West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 22 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys In The Campfire, live in-store concert @ Easy Street Records
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

At Easy Street Records in The Junction:

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys In The Campfire -November 22nd – 7pm – All-Ages!

Ticketed Show! We’re super excited to welcome Cowboys In The Campfire, featuring Tommy Stinson (The Replacements/Guns N Roses/Bash & Pop) and partner-in-crime Chip Roberts (Uncle Sippy) to Easy Street for a very special ticketed Thanksgiving Eve in-store! The duo describe themselves as “just a coupla fellas having fun with a guitar and a lap steel and some great songs. And we like wearing matching shirts.” All-ages (but not free).

Buy Tickets Here!

Buckets of Rain, and food-donation drive @ Parliament Tavern
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday, November 22, 8 pm

BUCKETS OF RAIN. West Seattle’s favorite classic rock inspired party band. $5. Free admission with canned goods for the West Seattle Food Bank.

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Nov
23
Thu
2017
West Seattle restaurants planning to be open Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day

Here are the West Seattle restaurants/bars-with-food that have told us they’ll be open on Thanksgiving – but please note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone a week before the holiday – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!)

A la Mode Pies: Open 8 am–2 pm only for preorder pickups
(Order online or in person by 11/20; pickup 11/22 & 23rd; W 11/22 Open 8 am–10 pm; Thanksgiving 8 am–2 pm).

A Pizza Mart: Open noon to midnight.

Admiral Pub: Open 3 pm–10 pm (bar may be open later), Thanksgiving menu.

Alchemy: Open 4 pm– midnight, may close early, regular menu.

Alki Cafe: Open 8 am–2 pm.

Baja Taco (Jefferson Square): Open 10 am–9 pm

Baja Taco (Westwood Village): Open 10 am–9 pm

Bakery Nouveau: CLOSED – Taking Pre-orders: Phone or in person; order by Sun 11/19 Pickup Weds 11/22 until 7 pm. Pre-order info on Facebook page

Be’s Restaurant: Open 7 am–3 pm, regular menu

Bird on a Wire: Open 7 am-noon, coffee & pastries only.

The Bridge: Open 3 pm-midnight, kitchen closes 10 pm, cocktails til midnight. Main menu as well as Thanksgiving inspired fresh sheet.

Fresh Flours: CLOSED – Taking Pre-orders: Preorder pies (link), Preorder by phone or email: freshfloursseattle@gmail.com or text 360-550-1068; Deadline Sun 11/19, pickup Weds 11/22.

Freshy’s Coffee: Open 7 am–2 pm. Regular menu, possible Thanksgiving soup.

Great American Diner and Bar: Open 7:30 am–11 pm, “full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings” after 12 pm

Great Harvest Bread Co.: CLOSED – Taking Pre-orders: Preorder by phone or in person by 11/20; Pickup 11/21 & 11/22 6 am–7 pm

Jack in the Box: Open 6 am–10 pm, drivethru open 24 hours.

Jones Barbecue: CLOSED – Taking Pre-orders: Preorder smoked turkey by Mon 11/20 by phone or in person.

KFC: Open 9 am–5 pm

Mac’s Triangle Pub: Open 11 am–2 am

Maharaja Cuisine of India: Open 11 am-1 pm.

McDonalds (Westwood):Open, Lobby 5 am-10 pm, drivethru 24 hours.

Mission Cantina: Open 6 pm–2 am. Limited food menu.

The Original Bakery: CLOSED, Preorders – order in person; deadline by Sat 11/18

Pearls Tea & Coffee: Open 8 am to 7 pm, might close early.

Prost! West Seattle: CLOSED – Thanksgiving Eve Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750789768549312/

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor): Open for the Thanksgiving Grand Buffet 10:30 am–7 pm. Reservations for holidays are required by phone – Please call 206-937-1600. **Reservations full; there may be space available that day for walk-ins**

Shadowland: Open 3 pm to midnight. Serving a Thanksgiving dinner and that’s the ONLY food they’ll be serving.

Yen Wor Village: Open Bar only 9 pm–1 am

Young’s Restaurant: WEDNESDAY 11/22 Thanksgiving dinner 11 am–4 pm

Again, we compile this list as a service, via 100+ phone calls, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open, our apologies, and please let us know ASAP so we can update it, even on Thanksgiving – texting our 24/7/365 hotline at 206-293-6302 is the fastest way to get the info to us! Thank you.

And if you’re looking for Thanksgiving coffee – we’re listing some options in the Thanksgiving section of the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide.

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 23 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Turkey Day Workouts
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Turkey Day Workout

WEST SEATTLE & FAUNTLEROY YMCA

Join your workout buddies for a special Thanksgiving Day workout at the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the West Seattle Food Bank.

No child care. No locker rooms. No other workout spaces available.

WHEN & WHERE

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23

West Seattle Group Exercise: 8:00 – 9:30am
Dance/Barre in the gym
Yoga in Studio 1 (bring your own mat)

Fauntleroy Group Exercise: 8:30 – 10:00am
Zumba® in the gym
Cycling in the cycle studio

Doors open 15 minutes early and close when classes start – don’t be late!

Free for all! Bring your friends, family and neighbors. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for
the West Seattle Food Bank.

Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Group Run @ Tully's on Alki
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

From West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Come meet up for a Thanksgiving Day Group Run. We will meet at the Tully’s on Alki at 9 am. We will go for a group run, all paces and distances welcome. This is not a race, but just a group run. This is a great way to start of the day of feasting, with a little calorie burn. Since it is also a nice time to give to others, as we count our blessings, folks can bring food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. This year, you also have the option to donate to a charity via our West Seattle Track Friday event.

Thanksgiving Potluck @ Tully's Coffee patio
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

3rd Annual THANKSGIVING POTLUCK

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, 23 Nov.
At TULLY’S COFFEE on ALKI 2676 Alki Ave. SW, Across from the Bathhouse
Bring and Share a Hot dish, or Salad, or Dessert
Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving with Friends and Family
All are Welcome
No Sign Up, No Reservations, No Collections, No Pressure.
Just Join With Us For A Happy Thanksgiving
Wear Warm Clothes, We’ll Be Outside On Tully’s Patio

Hall at Fauntleroy’s Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For the 19th year, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering will be serving a free Thanksgiving dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy on the holiday (Nov. 23). Expect a full sit-down meal, from salad to unlimited trips to the dessert bar. Hours will be noon to 3 pm, with seating whenever you arrive.

This meal is for all comers. If cooking is too much for you this year or your plans change at the last minute, come. Many guests arrange to meet friends or family members there.

A feature of this dinner in the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California Ave. SW) is the giveaway table for guests in need. Donations of kids clothing are encouraged, with an emphasis this year on new socks (any size) and blankets. Pies, cookies, and other desserts are especially welcome.

Bring donations to The Hall at Fauntleroy on Thanksgiving 10 am – 1 pm or call 206-932-1059 to arrange your drop-off the afternoon before.

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 23 @ 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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 24 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Record Store Day Black Friday @ Easy Street Records
Nov 24 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Easy Street Records opens at 7 am for Black Friday shopping.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

My Macy’s Holiday Parade downtown, with local participants
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS bands are on the lineup, as are the Salty’s (WSB sponsor) nutcrackers!

Macy’s signature inflatable floats will make their annual appearance along with local middle and high school marching bands, nearly 650 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community youth drill teams. New to this year’s parade are two Nutcracker themed trykalloons with inflatable characters on a bicycle built for two peddled by Clara and the Nutcracker Prince himself!

Our preview includes info on the parade route.

West Seattle Track Friday @ Hiawatha Playfield
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

P3|Running and West Seattle Runner are excited to bring Track Friday to West Seattle!

Track Friday is a community-based movement to mobilize people to support charitable giving. Participants run laps on a nearby track to raise awareness and funds for causes that they care about. Track Friday is held the day after Thanksgiving to encourage people to reunite with old and new friends, burn off some Thanksgiving Day calories, and put a little love and giving spirit back into a day that has become synonymous with commercialism.

trackfriday.razoo.com/team/Westseattletrackfriday2017

Michele Pettinger‘s (the owner of P3|Running) mom is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and Michele will be raising money for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation that day. She is driven to not only help fundraise for this disease that there is still so much to learn about, but to support families and loved ones that are moving through this disease together.

Michele understands that you may have a charity that you feel strongly about, so you are able to fundraise for your chosen charity on Track Friday as well!

We will be at Hiawatha Track and Playfield the morning after Thanksgiving from 9 to 11. Invite your friends and family to join – walk 1 mile, 10 minutes, 10 miles, 2 hours, whatever you feel driven to do! Check in with our table to log your miles! We will have hot chocolate, coffee, and some treats, too.

For anyone who participates in the event, 10% of your purchases at West Seattle Runner that day will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Simply pick up a token from our table at the park to present at the store when purchasing.

To purchase a Track Friday t-shirt for the event, please visit: customink.com/fundraising/trackfriday

**UPDATES**

First, thank you to The Admiral Bird for donating Coffee and Hot Chocolate for the Event!
Second, we’ve added some fun races! They are as follows and West Seattle Runner Gift Certificates will be awarded to 1st place Female and Male for each race!

9:30 AM Kids Ages 11 and under – 400 meter dash
Please arrive by 9:15 AM to sign up!

10:00 AM Kids Ages 12 to 17 – 800 meter dash
Please arrive by 9:45 to sign up!

10:30 AM Adults Ages 18 and Up – 1 mile race

Please arrive by 10:15 to sign up!

The race will be officiated so that we know the winners of each race, but the races will not be officially timed.

Walking and Running outside of these races is still encouraged. There will also be a prize for the individual who logs the most laps between 9AM and 11AM.

There is no cost, but we will encourage donation to our Cause – The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation.

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is hosting the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

November 24, 25, 26, 10 am–6 pm

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

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

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

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Blood drive @ Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Friday November 24th, from 1:00 pm–7:00 pm, BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be at Our Lady Of Guadalupe, at the Walmesley Center (the bloodmobile will be closed for a break from 3:00-4:00 pm).

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

All Ages – Tinkerlab STEM Challenge @ Southwest Library
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday November 24, 2-3:30 pm – All Ages – Tinkerlab STEM Challenge.

Drop in and learn with the Southwest Teen Service Learners at our STEM Challenge, a fun all-ages program where you will learn to use science, technology, engineering, and math to experiment and create amazing inventions. More info here.

