past 13 years we’ve reached over 100,000 students!

Join us Saturday, September 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at C&P Coffee in West Seattle for a unique opportunity as an adult to immerse yourself in the same experience our kids have in the program! Founder Jeff Hogan will deliver his interactive presentation and guests are invited to learn about the resident killer whales that call Puget Sound home. It’s an urgent time to talk about our orcas – as environmental protections face a precarious future.

Come relax, have a drink and connect with Killer Whale Tales. The event is free but donations are welcomed. Please RSVP at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-out-with-killer-whale-tales-tickets-37660069281

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

A Grand Night for Singing – 2ND DATE CHANGE @ Alki UCC
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Music from the Heart presents A Grand Night for Singing, NEW DATE – SEPTEMBER 16 – at 7:30 pm.

An evening of Broadway show tunes, jazz standards and other favorites. Join us for a relaxed cabaret style evening of memorable tunes. Featuring DJ Wilson on piano Steven Kim on bass and West Seattle vocalists Judy Johnson, Lisa Dodge-Johnson, Verona Ryan and Joe Mitter.

Net proceeds benefit the West Seattle Helpline, a beloved nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle residents.
A free will offering of $20 is suggested. Refreshments & treats served at intermission.

Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC)
6115 SW Hinds, Seattle 98116

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 1:45 am

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

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

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

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Orca Half Marathon @ Lincoln Park
Sep 24 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm

Orca Half Marathon, this year starting at Lincoln Park and ending at Don Armeni Boat Ramp.

Pre-race packet pickup starts at 6:30 am.

Shuttles from the finish area to Lincoln Park (starting line area) will start at 6:30 am and will run until 8:30 am.

Wave 1: 8:00am

Wave 2: 8:15am

Wave 3: 8:30am

Wave 4: 8:45am

Wave 5: 9:00am

Course closes: Noon. Participants still out on the course after noon will not be removed from the course, but may continue with the understanding that the finish line area and aid stations will be removed at noon.

Part of the proceeds will benefit The Whale Trail.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recycle Roundup 2017 @ Fauntleroy Church parking lot
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Time to clean your basement, closets, cupboards, and drawers!

The Green Committee at Fauntleroy Church will sponsor its semi-annual free Recycle Roundup on Sept. 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot (9140 California Ave. SW). Free; donation optional.

BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS & 1 GREEN PLANET WILL RECYCLE THEM FOR FREE!

Air-conditioning units
Answering/voicemail machines
Batteries (lithium, single- & multi-charge, car, metal hydride, UPS, cell phone,
dry-cell NiCad, laptop)
Bicycles
Cables
Cable TV converter equipment
Calculators & adding machines
CD players
Cell phones & accessories
Chargers
Circuit boards/mother boards
Computer monitors
Computers & accessories
(desktop, PC, laptop, notebook)
Computer parts
Computer keyboards
Computer modems
Computer servers & racks
Copiers/all-in-ones
Dishwashers
Dryers
DVD players
Edgers
Electric toothbrush heads
Electronic components (mixed)
External connectors
Fax machines/all-in-ones
Freezers
Garden tools
Garden tractors
Generators (empty gas)
Home-entertainment equipment
Kitchenware/pots
Lawnmowers (empty gas)
Medical equipment
Metal containers
Metal furniture (desks, file cabinets, patio)
Metal window frames
Metal shelving
Microwaves
Motorcycles & scooters
Networking hardware
Paging equipment
Phones (cell, single-line, multi-line, PBX, PDA/handheld)
Printer cartridges
Printers & parts (laser, inkjet, all-in-one)
Radios & equipment (CB, 2-way, Walkie-Talkie)
Receivers
Refrigerators
Remote controls
Satellite receivers & dishes
Scanners/all-in-ones
Scrap metal (any kinds – ferrous, non-ferrous)
Small appliances (blenders, coffeemakers, etc.)
Sound keyboards & microphones
Speakers
Stereos & accessories
Toner cartridges
Typewriters
Uninterruptible power supply equipment
VCR players/recorders
Vehicles
Video cameras/camcorders
Washers
Water coolers
Water heaters
Weed Eaters/Whackers
Wires & connectors (all kinds)

DO NOT BRING
wood, wooden furniture, glass, porcelain, chemicals, paint, gasoline, books, cardboard, disks & drives (floppy, zip), audiotapes, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, lightbulbs, TVs (CRT, LCD, plasma), tires, Styrofoam, household alkaline batteries, hazardous waste, or oil.

QUESTIONS? INFO@1GREENPLANET.ORG OR 425-996-3513

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED

Free Tinkergarten Trial Class @ Lincoln Park
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

What: Free Tinkergarten Trial
When: 9:30-10:45 am on 9/18, 9/24, and 9/26
Where: Lincoln Park
Registration is required.

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:
Designed for children ages 18 months-5 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.

Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location, but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

To register and for more information go to https://tinkergarten.com/classes/all/washington/seattle

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee- All Ages.
Sundays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Walt Hundley Field.

Hi WSUFF,

We’ll be meeting on Sundays at 9:30 am at Walt Hundley field to squeeze in more play before baseball teams take the field.

Second, pass the word around, we need more women to come out on Sundays to practice for coed summer league team. It will be a fun time. Invite you female ultimate friends, wives, moms, daughters, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, nieces and cousins.

And we are also taking suggestions for the summer coed team names. Talk to Perry.

Thirdly, I’ve heard interest from folks to restart a weekday evening pickup game for the summer. Let me know via email or on the field of your interest.

Keep on swinging and hucking,

Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Sep 24 @ 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.

Second Gear Sports’ 4th anniversary sale, day 2
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

From Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction:

Come celebrate Second Gear Sports’ 4th anniversary sale, Saturday, 9/23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 9/24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have deals throughout the store, treats, and early shopping for holiday gifts (New Seahawks gear, Sock it to Me sock line, and more!)

