West Seattle Event Calendar

The WSB West Seattle Event Calendar is sponsored by Meeples Games

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Madison Music Swing Dance and Auction @ Madison Middle School
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Madison Sr. Orchestra, Sr. Band, and Jazz Band will provide music along with our featured special guest The West Seattle Big Band!

For our dancing guests there will be swing dance lessons by the amazing Savoy Swing Club.

There will be a silent auction, raffle, and raise the paddle along with games, a bit of food (pizza), and baked goods all to benefit the 250+-student-strong Madison Music Program.

Tickets are $10 per adult online, $15 at the door. Teachers and children (18 and under) are free.
Visit our Music Boosters Swing Dance and Auction Website to purchase your tickets.

Can’t attend this year? Please consider donating to support the Madison Music Program.

Auction Donation
Have an item you would like to offer up for auction, to benefit the Madison Music Program? Please download the Swing Dance Donation Form 2017 for instructions and information.

Would you like to help that night? Please email madisonmusicboosters@gmail.com to find out where you can help. Volunteering is a great way to enjoy the night (free!) and support our musicians.

Parents’ Night Out – (WSHS student Fundraiser) @ West Seattle High School
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

West Seattle High School Junior class is hosting a parents night out Friday, March 24th!

Who: Ages 3–11 (must be potty-trained)
Where: Check in at the WSHS foyer at West Seattle High School – 3000 California Ave SW.
When: Friday March 24th, 6–10 pm
Cost: $25 per child OR $20 with two canned goods which will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank. Cost includes: Pizza, Games, Crafts, and Movie! Sitters are CPR trained.

RSVP to wshsco2018@gmail.com

What is Parents Night Out? PNO is a child sitting service where WSHS Junior Class ASB will watch your kids, provide food, fun and activities so the parents can enjoy a night out too!

Thank you for supporting West Seattle High School

Seafair Commodores Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser @ West Seattle Bowl
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let the good times roll! The Seattle Seafair Commodores are hosting their 25th annual Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Check-in begins at 9:00 am with balls rolling soon after. The event will be held at West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Registration is still only $50 per adult bowler, and $25 for children 12 and under. Six bowlers make a team.

Proceeds from the Bowl-a-Thon benefit the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women.

This is a family friendly event and great way to support education while sharing time with friends. If you’ve never joined us, please come and introduce yourself. We would love to have you in the house!

For more information and the Bowl-a-Thon and to register, please contact Kathryn Bohot, chiefofstaff@seattlecommodores.com. Registration forms can be found at www.seattlecommodores.com.

We greatly appreciate West Seattle Bowl’s continued support of this event.

About the Seattle Seafair Commodores –

For over 60 years, the Seafair Commodores have been serving the Seattle community as the Seafair Festival’s official Goodwill Ambassadors. We are active year round representing Seattle and Seafair at festivals throughout the Northwest and British Columbia, as well as many community service projects. We are proud to be one of the five Seafair volunteer “families” – distinct volunteer groups that were part of the original founding of the Seafair Festival in the 1940s. The Commodores started as a group of Seattle business leaders who came together to raise money for the festival. We continue to honor our original mission by raising money for the Seafair Foundation and Scholarship Program for Women.

Self-defense workshop benefiting OneAmerica @ SIMA
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Seattle Integrated Martial Arts will be conducting a community-based Self-Defense Workshop on Saturday, March 25th, 12:30 – 2:00.

We will be raising money for a local organization, OneAmerica, that helps immigrant communities and fights for human rights.

The workshop is “free” but we are asking a suggested donation of $30 or whatever people can contribute.
Space is also limited. Call 206-935-4531 or email classes@simamartialarts.com to register.

Bowling for Equality @ West Seattle Bowl
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join The Human Rights Campaign (the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights organization) for our 15th Annual Bowling for Equality Fundraiser on Saturday, March 25th! This event is always a fun time and we are excited to be back at West Seattle Bowl this year. Three sessions are available, 3-5 pm, 6-8 pm and 9-11 pm. The 3-5 pm session is a great option for families and kids. Included in your ticket price is 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, appetizers and most importantly an annual membership to the HRC. We have great raffle prizes, drink specials and are thrilled to welcome back West Seattle’s own, Dolly Madison as our hostess!

Saturday, March 25th
3-5 pm
6-8 pm
9-11 pm

Please purchase your Tickets at: hrc.im/seattlebowling . Door sales may be limited.

Duwamish Rowing Club Fundraiser @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

6th Annual Duwamish Rowing Club Fundraiser
The 6th Annual Duwamish Rowing Club Fundraiser at the Highland Park Improvement Club with special guest speaker, former UW rowing coach Bob Ernst.

When: March 25th from 6-10 pm

Where: The Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden

Cost: $20 for Adults Includes a Chili Dinner and Drink,
Youth 18 and Under Accompanied by an Adult are Free

Special Guest Speaker Bob Ernst, Former UW rowing coach. “His 42 year tenure at UW included eight national championships, 11 Coach of the Year awards, stints with the men’s and women’s programs, and an Olympic gold medal.” We couldn’t get a better speaker short of the ghost of George Pocock.