November Tinkerlab at Southwest Library
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tinkerlab at Southwest Library:

STEM Challenge
2 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24

STEM Challenge
3 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

The Castaways perform @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Castaways perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Friday November 24th, 7 pm–9 pm. More info from C & P:

The Castaways; West Seattle-based ukulele band that plays classic rock and 80’s tunes. Yep, you heard right, classic rock! No Hawaiian music at all.

The Harper Conspiracy, Gentlemen of Leisure performs @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club, 8:00 pm–midnight featuring The Harper Conspiracy, Gentlemen of Leisure, and TBA.

$8/21+

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

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

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

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

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 25 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 25 @ 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.

Alki Masonic Center Holiday Bazaar
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Bazaar, Saturday Nov 25, 9 am -4 pm, Alki Masonic Center.

Vendor tables available; early bird vendor discount until Oct 1.

application link: https://form.jotform.us/72178254467161
for more info Sue Gibbs, 206-450-5491 vm or text plz
alkict21events@gmail.com

Alki Masonic Center
4736 40th Ave SW

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park restoration work party
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

West Seattle Linux Users Group @ Fauntleroy YMCA
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

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

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

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

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is hosting the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

November 24, 25, 26, 10 am–6 pm

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

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

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

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Mahonia Project Saturday Work Party @ South Seattle College
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mahonia Project Work Party @ South Seattle College, from 10 am to noon on the last Saturday of the month through winter, including Thanksgiving weekend.

The South Seattle College is hosting an exciting new horticulture project and we welcome plant lovers from West Seattle and beyond to join Team Mahonia! You may be familiar with ‘Oregon Grape’, which is a a part of the genus Mahonia. We are researching over 90 cultivars – many from other regions – to find the best ones for the Pacific Northwest.

Through the Winter, monthly maintenance work parties are set for Last Saturdays (10 am-noon). We will also provide snacks, coffee and tea, and in November there will be an optional lunch out with the crew (everyone pays their own way, and location TBD).

This is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘citizen science’: not only will you support a one-of-kind project, but you get to witness a wide variety of features as the plants evolve and grow up.

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

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Nov 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Gary Benson Christmas Show @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gary Benson will be performing at the C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) Saturday, November 25th, 7–9 pm. More from C & P:

Gary Benson – Solo performer in the style of: Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Carolyn Arends and other folk singers. The music I grew up with and the current songs I love.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band @ Kenyon Hall
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 25, at 7:30 – Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band

Traditional jazz at its finest. Cornetist Ansgar Duemchen, trombonist John Mascorella, clarinetist Jim DeJoie, tubist John Bigelow, drummer Bob Merrihew, and banjoist Tim Sherman will provide an evening of entertainment perfect for your out-of-town Thanksgiving guests.

Please visit http://www.marketstreetjazz.com for more information.

Tickets and Reservations:
Front reserved table seats are $14.
Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors.
With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5.

To make a reservation, please e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation.

West End Girls: A Drag Extravaganza @ The Skylark
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

At the Skylark Café & Club:

★ West End Girls: A Drag Extravaganze! ★ Saturday, November 25th at 8 pm.

$8/21+

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

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

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

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

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

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Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 26 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Nov 26 @ 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.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is hosting the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

November 24, 25, 26, 10 am–6 pm

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

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

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

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 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

Sunday Football on the big screens @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Skylark Café & Club will be showing Sunday Football on the big screens.

November 5th: Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins.
November 26th: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49er’s

Mode Music Studios All Ages Open Mic @ The Skylark
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mode Music Studios Open Mic at Skylark Café & Club – No cover, all ages!

GET ON STAGE / GET INVOLVED!

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

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

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

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 26 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 2:00 am

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

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 27 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 27 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Nov 27 @ 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

Meatless Mondays, morning classes @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Drumming Circle @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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

 

Homework Help for Children & Teens @ High Point Library
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Meatless Mondays, afternoon classes
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Meatless Monday through the rest of 2017

11/13 Brown Rice Pilaf
11/20 Hearty Greens
11/27 Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
10-11 am + 4-5 pm

$5 for Y members; $7.50 for community

Advance sign-up required

There will also be Meatless Mondays in December: 12/11 + 12/18.

Tinkerlab at Delridge Library
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 1:45 am

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

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

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

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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 28 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 28 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Seattle Fiber Arts Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

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

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

Justin Kausal-Hayes performs @ Salty’s on Alki
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

‘Champagne for Any Taste and Budget’ Class with Sommelier Dieter Schafer @ South Seattle College
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Hour Class “Champagne for Any Taste and Budget” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College, 6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$75 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or LearnatSouth.org
Info southced@SeattleColleges.edu .

Taste Champagne and Crémant from France, Sparkling Wine from Washington and California, Spanish Cava, and Italian Prosecco. Champagne, the ultimate celebration bubbly which always seems to be a mystery. Learn from Champagne aficionado Dieter Schafer (a Certified Educator and Sommelier) about styles, what the label tells you, how Méthode Champenoise wines are produced, buying strategies, proper service, etiquette, and how to match these wines with food. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to try a variety of “bubblies” that are not often available for tasting. For details please go to winedieter.wordpress.com .

West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting – OCTOBER 2017 @ Seattle Police Southwest Precinct
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

OCTOBER GUEST: City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

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

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

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

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

Family Story Time @ Delridge Library
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Learn to Dance @ Senior Center of WS
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Learn to Dance!