On Sunday, we’ll have two special West Seattle guests ready to answer questions about bicycling and skiing from 11 am to 1 pm:

Marilyn Meyer, the “bike whisperer,” is a retired teacher with a passion for getting kids on two wheels. She has taught bunches of local kids to ride a bike in just one hour! Find out how to get your child pedaling.

Brian Allen, ski instructor at Summit at Snoqualmie, is a seasoned “snow pro” with adults and kids, alike. Learn more about starting your child on the slopes, or ramping up your own ski experience!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 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

‘The Who & The What’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Mode Music Studios All Ages Open Mic @ The Skylark
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

GET ON STAGE / GET INVOLVED!

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

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

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Sep 24 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 2:00 am

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Alki Kayak Tours ‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alki Kayak Tours offers multiple community events each week including; ‘Monday Night Ladies Night’ to bring different women together to enjoy a leisurely night of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), make friends, share laughs and get some great tips on SUP’ing.

On Tuesday nights we hold a friendly SUP and Kayak Race open to all. 1.5 miles to the Duwamish Head Channel Marker and back. Stick around afterward; if the sun is out we will usually be grilling up some burgers on the beach.

Each week throughout the summer:

‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Every Monday night Through October 2017
6 pm-8 pm $20 per person for 2 hours of stand-up paddleboarding!
Max 25 people
Join one of our enthusiastic SUP instructors on stunning Elliott Bay for a complimentary SUP lesson and paddle. Find out some great technique tips on stand up paddleboarding and take in the beautiful view of the Seattle Skyline, Olympic Mountain Range and Duwamish River. A great opportunity to meet other women who are as excited as you are to get out on the water together and create new friendships. Arrive early to sign up as spots are limited! See you on the water :)

‘Tuesday Night SUPper’

7PM Every Tuesday Night through October 2017
1.5 mile SUP and kayak race to Duwamish Head and back
$10 entry fee
First Prize award
Kayak and SUP demos available

Bring your board and friends; challenge yourself with a 1.5 mile race to the Duwamish Head Channel Marker and back. Cruise by seals and sea lions as you navigate through Elliott Bay’s majestic waters.
Alki Kayak Tours
Address: 1660 Harbor Ave SW
Phone Number: (206) 953-0237
Email: Tours@kayakalki.com

Family story time @ High Point Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Mondays: July 24, 31, August 7, September 11, 18, 25 @6:30 pm.

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 26 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Sep 25 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 2:00 am

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

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Tue
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Free Tinkergarten Trial Class @ Lincoln Park
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

What: Free Tinkergarten Trial
When: 9:30-10:45 am on 9/18, 9/24, and 9/26
Where: Lincoln Park
Registration is required.

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:
Designed for children ages 18 months-5 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.

Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location, but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

To register and for more information go to https://tinkergarten.com/classes/all/washington/seattle

(Tues) Baby Story Time @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ WS Library
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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.

Crafting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Parents of Infants Support Group @ Nurturing Expressions
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SUPPORT GROUP: Parents of infants, 0-12 Months, meet Tuesdays from 1-3 pm.
@ Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th Ave SW #101, 98116
Parents can drop-in or register on our website.

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salty’s on Alki presents live music featuring Justin Kausal-Hayes playing acoustic hits of the last 4 decades. It has been said that, “Justin has a hundred dollar guitar, a hundred dollar amp, and a million dollars worth of soul.” He has been playing guitar since age nine and is one of the hardest working musicians in Seattle. In addition to performing almost every night of the week as a solo act or with his bands Buckets of Rain and The True Romans, he also hosts a large flock of students who he teaches many styles of music on guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele.

Live music and a Waterfront View of the City. Enjoy the famous Salty’s food and fare, but there is no food or drink minimum. Happy Hour specials are available 3-6 pm and 9-10 pm.

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

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

West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting @ Seattle Police Southwest Precinct
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

6:00-6:30 Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain! RSVP appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

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

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

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

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

Alki Kayak Tours’ ‘Tuesday Night SUPper’
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Alki Kayak Tours offers multiple community events each week including; ‘Monday Night Ladies Night’ to bring different women together to enjoy a leisurely night of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), make friends, share laughs and get some great tips on SUP’ing.

On Tuesday nights we hold a friendly SUP and Kayak Race open to all. 1.5 miles to the Duwamish Head Channel marker and back. Stick around afterwards, if the sun is out we will usually be grilling up some burgers on the beach.

Each week throughout the summer:

‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Every Monday night Through October 2017
6pm-8pm $20 per person for 2 hrs of stand-up paddle boarding!
Max 25 people
Join one of our enthusiastic SUP instructors on stunning Elliott Bay for a complimentary SUP lesson and paddle. Find out some great technique tips on stand up paddleboarding and take in the beautiful view of the Seattle skyline, Olympic Mountain Range and Duwamish River. A great opportunity to meet other women who are as excited as you are to get out on the water together and create new friendships. Arrive early to sign up as spots are limited! See you on the water :)

‘Tuesday Night SUPper’
7PM Every Tuesday Night through October 2017
1.5 mile SUP and kayak race to Duwamish Head and back
$10 entry free
First Prize award
Kayak and SUP demos available
Bring your board and friends, challenge yourself with a 1.5 mile race to the Duwamish Head Channel marker and back. Cruise by seals, and sea lions as you navigate through Elliott Bay’s majestic waters.
Alki Kayak Tours
Address: 1660 Harbor AVE SW
Phone Number: (206)953-0237
Email: Tours@kayakalki.com

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Sep 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

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Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Wedsnesdays through September 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am.
Southwest Branch online or 206-684-7455.

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

Preschool story time @ WS Library @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 27 @ 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.

