Events

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games


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Feb
7
Sun
2016
DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

Feb
8
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Alzheimer’s Association West Seattle Caregiver Support Group @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for 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 care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 1:30–3:00 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, East Dining Room, 4831 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Contact facilitator
Martha Smith at 206.937.3701 x 28578 for details.

For teens: Artists in Action art club @ Southwest Library
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers!

Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch Library is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends!

We’ll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program.

The schedule of events will be:
Feb. 1 Origami
Feb. 8 Painting
Feb. 15 Library closed – No program
Feb. 22 Chalk
Feb. 29 Face painting
Mar. 7 Pastels
Mar. 14 Art Gallery

Teen Service Learning is a volunteer program for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Service learning enables teen volunteers to serve the community through collaborative projects and mentorship. If you’d like to join Teen Service Learning, check out this website for more information or talk to the Southwest Teen Librarian.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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.

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.

Physical Therapy Night with Lora Clothier @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Monday Feb 8th Physical Therapy Night with Lora Clothier, owner of Biojunction Sports Therapy. Drop in between 5:30-7 pm for a one-on-one injury assessement to address any pain that is keeping you from your fitness routine. Complimentary.

Game Night by Shelter Box @ Meeples Games
Feb 8 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Join Elaine and Andy to play games and help get the word out about SHELTERBOX!

SHELTERBOX USA provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

The SHELTERBOX solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. We deliver the essentials people need to survive and begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.

SHELTERBOX aid is tailored to a disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.

2nd Monday of each month – 6:15 pm

Family story time @ High Point Library
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Now meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, room 103 – The North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting happens on the 2nd Monday of each month 6:30 PM – 7:45 pm. Get the agenda at ndnc.org.

Pacific Northwest Boardgame League – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

PNW Board Game League Season 3: Meeples Games is happy to announce our participation in the Pacific Northwest Board Game League! For Season 3, we will be meeting each Monday to play Istanbul, Samurai, and/or Terra Mystica.

We’re working with games stores around Seattle and the area on a region-wide Board Game League. You can play the games at any of the stores, and you don’t have to come on Monday, just let our staff know you played a league game. Mondays we will help teach the games and have a great time!

When: Mondays at 6:30 pm

Where: Meeples Games. There will be other nights at other stores around town.
Check the Facebook Page for the full schedule

Cost: None. Zippo. Nada. Zinch.

Season ends on March 11, Championships March 18

Prize: Each season, the player with the most points will win the traveling trophy for display in their Friendly Local Game Store!

Third Season Games: Terra Mystica, Istanbul and Samurai (unfortunately as of this writing Terra Mystica is out of stock at our distributor. We’ll get it in as soon as we can, but until then we won’t have it to play.)

More details! Access this link for rules, prizes, playoffs, structure, etc. It’s going to be awesome!

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe.

Book description: Recounts how the author and his mother read and discussed books during her chemotherapy treatments, describing how the activity involved a wide range of literary genres, furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond.

View in catalog: “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe

Next Month’s Title: “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson

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

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

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

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

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

Rippin’ Chicken performs @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get your monthly dose of Rippin Chicken and their greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz. No cover.

Rippin Chicken performs
At the Parliament Tavern
Monday, February 8, 8 pm

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

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

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

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

Feb
9
Tue
2016
Denny International Middle School Tours for Prospective New Families
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:10 am

Prospective families, please join us to learn more about Denny International Middle School.

Daytime Tours: Tuesday, February 9 and Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

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

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library!

Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: birth – 1 year.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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.

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.

Email Basics class @ High Point Library
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6–7:30 p.m. at the High Point Library:

Learn how to send and reply to email, send attachments, handle spam, manage your email and sign out of your account. Registration is required.

Please make an appointment with our Tech Help service to obtain an email account. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, call 206-684-7454.

Watercolor class with Jennifer Carrasco @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Learn to paint or brush up on your skills with instructor Jennifer Carrasco (http://www.carrascostudio.com/). This 6 week course will cover the basics of watercolor painting as well as refining technique for more advanced students. Cost is $150.00 and class meets Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at C & P Coffee.

For more information, contact Jennifer Carrasco at: jennifer@carrascostudio.com.

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admiral Neighborhood Association:

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

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

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

Fauntleroy Community Association meeting @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All Fauntleroy Community Association (FCA) business meetings are open to any resident. Meetings are held monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month (except August and December), 7 pm in the boardroom at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Community Center. For agenda information, contact President Mike Dey at msdey50@aol.com or 206-661-0673.

Find out more about FCA at its official website, or via its Facebook page.

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Test your trivia knowledge at the Parliament Tavern’s Trivia event – every Tuesday night at 8 pm.

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

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Feb
10
Wed
2016
West Seattle High School Open House
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Class of 2020 students, parents and guardians are invited to an informational tour of WSHS ON FEBRUARY 10TH FROM 8:30-10 am. Parents and guardians will meet Administration, Counselors, and Teachers in the School Theater; incoming students can take a student-led tour of the building while Parents/Guardians hear from WSHS Staff.

West Seattle High School
Open House – February 10

Schmitz Park/Genesee Hill Elementary tour @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

West Seattle families are invited to the Schmitz Park/Genesee Hill Elementary tour taking place Wednesday, Feb. 10th. We are still hosting tours this year because we want families to start getting excited about our program. Next year, it will be the same great teachers and the same great community in a brand new, beautiful space! We will showcase our five Kindergarten classrooms, give parents an opportunity to observe upper-grade classrooms as well, and share pictures and ideas for how our program will maximize the advantages of our new space.

Whether families choose to tour or not, please remember that Kindergarten registration is now open for attendance area schools, and the sooner families register their youngsters the better we will be equipped to plan for their coming!