Dance classes offered by Dean Paton of Century Ballroom

Four-week series of classes, Tuesdays, Nov 28 to December 19

Beginning Swing 7pm to 8pm

Beginning Waltz 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Each series is $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers

Take one or both!

Classes held at SCWS at 4217 SW Oregon St.

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 29 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 29 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Nov 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Teen Drop-in Basketball @ SWTLC
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Lincoln Park South Play Area meeting @ The Kenney
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Seattle Parks invites everyone – including kids – to the first design meeting for the Lincoln Park South Play Area project. More details on the meeting are here.

Kiwanis of West Seattle meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

‘Anti-Bias Education in Challenging Times: Responding to Children’s Questions About Differences’ @ Alki UCC
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From West Seattle Cooperative Preschools:

We are hosting guest speaker November 29 in Anderson Hall at Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds. This event is free and open to the public.

“Anti-Bias Education in Challenging Times: Responding to Children’s Questions about Differences”
November 29, Wednesday, 7-9 pm

Speaker Debbie LeeKeenan is co-author of ‘Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change.’ To learn more about Debbie, go (here). This workshop will provide families with a framework and practical tips on how to respond to children’s comments and questions about differences and how to have courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics.

Register at: wscoop.events@gmail.com

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Nov 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Nov 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

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

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

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 30 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Nov 30 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Mobile blood drive @ Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc.
Nov 30 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in the upper SE parking lot at Macdonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 7–10 am.

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

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

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

Active Dads Play Group.

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

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 30 @ 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

Reception for ‘Revealing Today’s Northwest Coastal Peoples: Native Cultural Gatherings’ @ South Seattle College Art Gallery
Nov 30 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

South Seattle College Art Gallery
Revealing Today’s Northwest Coastal Peoples:
Native Cultural Gatherings
November 13, 2017 – January 26, 2018

Artist Recognition Gathering:
Featuring art demos and panel discussion.
Thursday, November 30, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Traditional refreshments will be served.

Artists: Katherine Arquette, Peter Boome,
Al Charles, Harmony Hoss, Ty Juvenile,
Janice Lonergan, Brandan McCarty,
Micah McCarty, Bruce Pierre, Phillip Solomon
Gallery Hours: 9am – 3pm, Monday – Thursday
(Subject to change.)

Location: Art Gallery
Jerry Brockey Student Center
South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW

Winter baking demonstration & tasting @ West Seattle YMCA
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

With Chef Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Winter Baking Demo/tasting

Thursday 11/30, 12/14, 12/21, 4:30-5:30pm

Gingerbread cut outs, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts for Hanukkah), benne seed biscuits (for Kwanzaa)

No sign-up required

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

West Seattle High School Open House @ WSHS Theater
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about WSHS course offerings, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Hear from current WSHS students regarding their experiences in high school and meet with teachers, counselors and administration. School tours will be offered as well.”

Hypnosis & PTS @ Excel Hypnosis
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

Hypnosis & PTS: You Can Be Free!

I intend to answer your questions about hypnosis and self hypnosis for PTS. If you suffer and are not getting the relief you need sign up for this class and give yourself the opportunity to live a happy, productive life. Free of guilt, shame, anger and fear.

Experience hypnosis with the group and feel the benefits immediately.

Join me for this talk at 1900 on November 30th, December 14th Or January 10th. Visit the website to reserve your spot now: https://excel-hypnosis.com/classes/
or call Anthony @ 206-549-1108 for more information. $7.00

Excel Hypnosis ~ 3717 California Ave SW, 102D

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 30 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 1:45 am

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

Dec
1
Fri
2017
West Seattle synagogue listings
Dec 1 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 1 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 1 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) on Friday December 1, 2017 from 1 pm–7 pm (closed 3–4 pm for a break). Blood drives are open to the public.

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Holiday Market, day 1
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Fauntleroy Schoolhouse

Holiday Market

Friday, December 1st, 4-8 pm

Saturday, December 2nd, 9-3 pm

Now seeking vendors!

Reserve your space today!

denise@fauntleroyschoolhouse.org

425-445-4064/206-932-6304

Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 1 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

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

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

HPIC Corner Bar @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

At the Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC):

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

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

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

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

Shawn Williams performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Orleans-based musician Shawn Williams performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘Holiday Cast Party’ @ Artswest @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

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

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

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

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

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West Seattle synagogue listings
Dec 2 all-day

West Seattle synagogue listings:

KOL HANESHAMAH:

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

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

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

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

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

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 2 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Kiwanis of West Seattle’s Community Pancake Breakfast @ Alki Masonic Hall
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Community Pancake Breakfast Hosted By Kiwanis of West Seattle
Saturday, December 2nd, 7 am to 11 am, Alki Masonic Hall 4736 40th Ave SW

Please join us at this annual event hosted by the West Seattle Kiwanis. It is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones.

70th Annual West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast:

Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Kids under 10 eat FREE (with paid adult)
Free photo with Santa for kids under 10
Bring new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 2 @ 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.

Adopt-a-Street cleanup in Admiral @ Metropolitan Market
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Admiral Neighborhood Association at 9 am outside Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) – tools and bags are provided, as are breakfast and lunch treats. Just come ready to spend a few hours beautifying the neighborhood.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Holiday Market, day 2
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Fauntleroy Schoolhouse

Holiday Market

Friday, December 1st, 4-8 pm

Saturday, December 2nd, 9-3 pm

Now seeking vendors!