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

High Point Market Garden Farm Stand open Wednesdays
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s a mini-farm in the middle of a residential neighborhood – the High Point Market Garden. Every summer, its farm stand offers a weekly chance to buy fresh-grown produce steps from where it’s grown. Just-harvested organic produce will be on sale 4 pm-7 pm at the farm stand at 32nd and Juneau (map), every Wednesday through September 27th. EBT cards are accepted and the stand participates in Fresh Bucks, doubling the first $10 spent on the card.

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

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Highland Park Action Committee meeting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER 2017

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

Madison Middle School PTSA meeting @ school library
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

School year’s first general Madison PTSA meeting. Check website for meeting agenda updates!

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Sep 27 @ 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 @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 1:45 am

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

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28
Thu
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Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Sep 28 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

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

Art submissions today for 26th Annual Artist Showcase @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calling all Southwest Artists!
Come show your artwork at the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library. Show runs Sunday, Oct. 1 – Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

September 28-30 – Submit your works!
Sign up to display and drop off up to 3 pieces of visual art at the Southwest Branch.

Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mindfulness Meditation Class taught by Renee Metty.

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome!

WSDW Lunch Meeting with ‘Moms Demand Action’ @ West Seattle Golf Course
Sep 28 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

Hello Members, Supporters and Friends of the West Seattle Democratic Women!

This month we have a very special program in store for you at our meeting. Nuria Hansen, the West Seattle lead from Moms Demand Action, along with several of her colleagues, will be giving an inspiring presentation at our September meeting on the history of how their group was born, what they have been doing since their creation, and what we can all do to help protect our children, grandchildren, and each other from the ravages of gun violence.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from state and federal legislators, companies, and educational institutions, to establish common-sense gun reforms. With chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms, this nationwide organization has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level!

Please plan to join us, bring your friends, family, or anyone you think might be interested in getting involved with the WSDW! We love our members and always welcome newcomers!

Details of the meeting and program:

We meet at the West Seattle Golf Course on Thursday, September 28th. Theresa will be out of town on that day, so there will be no 10:30am group discussion.
Registration and social time begins at 11:15am
Postcard-writing will also begin at 11:15am; please take a few minutes and write a postcard to voters in the 45th Legislative District and help us elect Manka Dhingra! Manka is the key to turning the State Senate to a Democratic Majority–we are going all out to help her win!
Lunch service begins at 11:30am
Meeting business begins at 11:45am
Presentation from Moms Demand Action begins at 12noon
Meeting adjourns at 1:15pm.

Lunch is $13.50 for members and $15.00 for non-members; if you don’t want to order lunch, simply pay the program fee of $5.00, which includes coffee/tea and dessert.

Please RSVP by replying directly to this invitation (or email werdachel@aol.com) as soon as possible if you will be joining us and indicate whether you want to order lunch or dessert-only. We need to confirm the attendee numbers with the WS Golf Course by Monday morning, September 25th.

Thank you for your timely response and we look forward to seeing you on the 28th for a very informative meeting!

Cheers,
Rachel Glass
WSDW, Chair

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Westside Neighbors Network Celebration @ Ephesus Restaurant
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Westside Neighbors Network is having a party and we want you to join us. Come celebrate all we’ve accomplished in the past year and the anticipation of a great year ahead.

Thursday, September 28, 5:30 to 7:30

Ephesus Restaurant: 5245 California Ave. SW – next to Rite Aid

Wine tasting with Mort Tavel

Delicious appetizers

Bring a friend or two if you’d like. Come meet new people and enjoy an evening together.

Questions: contact Judie Messier at westsideneighborsnetwork@gmail.com or at 206-937-1347.

Linda McClamrock Recycled Paper Collage workshop @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

West Seattle Junction Wine Walk
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First-ever West Seattle Junction Wine Walk! Get the latest details, including participating merchants and the wineries they are hosting, by going here. Get your ticket(s) ASAP – which get you some tastings, and more – by going here.

West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

NEXT MEETING: September 28, 2017: Seattle Department Of Transportation for a general discussion about projects around and affecting West Seattle

‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

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

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

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Sep 29 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

Art submissions today for 26th Annual Artist Showcase @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calling all Southwest Artists!
Come show your artwork at the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library. Show runs Sunday, Oct. 1 – Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

September 28-30 – Submit your works!
Sign up to display and drop off up to 3 pieces of visual art at the Southwest Branch.

City Councilmember Lisa Herbold: District Office Hours @ Various locations - see list
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 2017 HOURS UPDATED 9/10

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

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

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

South Park Community Center
8319 8th Avenue S

Friday, October 27, 2017

Southwest Neighborhood Service Center
2801 SW Thistle St

Friday, December 15, 2017

South Park Community Center
8319 8TH Avenue S.

West Seattle Food Bank’s ‘A Grand Affair’ Benefit Event @ Westland Distillery
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the West Seattle Food Bank’s 2nd Annual “A Grand Affair”, Cocktail Benefit on Friday evening, September 29th beginning at 6:00 pm at Westland Distillery in Seattle’s Sodo District. Bring your friends to this fun event that will celebrate the Food Bank’s achievements in helping our neighbors in need with food and other services.

This Roaring 20’s themed party will feature:

Casino Style Gaming with a chance to win prizes
Hosted Wine, Beer & Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
Whiskey Tasting • Themed Cocktails • Photo Booth
Raffles • Live Auction • Funds for Food

Dress: Cocktail Attire, Era Costumes Encouraged

Tickets: $65/guest until September 15th
$75/guest after September 15th

Each guest will receive $10,000 worth of gaming chips with their ticket. Winnings will be exchanged for raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes.

