West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Tree! Music! Santa! Christmas Ship!

December 12, 2008 1:14 pm
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wswllicon3.pngRegardless of what the weather does or doesn’t do, this is perhaps the very best pre-Christmas weekend – second-to-last weekend before The Holiday, so nobody’s in pre-holiday panic mode yet. And what a wonderful thing that is, since we have a tree lighting tonight, Christmas Ship visits Saturday and Sunday nights, Santa in The Junction and at Westwood Village, wondrous musical offerings, and the WSB Forum members inviting you to a great party and donation drive on Sunday … It’s not all holidays, though – there’s “hardcore karaoke” tonight at Skylark (WSB sponsor), for example, and a circus/acrobatics show at Youngstown! In all, more than 50 West Seattle events listed ahead:

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COMPLETE HOLIDAY SEASON EVENT LIST CAN BE FOUND HERE

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS TREE LOT LIST CAN BE FOUND HERE

ALL WEEKEND: Raffle tickets for $5,000 gift-certificates giveaway now available at participating West Seattle Junction (WSB sponsor) merchants; here’s the list; next drawings this Sunday afternoon

ALL WEEKEND: Movies (and more) at the Admiral Theater

ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool is open again! Swim-session schedule here

ALL WEEKEND: West Seattle history on display @ Log House Museum at Alki, Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm

FRIDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Nico and Zoe Toys now open in their ActivSpace storefront, 11 am-2 pm on Fridays only (more info here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Parents’ Night Out, child care at Alki Community Center for ages 4-8, 6-9 pm (please register, 684-7430)

FRIDAY NIGHT: “Emma in Wonderland,” family-friendly circus show. The production company is the youth troupe from S.A.N.C.A. (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts). The school is a nonprofit and the proceeds of the show go to the general fund including scholarships for students. 6 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (tickets available online)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Holiday Feast and Giving Tree, Hiawatha Community Center, 6:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Family skating at Alki Community Center: “This weekly event at Alki Community Center is suitable for all ages and all abilities! This is a great time to practice your skills and tricks while experiencing a roller-rink atmosphere. You can always look forward to the Limbo, and friendly racing. If you don’t have your own skates, you can borrow a pair of ours!” 6:45-8:45 pm ($3/person)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Our Lady of Guadalupe tree lighting, 7 pm (see the flyer here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Dominoes game night at Red Cup Espresso in The Junction, starting at 7 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian, classical guitarist Barry Pollack, 6-9 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: “Plaid Tidings” at ArtsWest, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Ars Poetica Musica in Of Bells, Stars and the Joy of Giving, a holiday concert of song and poetry celebrating the magic and mystery of the season. Join soprano Mary Jo DuGaw, actor David Ketter, and pianist Jennifer Hammill on a journey of reflections, some familiar, some new, on the meaning of this beautiful time of year. Kenyon Hall, 8 pm (Reserved table seats are $14. Row seats are $12 general and $10 students/seniors. Make a reservation and receive a $2 discount on row seats)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Special all-ages Easy Street After Hours with The Next-Door Neighbors and The Coyotes, 9:30 pm (full details here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Burning Hearts Productions presents Hardcore Karaoke and The Crills, starts at 10 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT (SATURDAY TOO): Late-night very low tides (see chart here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Arts and Crafts Fair at C and P Coffee, 9 am-3 pm

SATURDAY MORNING: What better way to enjoy the holiday season then to explore the natural environment with your kids and neighbors! Come join us on our adventure and exploration through Hiawatha Park as we search for pine cones, plants and critters and then warm up with books, crafts and cocoa in the community center. Our adventure and activities will be led by volunteers from the Children’s Garden at Seattle Tilth. Meet up inside Hiawatha Community Center at 10 am for two hours of fun and learning. Event is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of North Admiral (FANNA – californiaplacepark.org)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: White Center Swap Meet (WSB sponsor) weekend starts at Southgate Event Center in White Center (former roller-skating rink on 17th SW south of Roxbury), new hours: 10 am-4 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Delridge Natural Area Work Party – GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP
When? 12/13/2008 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where? Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham
Come be a part of our goal of restoring part of Seattle’s 2500 acres of forested park land. Most of the trees in Seattle are near the end of their natural lifespan and invasive plants have choked out the seedlings that would replace the native trees. Come help us remove invasive plants and then put down a layer of mulch to prepare for planting the next generation of native trees and plants. The Delridge Natural Area is a beautiful site with the Longfellow Creek meandering through it. Two beaver ponds have developed as well, creating habitat for many different kinds of wildlife. Be sure to wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt and boots and if you have work gloves bring them as well. I have a supply of gloves as well. Also, bring water and a snack. If you have any questions, please contact me. Our work parties occur rain or shine! Contact: Mike Arizona 206-290-8805 E-mail: m_a1533@yahoo.com