Reserve your space today!

denise@fauntleroyschoolhouse.org

425-445-4064/206-932-6304

Lincoln Park TLC work party
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

West Seattle’s Lincoln Park, contains 80 acres of stunning, mature forest. As with most city forests, it’s been invaded by ivy, holly, etc. Help us restore and maintain this urban jewel! This is a great event for families and organizations looking to make a real contribution to the environment. You’re likely to get dirty, but we promise you a good work out and good karma! Meet at 9:00 am at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). Dress for weather, long sleeves/pants year around and sturdy shoes or boots. Contact Sharon sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale @ The Kenney
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2017 Kenney Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale happens Saturday, December 2.

Finish off your Christmas shopping with us at the Kenney! Lots of unique, handmade, one of a kind items. Bake sale too! Proceeds from tables and bake sale benefit The Kenney Foundation.

VENDORS WANTED. Handmade items preferred, but retail products (example: Avon or LuLaRoe) Spaces are $25 and include one 6′ table and two chairs. No duplicate retail vendors, or homemade food. Please call Danette for more information, and to reserve spaces. 206-937-2800 NOTE–Payment is due by December 1 to guarantee your space.
10AM to 3PM
7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, 98136

Explorer West Middle School December Open House
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

An Independent Middle School in West Seattle for Students in Grades 6-8

Explorer West redefines the middle school experience by offering rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment. Our award-winning sustainability and outdoor education programs inspire young people to positively impact their environment and community. Graduates become leaders who flourish, both academically and socially, at the high schools of their choice.

Discover How We Are Different at Our Open Houses

Open Houses are the best opportunities for families to learn about our school before applying for admission. During the Open Houses, families explore classrooms, talk to our faculty and staff, and engage with our parents and students. Open Houses are suited for families with students in 4th-7th grade, but all are welcome! We recommend all families attend an Open House. School visits are reserved for families who are applying for the 2018 school year.

Explorer West Open House Dates.

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information on our school and program, visit us at: www.explorer-west.org

GriefShare recovery support group @ Grace Church
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

Giờ đọc truyện tiếng Việt! (Vietnamese Story Time) at Delridge Library
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Children’s Programs   www.spl.org

Vietnamese Cultural Center open to the public
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Wyatt’s Jewelers Holiday Open House
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village is hosting a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. Discount, holiday cheer, and dessert!

West Seattle artists’ pop-up sale
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

West Seattle photo encaustic artist Tara McDermott and mixed media encaustic artist Ellen Zrimsek will be hosting a pop-up art sale along with 5 other local women encaustic artists Dec. 2 from 1:00-5:00. We will be offering small (12×12 and smaller) pieces all priced at less than $200. Beverages and yummy bites will be on hand. Please visit us at 2124 31st Ave S., Seattle, 98144 -in the Mt. Baker neighborhood.

5th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle @ Various WS locations, see list
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 3 pm
Event: 5th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/790953561088926/
Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/12BarsOfChristmasWestSeattle/

Wear your festive holiday attire, your ugly sweater or Santa suit and join us for an evening of holiday joy. Pub crawl starts at 3 p.m. but you are welcome to join at any of the crawl locations – check the itinerary below to see where we will be.

Prizes given out for best “festive” outfits! Bonus prizes given out at bars #10, 11 and 12.

Purchase your wristband ($5 suggested donation) from Randi or Brent the day-of the event or pre-pay for a wristband using PayPal (directions below). All wristband sales are donated to the following neighborhood charities: Furry Faces Foundation (http://www.furryfacesfoundation.org/) and the West Seattle Food Bank (http://www.westseattlefoodbank.org/).

Itinerary
Stop 1: Beveridge Place Pub at 3:00 pm
Stop 2: The Bridge at 3:45 pm
Stop 3: New Luck Toy at 4:30 pm
Stop 4: OutWest Bar at 5:15 pm
Stop 5: Great American Diner and Bar at 6:00 pm
Stop 6: Puerto Vallarta at 6:30 pm
Stop 7: Poggie Tavern at 7:00 pm
Stop 8: The Lodge Sports Grille at 8:00 pm
Stop 9: The Beer Junction at 9:00 pm
Stop 10: Maharaja at 9:30 pm
Stop 11: West 5 at 10:30 pm
Stop 12: Shadowland at 11:00 pm

12 Bars of Christmas West Seattle Social Media:
Facebook: 12bocwestseattle
Twitter: @12BOCWSeattle
Age Restrictions: ** This is a 21+ Event **
Questions? Contact Randi Lyons via 12BOC Facebook private message or via email at: randi12boc@gmail.com

PayPal Details
– PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/
– Suggested donation of $5.00 for each wristband
– Send donation to: randi12boc@gmail.com
– If purchasing more than one wristband, please indicate each recipient’s name in the notes field
– Pickup your wristband(s) from your pub crawl hosts (Randi or Brent) the day of the event at any of the 12-pub crawl stops (check the itinerary to see where we are at).

All ages – Tinkerlab STEM Challenge @ Southwest Library
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday October 21, 3-4:30 pm – All Ages – Tinkerlab STEM Challenge.

Drop in and learn with the Southwest Teen Service Learners at our STEM Challenge, a fun all-ages program where you will learn to use science, technology, engineering, and math to experiment and create amazing inventions. More info here.