All proceeds from A Grand Affair will allow us to continue to provide quality, healthy food and the necessities of living to our neighbors in need through our on-going essentials programs:

· The FOOD BANK which distributes 1.5 million pounds of food and spends $250,000 on food purchases

· The BABY & CHILD CORNER which provides $250,000 worth of diapers, baby food, formula, strollers, car seats, toys, furniture and other essential infant and child accessories

· The BACKPACK PROGRAM which provides 300 school children at risk of hunger with a “backpack” of nutritious and healthy meals for the weekend

· The MOBILE FOOD BANK which brings food weekly to the homes of senior and disabled individuals who can’t make it to the food bank

· The PET PANTRY which distributes over 12,000 pounds of pet food to those that need help caring for their furry friends

· The BOOKCASE distributes 12,000 donated adult & children’s books yearly to encourage reading

For more information go to: www.westseattlefoodbank.org. Donations of funds, food, pet food or books are always welcome at 3419 SW Morgan St. at the corner of 35th & Morgan, Monday-Friday 9 am–3 pm.

‘The Goddess Project’ @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

HPIC is proud to be hosting a viewing of the Goddess Project, a documentary film amplifying the voices and stories of women across the United States.

Determined to empower the feminine voice, two aspiring filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives. Through powerful conversations with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.

Join us at 7 PM for an hour of connection, featuring wines from women wine makers, HPIC bar and food, and soulful networking. Documentary starts at 8 PM, followed by a group discussion. Event is limited to 50 people, so register now!

When: Friday, Sept 29th, 7:00PM

Cost: $18 (HPIC members receive a complimentary refreshment upon arrival!)

Noah Derksen performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Noah Derksen — Contemplative Folk Musician based out of Vancouver, Canada — performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Jamie Nova, Xolie Morra, Aeon Corvidae, Rebecca Terry perform @ Skylark Café & Club
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club. BITCHES BE ROCKIN’ returns for its last Seattle showcase of the year, with a stellar, powerhouse line-up of woman fronted bands.

Featuring:

Jamie Nova in Jamie Nova Sky
Xolie Morra in Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind
Aeon Corvidae in QUIET
Rebecca Terry in Baby & The Nobodies

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

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

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

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

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Sep 30 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

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

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

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

Storm Tai Chi presents:
5th Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki

Now, more than ever, we need an actual Physical practice of being at Peace. A Way of finding our Center of Balance in the midst of our daily bustle and a way of regaining our Balance when it gets away from us.

Tai Chi exercises have been helping people around the world to achieve not only a sense of Well Being, but also a sense Being Well. So, every Saturday throughout the Spring and Summer months…

5th Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
–next to the Statue of Liberty
Begins: April 22, 2017
Closes: October 14, 2017
Every Saturday Morning at 9:00 am

– Overdress for the Weather
– Cameras okay
– Bring Friends Family or Strangers
– Classes are Free, and Simple.

Contact:
caylenstorm@gmail.com
stormtaichi.com
text: 425.877.8524

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

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

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

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

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

Art submissions today for 26th Annual Artist Showcase @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calling all Southwest Artists!
Come show your artwork at the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library. Show runs Sunday, Oct. 1 – Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

September 28-30 – Submit your works!
Sign up to display and drop off up to 3 pieces of visual art at the Southwest Branch.

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

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

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

Fall Beer Showcase @ Ounces
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fall Beer Showcase at Ounces (WSB Sponsor) Saturday, Sept. 30th | 2-7pm

For one afternoon, we’re showcasing 20+ brews of the season! Fresh Hop, Oktoberfest, Pumpkin & more Fall seasonals will be taking over the taplist. Sample a few for $10 or try all of them for $40! All Ages. Live Music. Woodfired Pizza.
http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/fallbeershowcase

Lantern Festival & Lantern Competition @ Chief Sealth International High School
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us for the Lantern Festival & Lantern Competition on

September 30th, 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
Chief Sealth High School
2600 SW Thistle Street

There will be lion dance, cultural performances, and art & craft for kids, and much more….

Harvest Dinner Potluck & Talent Show @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join your HPIC family around the dinner table! This is the perfect time of the year to break bread with your neighbors, count your blessings, to share meaningful stories, soul-nourishing food, and build our sense of community. Celebrate the harvest by bringing a seasonal home-made dish to share. The HPIC bar will be open.

And back by popular demand: We will be hosting a talent show! The gifted & comedic duo – Chris Huson and Krissy Otis – will be coordinating and hosting the talent show. What are we looking for?

A performance that is no longer than five minutes. There will be a gong reminder, if needed.
A family friendly act (if you have a burlesque talent, that would be a different show).
No age restriction. Talent is talent, regardless of age.
Email us (hpic1919@gmail.com) to sign up for the Talent Show! You know you want to…

Also, we’ll be collecting food for the White Center Food Bank, so bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Doors open: 6:00 PM
Dinner starts: 6:30 PM
Talent show starts: 7:30 PM

Don’t Ask performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t Ask performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More from C & P:

Don’t Ask plays an acoustic-electric mix of all-original music in a folk/rock style. We have played Northwest Folklife and across the Seattle area. We will give you songs to remember.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘The Who & The What’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Jack Williams performs @ Kenyon Hall
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jack Williams performs at Kenyon Hall in West Seattle on Saturday September 30th at 7:30 pm.

The legendary singer-songwriter and master guitarist is touring in support of his new CD, “Far Away, Long Ago.” He refers to it as “old wine in new bottles”.

Jack is known for his entertaining and high energy performances. He often concludes his shows with a unique finale, a medley of songs and stories that span the varied styles and voices of his musical past, keeping audiences enthralled from start to finish. This show will feature songs from the new record.

“It’s been said already, but I’ll say it again: Jack Williams is a national treasure. When it comes to pulling the worlds of blues, country, rock and roll and jazz together on an acoustic guitar, I’ve never heard his equal.”
––Luke Torn, The Washington Post

Please visit www.jackwilliamsmusic.com to learn more.