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party, 10 am-2 pm (more info here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday Bazaar at Delridge Community Center, 10 am-3 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Admiral UCC Church (California/Hill) holds free monthly support groups the 2nd Saturday of every month, facilitated by Janice Milliman, BSW, Social Worker. * Caring for the Caregiver group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 am; * Living with Loss group from noon to 1 pm (brown-bag lunch). All information is confidential.

SATURDAY MORNING: Endolyne Children’s Choir is performing a holiday concert at 11:00 am. at Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave. SW. Tickets are $5 and $3 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the door. Endolyne Children’s Choir welcomes new members! The Endolyne Children’s Choir was founded in 2003 as a non-audition community choir serving the greater West Seattle area. Rehearsals are held at the Fauntleroy Church and are directed by Maria Johnson. Choristers are taught the basic fundamentals of music theory, vocal training, and performance skills. The Endolyne Children’s Choir is non-profit and non-sectarian and performs a wide variety of music. A professional staff works in a welcoming, fun environment that promotes music appreciation and confidence through performing. The choir has performed choral concerts and musicals. New members are welcome! More information, please contact Juliet Nazarino at (206) 935-5490 or info@endolynechoir.org.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Santa at Westwood Village, noon-4 pm, free pix with food bank donation, plus a Giving Tree for the Salvation Army (here’s the flyer with full details)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: “Emma in Wonderland,” family-friendly circus show. The production company is the youth troupe from S.A.N.C.A. (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts). The school is a nonprofit and the proceeds of the show go to the general fund including scholarships for students. 2 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (tickets available online)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Presentation about interactive read-alouds, Delridge Library branch, 2 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle Xtreme plays rec-soccer state championship match at Starfire in Tukwila, 3:45 pm (more info here)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Cafe Rozella Holiday Party, starts at 4 pm (read more at our partner site White Center Now)

SATURDAY EVENING: THREE STOPS by the Christmas Ship in West Seattle! Scheduled for 5:15-5:35 pm at Seacrest, 8:50-9:10 pm at Lowman Beach, 9:40-10 pm at Alki

SATURDAY NIGHT: West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) presents Parents Night Out, 5:30-10 pm @ West Seattle location, 4515 36th SW. Kids ages 3 months – 12 years have a safe and fun evening at the Y while parents go out or relax at home. $22.50-$30 depending upon child’s age. Space is limited. Registration required.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Bells of the Sound concert, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 7 pm (more info here)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemianwith pianist Victor Janusz, 7-10:30 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: “Emma in Wonderland,” family-friendly circus show. The production company is the youth troupe from S.A.N.C.A. (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts). The school is a nonprofit and the proceeds of the show go to the general fund including scholarships for students. 7 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (tickets available online)

SATURDAY NIGHT: “Plaid Tidings” at ArtsWest, 7:30 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Ars Poetica Musica in Of Bells, Stars and the Joy of Giving, a holiday concert of song and poetry celebrating the magic and mystery of the season. Join soprano Mary Jo DuGaw, actor David Ketter, and pianist Jennifer Hammill on a journey of reflections, some familiar, some new, on the meaning of this beautiful time of year. Kenyon Hall, 8 pm (Reserved table seats are $14. Row seats are $12 general and $10 students/seniors. Make a reservation and receive a $2 discount on row seats)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with The Cheats, The Weekend Session, Down With People, starts at 9 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: White Center Swap Meet (WSB sponsor) at Southgate Event Center in White Center (former roller-skating rink on 17th SW south of Roxbury), new hours: 10 am-4 pm

SUNDAY MIDDAY: West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm (remember, it’s year-round!)