December Tinkerlab at Southwest Library
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tinkerlab at Southwest Library:

STEM Challenge
3 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2

West Seattle Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting and Night Market @ Junction Plaza Park
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Night Market: 3-7 pm on SW Alaska between 42nd and California
Tree Lighting: 4:45-5:30 pm
See our Holiday Guide for full details.

Trevor Ras Holiday Singalong and West Seattle Food Bank fundraiser! @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Musician Trevor Ras performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Enjoy a Christmas sing-along and contribute during the West Seattle Food Bank donation drive and fundraiser.

Tibbetts Community Christmas Party @ Tibbetts United Methodist Church
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

12/2 – Saturday

Community Christmas Party – Tibbetts UMC, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Christmas is coming right up, and it’s time to decorate gingerbread and eat Christmas cookies! Bring your friends and family to this fun and FREE event. Tibbetts extends an open invitation to the public to join us for the Community Christmas Party. We welcome all to this gathering that includes a warm meal, gingerbread decorating, cookie eating, and crafts. We will be serving chili with cornbread muffins and a spiced vegan lentil soup. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall (NE corner of 41st Ave SW and Andover Street). ALL are welcome to this FREE community event!

West Seattle Meaningful Movie: ‘Lost Art of Good Conversation’ @ Neighborhood House-High Point
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Lost Art of Good Conversation
A panel discussion of the book The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

This panel discussion–with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche; Susan Piver; Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler; Rep. Jared Polis; and panel moderator, Lodro Rinzler–highlights the importance of good conversation in these challenging times.

It explores how we can awaken to our lives through the simple act of conversing with others and by mindfully engaging in our relationships. By shifting our focus away from our own agenda, we can connect with others and the greater world.

Our world is in dire need of kindness and compassion. This film shows us the power that love and respect have to bring the conversation to “you and me” instead of “us vs. them.”

100 minutes
Produced by Kalapa Media
Recorded in Denver, Colorado, in October 2017

6:30 – doors open for tea and social time
7:00 – movie, followed by optional facilitated discussion

At High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle 98126
Bus numbers 21 and 128

NO CHARGE, but donations gratefully received.

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘Holiday Cast Party’ @ Artswest @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

The Esoterics ‘EXCELSIS ‘ choral concert @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“EXCELSIS – Contemplating extremity” will be performed at 8:00 pm @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Two world premiere commissions, a Pulitzer-prize-winner, and more –this is music you won’t hear anywhere else!

In the final concert of its 24th season, The Esoterics will cast its choral gaze upward, to consider the forces that propel us to greater heights of consciousness. This December, we welcome the transforming embrace of the celestial feminine in the songs of EXCELSIS.

The ensemble is excited to welcome two Philadelphia composers who were commissioned by The Esoterics to write works that will receive their world premieres in EXCELSIS. Andrea Clearfield’s Khandroma sets a Tibetan poem by Sienna Craig that honors the dakini, the ancient Buddhist spirits that dance across the sky. Kala Pierson composed Flung open, setting a poem of her own creation earlier this year, while on a residency at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Pierson says about her commission:

“For me, one of the joys of writing choral music is finding fresh approaches to what I call the ‘secular cathedral piece’ – moving and powerful music that, without setting religious texts, still elegantly evokes the ‘cathedral-scale’ sacred music of the western choral tradition. As we feel in the best choral performances, the singers are in fact worshipping one another. And as any fan of The Esoterics knows, one couldn’t hope for better musicians to realize this concept. “

Both Andrea and Kala will join us in Seattle for the entire concert weekend to work with the ensemble and meet our audience. In addition to these two premieres, the group will perform Paul John Rudoi’s Spheres of influence, setting two cosmic poems by Tim Togeas and Sara Dailey about the astronomical forces that we find within each of us.

The centerpiece of EXCELSIS will be To touch the sky by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. This nine-movement compendium of celestial feminine poetry includes texts by Sappho, Mirabai, Hildegard of Bingen, Amy Lowell, Emily Brontë, Edna St Vincent Millay, Christina Rossetti, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Marie Howe. As a prelude to this cycle, the group will also perform If I were a swan, Puts’ elegant rendering of a poem by Fleda Brown.

“I love the music in this project,” says Chris Lewis, who has been singing with The Esoterics since 2010, “This concert is a great mix of gorgeous harmony, along with flashes of craziness. I’m digging it!”

Now in its twenty-fourth season, The Esoterics, Seattle’s most innovative chorus has drawn international praise for performing rarely-heard compositions of contemporary music for unaccompanied voices, for infusing elements of the literary, theatrical, and visual arts into the typical concert experience, and for performing settings of poetry, philosophy, and spiritual writings from around the world.

We hope that you can join us for this celestial concert series!

The Esoterics will offer three performances of EXCELSIS:

2 December 2017 | 800pm | Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW | West Seattle
1 December 2017 | 800pm | St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street | Seattle
3 December 2017 | 700pm | Christ Episcopal Church | 310 North K Street | Tacoma

General admission ticket prices are $25 at the door ($22 in advance). Discounted admission ticket prices are $18 at the door ($15 in advance) for students, seniors, the un(der)employed, and the differently-abled. Active singers in other choral groups may also attend for $15.

Advance tickets are available online through BrownPaperTickets.

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

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

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

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

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Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 3 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

West Seattle Sunday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 3 @ 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.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle church listings @ Various West Seattle locations
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

*Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd St) – “AHCC is a community of people joining Jesus on His mission to reconcile, heal and transform our community, city and world. We are located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood, and we gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Programs are available for children as well.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*West Seattle Christian Church – West Seattle Christian is a group of people striving to be a Jesus community that cares about the things Jesus cares about. We would love to have join us for our weekend service or one of our special events or service opportunities. Sunday Worship is at 10:00 am in our Activity Center (just south of the main historic church building on 42nd Ave). Visitor parking is directly behind our historic sanctuary (off of Genesee) or in the small lot directly across 42nd Ave from the same building. Additional parking is down the hill in our larger lot off of 41st Ave. Online: westseattlechristian.church Also on Facebook and on Instagram. Say hello: 206-932-2098

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee @ Walt Hundley Playfield
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Contact: Timothy Lowry
timxthy@gmail.com<

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 3 @ 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

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee @ Arrowhead Gardens
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NOVEMBER MEETING CONFIRMED: 11/5/17

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

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

Youngstown 100 @ Historic Cooper School
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
2:00-5:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

We’re 100 years old this year!!! Come celebrate the centennial of the Historic Cooper School with live music & dance performances, open house, food, drinks and, of course, birthday cake! Enjoy sweet reggae music by Seattle’s own Kore Ionz!

Put your 100-year Hope in our time capsule
View and purchase art by our own Cooper Resident Artists, or create your own
Learn more about West Seattle and Cooper School history
Help us reach our goal of 100 donations of $100

Don’t. Miss. This. Party!

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Jenna Vivre performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Indie Soul artist Jenna Vivre performs at at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 3 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 3 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 2:00 am

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

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4
Mon
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Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 4 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 4 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Monday Artists @ Island View Apartments
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

Ukulele Jam & Sing-Along – all levels @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family story time @ High Point Library
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s weekly net
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 4 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 2:00 am

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

Dec
5
Tue
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 5 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 5 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library @ Southwest Library
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Baby Story Time @ Southwest Library
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Preschooler Enrichment Programs
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coffee Time with Veterans @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

First Tuesdays, 11 am–12 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle.

Senior Center of West Seattle Member Holiday Luncheon
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am

Tuesday December 5, Member Holiday Luncheon, doors open at 11:30 am, lunch served at 11:45. Entertainment is Dina Blade Duo. Free to members of the Senior Center of West Seattle. Pre-registration is required by Dec 4 by calling 206 932 4044 x1 or stopping by the front desk. 4217 SW Oregon Street.

Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly meeting @ Alki Masonic Lodge
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

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

Upcoming in September and October 2017:

Sept 19 – Beth Farmer: Refugee/Asylum Services

Sep 26 – Teaching in the Amazon

Oct 3 – Vocational Service

Oct 10 – Students of the Month

Oct 17 – Elder Grow

Teen Drop-in Volleyball @ SWTLC
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

“Drinking Liberally in West Seattle” meetup @ Pizzeria 22
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Drinking Liberally West Seattle – Talking Politics

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

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

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition meeting – NOVEMBER AGENDA ADDED @ Southwest Library
Dec 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

November 2017 AGENDA:

6:00-6:15: Set up/Attendee Introductions
Short Community Announcements/Quick Discussion Items (from draft list below)

6:15- 7:00 pm: Guest Speakers, Joseph D. Everett Precinct Liaison, and John O’Neil CPT Officer: Informal presentation and community Q&A. Empowering the community and leveraging city resources to deal with chronic neighborhood issues: abandoned homes, squatters, problem houses, etc.

7:00-7:20 pm: Lt Ron Smith, Monthly crime stats vs over time.

7:20-7:45 pm: Community Announcements/Quick Discussion Items,
(continued from above, in no particular order)

Transit hub lighting
GIS stormwater meeting/Roxhill Park
Delridge Triangle improvement grants
25th Ave SW / Trenton pathway update
DNDC meeting report back
Meetings for the rest of the year moving into 2018.
Cross walks/Pedestrian Safety (call for new coaling committee)
WWRHAH new website launch
HALA update
H line – art project/selection process

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

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

West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club meeting @ Brookdale West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management @ Excel Hypnosis
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Pill Free Pain Management! Hypnosis For Chronic Pain Management.

Do you take pain medications that dull your entire life just in order to get through the day? Do you suffer from pain because you are afraid of becoming addicted to your medications? It’s time to stop the madness and take back control of your life.

Experience hypnosis with the group and feel the benefits immediately.

Join me for this 1 hour introduction to Hypnosis & Pain Management @7:00 PM

December 5th, 12th or 19th.

Visit the website to reserve your spot now: https://excel-hypnosis.com/classes/
or call Anthony @ 206-549-1108 for more information. $7.00

Excel Hypnosis ~ 3717 California Ave SW

Learn to Dance @ Senior Center of WS
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Learn to Dance!

Dance classes offered by Dean Paton of Century Ballroom

Four-week series of classes, Tuesdays, Nov 28 to December 19

Beginning Swing 7pm to 8pm

Beginning Waltz 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Each series is $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers

Take one or both!

Classes held at SCWS at 4217 SW Oregon St.

Shambhala Meditation @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shambhala Meditation – On-going Series (every Tuesday evening) at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,
South Classroom / 111

7:00-7:45 PM Meditation
7:45-8:00 PM Tea and Social Time
8:00-8:30 PM Group Discussion

Sitting meditation begins at 7:00 PM. Please arrive by 6:50 PM if you are interested in receiving meditation instruction.

Group discussion will begin at 8:00. We may have a guest speaker who will discuss a meditation topic and/or lead a group discussion.

Prerequisites: None, open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Contact:
Ernestina Morris and Susan Rosenberg
206-280-2231 or 720-300-8775

Baby Ketten Karaoke @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 1:45 am

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

Dec
6
Wed
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 6 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 6 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Beginning English class @ Neighborhood House
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Baby Story Time @ High Point Library
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Free blood pressure readings @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

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

Hot Topics for Seniors @ Southwest Branch Library
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

Meet at noon for 1 to 1.5 hours.

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

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

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

American Mah Jongg in West Seattle! @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 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!

All Ages – Hour of Code @ Southwest Library
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday Dec. 6, 2:30-4 pm – all Ages – Hour of Code @ Southwest Branch.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Tutorials are available in over 30 languages using the library’s iPads. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the Senior Center of West Seattle

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

Sponsored by Terry Holm.

Alki Elementary PTA meeting
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Except as noted in the Kiwanis website calendar here.

Southwest District Council meeting – NOVEMBER AGENDA ADDED @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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

6:30 pm – welcome and introductions

6:40 pm – voting for 2018 officers
Tamsen Spengler, co-chair
Amanda Sawyer, co-chair
Roxane Rusch, secretary

6:55 pm – Proposed rezone at 9250 45th SW
*Bruce Butterfield and Mike Dey, Fauntleroy Community Association

Jim Page performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Lesbian Night with Karaoke Kelli @ Outwest Bar
Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm

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

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

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:45 am

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

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 7 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 7 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Active Dads Play Group @ Neighborhood House
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Active Dads Play Group.

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

Thursday Family Story Time @ Southwest Library
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

First Thursday Democrats’ luncheon/discussion @ Daystar Retirement Village
Dec 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

West Seattle Lions Club meeting @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+ @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tai Chi and Qigong for 50+

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

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

Teen Drop-in Pickle Ball / Badminton @ SWTLC
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). More info from C & P:

Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice; guitarist and song stylist in the traditions of blues, folk, jazz, country, old-time, bluegrass, r&b, and rock.

‘Holiday Cast Party’ @ Artswest @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:45 am

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

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Mark Wangerin’s bird photos on display @ West Seattle YMCA
Dec 8 @ 5:30 am – 10:00 pm

Mark Wangerin, who contributes so many wonderful bird photos to WSB, has 18 on display at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). You can see them any time the Y is open – look for the blue wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms (ask at the front desk if you need directions.)

Y hours are
5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. M-F
7-6 on Saturday
10-8 on Sunday

Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 8 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

Friday Night Skate @ Alki Community Center
Dec 8 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

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

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

Art Lounge @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Lounge – doors open at 7 pm. 21+.

Bring your art/craft to the Lounge where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors and set your imagination free. Let creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC.

(Check the HPIC website for optional art-class offering.)

Teen Late Night Programs @ WS Community Centers (check listing for locations)
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ages 13-19

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation Teen Programs.

‘Holiday Cast Party’ @ Artswest @ ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

At ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery:

ArtsWest’s Holiday Cast Party

December 1 – December 23, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest-style, with music, merriment, and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise, and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty, and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment!

Cabaret Tables for Two are available for each performance. For $99, enjoy the show from the best seats in the house with complimentary libations!

BUY TICKETS

Tickets may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs.–Sat. 2–7:30 pm.

Twelfth Night Productions’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show’ @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Twelfth Night Productions (TNP) is excited to announce the return of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show”, playing this December at Kenyon Hall. Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, playwright Joe Landry’s take on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as the ensemble of characters bring the town of Bedford Falls to the stage. You will feel the magic as we return to the fateful Christmas Eve when George Bailey contemplates ending his life before he realizes the difference he makes in the lives of others. “No man is a failure who has friends.”

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

This live radio show will be performed at historic Kenyon Hall, one of West Seattle’s favorite venues, December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm,
and December 10 and 17 at 3 pm.
Bring the family and make this a holiday tradition! Tickets are available online at Brown PaperTickets, and at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. SW, Seattle WA, an hour before the show on performance days. Prices are $20 for adults and $18 for students & seniors.

Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:45 am

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

Karaoke @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Dec 8 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 2:00 am

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

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Full holiday-event list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide
Dec 9 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 pm

Our full list of holiday events/information is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, covering Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Bartell Drugs-Salvation Army Toy ‘n’ Joy Drive @ Bartell Drugs stores
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.” 
  
Donation options include: 

Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.

Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

West Seattle Saturday Soccer @ Delridge Playfield
Dec 9 @ 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.

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

West Seattle LUG (WSeaLUG) Meeting @ Fauntleroy YMCA

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

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

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

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

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (closed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for a break).

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

Delridge Natural Area cleanup work party
Dec 9 @ 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

Sound Steps Walking Program @ Camp Long
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Storytime @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Barnes & Noble at Westwood Village:

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

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 9 @ 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