For performances September 30, October 1, and October 13, tickets are $20 general and $18 seniors/students. No table seats for these performances.

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

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

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

West End Girls: A Drag Extravaganza @ The Skylark
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

★ West End Girls: A Drag Extravaganza! ★

Hosted by:
Cookie Couture

Performances by:
Betty Wetter
Butylene O’Kipple
DonnaTella Howe
Fraya Love
Harlotte O’Scara
Londyn Bradshaw
Old Witch

Door: 8 PM | Show: 9 PM

$10 advance: http://buytickets.at/theskylark/102694 | $12 day-of

The Skylark is located at 3803 Delridge Way SW in West Seattle.

Come early to grab a table as seating is first-come, first-served.

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 2:00 am

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

Oct
1
Sun
2017
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Oct 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
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee- All Ages.
Sundays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Walt Hundley Field.

Hi WSUFF,

We’ll be meeting on Sundays at 9:30 am at Walt Hundley field to squeeze in more play before baseball teams take the field.

Second, pass the word around, we need more women to come out on Sundays to practice for coed summer league team. It will be a fun time. Invite you female ultimate friends, wives, moms, daughters, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, nieces and cousins.

And we are also taking suggestions for the summer coed team names. Talk to Perry.

Thirdly, I’ve heard interest from folks to restart a weekday evening pickup game for the summer. Let me know via email or on the field of your interest.

Keep on swinging and hucking,

Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 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.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 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

2017 Crop Walk @ ALki UCC
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

West Seattle’s Annual Crop Walk is happening on October 1st at 1:00pm. Meet at Alki UCC, and it will last approximently 1 hour.

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

26th Annual Artist Showcase Opening Reception @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 am

Opening Reception For 26th Annual Artist Showcase Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2 – 4 pm.

As part of the 26th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, meet your creative neighbors and see their art on display at the Southwest Branch!

This reception is a chance to discuss art with the artists in a low-key, friendly setting. Artists participating in the Showcase are encouraged to attend the reception.
Coffee and dessert will be served at the reception.

The 26th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

Art work by Southwest community members will be on display at the Southwest Branch from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Opening Reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.
Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee @ Arrowhead Gardens
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NO SEPTEMBER 2017 MEETING

The Community Advisory Committee for Camp Second Chance will meet first Sundays at Arrowhead Gardens’ Welcome Center. The meetings are open to the public. Camp operator Polly Trout of Patacara Community Services explains:

The purpose of this committee is to ensure good communication between the camp and the surrounding neighborhoods, so we can all work together for a safe and equitable neighborhood. Our goals at Camp Second Chance are: to be a safe and ethical community for people suffering from homelessness, to be good neighbors to both housed and unhoused people in our neighborhood, and to move participants up and out of homelessness as quickly as possible.

‘The Who & The What’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

“THE WHO & THE WHAT” @ ArtsWest Playhouse
Performances: September 7 – October 1, 2017.
Thursday – Saturday performances @ 7:30 pm.
Preview: Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 7 , 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Show Seminar: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Cast Talkback: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm.
Closing: Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm.
Sunday Matinées:
September 10 @ 3:00pm
September 17 @ 3:00pm
September 24 @ 3:00pm
October 1 @ 3:00pm – closing

Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, THE WHO AND THE WHAT is a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion and the contradictions that make us who we are.

Co-produced with Pratidhwani
Directed by Samip Raval

Del Rey, Adam Franklin, & The Quiet American with special guest Matt Weiner @ Kenyon Hall
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 1, at 7:30 – Del Rey, Adam Franklin, and The Quiet American, with special guest Matt Weiner.

Kenyon Hall favorite Del Rey plays a syncopated style of guitar and ukulele, based on prewar blues and barrelhouse piano traditions. She also has a fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile!

Adam Franklin is a superb exponent of blues and ragtime from a Golden Age of American music. With a voice that is both powerful and soulful and equally at home on National resonator guitar and mandolin, Adam’s performances are intense, energetic, and highly entertaining.

The Quiet American are Aaron and Nicole Keim, an acclaimed roots music and Americana duo, who play old style music for new-fangled times, with great harmony singing and multiple instruments.

Matt Weiner is Seattle’s premier stand-up string bass artist.

Please visit delreyplays.com, www.adamfranklinblues.com, and www.quietamericanmusic.com for more information.

Tickets for Del Rey, Adam Franklin, and The Quiet American are $20 general and $18 seniors/students. No table seats for this performance.

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

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 1 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 2:00 am

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

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Oct 2 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

SW Artists’ Showcase on display @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 2 all-day

See your creative neighbors’ art on display at the Southwest Branch during the 26th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit.

Art work by Southwest community members will be on display at the Southwest Branch from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 27.

Artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists.

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

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Oct 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Workshop for Temporary Art in Parks applicants @ Southwest Library
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.

ARTS is looking for up to seven artists/artist teams that are interested in engaging with the community and creating artworks or social practice activities that are culturally responsive. Artists who have experience working with residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Funding

This call is open to artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings.

Each selected artist will receive $4,500, inclusive of all fees including design development for final proposal, materials, installation, WA state sales and use taxes, insurance, and all associated project costs. Selected artists will receive 40% of the total commission upon acceptance of the final artwork proposal, 40% percent after documented installation of the artwork, and the remaining 20% after documented de-installation of artwork, photo documentation and a brief project summary have been delivered.

Application

Click here to apply on CaFÉ.

Deadline
11 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (Pacific Standard Time).

Workshops
We strongly encourage you to attend the workshop, especially if you are a first-time applicant. ARTS staff will share more information about the Arts in Parks Temporary Art and Activations call and will review the CaFÉ application process.