SUNDAY MORNING: Hanging of the Greens: Join us for this service of presenting the symbols of Christmas with music and carols. Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 10 am (www.tibbetsumchurch.org)

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: The Bohemian presents Jazz Sunday Brunch, with classical guitarist Barry Pollack performing 11 am-2 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Discovery Shop (thrift store raising money for the American Cancer Society) now open in The Junction on Sundays till the last one before Christmas, 11 am-3 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Special holiday events presented by West Seattle Junction Association, including Santa photos at Cupcake Royale (free; suggested $10 donation goes to WestSide Baby, West Seattle Food Bank, and West Seattle Helpline), noon-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Fundraising sale of handmade wreaths to benefit Pathfinder K-8, at Hometown Holidays booth in front of Key Bank in The Junction, noon-4 pm (free face painting too!)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: There’s a Jewelry Trunk Show, featuring jewelry by Dotted Line Jewels, Idle Hands Designs, C-Lee Designs, Maracci Designs & Elsa Perez, at Twilight Art in The Junction, 11 am-3 pm. There will be snacks and bevvies!!!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: SQUARE ONE BOOKS (WSB sponsor) SUPPORTS WSH WILDCAT FRENCH STUDENT EXCHANGE, noon-5 pm: Square One Books, West Seattle’s Neighborhood Bookstore, will donate 10% of your total purchases on December 14th to the West Seattle French Club. Just mention that you are shopping for the West Seattle High School French Club before we ring up your sale. We have a great selection of books and gifts for everyone on your list, and our well-read staff are happy to assist with recommendations. We also offer complimentary gift wrapping. Help support your community by shopping local this holiday season, and we will support you by giving back 10%. Make sure to let you friends and neighbors know too!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Santa at Westwood Village, noon-4 pm, free pix with food bank donation, plus a Giving Tree for the Salvation Army (here’s the flyer with full details)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Holiday Open House at Friends and Company in The Junction, starting at noon, with a chocolate fountain, artist demonstrations, sale prices, and more

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Holiday Open House at Bridge Park, West Seattle’s premier choice for independent living. 2-4 pm. They will have delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages, plus special entertainment featuring the Valley Chorale Dickens Carolers. A complimentary professional portrait taken by Chuck from Mowery’s Photography will be our combined holiday gift to you for your donation. We would like to ask for your generous help with this task of collecting non-perishable food to support the West Seattle Food Bank and invite you to contribute to this worthy cause. Baby food especially welcome. And if you bring baby food or formula, we will add on to your holiday portraits with 8 wallets for your holiday cards.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: “Messiah” singalong at Seaview United Methodist Church, 2 pm (more details here including map)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: WSB Forum members invite everyone to their Holiday Gathering and donation drive, Big Al Brewing, White Center, all ages welcome, 3 pm (read more about it here)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Matinee performance of “Plaid Tidings” at ArtsWest, 3 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Holiday Food Drive during live music performance – The Atlas Stringband will be playing an afternoon show this Sunday afternoon, December 14th, at C & P Coffee Company in West Seattle. Join us for two hours of rollicking old-time tunes. There’ll be a generous helping of ballads, spirituals, tales from life on the road, and of course plenty of songs about moonshine and food. We’ll also be collecting donations for the West Seattle Food Bank, so bring some non-perishables and help out the individuals and families who need your help not just this holiday season, but all year round. The show is 3-5 PM, and all ages are invited. The music is free, but tips are always appreciated.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle’s U18 Eagles youth soccer team plays a championship match at Starfire in Tukwila, 3:45 pm (more info here)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Winter Rhapsody: Hear The Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club, The Offbeats Vocal Ensemble, and The Prelude Glee Club sing seasonal favorites. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for patrons 65 and up/16 and under. Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave SW, 4 pm (more info here)

SUNDAY NIGHT: Dog yoga at Twilight, 5 pm (read more here and sign up online)

SUNDAY NIGHT: “Unto Us a Child is Born” Christmas Concert, Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Fauntleroy Church (WSB sponsor) UCC (9140 California Ave SW): The Choir will perform a diverse range of Christmas music, ranging from classical Handel to contemporary arrangements of Christmas favorites. The program includes a sing-along and original Christmas music by Fauntleroy UCC music director Bronwyn Edwards Cryer. Free admission. Refreshments served following the concert. All are welcome! Concert is at 6 pm.

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages @ Skylark (WSB sponsor) with a Project Schoolhouse Art Auction at 5 pm, then Troubleshooting and The Raggedy Anns starting at 7 pm

SUNDAY NIGHT: Added performance of “Plaid Tidings” at ArtsWest, 7:30 pm

Are we missing anything? Let us know! And between weekends, keep an eye on our continuously updated Events page.

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