West Seattle Sunday: Hometown Holidays Sunday #2, gingerbread houses, Hanukkah party, Admiral Sings Christmas…

December 9, 2012 9:32 am
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Holiday happenings abound again today! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and regular Event Calendar:

SANTA PHOTOS AT HOLY ROSARY: 9:30-11 am in the school hall during Coffee & Donuts time (42nd and Genesee) – then visit the Tree Lot (41st and Dakota)- more details there.

PATHFINDER K-8’S FAMOUS HANDMADE WREATHS: On sale 9:30 am-2 pm at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market.

SPEAKING OF THE FARMERS’ MARKET … it’s open as always, 10 am-2 pm at 44th/Alaska.

WSHS CHEERLEADERS BENEFIT: The West Seattle High School cheer squad is selling hot cocoa 10 am-8 pm at Son In Law Tree Farm (Charlestown/California), and part of the weekend’s tree-sales proceeds will benefit them too. More details here.

VILLAGE GREEN PERENNIAL NURSERY HOLIDAY SALE: 10-3:30 at Village Green Perennial Nursery (WSB sponsor) (10223 26th SW): Find gifts for gardeners in your life!

PROFESSIONAL SANTA PHOTO DURING ‘HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS SUNDAY’: 11 am-3 pm, Santa will be here to listen to your children’s Christmas requests at City Mouse Studio and Store (4218 SW Alaska). 100% of your donation of $15 or more goes to West Seattle charities, and today there’s professional Santa photos and printing.

GRETCHEN’S GRAINS DEMO: West Seattleite Gretchen will show how to make yummy recipes with her Gretchen’s Grains products 11 am-3 pm at PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (WSB sponsor; California/Stevens).

FEEDBACK LOUNGE HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Noon-5 pm, the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) presents “Gifted,” the 4th annual holiday bazaar (more info here)

NEWLYWED AND ENGAGED COUPLES’ PHOTO SHOOT: Celebrate marriage equality with a professional photo at Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) at Seacrest – noon-3 pm, bring donation for the West Seattle Food bank. Full details here.

COMMUNITY MOVIE SHOWING:Where God Left His Shoes“: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project has an apartment available immediately–however, Frank needs a job on the books in order to qualify. While the rest of the city prepares for Christmas, Frank and his ten-year-old stepson, Justin, roam the cold streets of New York trying to find a job by day’s end … Alki United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds. Hot lunch served 11:45 am. Movie starts 12:15 pm. Discussion about issues of family homelessness immediately following, led by Alida Rothgeb, professional caseworker for families in need. Child care provided.

CHEESE TASTING AT PCC WEST SEATTLE: 1-5 pm – details here – free tasting at PCC Natural Markets (California/Stevens; WSB sponsor).

‘SANTA’S FIRST MAGICAL RIDE: THE MUSICAL’: 2 pm matinee of brand-new locally written/produced Christmas musical (which is sponsoring WSB to help get the word out), Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 2 pm matinee and evening performance at 7 pm; tickets available online.

CHRISTMAS TEA AND SILENT AUCTION: 2-5 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California SW. Please come to an elegant and festive afternoon tea with a silent auction. Tickets are $15 per person, ($10 under 10), for reservations, call Kate McCormick @ 206-932-2973, or email: rasadeh@quidnunc.net

ALL-AGES HANUKKAH PARTY: 3-5:30 pm. Join the West Seattle Torah Learning Center for its annual Hanukkah Happening. Hang with friends new and old, bedazzle, decorate… and enjoy some latkes and great food. High Point Community Center, 6920 34th SW. Please RSVP if you see this in time: shevigreer@gmail.com or 732.503.0795. For more info, see Facebook event page here.

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: THE RADIO PLAY’: Twelfth Night Productions‘ holiday show continues with its first 3 pm matinee at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW); tickets available online. A Children’s Hospital toy drive is being held during the show’s run.

ADMIRAL SINGS CHRISTMAS! All of West Seattle – and beyond! – invited to “Admiral Sings Christmas,” at 4 and 7 pm. (The entire family’s welcome, and there’s child care for babies.) “A Festive Community Sing-Along of all of your Favorite Christmas Songs and Carols! Featuring the fine music master: Keith Terhune & Jazz Legend: Overton Berry & the Admiral Choir … Come early for refreshments 30 min. before each performance.” Free admission; free-will contribution and non-perishable food donations encouraged. At Admiral Church (California and Hill)

SEATTLE MARINERS WOMEN’S CLUB PARTY: Seattle Mariners Women’s Club hosts their holiday banquet and party at The Sanctuary (2656 42nd SW), 4 pm, including dinner, raffles, auction, and Mariner-style traditional carols led by Rick Rizzs. More info (including how to purchase tickets) here.

SEE GINGERBREAD HISTORY IN THE MAKING: “Extreme Makeover Gingerbread Challenge” – the teams are all lined up but public viewing of gingerbread-homebuilding is invited starting at 6 pm in the WSCC Activity Center (4400 42nd Ave SW)… Admission free but donations accepted for this year’s fundraiser to benefit a village in Guatemala.

KATE ENDLE AT ALKI ARTS: At Alki Arts, 6-9 pm: Kate Endle Collage Holiday Art Show with live music by Chris Ballew: Collage artist Kate Endle & her husband singer/songwriter Chris Ballew live in West Seattle & Vashon, where they collaborate on music and books for little children. Kate’s illustration and collage work can be found in stores and galleries all over the world. This event is a great opportunity for locals to pick up some gifts (magnets, children’s books, Caspar Babypants albums, prints, holiday notecards, calendars and more) as well as view & purchase Kate’s original art. Chris is best known as the lead singer for the band Presidents of the United States of America and more recently as children’s musician Caspar Babypants. We will be selling Caspar cds, but we want to remind people that this is not a Caspar Babypants event – only Chris Ballew instrumental music. (So please leave the kiddos at home and enjoy a glass of wine & a night out for the grownups!)

‘MOSTLY MESSIAH’ CONCERT: At 7 pm, the South Seattle Community College Community Choir will present “Mostly Messiah,” a choral concert featuring excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, seasonal numbers and a holiday sing-along. The concert will be held at SSCC’s Olympic Hall in Room 120. This concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact paula.herd@seattlecolleges.edu.

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