**WEST SEATTLE WORKSHOP**

Monday, October 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Southwest Branch
9010 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98126
RSVP here

Alki Kayak Tours ‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alki Kayak Tours offers multiple community events each week including; ‘Monday Night Ladies Night’ to bring different women together to enjoy a leisurely night of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), make friends, share laughs and get some great tips on SUP’ing.

On Tuesday nights we hold a friendly SUP and Kayak Race open to all. 1.5 miles to the Duwamish Head Channel Marker and back. Stick around afterward; if the sun is out we will usually be grilling up some burgers on the beach.

Each week throughout the summer:

‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Every Monday night Through October 2017
6 pm-8 pm $20 per person for 2 hours of stand-up paddleboarding!
Max 25 people
Join one of our enthusiastic SUP instructors on stunning Elliott Bay for a complimentary SUP lesson and paddle. Find out some great technique tips on stand up paddleboarding and take in the beautiful view of the Seattle Skyline, Olympic Mountain Range and Duwamish River. A great opportunity to meet other women who are as excited as you are to get out on the water together and create new friendships. Arrive early to sign up as spots are limited! See you on the water :)

‘Tuesday Night SUPper’

7PM Every Tuesday Night through October 2017
1.5 mile SUP and kayak race to Duwamish Head and back
$10 entry fee
First Prize award
Kayak and SUP demos available

Bring your board and friends; challenge yourself with a 1.5 mile race to the Duwamish Head Channel Marker and back. Cruise by seals and sea lions as you navigate through Elliott Bay’s majestic waters.
Alki Kayak Tours
Address: 1660 Harbor Ave SW
Phone Number: (206) 953-0237
Email: Tours@kayakalki.com

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Oct 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.

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 3 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 2 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 2:00 am

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

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Oct 3 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Coffee with Vets with Jon Gerhardt – a former Navy Pilot has pays for the coffee hour for ALL VETS who attend the monthly gathering.

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Parents of Infants Support Group @ Nurturing Expressions
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SUPPORT GROUP: Parents of infants, 0-12 Months, meet Tuesdays from 1-3 pm.
@ Nurturing Expressions
4727 44th Ave SW #101, 98116
Parents can drop-in or register on our website.

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

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

First Tuesday every month, 6 pm. Pizzeria 22 is at College Street and California Ave SW in Admiral. An informal gathering of Progressive Democrats in a relaxed setting.

* Co-hosts Steve Butts, Carol Frillman, Max Vekich and Marcee Stone-Vekich.
* Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. It’s an informal setting for folks to discuss and learn from their peers while hanging out in a casual environment. Here you can meet elected officials, candidates and other like-minded folks to share the bond of common ground. Some of us decide to eat dinner, while others just enjoy a glass of wine, beer or a nonalcoholic drink such as soda or tea.

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition meeting @ Southwest Library
Oct 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 AGENDA:

6:15-6:20: Attendee Introductions

6:20-6:30: Guest Speaker, Pat Murakami, candidate for Seattle City Council Position 9
6:30-6:40: Community Announcements
6:40-6:55: Lt. Ron Smith, Area crime stats report and community questions.
7:00-7:20: Micro Policing Survey: Community Fact Finding Session. With Puao Savusa, Seattle PD. Time is short to provide SPD the feedback they need. To get the most out of this survey, https://gallery.mailchimp.com/27af9e8b00f17c4b59b3ccc97/files/d6c12a80-e7fa-4d7e-ba15-d2653e91b318/SPD_MCPP_Focus_Group_Questions_Updated.pdfdownload the community questions in advance, here.
7:25-7:45: Open Floor to cover the following for action, until time runs out:

Roxhill Park Wetland (bog) committee: Update regarding steps with CM Herbold’s office.
Surprise cut to grant award to improve walkway near Sealth HS.
H-Line/Metro. Next steps by WWRHAH for fall engagement
CM Herbold submit agenda topics for DNDC meeting in November
Advocating for crosswalks & pedestrian accessibility issues in the area.
HALA DEIS -. What’s next
Redevelopment of WWRHAH the website.
Ideas about guest speakers in the Fall.
Delridge Triangle grant funding update.
Other topics as they arise/as time allows.

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Oct 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
Oct 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!

Alki Kayak Tours’ ‘Tuesday Night SUPper’
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm

Alki Kayak Tours offers multiple community events each week including; ‘Monday Night Ladies Night’ to bring different women together to enjoy a leisurely night of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), make friends, share laughs and get some great tips on SUP’ing.

On Tuesday nights we hold a friendly SUP and Kayak Race open to all. 1.5 miles to the Duwamish Head Channel marker and back. Stick around afterwards, if the sun is out we will usually be grilling up some burgers on the beach.

Each week throughout the summer:

‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Every Monday night Through October 2017
6pm-8pm $20 per person for 2 hrs of stand-up paddle boarding!
Max 25 people
Join one of our enthusiastic SUP instructors on stunning Elliott Bay for a complimentary SUP lesson and paddle. Find out some great technique tips on stand up paddleboarding and take in the beautiful view of the Seattle skyline, Olympic Mountain Range and Duwamish River. A great opportunity to meet other women who are as excited as you are to get out on the water together and create new friendships. Arrive early to sign up as spots are limited! See you on the water :)

‘Tuesday Night SUPper’
7PM Every Tuesday Night through October 2017
1.5 mile SUP and kayak race to Duwamish Head and back
$10 entry free
First Prize award
Kayak and SUP demos available
Bring your board and friends, challenge yourself with a 1.5 mile race to the Duwamish Head Channel marker and back. Cruise by seals, and sea lions as you navigate through Elliott Bay’s majestic waters.
Alki Kayak Tours
Address: 1660 Harbor AVE SW
Phone Number: (206)953-0237
Email: Tours@kayakalki.com

Beginning Swing Dance Series @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dean Paton from Century Ballroom will be teaching two six-week dance classes Tuesday October 3 through Tuesday, November 7 at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Beginning Swing Dance is from 7 pm to 8 pm. $35 members/$50 nonmembers.