Silent Auction and Drawing with Amazing Prizes Including:

-A Weekend at the Freestone Inn in Methow Valley
-A Scenic Puget Sound Flight
-A Classic Wooden Boat Ride on the Duwamish
-Numerous Other Prizes

Vinyl Night! Bring a Record for the DJ to Play.

The 6th Annual Duwamish Rowing Club Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 25th from 6-10 pm at the Highline Park Improvement Club. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 for youth membership and regatta fees, coaching time, maintenance and upkeep of our boats, and essential repairs.

The Duwamish Rowing Club is a community-driven, non-profit program, established in 2011, dedicated to bringing the sport of rowing to the residents of South Park, Georgetown, White Center, and surrounding neighborhoods. We offer affordable recreational access to the Duwamish River through low-cost adult and youth memberships. In the past 6 years our team has raced in 8 local regattas, had more than 20 youth participate in our program, and have built a volunteer-supported program operating out of a small boathouse on the banks of the Duwamish River.

Event tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at http://drcfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com/

More info about joining or supporting the club at www.duwamishrowingclub.org

Joyas Mestizas Spring Recital and Fundraiser @ Hiawatha Community Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Joyas Mestizas for a Spring Recital of traditional folklorico dances from regions across Mexico, performed by youth ages 5-20!

Doors open at 5 pm for silent auction bidding and browsing.

Recital will begin at 6 pm.

Founded in 1988, Joyas Mestizas is a youth dance group that celebrates hispanic culture while helping children maintain a connection to their Mexican culture through the tradition of folklorico.

Joyas Mestizas dancers build patience, teamwork, and perseverance by learning complex dances from regions across Mexico. Performing with Joyas Mestizas offers dancers a chance to exhibit poise under pressure and to share their passion for their cultural heritage at community celebrations across our region.

Joyas Mestizas is more than just a dance group. It is a tightly-knit community; a way for young people from a variety of backgrounds to gain an appreciation for the diversity and vitality of Mexican culture and an opportunity for youth to gain important life skills.

Tickets $10 (link above)

WS Booster Club’s Spring Event Fundraiser w/live music @ Slim's Last Chance
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Please join the WS Booster Club at our spring event. This is an evening you will not want to miss! Come out for a fun night with live music by the band “The Groove Surfers” at Slim’s Last Chance in Georgetown.

The band goes on at 9pm, but come early (7:30pm) for fun, giveaways, WSHS gear and 15% off Slim’s famous chili!

Tickets are $30 per person with proceeds benefiting the students at WSHS, and can be purchased on our website at westseattleboosterclub.org/slims/

We look forward to seeing you on the March 25th!

Fundraiser “Beatles Tribute” to Benefit Star of Hope @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) on Saturday April 1st, 7 pm–10:30 pm.

Fundraiser “Beatles Tribute” to Benefit Star of Hope – a school and orphanage in Kenya. Live music featuring “The Flaming Pies”. $20/person

Live music in a cozy setting and all proceeds go to help educate children in Africa.
Sponsored by Star of Hope, US.

Golf tournament benefiting West Seattle HS Boys’ Basketball @ River Bend Golf Complex
Apr 8 @ 6:45 am – 6:45 am

West Seattle HS Boys Basketball Presents:
The 3rd Annual Wildcat Golf Fundraiser at River Bend Golf Complex

Saturday, April 8th
Check-in time 6:45 am Tee-time 7:30 am SHOTGUN START
Golf entry Includes green-fees, power cart, range balls, prize fund & meal ticket

This is a shotgun start, scramble tournament fundraiser for the West Seattle High School Boys Basketball Program. Handicaps will be used in addition with team final score to determine the champions, as well as the 2nd & 3rd place finishers. There will be a men’s and woman’s long drive contest, plus a closest to the pin contest. Also, the use of mulligans are strongly encouraged and can be purchased at the clubhouse before the tournament begins. With this fundraiser, we the basketball program hope to supply our athletes with quality basketball instruction, as well as equipment to perform at the highest level. We appreciate your support. Go Wildcats!


For more information, contact keffazio@gmail.com (253) 250-8989

Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe/CYO Golf Tournament @ West Seattle Golf Course
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The annual OLG/CYO Golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, 7am at West Seattle Golf Course. Lunch, awards, and a prize raffle will immediately follow the golf. Proceeds from the event go to the Our Lady of Guadalupe CYO athletic program and the in-parish fund. Further information along with sign-up sheets & sponsorship forms will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Colberg at 206.618.1361 or via email: tomcolberg@comcast.net.

Taste of West Seattle 2017 @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From the West Seattle Helpline:

Join us for one of our favorite events of the year–The 12th annual Taste of West Seattle! This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will feature food and drink from 50 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more!

All proceeds from the event go directly to support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency assistance programs for low-income individuals and families in West Seattle who are recovering from a crisis or unexpected hardship.

Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Time: VIP admission: 6:00 pm / General admission 6:30 pm

Location: The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California Ave SW)

Tickets on sale March 1st.

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