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

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

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Community Meeting: Participatory Budget Initiative ‘Youth Voice, Youth Choice’ @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Youth Voice, Youth Choice, the City of Seattle’s new Participatory Budgeting (PB) Initiative for youth, kicks off this week with the first of seven idea assemblies to be held across the city. This is the first stage of the program which gives youth the opportunity to decide how to spend $700,000 of the City’s budget.

The idea assemblies are where the public can brainstorm ideas for projects they would like to see in their communities. Anyone can attend and participate. The West Seattle event will be on February 10 from 4–6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Once the public assemblies are completed, the next stage involves youth volunteers who will turn the ideas into concrete proposals with help from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and City staff. Seattle youth will then get to vote for the projects they would like to see implemented. Once the projects are decided, City staff and local agencies will implement the projects.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. This initiative began here last July when Seattle Mayor Murray and former Councilmember Nick Licata announced the launch of a citywide youth PB process. Youth Voice, Youth Choice is managed by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) with the goal of empowering youth to make decisions on how to spend a portion of the budget.

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For more information, contact Rahwa Habte, Youth Engagement Strategic Advisor, at 206.615.2008. For other ways to get involved, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/youth-participatory-budgeting

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training Information Meeting @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Wednesday Feb 10th Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Information meeting 7 pm: We are thinking ahead to our race, the Float Dodger 5k. As many of you know, our chosen charity is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Lori has coached for the team in training program over the years, getting athletes ready to tackle an endurance race (half or full marathon). Most importantly is that it is all about raising funds to further research for treatments for blood cancers. The medications and treatments that this program has created have far-reaching and life-saving influence. The true heroes are the participants that sign up to further the mission. We need you to change the world. And it happens every training season!

With all this in mind, we are so excited and pleased to announce an informational meeting. Come and hear about the program from the wonderful staff at LLS. We will have the meeting after completing the group run on Wednesday night (you do not have to do the run to attend the meeting). We will have some refreshments and fun. One thing I must mention is that fun and lifelong friendships come from this program!!!!

http://www.teamintraining.org/events/

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

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

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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World Day of the Sick Mass @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will lead Mass and Anointing of the Sick for World Day of the Sick on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. The public is invited to attend Mass, which begins at 9:30 am in the Pigott Chapel (3rd floor) at Providence Mount St. Vincent. During the Anointing of the Sick, Archbishop Sartain and other priests will individually bless anyone who is poor or sick, bringing the hope and the healing of Lourdes to them. The St. James Music Ministry and Harpist Leslie McMichael will perform at the Mass.

For more information call 206-938-6191 or email susan.p.clark@providence.org. More information about Providence Mount St. Vincent can be found online at www.providence.org/themount.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ High Point Library
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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

West Seattle Chamber Luncheon @ The Kenney
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce luncheon takes place at The Kenney (WSB sponsor) on February 11, 2016 @ 11:30 am–1:00 pm:

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, District 1 will be our speaker
at our February luncheon focusing on business community issues. For more info and registration visit www.wschamber.com or contact us at info@wschamber.com.

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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.

New York Speak Easy Party @ Brookdale West Seattle
Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Brookdale celebrates the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. Please join us for our New York Speak Easy Party. Thursday, February 11th from 4:30-6:30pm. We’ll have Craps, Black Jack, Prohibition Era Cocktails, and a password to get in! We hope to see you here!

Please RSVP to Ana Burnes 206-932-5480 or Ana.Burnes@brookdale.com

This will be a fun event for Seniors!

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Open House and Tour
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for an Open House on Thursday, February 11th and school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, FEB 11TH

K-5 Open House and Tour 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Middle School Open House and Tour 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Second Thursday OUT @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, Feb 11, 6 pm – Second Thursday OUT! at the Senior Center West Seattle. Inviting GLBTQ, friends and neighbors to social hour, dinner, and the ArtsWest production of “Really, Really”

information: 206-932-8662

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

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

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

Robot Demo & Open House @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Seattle App Academy:

Get up close with a lifesized robot! Students from Skunkworks Robotics at Raisbeck Aviation HS will present a robot and share what it takes to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Join us! Please RSVP here.

The Deep Cuts with DJ Kingblind @ Maharajah Cuisine of India
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At Maharajah Cuisine of India, Thursday nights:

You know when you’re sitting in your favorite bar and you think, “God, I wish they would play some [insert favorite song here].” Well good friends, your night has come! We hope to turn you on to some great music as well as play your favorite deep tracks. Remember, it’s not really a jukebox thing. Think of it as a interactive discussion with your favorite music nerds that drink. It’s every Thursday night at 7 pm. That’s easy enough to remember, right? Oh, did we mention the food is as good as the drinks? Serious, this place is great. See you soon!

Complete details here:
http://www.thedeepcuts.net/

Wine tasting, Art Walk & live music @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wine club meets at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 7–9 pm. More from C & P:


Art walk and a monthly wine, food and art party! $5.00 tasting fee or wines by the glass or bottle. Beer and hard cider available as well! Bring a friend, bring an appetizer and listen to Brazilian music with Choro Tocando. Everyone is welcome to join us as we explore a new theme each month and feel free to bring an appetizer. Send us an e-mail: candpco@comcast.net if you are interested. 21 and older please. (206) 933-3125.

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night @ Treehouse Lounge
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art & Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Treehouse Lounge! Gather your friends and have a fun evening!

PRIZES:
* 5 “pints” for bonus questions (after rounds 1, 3, 4, 6, 8);
* 1st place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge, $25;
* 2nd place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge $15.

**Plus, Extra bonus prizes each week

Thursday nights, 8 pm–10 pm

Hosted by Geeks Who Drink

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Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Valentine Chocolate Lovers Class @ Limber Yoga Studio
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A new twist that’s fun for couples & single adults to celebrate Valentine’s weekend. Similar to wine tasting class, chocolate lovers will have many opportunities to sample a wide spectrum of good, bad & fantastic tasting chocolate. Powerpoint presentation on frequently asked questions with chocolate’s benefits, its magnetism, how it’s grown & harvested, & its colorful history with feuding family pioneers. We will be doing a few simple relaxing yoga stretches while tasting chocolate samples. Throughout the 2 hour class, you will be sitting on the floor so wear loose fitting clothes or yoga attire, bring yoga mat, blanket or flat pillow. This is a class for adults not children.

Friday, February 12, 6–8 pm

For more information, request a flyer by E mailing instructor at kshaw53@gmail.com or text Kris Shaw at 206-370-2600. Preregistration is requested as space is limited to 25 people. You can register on line at Limber Yoga Studio. Some tickets may be available at the door. Couple’s ticket $40. Singles $25.

Girl Power Hour: Introduction to Coding Workshop for Girl Scouts @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle App Academy is very pleased to sponsor this free one-hour workshop in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Girl Power Hour: Introduction to Coding Workshop for Girl Scouts
Fri Feb 12 2016, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Girls will create multiplayer games, structure and sequence code, then test and debug any problems. For girls in grades 4-8 (Juniors & Cadettes). Registration is handled through the www.girlscoutsww.org website. Registration closing date: 2/10/16.

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Spanish Romance’ concert, benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Music with a Heart” concert series, sponsored by Alki UCC, presents:

Spanish Romance – Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with an evening of marvelous piano pieces by Spanish composers, sweeping serenades and festive folk songs.

Featuring pianist Tim Strong and vocalist Karen Oleson.

Make it a date night! Childcare provided.

Friday February 12th, 7:30 pm
Alki United Church of Christ

A free-will offering of $15 – $20 is suggested; cash and checks (made out to WS Helpine) accepted at the door. Refreshments and Valentine’s themed desserts after the program. All the proceeds from the concert series are used to pay the musicians and to donate to West Seattle Helpline. (The church promotes the series but does not share in the proceeds. Our goal is to reach out to our community and provide something of benefit to our community.)

Special tribute: Reverend Jack Coates, who was pastor here for 22 years (now retired), had heard about a similar organization elsewhere, and along with several folks, including Ron Marshall, pushed to start WS Helpline about 25 years ago. Jack convinced the church board to donate $1,000 in church funds to help create the organization. We want to tell the world about this great historical connection between Helpline and Alki UCC, so on the evening of the concert, we are going to take a few minutes to share that background story and honor Jack. That presentation is going to be done by a long time attendee of Alki UCC, County Executive Dow Constantine.

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From renowned composer Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his married friends, explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

COMPANY will be presented at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, February 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm, and February 14 and 21 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

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

Going Blank Again with DJ Johnny Dee @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A monthly night of musical oddities and treasures, compiled by your British host, Johnny Dee. Indie, alternative, 80s new wave, dream-pop, post punk. No cover.

Going Blank Again with DJ Johnny Dee
At the Parliament Tavern
Friday, February 12, 8 pm – late

Drink! Laugh! Smile! Talk!
Embrace the songs.

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Mizuno Group Run @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come join us Saturday February 13th for a group run at 8 am (run or walk a distance of your choosing between 2 and 10 miles). Meet inside West Seattle Runner. Mizuno will be on-site with demo shoes you can run it to feel what the brand is all about!

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

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

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

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

It’s Family Story Time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Families are invited to bring their children to our special monthly Saturday story time to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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

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

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

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

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

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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge 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. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese! Ages 3 and up.

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.

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

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Fauntleroy chili cook-off @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 5th Annual Fauntleroy Chili Cook-Off will have options
for all – mild to hot, meat or not – on Saturday, February 13, at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Admission at the door will include five chili votes.

Watch www.fauntleroyucc.org for details.

RPG Game Master/Dungeon Master Workshop – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Join us at Meeples Games on February 13, 2016 from 7-9 pm for our first GAME MASTER ROUNDTABLE. We’ve had many requests from players to join into role playing games at our store, but have a shortage of people to run those games. Find out more about what it takes and how to get started being a Game Master (GM) / Dungeon Master (DM) at this fun workshop!

We have a band of merry GMs to answer all your questions, help with choosing scenarios, advice on everything you can imagine. COME PICK THEIR BRAINS AND LEARN HOW FUN AND EASY IT IS TO GM YOUR OWN GAME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From renowned composer Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his married friends, explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

COMPANY will be presented at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, February 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm, and February 14 and 21 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

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

Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band perform @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A ferociously powerful, psychedelic clarinet and primal scream-fronted rock band, Crystal Beth (Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of positive hardcore, purge-pop-punk-hop — a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. No cover.

Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
At the Parliament Tavern
Saturday, February 13, 9 pm

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

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

Feb
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Sun
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West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

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

Song, Guitar, Poetry & Valentine Coloring Pages @ Admiral Bird
Feb 14 @ 7:37 am – 8:37 am

At Admiral Bird on February 14th, 3-4:30 pm: Song, Guitar, Poetry & Valentine Coloring Pages.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. For a map of which vendors are where, click here. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

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


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

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

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

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

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

‘Salmon Is Life’ Celebration @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From 1 to 5 pm Sunday, February 14, 2016, the Duwamish Longhouse will host a celebration of “Salmon Is Life,” a Paris-based event. Featured will be art-making, music, slides, videos and “flying the salmon.”

This Valentine’s Day, come celebrate love of Salmon and the Earth that inspired our actions in Paris.

Be lifted by music, stories, images and video of Salmon is Life: Wisdom of the Heart.

For closing, please join us in lifting as many Salmon as we can to dance in the air.

“It’s Valentine’s Day! Let’s Spawn more heart-centered actions that speak for the Salmon People and care for the Circle of Life.”
– Paul Cheoketen Wagner

There will be snacks available. Please bring your favorites if you’d like.

Event details:
1:00-2:30 pm
Hands-on art: Batik* prayer flags together. Some flags will go to Paris, to the neighborhood where the terrorist attacks happened on 11/13/15; some will stay in Seattle. *Batik was used to make the Salmon windSockeyes. Also, salmon hat making for children.

2:30- 4:00 pm
Stories and song: Hear stories from our trip and listen to wisdom teachings from the Saanich people. Paul Cheoketen Wagner will play flute songs, along with the salmon. Help us fly hundreds of salmon around the Longhouse!

4:00-5:00 pm
Open Salon: Informal conversations, videos and more art-making.

Let’s make sure what happened in Paris doesn’t stay in Paris!

To learn more about Salmon is Life, please visit: http://www.salmonislife.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/SalmonLIfe

Salmon is Life is a project of 350Seattle.

Really Really @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

Really Really
By Paul Downs Collaizzo

January 21 – February 14, 2016
Northwest Premiere

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about ‘Generation Me,’ it’s every man for himself.

“An exceedingly well-made play. Unexpected and thrilling.” —New York Observer

“Gripping. This provocative drama displays a crackling intensity.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“Sucks you in with its brio and caustic wit and holds you with its teasingly clever double-edged plot.” —Washington Post

“This is Lord of the Flies with smartphones.” – The New York Times

Performances: January 21 – February 14, 2016
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

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

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

From renowned composer Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his married friends, explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

COMPANY will be presented at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, February 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm, and February 14 and 21 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

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

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Feb 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Pacific Northwest Boardgame League – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

PNW Board Game League Season 3: Meeples Games is happy to announce our participation in the Pacific Northwest Board Game League! For Season 3, we will be meeting each Monday to play Istanbul, Samurai, and/or Terra Mystica.

We’re working with games stores around Seattle and the area on a region-wide Board Game League. You can play the games at any of the stores, and you don’t have to come on Monday, just let our staff know you played a league game. Mondays we will help teach the games and have a great time!

When: Mondays at 6:30 pm

Where: Meeples Games. There will be other nights at other stores around town.
Check the Facebook Page for the full schedule

Cost: None. Zippo. Nada. Zinch.

Season ends on March 11, Championships March 18

Prize: Each season, the player with the most points will win the traveling trophy for display in their Friendly Local Game Store!

Third Season Games: Terra Mystica, Istanbul and Samurai (unfortunately as of this writing Terra Mystica is out of stock at our distributor. We’ll get it in as soon as we can, but until then we won’t have it to play.)

More details! Access this link for rules, prizes, playoffs, structure, etc. It’s going to be awesome!

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Tue
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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library!

Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: birth – 1 year.

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Feb 16 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 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.

Watercolor class with Jennifer Carrasco @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Learn to paint or brush up on your skills with instructor Jennifer Carrasco (http://www.carrascostudio.com/). This 6 week course will cover the basics of watercolor painting as well as refining technique for more advanced students. Cost is $150.00 and class meets Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm at C & P Coffee.

For more information, contact Jennifer Carrasco at: jennifer@carrascostudio.com.

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

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

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

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting @ Southwest Precinct
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Test your trivia knowledge at the Parliament Tavern’s Trivia event – every Tuesday night at 8 pm.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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Wed
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Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It’s preschool story time at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For children ages 3 – 5.

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

Library events and programs are free and eveyone 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
Feb 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group @ Uptown Espresso
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello Everyone-

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

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

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

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

“There’s hope for the silent epidemic.”

Thank you,

Joel
Support Group Facilitator

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A Mah Jongg Fever Meetup sponsored event: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 1:30 pm at the Delridge Uptown Espresso.

All levels welcome and we teach beginners. It’s free to attend and a nominal donation (to be used to help various charities) is encouraged.

Membership is not required. For more info:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/

Game On! @ High Point Library
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stop by the High Point Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. For tweens and teens.

Grab a Red Vine, dance to the Kinect, drive yourself crazy on MarioKart or beat Ken the librarian in Kinect Track and Field!

Whether you are a gaming expert or newbie: here is your chance to get some game time, meet other gamers and hear about great Library programs.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Knit Night @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Parliament Tavern:

Get your knit and purl on while enjoying a pint. Organizer Rachel will have extra needles and yarn on hand for anyone who is interested in learning how to knit as well.

Irish Set Dancing @ Kenyon Hall
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of Irish Set Dancing (Irish square dance) at Kenyon Hall February 17th. Instructions in the basics at 6:30 pm, traditional set dancing from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Want to try something new, get some exercise and brain stimulation and have a great time? Join us. No partner is necessary. A $5 donation per person is appreciated. The Grahams will teach and call. Sponsored by Puget Sound Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Call Connie with questions: 206- 935-5648.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

34th District Republicans meeting @ American Legion Hall
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 34th District Republicans meet every 3rd Wednesday, 7 pm, at the American Legion Hall; 3618 SW Alaska St 98126. For specific meeting agendas, click here.

Delridge District Council meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

WordsWest Literary Series: “Love Lost and Found and Lost Again” @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

“Love Lost and Found and Lost Again”
with Kathleen Flenniken and Stephanie Kallos

Sponsorship by Hedgebrook: A Non-profit Retreat for Women Writers
Favorite Poem by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Hedgebrook Alumna

How do we find our beloved? With rose colored glasses or a bloodied heart? Do we crave dark chocolate or the underside of love? At WordsWest #14, Seattle poet and former Washington State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken and Stephanie Kallos, award winning novelist featured on the Today Show, will help us celebrate or mourn the recent Valentine’s Day gone by, love lost, love found and lost again. Come see world class writers on this side of the West Seattle bridge on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 17TH, 2016, FROM 7:00PM TO 9:00PM.

This month’s event is sponsored by Hedgebrook: A Non-profit Retreat for Women Writers. Each year over 40+ women are given the gift of time and space to write in their own hand-crafted cottage.

Kathleen Flenniken is the author of two poetry collections, Famous (University of Nebraska, 2006), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and named a Notable Book by the American Library Association, and Plume (University of Washington, 2012), a Washington State Book Award winner. Her poems have appeared in Orion, Plume, Poetry Northwest, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. She teaches with Writers in the Schools and Jack Straw and for twelve years has been a co-editor for Floating Bridge Press, dedicated to publishing Washington State poets through their annual chapbook competition and on the web.

Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years in the theater as an actress and teacher of voice, speech, and dialects before turning her attention to writing. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice received a Raymond Carver Award. Her first novel, Broken for You, received the PNBA and Washington State Book Awards, and was selected for “The Today Show” Book Club by Sue Monk Kidd. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 10 Best Novels of 2009 and was the 2011 selection of the “All Iowa Reads” Program. Her third novel, Language Arts, was published in June. Stephanie is a proud member of Seattle7Writers and its offshoot band, The Rejections. She lives in North Seattle with her family, and is currently working on her fourth novel. Her website is: www.stephaniekallos.com

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month we also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On February 17th, we welcome Hedgebrook Alumna and poet, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com/

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Feb
18
Thu
2016
Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Alzheimer’s Association Men’s Caregiver Support Group @ Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Business Resources Open House @ Delridge Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Looking to start or grow your local business? Join us at Delridge Library for an open house to meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting on Thursday, February 18th, 2-4 pm.

Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations that will help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on next steps. Bring your new ideas or fully formed plans to this free event and meet the experts who will provide the technical and financial assistance to empower you.

Please share with your fellow entrepreneurs!

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.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Alki Community Council meeting @ Alki UCC Church
Feb 18 @ 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.

Open Mic: Unplugged! @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The third Thursday of the month, from 7–9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An open mic for musicians and singers of all genres of music that don’t require mics or amps. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in a warm, inviting setting. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and the C & P Coffeehouse.

Southwest Teen Life Center Advisory Council’s monthly meeting @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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


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

The Deep Cuts with DJ Kingblind @ Maharajah Cuisine of India
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At Maharajah Cuisine of India, Thursday nights:

You know when you’re sitting in your favorite bar and you think, “God, I wish they would play some [insert favorite song here].” Well good friends, your night has come! We hope to turn you on to some great music as well as play your favorite deep tracks. Remember, it’s not really a jukebox thing. Think of it as a interactive discussion with your favorite music nerds that drink. It’s every Thursday night at 7 pm. That’s easy enough to remember, right? Oh, did we mention the food is as good as the drinks? Serious, this place is great. See you soon!

Complete details here:
http://www.thedeepcuts.net/

Alauda – freeform bellydance showcase – all ages/free @ Skylark Café & Club
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Alauda Facebook page here.

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night @ Treehouse Lounge
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art & Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Treehouse Lounge! Gather your friends and have a fun evening!

PRIZES:
* 5 “pints” for bonus questions (after rounds 1, 3, 4, 6, 8);
* 1st place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge, $25;
* 2nd place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge $15.

**Plus, Extra bonus prizes each week

Thursday nights, 8 pm–10 pm

Hosted by Geeks Who Drink

Feb
19
Fri
2016
Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From renowned composer Stephen Sondheim, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his married friends, explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

COMPANY will be presented at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, February 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm, and February 14 and 21 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.

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

Feb
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Sat
2016
Hoka Group Run @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come and join us Saturday Feb 20th for an 8 am group run. (run or walk a distance of your choosing between 2-10 miles). Meet inside West Seattle Runner. Hoka will be on-site for you to try shoes on your run and feel the difference of running/walking on extreme cushion. We will be raffling off a pair!

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Brandon Street Greenspace cleanup work party
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From the North Delridge Neighborhood Council:

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

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

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge 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. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese! Ages 3 and up.

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.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Free Code Mixin’ Music Workshop @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Coming up at Seattle App Academy:

Free Workshops & Bootcamps – Code Mixin’ Music Workshop

What do notes, timing, and sheet music have in common computer code? Find out at this interactive workshop. Learn to mix code into your own musical compilations.

Saturday, Feb. 20th 1:00-2:30 pm
Enroll here:
http://www.seattleappacademy.com/music-workshop

Questions? Get in touch: info@seattleappacademy.com

Community Conversation with School Board member Leslie Harris @ High Point Library
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The 2nd Community Conversation meeting with Seattle School Board director for West Seattle and South Park, Leslie Harris, takes place on February 20th, 3–4:30 pm at the High Point Library. (See WSB’s coverage of previous meeting here.)

Chief Sealth HS 7th Annual Seahawk Spirit Auction and Dinner @ The Brockey Center
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CHIEF SEALTH ‘PASSPORT TO EXCELLENCE’ AUCTION/DINNER: The biggest annual benefit for Chief Sealth International High School is set for 5 pm Saturday, February 20th, at The Brockey Center, with a sit-down dinner, entertainment, and auction. You can buy tickets online by going here.

WE WANT YOU TO COME MINGLE! EAT! DRINK! ENJOY! AND BID!
David Kelly is this year’s auctioneer!

The Chief Sealth Jazz Band will be performing. Come enjoy the fantastic entertainment of our talented student musicians directed by Brian Goetz.

More hot stuff to bid on:
• Take a ride with the Seattle Police Department Harbor Patrol
• Pagliacci Pizza gift card
• Reisling Wine Basket
• Woodland Park Zoo passes

Something for everyone and every budget!

Our auction raises needed for funds for three key groups that benefit our students: Chief Sealth Athletics, Chief Sealth PTSA, and Denny-Sealth Performing Arts. The success of our auction depends on you! Saturday, February 20th at 6 pm at The Brockey Center (at South Seattle College, WSB sponsor).

Purchase tickets online here.

EARLY BIRD FRIDAY HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH AT
MIDNIGHT! TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SELL OUT!!!

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Feb
21
Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Feb 21 @ 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.

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

More info on the March 15th work party here.

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.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s monthly breakfast @ Young's Restaurant
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

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

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 21 @ 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. For a map of which vendors are where, click here. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 21 @ 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

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Denny International Middle School Tours for Prospective New Families
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:10 am

Prospective families, please join us to learn more about Denny International Middle School.

Daytime Tours: Tuesday, February 9 and Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:10 am. All are welcome – no appointment needed. Description of school offerings followed by a guided school tour.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Feb 22 @ 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

For teens: Artists in Action art club @ Southwest Library
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers!

Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch Library is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends!

We’ll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program.

The schedule of events will be:
Feb. 1 Origami
Feb. 8 Painting
Feb. 15 Library closed – No program
Feb. 22 Chalk
Feb. 29 Face painting
Mar. 7 Pastels
Mar. 14 Art Gallery

Teen Service Learning is a volunteer program for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Service learning enables teen volunteers to serve the community through collaborative projects and mentorship. If you’d like to join Teen Service Learning, check out this website for more information or talk to the Southwest Teen Librarian.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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.

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.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

Pacific Northwest Boardgame League – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

PNW Board Game League Season 3: Meeples Games is happy to announce our participation in the Pacific Northwest Board Game League! For Season 3, we will be meeting each Monday to play Istanbul, Samurai, and/or Terra Mystica.

We’re working with games stores around Seattle and the area on a region-wide Board Game League. You can play the games at any of the stores, and you don’t have to come on Monday, just let our staff know you played a league game. Mondays we will help teach the games and have a great time!

When: Mondays at 6:30 pm

Where: Meeples Games. There will be other nights at other stores around town.
Check the Facebook Page for the full schedule

Cost: None. Zippo. Nada. Zinch.

Season ends on March 11, Championships March 18

Prize: Each season, the player with the most points will win the traveling trophy for display in their Friendly Local Game Store!

Third Season Games: Terra Mystica, Istanbul and Samurai (unfortunately as of this writing Terra Mystica is out of stock at our distributor. We’ll get it in as soon as we can, but until then we won’t have it to play.)

More details! Access this link for rules, prizes, playoffs, structure, etc. It’s going to be awesome!

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library!

Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: birth – 1 year.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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.

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.

Learn Craigslist basics @ High Point Library
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 6–7:30 pm at the High Point Library, Learn techniques to help you use Craigslist. Registration is required.

In this class, we’ll cover: setting up and managing a Craigslist account, searching Craigslist for ads, posting ads, and using photos in ads.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, call 206-684-7454.

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.

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting @ Seattle Police Southwest Precinct
Feb 23 @ 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)

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

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

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

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Test your trivia knowledge at the Parliament Tavern’s Trivia event – every Tuesday night at 8 pm.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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Arbor Heights Elementary School Tour
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Arbor Heights Elementary is hosting tours of the school: All tours are from 9 am to 10 am with Principal Christy Collins with time for Q&A during the second-half of the tour. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to http://bit.ly/TourArborHeightsElementary. Children are welcome to attend too!

Tour dates:

Feb. 3
Feb. 24
March 23
April 20
May 11

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Preschool story time @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. For infants ages 4 to 12 months old (sorry, older siblings need to stay at home).

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

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 24 @ 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!

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Free concert: WSCO’s Symphony Orchestra & Seattle Symphony Orchestra @ Chief Sealth International High School
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Free concert on February 24 featuring the Seattle Symphony & West Seattle Community Orchestra at Chief Sealth international High School, 7 pm.

Enjoy this family-friendly concert featuring young violinist Alena Hove, young violist Bronwyn James and conducted by Assistant Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta.

West Seattle Community Orchestra and Seattle Symphony will share the stage to perform Sibelius’ Finlandia.

SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26
Mozart: Allegro maestoso from Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major
MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A major

Pre-concert performances begin at 6:15pm with Chief Sealth International High School Orchestra and West Seattle High School Orchestra.

Free Admission, Public is Welcome!

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Thu
2016
Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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

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

Toddler Story Time @ High Point Library
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

The Deep Cuts with DJ Kingblind @ Maharajah Cuisine of India
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At Maharajah Cuisine of India, Thursday nights:

You know when you’re sitting in your favorite bar and you think, “God, I wish they would play some [insert favorite song here].” Well good friends, your night has come! We hope to turn you on to some great music as well as play your favorite deep tracks. Remember, it’s not really a jukebox thing. Think of it as a interactive discussion with your favorite music nerds that drink. It’s every Thursday night at 7 pm. That’s easy enough to remember, right? Oh, did we mention the food is as good as the drinks? Serious, this place is great. See you soon!

Complete details here:
http://www.thedeepcuts.net/

‘Geeks Who Drink’ Trivia Night @ Treehouse Lounge
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art & Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Treehouse Lounge! Gather your friends and have a fun evening!

PRIZES:
* 5 “pints” for bonus questions (after rounds 1, 3, 4, 6, 8);
* 1st place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge, $25;
* 2nd place prize – Gift certificate to The Treehouse Lounge $15.

**Plus, Extra bonus prizes each week

Thursday nights, 8 pm–10 pm

Hosted by Geeks Who Drink

Pundamonium @ Skylark Café & Club
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
26
Fri
2016
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Tours for Prospective Families
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 staff and PTA would like to welcome prospective families to learn more about our school!

Please join us for school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00 am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00 am

Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45 am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45 am

Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/

Destination Delridge @ MetropoLIST
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Save The Date: Destination Delridge

Celebrate 20 years of DNDA and 10 years of Youngstown!

Friday, February 26th, 2016
6 pm Mingle, 7 pm Dinner
program and dance party to follow with performances by local favorites

MetropoLIST
2931 1st Ave. S., Ste A
Seattle, WA

Tickets $100
DESTINATIONDELRIDGE.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.ORG

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Want to help make the event a roaring success? Please sign up today by e-mailing: DESTINATIONDELRIDGE@DNDA.ORG

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
27
Sat
2016
West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Feb 27 @ 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/

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

GriefShare recovery support group begins @ Grace Church
Feb 27 @ 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 on Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at 10323 – 28th Ave. SW, Seattle. You are free to start at any time. A one time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. Classes begin February 27th and end on May 21st. For information please contact Grace Church, 206-937-8400 or Barb at 206-932-7459.

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Vietnamese storytime @ Delridge Library
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am–12 pm at the Delridge 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. Các sự kiện và chương trình của thư viện hoàn toàn miễn phí. Không bắt buộc phải ghi danh trước.

Translation: Bring your child to the library to celebrate stories, songs, and rhymes in Vietnamese! Ages 3 and up.

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.

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, you’re invited to visit.

Elite Sports and Spine Injury Prevention Clinic @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Elite Sports and Spine Injury Prevention Clinic:
Please RSVP: lori@westseattlerunner.com
Dr. Nate will be discussing general foam rolling and general injury prevention for runners and walkers. Please submit any questions you have on specific areas: lori@westseattlerunner.com
Emily, personal trainer and rehab specialist, will be providing a demo on kettlebell exercises for runners to develop the functional strength needed for healthy running. Complimentary.

Wed Feb 27th 7 pm

Teen Late Night Program – Free! @ WS Community Centers (check listing)
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Saturday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Feb
28
Sun
2016
West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Feb 28 @ 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.

Joyful Fitness, a Free Introduction to Nia @ The Center for Movement & Healing
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

What if your path to fitness felt enjoyable? With Nia, you can do all of this in a fun, hour-long workout that flies by and leaves you feeling energized!

Join The Center for Movement & Healing’s certified Nia Instructors Ann Nicolaysen, Laurana Walsh and Melanie McFarland for JOYFUL FITNESS, AN INTRODUCTION TO NIA on the 4th Sunday of each month at 9 am. This class is a sampling of the benefits offered by Nia, a non-impact, joyful workout that is so much more. New to Nia? This 45-minute class is designed just for you! You’ll dance Nia’s simple choreography to music that makes you want to move, in a class designed for absolute beginners. You’ll leave feeling more flexible, balanced and exhilarated–not exhausted.

No prior experience is necessary, and all shapes and sizes are welcome. Simply wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, and be ready to have a great time!

Joyful Fitness, An Introduction to Nia is on the 4th Sunday of the month starting January 24th at 9 am-9:45 am. And it is FREE!

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
— Lucille Ball

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 28 @ 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. For a map of which vendors are where, click here. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

WSUFF Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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

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

Sundays mornings – 10 am
(Follow WSUFF on Facebook)

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Pokemon Training Camp – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Pokémon Training Camp: Got your Pokéballs? Got your Pokédex? Time to prove you’re the Best there Ever Was!

Join Pokémon Master Peter in your very own Pokémon Adventure. They’ll figure out how much you know about the game, set you up with people who know about the same amount, and teach you everything you need to battle! The Pokémon Masters will also make sure all trades are fair.

Perfect for beginners, and tons of fun for experienced trainers! There is no entry fee, and you don’t need any cards to give it a try. Just come on by and learn how to become a Pokémon Master!

Every Sunday, 12:00–3:00 pm

DJ Troy Nelson @ Shadowland Bar & Restaurant
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Karaoke Sunday @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Feb
29
Mon
2016
Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Feb 29 @ 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

For teens: Artists in Action art club @ Southwest Library
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers!

Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch Library is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends!

We’ll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program.

The schedule of events will be:
Feb. 1 Origami
Feb. 8 Painting
Feb. 15 Library closed – No program
Feb. 22 Chalk
Feb. 29 Face painting
Mar. 7 Pastels
Mar. 14 Art Gallery

Teen Service Learning is a volunteer program for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Service learning enables teen volunteers to serve the community through collaborative projects and mentorship. If you’d like to join Teen Service Learning, check out this website for more information or talk to the Southwest Teen Librarian.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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.

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.

Family story time @ High Point Library
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It is story time at the High Point Library!

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

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

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

Pacific Northwest Boardgame League – Free @ Meeples Games
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

PNW Board Game League Season 3: Meeples Games is happy to announce our participation in the Pacific Northwest Board Game League! For Season 3, we will be meeting each Monday to play Istanbul, Samurai, and/or Terra Mystica.

We’re working with games stores around Seattle and the area on a region-wide Board Game League. You can play the games at any of the stores, and you don’t have to come on Monday, just let our staff know you played a league game. Mondays we will help teach the games and have a great time!

When: Mondays at 6:30 pm

Where: Meeples Games. There will be other nights at other stores around town.
Check the Facebook Page for the full schedule

Cost: None. Zippo. Nada. Zinch.

Season ends on March 11, Championships March 18

Prize: Each season, the player with the most points will win the traveling trophy for display in their Friendly Local Game Store!

Third Season Games: Terra Mystica, Istanbul and Samurai (unfortunately as of this writing Terra Mystica is out of stock at our distributor. We’ll get it in as soon as we can, but until then we won’t have it to play.)

More details! Access this link for rules, prizes, playoffs, structure, etc. It’s going to be awesome!

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Monday Trivia @ Christo's on Alki
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Shadowland’s Pub Quiz night
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Karaoke Monday with Sweet Loretta @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Seattle Library!

Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: birth – 1 year.

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.

Homework help @ High Point Library
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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.

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

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

From the 34th District Democrats calendar:

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

First Tuesday every month, 6 pm. Pizzeria 22 is at College Street and California Ave SW in Admiral. We got elections on our mind.

* 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.

Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons @ Meeples Games
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Meeples Games (WSB sponsor):

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons: The world of Dungeons & Dragons is vast and mysterious. While it can be epic and exciting, it’s not always welcoming to newcomers.

Meeples is here to guide you as you take your first steps into this magical universe brimming with monsters, magic, and mayhem! Come and join us to learn how to make a character, how to use your character to explore the fictional world around you, and what to expect the next time you step into the game.

No need to bring your own material, everything will be provided for you. If you enjoy the game and would like to continue playing, ask the staff and we can point you to the resources you’ll need!

This event is for people ages 9 and up. If you have children who are younger than that, click HERE for our Kids D&D event!

See you in the dungeons!

First Tuesday of each month – 6:00 pm

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

**JANUARY 2016 MEETING CANCELED**

Notes for next two meetings, from co-chair Amanda Kay Helmick:

Our normally scheduled meeting for January has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the library.

We will be returning on February 2, 2016 with the Office of Planning and Development and King County Planning to talk about the Westwood/Highland Park Urban Village and White Center Annexation.

March 1st, 2016 will have SDOT as our guests talking about the re-channel of Roxbury and 35th Ave SW along with the “bus loop” pavement condition issues.

General info:

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

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

Spanish Storytime @ South Park Library
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

First Tuesday of the month regular West Seattle Bike Connections meeting. Location can change depending on availability.

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Anyone is welcome to attend…we are all-inclusive!

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It is story time at the Delridge Library!

Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Miss Bea. For ages 1 through 5.

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

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

West Seattle Crochet & Knit Social Circle @ Uptown Espresso
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 pm at Uptown Espresso on California Ave. ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn something new or help a new yarn enthusiast.

Trivia Night @ Parliament Tavern
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Test your trivia knowledge at the Parliament Tavern’s Trivia event – every Tuesday night at 8 pm.

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Tuesday with Sami Saurus @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Starlight singer/songwriter night @ Shadowland
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

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Toddler Story Time @ Southwest Library
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch!

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 1 – 3 years.

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

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

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

Home Office & Coworking Meetup @ West Seattle Office Junction
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mah Jongg Fever Meetup @ Uptown Espresso
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A Mah Jongg Fever Meetup sponsored event: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 1:30 pm at the Delridge Uptown Espresso.

All levels welcome and we teach beginners. It’s free to attend and a nominal donation (to be used to help various charities) is encouraged.

Membership is not required. For more info:
http://www.meetup.com/Mah-Jongg-Fever/

Homework help @ High Point Library
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

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

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

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.

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

Free Tax Preparation Service @ West Seattle Food Bank
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF FILING YOUR TAXES AND MAXIMIZE YOUR REFUND –
HAVE UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY PREPARE YOUR RETURN FOR FREE!

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in 24 locations throughout King County from now until APRIL 21ST. Households making UNDER $62,000 can have their taxes prepared plus they can get connected to healthcare enrollment and other public benefits.

Locations can be found throughout the county with daytime, evening, and weekend hours available. No appointments needed. Get your maximum refund fast and pay no fees!

The tax site in your community is:
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
3419 SW Morgan St. Seattle, WA 98126
(same building as the WS Food Bank, but enter on 35th Ave SW – look for the banner)

Wed, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Sat: 10 am-2 pm

No appointment needed, and no
fees to pay.

United Way volunteers will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help taxpayers connect with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2015, Form 1095-A if health insurance was purchased through the exchange, and bank account number and routing number for direct deposit. We recommend you bring your last year’s tax return as well.

To find other locations, languages available, a list of what to bring, and other details, visit our website at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1.

OR, FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE WITH UNITED WAY’S MY FREE TAXES TOOL IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD MAKES UNDER $62,000 AT http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes

Somali storytime @ High Point Library
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Southwest Neighborhood District Council meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The Southwest Neighborhood District Council meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30–8:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle’s Nucor Room.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke Wednesday with Gen. Loball @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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Preschool story time @ Southwest Branch Library
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time at the Southwest Branch Library!

Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Suggested age: 3 – 5 years.

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.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn @ Delridge Library
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5 are invited to weekly Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions at the Delridge Library!

Kaleidoscope play & learn groups are led by trained facilitators who guide children and adults through a variety of developmental activities that promote early learning. The weekly sessions are open to parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 2 to 5. Group activities include art, music and movement, and circle time.

Adults are provided information on school readiness, early literacy, health and development, and community resources.

Group is co-facilitated in English, Spanish and Somali. Younger and older siblings are welcome.

Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm

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.