Beginning Waltz is from 8:15pm to 9:15pm. $35 members/$50 nonmembers.

To sign-up for one or both classes, call 206.932.4044 x1 or stop by the Senior Center’s front desk.

All ages welcome!

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Beginning Waltz Series @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 3 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Dean Paton from Century Ballroom will be teaching two six-week dance classes Tuesday October 3 through Tuesday, November 7 at the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Beginning Swing Dance is from 7 pm to 8 pm. $35 members/$50 nonmembers.

Beginning Waltz is from 8:15pm to 9:15pm. $35 members/$50 nonmembers.

To sign-up for one or both classes, call 206.932.4044 x1 or stop by the Senior Center’s front desk.

All ages welcome!

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 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 @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 3 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 1:45 am

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

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Oct 4 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

Mobile blood drive @ Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc.
Oct 4 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in the upper SE parking lot at Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 7–10 am.

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

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Dance Time @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle

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

Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Southwest District Council meeting – SEPTEMBER AGENDA ADDED @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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

6:30 P.M. Welcome and Introductions
• Review of previous meetings minutes
• Brief Announcements
• Amendments to Meeting Agenda

6:40 P.M. Aging Community Centers and other Seattle Parks Facilities
• Tim Motzer, Seattle Parks Department

7:00 P.M. Encouraging Seniors to Age in Place
• Judie Messier, Westside Neighbors Network

7:20 P.M. Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council
• opening statement followed by questions from attendees

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 4 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 1:45 am

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

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Fresh Hop Week @ Ounces West Seattle
Oct 5 all-day

September 28th – October 5th is Fresh Hop Week at Ounces West Seattle (WSB Sponsor)

It’s Fresh Hop Season! For one full week, we’ll be featuring 20+ taps of nothing but the freshest fresh hop brews! Stop in once, or a couple times to try them all! http://www.ounceswestseattle.com/events/freshhopweek

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

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

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Seattle Opera Preview Concert: ‘The Barber of Seville’ @ Kenyon Hall
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 5, at 2:00 pm Kenyon Hall presents a Seattle Opera Preview Concert: “The Barber of Seville”. Selections from Rossini’s masterwork will be presented by singers from Seattle Opera.

The 40-minute performance is a perfect way to introduce youngsters to the world of opera.

Free. No reservations necessary.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parents of Toddlers Support Group
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Parents of Toddlers 1-4 years old meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM
@ In Tandem Midwifery
4522 44th Ave SW, 98116
Parents can drop-in or register on our website or on our Facebook page.

Read the Koran in Four Weeks @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle,
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26
(7:00 – 9:00 PM)
READ THE KORAN IN FOUR WEEKS

First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 206-935-6530

Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 1:45 am

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

Oct
6
Fri
2017
HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

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

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

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

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

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 2:00 am

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

Oct
7
Sat
2017
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Storm Tai Chi presents:
5th Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki

Now, more than ever, we need an actual Physical practice of being at Peace. A Way of finding our Center of Balance in the midst of our daily bustle and a way of regaining our Balance when it gets away from us.

Tai Chi exercises have been helping people around the world to achieve not only a sense of Well Being, but also a sense Being Well. So, every Saturday throughout the Spring and Summer months…

5th Annual Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
–next to the Statue of Liberty
Begins: April 22, 2017
Closes: October 14, 2017
Every Saturday Morning at 9:00 am

– Overdress for the Weather
– Cameras okay
– Bring Friends Family or Strangers
– Classes are Free, and Simple.

Contact:
caylenstorm@gmail.com
stormtaichi.com
text: 425.877.8524

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

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

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

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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

See Art / Make Art: Felted Monsters with Lene Sangster @ Southwest Library
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ee Art / Make Art: Felted Monsters With Lene Sangster Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1 – 3pm

In the felted monsters workshop we will be making a small felted monster, about 6” tall. Participants can choose to make a monster of their own design or make one of the teaching artist designs.

This workshop will cover basic color theory as well as design. Participants will be introduced to felting materials. At the end of this art class you will take home your felted monster. This workshop is intended for ages 7-adult and is ideal for multi age groups.

The See Art/Make Art series is part of the 26th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit.

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

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

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

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

The Esoterics in concert @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

The Esoterics will present a concert of new choral music at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle on October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm.

General admission ticket prices are $25 at the door ($22 in advance). Discounted admission ticket prices are $18 at the door ($15 in advance) for students, seniors, the un(der)employed, and the differently-abled. Active singers in other choral groups may also attend for $15. Advance tickets are available online at www.TheEsoterics.org (through BrownPaperTickets).

As we weather the extreme winds of uncertainty in the world around us, the ability to stay grounded – both literally and figuratively – is more essential to our survival with each passing day. When we are buffeted by unwelcome outbursts and fractious flippancy, gravity is the force that reminds us of imminent consequence, and our ability to de-escalate conflict.

This October, The Esoterics will present a concert of new choral music that will investigate the many facets of this theme, GRAVITAS, and will inspire us toward greater depth, sincerity, sobriety, solemnity, and thoughtfulness.

This autumn concert program will feature two choral cycles by the New York composer Robert Paterson: The essence of gravity and Eternal reflections. Paterson’s The essence of gravity is a four-movement onomatopoeic exploration of love and war, orbits and tides, from the violence of gravity bombs to the serenity of outer space. His other cycle, Eternal reflections is a triptych of heartfelt poems by Czeslaw Milosz, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Mary Elizabeth Frye. In addition to these two cycles, the ensemble will reprise Steven Stucky’s madrigal Gravity’s dream, a whimsical setting of a poem by the composer’s longtime friend, Kate Light.

The centerpiece of GRAVITAS will be the world premieres by the three winners of this year’s POLYPHONOS competition: Conrad Asman (from Cape Town, South Africa), Daniel Sabzghabaei (from Ithaca via Baltimore), and Vahram Sarkissian (from Montreal via Yerevan, Armenia). In My eyes are always hungry, Asman set verses of Afterimages by Audre Lorde
written in memory of Emmett Till, a black youth whose 1955 murder was deemed “the hate crime that changed America.” In The blue booby, Sabzghabaei has set lines by James Tate that describes a day in the life of the Galapagos birds, and his vivid score prolongs Tate’s own poetic version of gravitas. In Mheri dur [The door of Mher], Sarkissian renders a portion of the ancient Armenian epic poem, The daredevils of Sassoun, in which a warrior’s own guilt keeps him from crossing the threshold of self-imposed imprisonment.

“Getting to work collaboratively with a great ensemble on realizing a new work is one of the things I am most passionate about,” says composer Daniel Sabzghabaei. “Eric Banks and The Esoterics have a long record of passionately commissioning, championing, and performing the music of living artists across the world at the highest level. I’m stoked to collaborate with this fantastic group!”

“I found something very special for my commissioned piece – an epic poem in which the earth couldn’t bear the weight of a hero, because of the corruption of the world,” describes the composer Vahram Sarkissian. “As a result, David imprisons himself in a cave until the world is ruined and then rebuilt. I am so grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with The Esoterics and Eric Banks.”

All three winning composers will be joining us for the entire concert weekend, and we are excited to share their music with you!

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 7 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 2:00 am

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

Oct
8
Sun
2017
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fitness for Vitality Alki Run Series
Oct 8 @ 8:15 am – 11:00 am

Alki Fitness for Vitality Run Series. 5K, 10K, 15K.

Full details here.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee- All Ages.
Sundays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Walt Hundley Field.

Hi WSUFF,

We’ll be meeting on Sundays at 9:30 am at Walt Hundley field to squeeze in more play before baseball teams take the field.

Second, pass the word around, we need more women to come out on Sundays to practice for coed summer league team. It will be a fun time. Invite you female ultimate friends, wives, moms, daughters, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, nieces and cousins.

And we are also taking suggestions for the summer coed team names. Talk to Perry.

Thirdly, I’ve heard interest from folks to restart a weekday evening pickup game for the summer. Let me know via email or on the field of your interest.

Keep on swinging and hucking,

Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Blessing of the Animals @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church @ West Seattle High School parking lot
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will offer blessings for animals in the West Seattle High School parking lot next door (3000 California SW) at 1:00 pm on Sunday October 8th, 2017.

“Blessing of the Animals” is an annual tradition around the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

The community is invited to bring all creatures great and small for this celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of animals. This is an annual event hosted by the people of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Seattle.

Sunday, October 8, is also our first Sunday with our new Rector, the Reverend Kate E. Wesch. Everyone is invited to join us for our regular worship services as well, at 8:00 and 10:15 am inside the church.

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 8 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 2:00 am

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

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

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

Mobile blood drive @ South Seattle College
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Clock Tower Plaza at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12:30 to 1:30 pm for a break).

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

A blood donation takes less than an hour. You get cookies and juice afterwards, and the satisfaction of helping others! Remember, Washington State Executive Order # 02-01 allows state employees to take paid leave to donate blood.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Alki Kayak Tours ‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alki Kayak Tours offers multiple community events each week including; ‘Monday Night Ladies Night’ to bring different women together to enjoy a leisurely night of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), make friends, share laughs and get some great tips on SUP’ing.

On Tuesday nights we hold a friendly SUP and Kayak Race open to all. 1.5 miles to the Duwamish Head Channel Marker and back. Stick around afterward; if the sun is out we will usually be grilling up some burgers on the beach.

Each week throughout the summer:

‘Monday Night Ladies Night SUP’
Every Monday night Through October 2017
6 pm-8 pm $20 per person for 2 hours of stand-up paddleboarding!
Max 25 people
Join one of our enthusiastic SUP instructors on stunning Elliott Bay for a complimentary SUP lesson and paddle. Find out some great technique tips on stand up paddleboarding and take in the beautiful view of the Seattle Skyline, Olympic Mountain Range and Duwamish River. A great opportunity to meet other women who are as excited as you are to get out on the water together and create new friendships. Arrive early to sign up as spots are limited! See you on the water :)

‘Tuesday Night SUPper’

7PM Every Tuesday Night through October 2017
1.5 mile SUP and kayak race to Duwamish Head and back
$10 entry fee
First Prize award
Kayak and SUP demos available

Bring your board and friends; challenge yourself with a 1.5 mile race to the Duwamish Head Channel Marker and back. Cruise by seals and sea lions as you navigate through Elliott Bay’s majestic waters.
Alki Kayak Tours
Address: 1660 Harbor Ave SW
Phone Number: (206) 953-0237
Email: Tours@kayakalki.com

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Evening Book Group @ Southwest Branch Library
Oct 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The Southwest Library Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45pm unless noted otherwise. The group will not meet on holidays or when the library is closed.

Check the Event Listings for West Seattle’s Southwest Branch Library for this month’s book title and more information.

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Registration is not required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. 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.

Evening book group at West Seattle Library
Oct 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Branch Evening Book Group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. @ WS Branch Meeting Room. Check the library Event Listings for this month’s book title and for more information.

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Contact Info   West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 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 PCC’s WS Food Bank packaging work party @ West Seattle Food Bank
Oct 9 @ 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, February 13, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7 pm
Monday, December 11, 2017, 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.

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Oct 9 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 2:00 am

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

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Crafting @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting is usually on Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm at the Alki Masonic Lodge in The Junction.

These meetings are open to everyone and we welcome members and non-members!

Follow this link to the Rotary website to check the calendar for program info, guest speakers.

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow