West Seattle Event Calendar

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Dec
13
Sat
2014
Prime Rib & Ham Tastings @ Metropolitan Market
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop in at Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor) Sunday December 13th 3–6 pm:

The holiday season is the time for rich roasts, savory ham, and all the fixings. When it’s time to prepare for your own holiday meal, our Culinary Artists are here to help. They’ll be preparing Bourbon-Glazed Kurobuta Ham and Prime Rib from our treasured recipes. Meet with ranchers from Painted Hills Natural Beef to learn about why their meat is the best available, and chat with vendors on hand to make your holiday meal memorable.

RISE Now Party with a Purpose Winter Fundraising GALA @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The RISE Now Seattle Chapter hosts their second annual Party with a Purpose Winter Fundraising GALA of Global and Local Action at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center the evening of Saturday, December 13th, 6 pm to midnight.

The event, open to the public, features performances by McTuff, Webelos, the Seastars, and the Alluring Aviary Aerialists. Small plates and drinks will accompany a silent auction. Tickets ($20 suggested) and more information can be found at www.rise-now.org/seattle

Half of the funds raised will benefit local WA filmmaker Brett Hansen as he
overcomes a major surgery. Hansen is a known as a 2014 Emmy Award winner for the TVW documentary “Washington’s Food Fight” about the debate over labeling GMO food.
RISE Now, whose mission is to empower individuals as they find ways to take action in service of others and the environment, also celebrates the success of one of its programs, Play Chiapas. “Last year, with our Play Chiapas Program, we involved nearly 50 volunteers from 4 countries to build 3 creative playgrounds for hundreds of children, saving over 200 tires from the dump or incineration. This year we aim to do even more,” states Bret Ingold, RISE Now Director. Hansen’s most recent film, documenting the playground built in Coralito, will premier at the event.

When: Saturday, December 13th from 6pm to midnight, doors at 5:30
Tickets can be purchased ($20 suggested) at www.rise-now.org/seattle

Dec
14
Sun
2014
Pathfinder’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pathfinder K-8 would like to thank the West Seattle Community for supporting our Outdoor Education Programs through the purchase of our Holiday Wreaths.

Continuing our 20 year tradition, our BEAUITFUL Handmade wreaths will be available to purchase the next 3 Sunday’s (11/30, 12/7 and 12/14 ) Near the WS FARMERS MARKET on the SW corner of California and Alaska, outside of Key Bank.

Our wreaths are handcrafted by our students, faculty and parents with locally donated greens. 100% of what we make goes directly into the classroom.

See you Sunday !

Chanukah Tasting Event @ Metropolitan Market
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Chanukah Tasting: Brisket and Latkes
Make it a chag sameach with perfectly prepared traditional foods for Chanukah. Culinary Artists will cook and serve moist, tender brisket, crispy latkes, and other seasonal favorites.

Sunday December 14, 2014 3:00 pm—6:00 pm

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Gains for Good Competition fundraiser @ CrossFit Loft
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1st Annual Gains for Good Competition
Hosted by CrossFit Loft

Benefiting The Olson Family
Announcing our first annual Gains for Good competition Hosted by Loft Nation. Please join us in our efforts to raise money to help offset costs for the Olson Family following Keith Olsonʼs logging accident. Event to include fitness competition and auction. All proceeds from the event will go to the Olsons. To donate directly to the Olsons, mail cash/checks made out to “Olson” directly to CrossFit LOFT or donate via PayPal to gainsforgood@gmail.com

JOIN US
Saturday, January 3, 2015
CrossFit Loft

Fitness Competition
Throughout the day, we will be hosting a fitness competition that will include two partner WODs. During check-in on the day of the event, each person will be randomly assigned a partner
within the same division (rx or scaled). Itʼs family friendly so minors can participate! All registrants will be assigned a check-in time via email prior to their heat. You can register the day of the competition, but we highly encourage registering early!

Silent Auction
We will host a Silent Auction to benefit the Olson Family from 10 am-4 pm day of Gains for
Good. Come ready to bid on some amazing items, big and small! For donations, please
contact us at gainsforgood@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

GET MORE INFO
Visit www.seattlegainsforgood.com

Jan
29
Thu
2015
Whale Trail Volunteer Meeting @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

When: Thursday January 29, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: C&P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)
RSVP: brown paper tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1203713

Do you want to help the southern resident orcas and other marine mammals? Volunteer for The Whale Trail and put your skills to work for the whales. Together, we’ll create a better future for them.

At this meeting, we’ll share our vision and goals for 2015 and beyond. Sign up for specific activities that you want to help with, or and areas of interest you want to learn more about. Help us chart our course for the new year, and learn what you can do to be part of it.

All ages welcome. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by registering at brown paper tickets, so we know how many people to expect.

Feb
6
Fri
2015
Trinity Brewing Tasting Night @ The Beer Junction
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Friday, February 6th, 6-8 PM
Trinity Brewing Tasting Night
A unique tasting event with a brewery from Colorado Springs, CO. A brewery built from nearly 100% sustainable and recycled products, with an approach to sustainable artisanal brewing practices too. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Northwest Wine Academy Valentines Day Senior Event @ South Seattle College
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Valentines Day wine tasting event at Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Valentine’s Day Tastes from the Heart

CELEBRATING THOSE WHO SHARE AND GUIDE US THROUGH LOVE AND LIFETIME EXPERIENCES

~ Complimentary Wine Tasting of NWWA labels

~ Specialty items created by SSC Pastry Arts

~ Confections and small bites available for purchase

~ Senior Guests over 62 receive special treat (while supplies last)

When: February 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: South Seattle College (North Entrance)
6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106 South

Parking is available

Ola Salon & Spa 10th Anniversary Party @ Ola Salon & Spa
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

10 Year Anniversary Party with Hair & Fashion Show

“Gala” will describe the 10-year anniversary of Rachel Karlin owning Ola Salon and Spa. Rachel along with the entire Ola family are celebrating in a big way with a fashion show that will also raise much needed funds for Transitional Resources, a local mental health agency. The event will be held on February 14, 2015 from 6-10 pm at Ola Salon and Spa.

Tickets will be $20 each at the door and all proceeds will go to Transitional Resources. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dance to the beat of a live DJ, and take home swag bags of local goodness and professional hair and beauty products. Fashion directive and clothing provided by Lika Love Boutique.

Pre-sale tickets available at Ola Salon & Spa, Lika Love and Hotwire Online
Coffeehouse
(WSB sponsor). Cost is $20 per ticket. 100% of the proceeds benefit Transitional Resources.

The Peek-a-Boo event will be a magical night of beauty and style, where guests will be able to take a “peek” at hair, makeup, and fashion defining trends for Spring/Summer 2015.

Says Rachel “Owning Ola for the last 10 years and being a part of such an amazing community has been an incredible life-changing experience…let’s celebrate with an incredible night of beauty, hair, fashion, music, and more.”

Feb
19
Thu
2015
Hop Valley Tasting Night @ The Beer Junction
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, February 19th, 5-8 pm
Hop Valley Tasting Night
Come out and meet the people behind some highly coveted beers. They have
never been here before so come early and say hi. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

Feb
25
Wed
2015
Klippel-Feil Syndrome Fundraiser @ Outwest Bar
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Outwest Bar is hosting a A Klippel-Feil Syndrome Fundraiser Wednesday, February 25th at 8:30 pm (with Karaoke!)

Feb
26
Thu
2015
Bale Breaker tasting event @ The Beer Junction
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, February 26th; 5-8 pm
Bale Breaker Tasting Event
This brewery exploded into the Washington market with their Field 41 Pale and Topcutter IPA. This tasting event will give you even more reasons to love them.

Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

Feb
27
Fri
2015
Crux Fermentation Project Bottle Release Party @ The Beer Junction
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:


Friday, February 27th; 5-8 pm
Crux Fermentation Project Bottle Release Party

Freakcake bottle release.

3rd Annual Jumpin’ Jive Swing Dance Fundraiser @ Madison Middle School
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Madison Middle School’s 3rd Annual Jumpin’ Jive Swing Dance is on Friday, February 27, from 6 pm-9 pm in the Madison Commons.

This fun event is for the entire family!! Buy tickets online
at http://bit.ly/MadisonSwingDance.

The Silent Auction and Raffle will benefit Madison’s music students and their Music Program. This the Music Program’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Music Program is currently not funded by the Madison PTSA or the School District.

The Madison Middle School Sr. Concert Band, Jazz Band and Sr. Orchestra will perform for your entertainment. Also featuring The West Seattle Big Band!! Come! Eat! And get your free swing dance lessons by The Savoy Swing Club. We’ll have snowcones and games for the kids.

Let’s Swing for Madison’s Music Program!

Mar
10
Tue
2015
West Seattle HS Softball Team hosts fundraiser @ Pecado Bueno
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WSHS Softball Team hosts fundraiser at Pecado Bueno!

Please join the Wildcats Softball for FUN-FOOD-FAMILY-RAFFLES and PRIZES at Pecado Bueno on Tuesday, March 10th. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat taco bar and support the Wildcats Softball Program. All are welcome and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our athletes. Pecado Bueno is located at 4523 California SW. The event is from 5 – 8 pm.

Mar
14
Sat
2015
Boy Scout Troop 282’s Door-to-door food drive @ West Seattle
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

West Seattle’s Boy Scout Troop 282 and other Scouts are doing it again – “Scouting for Food,” a door-to-door food drive. They will be dropping off door tags to homes in the West Seattle area this Saturday, March 14th between 8:30-10:30 am. They will come back the following Saturday, March 21st to collect food for the West Seattle Food Bank between 9 am 10 am. If you would like to donate and need a pickup, contact R. Schulz, 206-890-2237. At right, last year’s collection by Troop 282, which says, “could we do more this year? Yes, we can!”

Mar
15
Sun
2015
International Mothering Sunday Luncheon @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

March 15, 2015, starting Noon (12pm).

You are invited to an international Mothering Sunday Luncheon at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Parish Hall.

Food from different parts of the world will be served.

A goodwill offering is requested to benefit Kwa Muema High School Library in Kenya. Your donations will be added to donations raised at a local fundraiser in Kenya in April to complete the library. The target date for opening the library is May 1st, 2015.

Janet Johnson from St. John will be visiting Kenya in March/April and work with the community to complete the library.

(St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church is located at 3050 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136, for more details, call Janet at 206 280 2440 or email: exforester2004@yahoo.com).

Mar
21
Sat
2015
Boy Scout Troop 282’s Door-to-door food drive @ West Seattle
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

West Seattle’s Boy Scout Troop 282 and other Scouts are doing it again – “Scouting for Food,” a door-to-door food drive. They will be dropping off door tags to homes in the West Seattle area this Saturday, March 14th between 8:30-10:30 am. They will come back the following Saturday, March 21st to collect food for the West Seattle Food Bank between 9 am 10 am. If you would like to donate and need a pickup, contact R. Schulz, 206-890-2237. At right, last year’s collection by Troop 282, which says, “could we do more this year? Yes, we can!”

Cub Scout Pack 282 Food Drive for WS Food Bank @ West Seattle Thriftway
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

This Saturday, March 21st, the Cub Scout Pack 282 is having a food drive from 11 am–4 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) to collect food and funds for the West Seattle Food Bank.

West Seattle Thriftway and Pack 282 has generously provided this opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors. You can get your grocery shopping done and do a good deed in one trip. Receipts, funds, food and encouragement all are welcome.

Mar
24
Tue
2015
Madison MS Night at Marination Ma’Kai
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Madison Night @ Marination Ma’Kai
20% of all Proceeds to Benefit Madison PTSA

Come out to support the Madison PTSA next Tuesday, March 24th at Marination Ma’Kai located at 1660 Harbor Ave SW anytime from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. They are generously donating 20% of all sales back to our PTSA for the evening and YOU get a night out of the kitchen!

Invite your friends and neighbors to join you for pulled pork sliders, fish tacos, kimchi fried rice and more! Hope to see you there!

Mar
25
Wed
2015
YMCA’s Annual Campaign Trivia Night @ Talarico's Pizzeria
Mar 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Annual Campaign Trivia Night
Wednesday, March 25th at 8:30 pm
Join the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor) for an evening of trivia at Talarico’s Pizzeria! All funds raised will support our Annual Campaign that provides scholarships for afterschool enrichment programs at Concord Elementary, West Seattle Elementary, Madison Middle School, West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School. Generous prizes awarded for first, second and third place teams!

WHERE
Talarico’s Pizzeria
Reservations are strongly recommended
Call 206 937 3463

FEES
$3.00 per participant
100% of the proceeds go directly to the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA’s Annual Campaign

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Mar
27
Fri
2015
Music Night Out – Great Gatsby Style! @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for a Music Night Out – Great Gatsby Style!
Friday March 27th, 2015 5:30-10 pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy

Support Denny Int’l Middle School and Chief Sealth Int’l High School Performing Arts programs by celebrating a night of dinner, dancing and great music at the Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California Ave SW, West Seattle).

The evening will feature the orchestras and jazz bands from Denny and Sealth. Come dressed Great Gatsby style (1920’s) and be ready to dance! There will be a small silent auction, raffle, raise-the-paddle and our traditional dessert dash. We’d love to have you attend!

Tickets are available now here – Please click the “Buy Tickets” button. Donations can also be made through this button.

Earlybird price tickets are $45 per person through March 13th and $50 per person after that until March 25th (last day of ticket sales). There will be a limited number of VIP tables to purchase for $600 a table beginning Feb 6th. VIP tables will be the best stage view tables, include 10 guests and a bottle each of red wine and white wine for enjoyment during dinner.

Apr
3
Fri
2015
Wine tasting and 5th Anniversary @ Bin 41
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bin 41 is celebrating 5 years w/ Local Winemaker Darby English on Friday April 3rd, 6-7:30 pm:

It’s hard to believe we followed our dream and opened the bin 5 years ago on April 1st, 2010! Darby is one of our local, West Seattle resident winemakers. A Seattle native, Darby began making wine in 2001 in the basement of an old farmhouse. In 2005 he bottled 200 cases of Syrah and in 2007 he outgrew the barn and moved his winemaking facility to the warehouse district in Woodinville. He is a true local, boutique winery producing around 3,500 cases per year.

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Bamboo Workshop and Garden Tour @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bamboo Workshop and Garden Tour
organized by
American Bamboo Society & Seattle Chinese Garden
Saturday, April 4, 2015
10 am to 3 pm:

Do you know that the Seattle Chinese Garden is maintained by volunteers? And that it is one of the Northwest’s most unusual gardens? Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome to attend a special work day focused on bamboo.

• Tour the 5-acre grounds with head gardener Bob Seely. Learn about authentic Sichuan-style garden design and plants native to China, and see more than 400 tree peonies plants on the verge of blooming.
• See the Garden’s 13 varieties of bamboo and learn the difference between running and clumping types.
• Meet James Clever, Seattle-based bamboo gardener, nurseryman, and American Bamboo Society past president.
• See a demonstration of tools for pruning, thinning, mulching, tending bamboo so it looks magical in the garden.
• Learn about pests and good bamboo grove maintenance practices.
• Help construct a simple fence out of bamboo branches and culms. Try your hand at bundling, tying, and attaching the bundles to our fence frames with simple techniques suitable for use in your own garden.
• Help with the removal of old, dead, weak, or damaged canes and side branches in an unmaintained reserve grove. Help bring us up to tip-top condition for bamboo shooting season.

Wear work clothes and shoes. Please bring your own tools including gloves and safety glasses. Those who want a hands-on experience should bring pruning shears, loppers, and pruning saws.

Please Bring your lunch and a beverage. Cookie bakers and sharers are especially welcome! Let’s make new friends and talk about bamboo. If we get some projects done, that’s great too!

After the workshop ends, we’ll offer an optional walk through the adjacent 5-acre South Seattle College Arboretum. It has a fantastic plant collection and is an American Conifer Society reference garden ~ a must see in spring.
LOCATION:

6000 16th Avenue SW in West Seattle • South Seattle College North Entrance

Visit seattlechinesegarden.org for directions. The garden is six minutes from the Delridge exit off the WS Bridge.

Parking is free on 16th Ave SW and is available on campus for $3 at the ticket machine.

For Questions Contact:
Bob Seely, gardenmanager@seattlechinesegarden.org, 206.849.4055

James Clever, james@bamboogardner.com, 206.371.1072

Sanislo Elementary’s Used Book Sale
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s spring, and that means it’s time for the annual Sanislo Elementary Book Sale!

Come join us Saturday, April 4th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the school to browse a great selection of used books and buy a sweet treat. All proceeds benefit the annual fourth grade adventure to Camp Sealth on Vashon Island where for three days and two nights, our kids will immerse themselves in environmental education and camp fun. For many of the kids, this is will be their first trip away from home, first ferry ride, first campfire, first s’more, and it is always a highlight of their years at Sanislo. Please come support our kids and your reading habit! We look forward to seeing you next Saturday.

We are also accepting donations of used books in good condition for the sale. (Please, no textbooks, manuals or magazines.) Donations can be dropped by the Sanislo front office during the school day. You can contact Lisa at lkeith@pacsci.org with questions. THANK YOU!

Sanislo Elementary is located at 1812 SW Myrtle Street, Seattle, WA 98106
— nestled in the ridge near Home Depot on Delridge.

Find more information at www.Sanislo.org or check our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/SanisloElementary

Apr
10
Fri
2015
Mega Church Rummage Sale
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

From Hope Lutheran Church & School:

MEGA CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Friday and Sat. April 10 & 11, 9 am–3 pm
Hope Lutheran Church (Oregon St. entrance)

*THIS IS A BENEFIT* All proceeds from the sale will be split 50/50 between 2 West Seattle natives who have each been missionaries to the very poor in Mexico for over 30 years! Diane Mebust, Founder and Field Director of ‘Ensenada Christian Ministries’ & Kaare Hagen who with his wife Nora, founded ‘Friends of
Literacy”

Apr
11
Sat
2015
‘Kiwanis ONE Day’ Food Drive @ Various WS locations, see list
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


The Kiwanis of West Seattle is bringing the spirit of service alive in West Seattle by hosting a canned food drive to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank on Saturday April 11th from 9 am to 3 pm. The canned food drive will take place at select West Seattle grocery stores including PCC, Jefferson Square QFC and Morgan Street Thriftway. All community members are encouraged to come out and support this worthy cause.

9 am to 3 pm, at:
West Seattle PCC (WSB sponsor)
–2749 California Ave SW
West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor)
–4201 SW Morgan
QFC
–4550 42nd Avenue

Mega Church Rummage Sale
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

From Hope Lutheran Church & School:

MEGA CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Friday and Sat. April 10 & 11, 9 am–3 pm
Hope Lutheran Church (Oregon St. entrance)

*THIS IS A BENEFIT* All proceeds from the sale will be split 50/50 between 2 West Seattle natives who have each been missionaries to the very poor in Mexico for over 30 years! Diane Mebust, Founder and Field Director of ‘Ensenada Christian Ministries’ & Kaare Hagen who with his wife Nora, founded ‘Friends of
Literacy”

Friends for Feet: Sarah Combs Fundraiser @ Feedback Lounge
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Feedback Lounge hosts the Friends for Feet: Sarah Combs Fundraiser with special musical guest Woodland, Saturday April 11th at 7:30 pm.

Sarah Combs is a former JaKs bartender when she developed a bone disease in her leg/foot. The disease is progressive and a lot is being done to get in front of it. But she’s unable to work at her new job, and her friends, also former JaKs employees, are organizing the fundraiser to help with her mounting bills.

Apr
12
Sun
2015
‘Catsino’ fundraiser for Furry Faces, AARF and more @ Beveridge Place Pub
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

What do Pig Craps, BlackCat 21, Hotwire Snip ‘em, and Studless Draw all have in common? They are the entertainment portion of our annual Catsino Silent Auction!

Come on out to meet four local rescue groups and bid on unusual, unique silent auction items! All proceeds benefit Furry Faces Foundation, A.A.R.F., Community Cat Coalition, and Regional Animal Services of King County.

Catsino Silent Auction
Sunday, April 12th, 2 pm–6 pm
Location: The Beveridge Place Pub

You’ll also get to visit and play games with our local business friends! Check out our Facebook page each day to see who is playing and what silent action items have been added.

Pre-Sale Ticket Outlets-Save $5
By Purchasing Your Ticket Early!

Tickets are just $25 at the door or save $5 by purchasing your ticket by April 5th at one of our four ticket outlets.
• Beveridge Place Pub: 6413 California Ave SW, 932-9906 (Morgan Junction)
• Hotwire Coffeehouse: 4410 California Ave SW, 935-1510 (Alaska Junction)
• Pet Elements: 6701 California Ave SW, 206-932-0457 (Morgan Junction)
• The Beer Junction: 4511 California Ave SW, (206) 938-2337 (Alaska Junction)

Each Catsino Silent Auction guest will receive a door prize ticket, one free drink ticket, and hors d’oeuvres. ‘Use your ‘Vaccination Record Passport’ as a guide to visit and play at each table,’ says Teri Ensley, F3 Leader, ‘every time you play for at least five minutes at a table you have not visited before, you will receive a stamp. Play at six different tables, you’ll earn an extra Grand Raffle ticket; play at nine different tables—another Grand Raffle Ticket; play at all thirteen and earn a total of three grand raffle tickets!”

‘This is a chance for our community to meet our local business owners in a fun, personal setting and learn more about animal rescue groups’, says Gary Sink and Terri Griffith, Owners or Beveridge Place Pub, ‘and, if you like what you hear ‘n’ see, drop a few dollars into their donation bucket or sign up to volunteer with them! We know that A.A.R.F., Community Cat Coalition, Regional Animal Services of King County and Furry Faces Foundation folks are looking forward to meeting all of you!’

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation or email furryfaces@hotmail.com

**Catsino Silent Auction entertainment is a Recreational Gaming Activity***
Catsino Bucks have no monetary value and all prizes are non-monetary.
The ticket price only covers expenses and reasonable costs
The Beveridge Place Pub is a 21 and over establishment

Apr
14
Tue
2015
“Beginning Wine Tasting” class begins @ South Seattle College
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3-Week Class “Beginning Wine Tasting” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer and Winemaker at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).


Learn from Sommelier Dieter Schafer to enjoy the world of wine tasting by becoming an informed consumer. Discover wine terms, what to look for when purchasing wine at a shop or restaurant, how to read a label, how to pair wine with food, how to serve, and many more essentials. Tasting each session. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

3 Tuesdays, April 14-28, 2015, 6-9 pm.
South Seattle College
6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$103 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

Apr
18
Sat
2015
Duwamish Alive! 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Terminal 107
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Duwamish Alive! 10th Anniversary Celebration

Be part of the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive! Join DRCC/TAG at T-107 to continue restoring and caring for the beauty and habitat of this public access site where we can all enjoy our river.

Join us on April 18 at T-107 Park to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive! and to help keep this site safe and beautiful for community, wildlife, and more! At T-107, the public can access the river and returning salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed, and escape from predators. Volunteering on the day is an opportunity to connect with your community and to care for places that are important for the health of our River. You will be one of hundreds of volunteers working to making lasting sites at over 12 sites in the Duwamish Watershed!

Sign-up here: http://duwamishalive.org/t-107.html

Apr
23
Thu
2015
Fort George BrewingTasting Night @ The Beer Junction
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Fort George Brewing Tasting Night
Thursday, April 23rd 5-8 PM
Come and check out a Seattle favorite, Georgetown Brewing. We will be featuring 5 of their beers for your enjoyment. (Tasting fee)

Apr
24
Fri
2015
Art for Food: An Art Show to Benefit the White Center Food Bank @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us on April 24 at a benefit for the White Center Food Bank: Art for Food

With the support of local artists and the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, we are putting on a gallery show that includes framed and matted art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and more. We’ll have wine and cheese, and enjoy live music from The Ellis Brothers. All proceeds for the White Center Food Bank.

Friday April 24th, 6–8 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

See more on our website here, or buy tickets here. See you there!

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Earth Day Clean Up at Highland Park Elementary School @ Highland Park Elementary School
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come support Highland Park Elementary School and celebrate Earth Day.

Highland Park Elementary School will be having and Earth Day Clean Up this Saturday, April 25th from 9 am to noon. Meet on the black top behind the school. Coffee and treats will be provided.

Bake Sale for Earth Month @ Shanti Salon and Spa
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

From Shanti Salon and Spa:

Event – Bake Sale for Earth Month
When – April 25-26th, 11 am–3 pm
Where – Shanti Salon and Spa

Shanti is holding our annual Bake Sale for Earth Month! For the last 5 years, Shanti staff has put on their best baking caps and held a bake sale with all proceeds going to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

Apr
26
Sun
2015
Bake Sale for Earth Month @ Shanti Salon and Spa
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

From Shanti Salon and Spa:

Event – Bake Sale for Earth Month
When – April 25-26th, 11 am–3 pm
Where – Shanti Salon and Spa

Shanti is holding our annual Bake Sale for Earth Month! For the last 5 years, Shanti staff has put on their best baking caps and held a bake sale with all proceeds going to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

Wine in the Woods @ Colman Estate
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Sunday, April 26, 3-6 pm, Nature Consortium will host Wine in the Woods, an intimate soiree at the Colman Estate in West Seattle. The event will feature local wines by NW Wine Academy and Ancestry Cellars, live music and artist demonstrations, and a silent auction. Proceeds from Wine in the Woods will support Nature Consortium’s ongoing arts and environmental programs.

At Wine in the Woods, guests can watch four local artists create stunning original artwork, then bid on the paintings in a silent auction. The auction will also include vacation packages, wine tastings, and more. The event’s featured speaker is Chris Jordan, a Seattle-based environmental artist who is internationally acclaimed for his work. Live music will be provided by folk musician Ricky Gene Powell, opera singer Ellaina Lewis, and a flute ensemble from Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Since 1998, Nature Consortium has produced the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long; brought community members together to restore habitat in the West Duwamish Greenbelt; and, taught art classes for youth and adults in the Seattle area. Please join us for this special fundraising event to benefit a great community organization!

Tickets for Wine in the Woods are $75 per person and can be purchased at
www.naturec.org/wine-in-the-woods.

Apr
30
Thu
2015
2015 Dining Out for Life @ Restaurants throughout the city
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 pm

Lifelong’s 2015 Dining Out for Life

Get ready to eat your generous hearts out at Lifelong’s 22nd annual Dining Out for Life event!

On Thursday, April 30th, 150 Seattle-area restaurants will donate 30-50% of their proceeds to fight hunger and illness. With participating restaurants located everywhere from the quaint streets of Fremont to Capitol Hill’s bustling sidewalks, this event offers every kind of cuisine and flavor-so there’s sure to be something for everyone. You have to eat anyway, right? So why not make a difference in your community on Thursday, April 30th and grab some grub at your favorite participating spot! Proceeds benefit Lifelong, a Seattle-based community health organization that delivers food, housing and health services for people living with chronic illnesses including HIV and AIDS.

For the most updated and complete list of Dining Out for Life restaurants [which can be sorted for West Seattle-only list], click here.

The below list was last updated at noon on Wednesday, April 22nd:

West Seattle/White Center
Buddha Ruksa
El Chupacapbra Alki
Local Barley and Vine
Luna Park Café
Talarico’s Pizzaria

May
5
Tue
2015
Neighbors Helping Neighbors benefit
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Last week three of our neighbors lost their homes to a fire. To help cover short term expenses Peel and Press, The Bridge, and Beveridge Place Pub will be donating a percentage of Cinco de Mayo’s sales to these families. Please join this community effort by eating and drinking with us Tuesday, May 5th.

May
6
Wed
2015
Lompoc Brewing Brewing Tasting Event @ The Beer Junction
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Wednesday, May 6th; 5-8 pm
Lompoc Brewing Tasting Night
Lompoc Brewing will be here sampling out their beers for your enjoyment. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

May
9
Sat
2015
Wine release & tasting event @ Welcome Road Winery
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9, noon to 5 pm
Host: Welcome Road Winery

Sample our new white wine releases and award winning reds, including summer-sipping Semillon and Roadtrip White and Roadtrip Red. Tastings are just $5 and gourmet hotdogs are just a few bucks more. Families and dogs are welcome. Come by after shopping the famous West Seattle garage sale!

RSVP/Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-road-winery-spring-release-garden-party-tickets-16032344173

Welcome Road is a boutique winery, based in West Seattle and Woodinville, making adventurous wines from renown Yakima Valley grapes.

May
12
Tue
2015
“Guide to the Wide World of Wine” class begins @ South Seattle College
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4-Week Class “Guide to the Wide World of Wine” with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).


World Traveler Sommelier Dieter Schafer invites you to visit old- and new-world wine regions, including the Pacific Northwest, and taste wines not often available for tasting. Wines produced from common and from unusual grape varieties. Class includes effective tasting techniques, lots of wine vocabulary to help you describe wines, a bit of history and geography of the regions, best wine-buying strategies, wine-and-food pairing guidelines, correct serving techniques and temperature, and hints for proper storing and aging. Tasting each session. For details please go to http://winedieter.wordpress.com/.

4 Tuesdays, May 12-June 2, 2015, 6-9 pm
South Seattle College
6000 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
$123 per person, all fees included.
Preregistration required 206-934-5339 or http://www.LearnatSouth.org.
Info: southced@SeattleColleges.edu.

May
14
Thu
2015
Telegraph Brewing Tasting Event @ The Beer Junction
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At The Beer Junction:

Thursday, May 14th; 5-8 pm
Telegraph Brewing Tasting Event
Telegraph Brewing will be here sampling out their brews for your enjoyment. Typical tasting nights $4 for 5 beers, cider, or whatever the event may feature.

May
16
Sat
2015
‘Save Seattle’s Apples’ meetup and work party
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join City Fruit in Spring 2015 to help Save Seattle’s Apples!

In an effort to build awareness and strengthen the health of Seattle’s urban fruit canopy, City Fruit is hosting neighborhood-specific pest prevention campaigns. Join us as we unite, then diverge to walk door to door in West Seattle educating and assisting homeowners in protecting their apple trees from pests. We will meet May 16, 2015, 10:00 am–1:00 pm at 8845 34th Ave SW (near Fauntleroy Park) to receive supplies and learn proper technique before breaking into groups and helping our neighbors care for their fruit trees! The more apples we can protect, the more fruit we can harvest and share with the community.

This event is easy and fun for all ages! After the work party join us at a local neighborhood pub, grab a drink and some grub and socialize with your neighbors!

Sign-up here to volunteer and check out all of our other upcoming events.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothes to work in. Snacks, drinks and gloves will be provided. Email natalie@cityfruit with any questions you have about volunteering or about other ways to get involved.

Girl Scout Roller Skating Party @ Southgate Roller Rink
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Girl Scout Troop #41382 at our roller skating bash at Southgate Roller Rink on Saturday, May 16th. The party runs from 5-7 pm and is open to all Girl Scouts, Girl Scout supporters, girls who are interested in Girl Scouting, and friends and family.

Tickets are $10 at the door and include rink entry, skate rental and a participation patch. Concessions will be available for purchase. Adult chaperones who are not skating will be admitted for free.

For more information or to buy advance tickets please email Lynn Zahniser
at traveltroop41382@gmail.com or phone to 206-355-8916.

Fundraiser for Nepal @ Inner Listening
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fundraiser for Nepal with Healing Gongs & Tibetan Singing Bowl Choir

Saturday, MAY 16, 2015, 7 pm

We will gather at the Hummingbird Studio in West Seattle for a live healing gong immersion and singing bowl prayer choir to raise funds and energy for Nepal. Please email shaari@innerlistening.com if you’d like to attend. There is a $25 donation requested but you set your own comfort level. Address and other info will be sent to all those who rsvp via email. If you have a singing bowl, please bring it with you for our massive group sounding! Proceeds will be donated to four-star Charity Navigator-rated AJWS for distribution. For more information, email info@innerlistening.com.

May
24
Sun
2015
Fundraiser for Nepal @ C & P Coffee Company
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) will host a fundraiser for Nepal on Sunday May 24th:

Silent Auction and Fundraising Party being held to benefit Nepal at C&P Coffee Company

The death toll in Nepal has risen to 7,500 and is expected to reach nearly 15,000. The earthquake that hit the country on April 25th, left 8 million homes to rebuild along with 800 schools. Many of these homes are in rural areas that have yet to receive aid, just before the country’s monsoon season begins.

Money raised from the event will support ‘Changing Lives Nepal’, a nonprofit organization, entirely volunteer run. When the earthquake hit, ‘Changing Lives Nepal’ founder, Deana Zabaldo and assistant leader, a West Seattle resident, Stewart Wolfe was guiding their team to Everest Base Camp for West Seattle based company, Mountain Madness. The entire team is safe, and without injury. ‘Changing Lives Nepal’ has many programs to help the people of Nepal, which now includes the rebuilding and reconstruction of the homes and schools that need attention.

Come spend the evening with us, as we do our part to help make a difference. The auction items are rolling in from business such as Mountain to Sound Outfitters, Thunder Road Guitars, Alki Bike and Board, West Side Music Academy, 8 Bit Arcade, original art work, and so much more! There will be live music, beer and wine, and some surprises!

C&P Coffee Company – 5612 California AV SW
Sunday May 24th, 3-7pm

Contact Jilyan with questions, donations, or would like to volunteer Jilyan.Perry@yahoo.com

May
25
Mon
2015
Students Helping Students Toiletry Drive begins @ West Seattle High School
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Students Helping Students Toiletry Drive:

Who: West Seattle Community
When: May 25th – June 5th
Drop Off locations: WSHS Main Office and Student’s first period classes
Where: West Seattle High School

West Seattle High School is hosting a toiletry drive to raise items for homeless students in our community. We are asking all community members to either send items to West Seattle High School with your students, or come on in and drop items in the main office.

Our goal is to assemble 100 backpacks to distribute to students of all ages in our community.

The following is a list of items:

Shampoo and conditioner
Soap
Baby wipes
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Mouthwash
Tissues
Condoms
Feminine hygiene
BACKPACKS!
Anything else you can think of!

Thank you all for helping support our community and our school!

May
30
Sat
2015
Annual Gatewood Gator Fest Family Fun Fair @ Gatewood Elementary
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Annual Gatewood Gator Fest!
Family Fun Fair
May 30th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Gator Fest, our annual family fun fair, is happening this Saturday, May 30th.
This year’s event will feature, upcycled art work with The Makery, including a community weaving project, Home Depot Saturday Building kits, music with Sid Law and School of Rock, bubbles, face painting and a jump rope display by Jump Works, and performances by Mr. B’s students, computer science demos with Seattle App Academy and ancient board games with Alley-Oop.

The event is free, though the 4th & 5th grades run a cake walk and snack bar to raise money for Camp. Please consider bringing $ and donations of cakes and snacks to give them a hand. Any snacks work and we will have wax paper bags on hand to divide up any bulk donations.

Jun
4
Thu
2015
Northwest Wine Academy 10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release @ South Seattle College
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) will hold the “10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release” from June 4-6, with complimentary tastings and the program-supporting sale of five new wines: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Rose, Lemberger and Convocation Red.

Celebrating a decade of training wine professionals, this year’s release celebration will offer nightly complimentary wine tastings (paired with food) and special events on June 5 and 6. It runs from 3-8 p.m. each night, and is open to the public. On June 5, a Meet Our Alumni event will bring 10 years of NWWA graduates together, where they’ll share their wines and knowledge from working in the industry. On June 6, the Library Tasting will offer a tasting of NWWA’s previous 10 vintages for a suggested donation of $10.

When: June 4-6, 3-8 pm each day
Thursday, June 4 – Wine Tasting, Initial Release
Friday, June 5 – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni
Saturday, June 6 – Wine Tasting, Library Tasting

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus
(Map)

Wine tasting and food pairings are complimentary. The Tasting Library will have a suggested donation of $10 for five tastes per person. This year’s release is available for purchase by the case or individual bottle.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Jun
5
Fri
2015
Northwest Wine Academy 10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release @ South Seattle College
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) will hold the “10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release” from June 4-6, with complimentary tastings and the program-supporting sale of five new wines: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Rose, Lemberger and Convocation Red.

Celebrating a decade of training wine professionals, this year’s release celebration will offer nightly complimentary wine tastings (paired with food) and special events on June 5 and 6. It runs from 3-8 p.m. each night, and is open to the public. On June 5, a Meet Our Alumni event will bring 10 years of NWWA graduates together, where they’ll share their wines and knowledge from working in the industry. On June 6, the Library Tasting will offer a tasting of NWWA’s previous 10 vintages for a suggested donation of $10.

When: June 4-6, 3-8 pm each day
Thursday, June 4 – Wine Tasting, Initial Release
Friday, June 5 – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni
Saturday, June 6 – Wine Tasting, Library Tasting

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus
(Map)

Wine tasting and food pairings are complimentary. The Tasting Library will have a suggested donation of $10 for five tastes per person. This year’s release is available for purchase by the case or individual bottle.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Jun
6
Sat
2015
Seattle Lutheran HS Benefit Car Wash @ West Seattle Eagles
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Seattle Lutheran High School Cheerleader Car Wash

Saturday, June 6th
9:30 am–3:30 pm

Eagles parking lot, 4426 California Avenue SW

Cost $10

Northwest Wine Academy 10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release @ South Seattle College
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) will hold the “10th Anniversary Spring Wine Release” from June 4-6, with complimentary tastings and the program-supporting sale of five new wines: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Rose, Lemberger and Convocation Red.

Celebrating a decade of training wine professionals, this year’s release celebration will offer nightly complimentary wine tastings (paired with food) and special events on June 5 and 6. It runs from 3-8 p.m. each night, and is open to the public. On June 5, a Meet Our Alumni event will bring 10 years of NWWA graduates together, where they’ll share their wines and knowledge from working in the industry. On June 6, the Library Tasting will offer a tasting of NWWA’s previous 10 vintages for a suggested donation of $10.

When: June 4-6, 3-8 pm each day
Thursday, June 4 – Wine Tasting, Initial Release
Friday, June 5 – Wine Tasting, Meet our Alumni
Saturday, June 6 – Wine Tasting, Library Tasting

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus
(Map)

Wine tasting and food pairings are complimentary. The Tasting Library will have a suggested donation of $10 for five tastes per person. This year’s release is available for purchase by the case or individual bottle.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Jun
12
Fri
2015
Mount View Elementary carnival & fundraiser
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mount View Elementary (just south of White Center) will host a carnival for the school on Friday, June 12th to celebrate the academic success of the students, to raise money for our sister-school in Honduras, and to support the school’s PTA. There will be face painting, bouncy houses, games, the circus, and MANY awesome raffle prizes! Please come and celebrate TWO fantastic causes!

When: Friday, June 12th, 4-6 pm

Location: Mount View Elementary
10811 12th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146

Jun
26
Fri
2015
Ice Cream Socials @ Metropolitan Market
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Bring your friends to eat ice cream and we’ll bring ours to feed you! These free events feature our favorite freezer finds from: Gelato Fiasco, Whidbey Island Creamery, Gelatiamo, Full Tilt, Snoqualmie Gourmet, Pink’s, Hot Cakes, Good Pops, and more! (Vendors vary by store)

Friday June 26, 2015 5:00 pm–7:00 pm at Metropolitan Market in the Admiral District.

Jul
18
Sat
2015
CSWS Yard Sale-Fundraiser @ Community School of West Seattle
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Community School of West Seattle Annual Yard Sale-Fundraiser

Saturday July 18th, 8 am to 8 pm

EVERYTHING you could imagine plus the BEST bake sale around – fresh baked at school that morning!

Blood donation drive @ Southwest Community Center
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Puget Sound Blood Center is having a blood donation drive at the Southwest Community Center (with Shalise Bosworth Scholarship Drive), on Saturday July 18th, from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am–noon for a break).

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

Jul
19
Sun
2015
‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive for WestSide Baby @ HomeStreet Bank
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WestSide Baby’s Annual STUFF THE BUS DIAPER DRIVE on Sunday, July 19th:

It’s almost that time of year again. Time for us to help STUFF THE BUS for WestSide Baby!

Coming up on July 19th we will be hosting a “Stuff the Bus” event here at the West Seattle Branch of HomeStreet Bank for local non-profit, WestSide Baby. This is the only social service agency in the West King County area that collects, inspects and distributes free diapers, clothing, cribs and safety gear for babies and children in need. Last year, they were able to collect over 250,000 diapers in total for local kids in need with Stuff the Bus and over 40,000 of those donations were from the West Seattle location alone.

Come out and stuff diapers into the big yellow bus from 10 am–2 pm on Sunday, July 19th at 4022 SW Alaska Street, Seattle and support a great local non-profit! Can’t make it on the 19th? HomeStreet Bank is accepting diaper donations now at the West Seattle location thru the 19th.

West Seattle Blog is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event.

Jul
25
Sat
2015
Lincoln Park Restoration Work Party
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lincoln Park Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
10 am–2 pm

Join EarthCorps as we continue our work in Lincoln Park, one of Seattle’s
favorite forests. We will be working to protect native plantings and clear the way for fall planting.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary.

Sign up online at our website, or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org for more
information. Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

Jul
28
Tue
2015
Spoke & Food biking and dining event
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the evening of Tuesday, July 28th, people on bikes throughout Seattle will ride and dine to raise funds for charity in the annual Spoke & Food biking and dining event. Billed as “an evening of dining & bikes”, Spoke & Food invites the residents of Seattle to bike to and dine at one or more of the many Seattle area restaurants and breweries that will each donate 20% of their total sales from the evening to this year’s event beneficiary, the non-profit road safety group Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. The event takes place from 5:00 pm to 9:0 pm, and is open to anyone who wants to attend. Riding bikes to area restaurants and breweries is ideal, but it is not a requirement for participation in this fun evening charity event.

Host locations in West Seattle & White Center:
West Seattle – The Westy
White Center – Proletariat Pizza

About the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a safe street advocacy coalition representing 20 local neighborhood groups across Seattle. Volunteers in each neighborhood plan and advocate for safe and comfortable streets connecting people to the places they want to go. Volunteers lend their support to citywide projects including Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, Pavement to Parks, Complete Streets, and Memorial Walks. More info at www.seattlegreenways.org.

About Spoke & Food
Spoke & Food is an annual event organized by a husband and wife duo who live in Seattle who want to do their part to create community. Having bicycled to and from dinner a lot prior to getting married, the couple wanted to share with others how fun and easy it is to ride to and dine out via bicycle while also creating an event that raises funds for well-deserving non-profits. A new non-profit is selected each year with past beneficiaries including Solid Ground, Seattle Tilth, FamilyWorks, Bike Works and the Outdoors For All Foundation. More info at www.spokeandfood.com.

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Back-to-School Supply Drive begins @ Fauntleroy YMCA and Fauntleroy UCC
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Area residents are invited to join Fauntleroy
Church
and the Fauntleroy YMCA in the second annual Back-to-School Supply Drive Aug. 1-16. Look for the list of needed supplies at www.fauntleroyucc.org or in the church/Y lobby (donation bin will be there, too). The drive will benefit
low-income students at Roxhill, West Seattle, and Highland Park elementaries and homeless teens at the Orion Center downtown.

Fauntleroy YMCA
9140 California Ave SW

Fauntleroy UCC
9140 California Ave SW

Aug
9
Sun
2015
Fundraiser for the historical society, with log preservationist David Rogers @ West5 Lounge
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Two-part “Restoration Reunion” on Sunday, Aug. 9, to feature outdoor demonstration, dinner speech by log preservationist David Rogers:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to welcome back to West Seattle the log-home preservationist who was the contractor for restoration of its “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum 18 years ago.

David Rogers will be the special guest of the historical society for two events on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. His appearances are supported by 4Culture.

~ The first event, free and open to the public, will run from 2 to 4 pm in the museum’s Circle Courtyard, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., where Rogers will conduct an interactive demonstration of log-restoration techniques and describe in detail the hands-on work he did on the museum.

~ The second event, at 6:30 pm is a fundraiser for the historical society, is a no-host dinner and speech at West 5 Lounge in the West Seattle Junction, at which Rogers will speak about the importance of preserving and restoring log structures. Admission is a $10 donation, payable at the door or online at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/. (Any food or drink ordered is in addition to the donation.)

Reservations are being taken for both events at
http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Rogers, who has operated his Logs & Timbers business from Rhododendron, Oregon, since 1983, has successfully helped scores of private organizations and public agencies to achieve their preservation goals.

He inspired countless thousands with his hands-on helming of the Log House Museum’s back (south) wall in 1996-1997. His craftsmanship on behalf of the museum is highlighted in a 6-minute video that is viewable at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Aug
14
Fri
2015
WSHS Cheerleaders Car Wash @ Les Schwab Tire Center
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle High School Cheerleaders Car Wash
It’s the season!! West Seattle High School cheerleaders program will be holding a benefit car wash at Les Schwab Tire Center on Saturday, August 15th from 10 am to 3 pm.

Price: By donation

Free Car Wash @ State Farm Insurance Office
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Free Car Wash for the West Seattle Food Bank

Come by Terry Gangon’s State Farm Insurance Office on Friday August 14th, 2015 with your current insurance information to receive one free car wash per household. We are located at 4727 44th Ave SW (the same block as the True Value Hardware). Bring your declaration page for your car insurance.

We will provide you with an auto quote while your car is being washed. Terry will donate $5 to the West Seattle Food Bank for every car our office washes, so come by and make him work!

FINE PRINT:
Car wash hours: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

You are eligible if you currently do NOT have State Farm insurance.

Bring your insurance information:
– Insurance Declaration Pages/Renewals.
– Driver names, birthdates, & license numbers.

MUST BRING A SMILE!!!

Aug
15
Sat
2015
Camp Long Forest Restoration Work Party
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer with EarthCorps at Camp Long!
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
10 am–2 pm

The forests of Camp Long provide fabulous walking trails and an excellent escape from the city grind. Join EarthCorps as we restore these forests that benefit us in many ways.

Sign up online at our website, or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org for more information. Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

EarthCorps provides tools, gloves, water, light refreshments, and site specific education and leadership. Please join us ready to learn something new and ready to get dirty!

Seal Sitters new volunteer training @ Alki UCC
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network will hold a new volunteer training on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 10 am–12:30 pm.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 10 am–12:30 pm
Training starts promptly at 10 am (please arrive early: doors open for
registration and paperwork at 9:30)

RSVP required (see below)

Help protect wildlife! Volunteer with Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network. On Saturday afternoon, June 13th, we will be holding a special training for those wanting to protect marine mammals along the shoreline of West Seattle and the Duwamish River. Unlike most marine mammal stranding networks, we encourage children to participate in Seal Sitters – supervised at all times, of course, by a parent or guardian. We are so proud of our amazing and dedicated volunteers who are on duty rain or shine – we hope you will join us!

A multi-media presentation will illustrate Seal Sitters MMSN’s educational work in the community and the unique challenges of protecting seals and other marine mammals in an urban environment. Included in the training is an overview of NOAA’s Western Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network and biology and behavior of seals and other common pinnipeds.

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT LOCATION AND TO RSVP, visit Seal Sitters’ event page. RSVP is required to assure seating. (Please include full name and name/ages of children)

Seal Sitters MMSN averages 200 responses each year to reports of marine mammals (large or small species, dead or alive) on the beach. 90% of those responses are to vulnerable harbor seal pups during our busiest time of year – late summer and fall. Pupping season is now underway in South Puget Sound and Seal Sitters has responded to 4 newborn pups since the end of May. We are happy to say that one of those pups, Little Dipper (abandoned and rescued from Lincoln Park) is doing well in rehab at PAWS Wildlife Center. Visit www.blubberblog.org to learn more about Little Dipper and Seal Sitters’ recent activities.

Please join us on August 15th and help ensure that seal pups and other marine mammals can rest safely on our beaches. Due to time constraints of volunteers during the height of pupping season in West Seattle (usually August – October), this will be our final training for this season until later in the Fall. We hope you can attend!

Aug
16
Sun
2015
Northwest Wine Academy “A Taste of the City” event @ South Seattle College
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The American Institute of Food and Wine is sponsoring “A Taste of the City” on Sunday August 16, 2015 from 2-5 pm at the Northwest Wine Academy. The event will feature the Seattle’s urban based wineries and benefit Washington’s culinary and enology students.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and available at brown paper tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2075985. Students will need to enter the discount code “Student” for the reduced ticket price.

The second annual A Taste of the City; Seattle Urban Food & Wine Harvest Party is a celebration marking the last days of summer before the hard work of harvest begins. Meet the winemakers who in weeks ahead will be transforming the bounty of the countryside into wine here in the city wineries. Over 20 wineries, some just blocks from downtown Seattle, will be pouring their artisanal wines during their event. Participating Seattle Urban Wineries include: Almquist Family Vintners, Bartholomew Winery, Cloudlift Cellars, Domanico Cellars, Elsom Cellars, Eight Bells Winery, Falling Rain Cellars, Laurelhurst Cellars, Lost River Winery, Northwest Wine Academy, Nota Bene Cellars, Omnivore Cellars, OS Winery, Pine Lake Cellars, Queen Anne Winery, Riley Sexton Vintners, Stomani Cellars, Sous Sol, Two Brothers Winery, Viscon Cellars, Ward Johnson Winery, Welcome Road Winery and Wilridge Winery.

In addition to the wine, guests will be sampling food prepared by the students in the Pastry Arts Program at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor).

A Taste of the City is sponsored by the American Institute of Food and Wine (AIFW). AIWF was founded by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi and Richard Graff in 1981 as an educational non-profit organization. AIWF is a 501-c 3. 100% of net proceeds of Pacific Northwest AIWF events go to culinary and enology scholarships for Washington students to attend Washington schools.

A Taste of the City will take place at the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College 6000 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98106, (206) 934-6846. The Northwest Wine Academy was established in 2004 as the first and only working and teaching winery of its kind in Western Washington. Classes are designed for students just starting out in the wine industry, professionals who need to enhance their skills and knowledge of current trends, and enthusiasts who want to deepen their knowledge of wine.

Aug
21
Fri
2015
Coloring Drive for Seattle Children’s Hospital @ Hiawatha Community Center
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Macey Crooks, who will be a senior at Seattle Lutheran High School in the coming fall:

For a service project I will be collecting crayons, markers and coloring books to give to Seattle Children’s Hospital. I have my first drive on the August 21st at Hiawatha Community Center from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. All contributions of the above items are welcome, as well as dollar donations where all proceeds will go toward the hospital.

Aug
27
Thu
2015
Lincoln Park Restoration Work Party
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lincoln Park Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
August 27th, 2015
10 am–2 pm

Join EarthCorps as we continue our work in Lincoln Park, one of Seattle’s
favorite forests. We will be working to protect native plantings and clear the way for fall planting.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary.

Sign up online at our website, or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org for more
information. Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

Spanish-themed Sip and Paint Class @ Brookdale at West Seattle
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm Enjoy an instructor-led painting class while trying various wines and appetizers from Spain! Catered to the senior population. Free to the public

Brookdale at West Seattle
Thursday, August 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm
Please RSVP to Ana Burnes 206-932-5480.

Washington State Animal Response Team Fundraiser @ Beveridge Place Pub
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Engine House #9 Brewer’s Night & Fundraiser for Washington State Animal Response Team!

Drink great beers for a great cause! We scheduled this brewer’s night with Engine House #9 several weeks ago with an amazing line-up of Belgian-style brews in mind. The proliferation of wildfires throughout the state prompted us to combine BPP’s two passions — enjoying awesome beer and helping animals!

We’ll have 9 beers on from E9 (see what we did there?), including all four releases of their Ferme Agrume Farmhouse series, plus award winning beers like Golden Berry Wild, Tacoma Wild, and Nefelibata Flanders Red! In addition to donating $1 per glass of E9 brews, we’ll be raffling off some cool glassware and t-shirts from numerous breweries! These funds will be donated to Washington State Animal Response Team.

The Washington State Animal Response Team is a 100% volunteer organization that assists in rescuing domestic animals in emergency situations. They have opened an emergency companion animal shelter in the Okanagan to help people who needed to evacuate their homes take care of themselves by taking care of their animals for them.

Sep
9
Wed
2015
Yarn/Craft Supply sale @ Providence Mount St. Vincent
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Emilie’s Treasures (a thrift boutique at Providence Mt. St. Vincent) has for sale a huge assortment of yarn, craft supplies, and sewing notions.

Sale starts Wednesday, Sept. 9th

Shop hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm

Sep
12
Sat
2015
West Seattle Vet Center Make Over work party @ American Legion Post #160
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday 9/12 from 9 am to 3 pm The Mission Continues

Seattle 1st Platoon will be supporting the American Legion Post #160 and the VFW Post 2713 to help restore their buildings while bringing the community together in support of The National Day of Service which is on 9/11. The community is encouraged to volunteer and register here for the service project in West Seattle next Saturday.

The Mission Continues Service Platoons are teams of veterans working together with local community organizations to address tough challenges like homelessness & disadvantaged youth. We empower veterans to find a new unit: Members work together not only to solve community challenges, but also to support one another in navigating the reintegration into civilian life. Through a unique model that provides reciprocal benefit for the veteran and the local community, The Mission Continues:
~ Focuses veterans’ spirit of service through volunteerism
~ Mobilizes a network of supporters
~ And, through service helps solve tough challenges facing veterans and communities. By empowering veterans to serve at home, we seek to change the national conversation so that this generation leaves a positive legacy of service & personal success.

Community Volunteer Day at South Seattle College’s Arboretum
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What: Community Volunteer Day at South Seattle College’s Arboretum

When: September 12, 10 am to 12 pm

Where: South Seattle College Arboretum
6000 16th Ave S.W. Located on the north end of campus.

Come join fellow volunteers and SSC Landscape Horticulture program students and staff for two hours of maintenance activities in the Arboretum at South! Help us keep this West Seattle gem in tip-top shape.

Refreshments will be provided. Meet at the Arboretum entrance on the north end of SSC’s campus.

To learn more, please visit our Facebook event page at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1914226132136658/.

Sep
18
Fri
2015
Bob’s Bowl-a-Rama benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities @ West Seattle Bowl
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Bob’s Bowl-A-Rama returns this September!

West Seattle Bowl and Georgetown Brewing Company host a night of bowling and beer on September 18th, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The fundraiser donates 90% of its proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington and Alaska, in honor of a former house resident, Bob Hirsch.

Tickets are $200 and include bowling, shoe rental, and tickets for any Georgetown Brewing beer for up to 8 people. Come join us and support the House.

Pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. To reserve, or for more details, please contact Jeff Swanson at 206.932.3731 or email jeffs@wsbowl.com.

Event on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1159889464037771/

Sep
20
Sun
2015
WS Junior Football and Cheer pancake breakfast fundraiser @ Alki Masonic Hall
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are the Westside Wildcats and we are raising money to support our junior football and cheer league. Enjoy breakfast and support more than 180 West Seattle youth.

Westside Wildcat Junior Football & Cheer is having a fundraising pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 20th, from 10 am to noon, at the Alki Masonic Hall (4736 – 40th Ave SW).

$6 per person or $25 for families. (Pancakes, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, coffee, etc!). This will help us keep registration & franchise costs low so we can continue to give more kids a chance to play football and cheerlead.

Sep
25
Fri
2015
Concert to Benefit West Seattle Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Concert to Benefit West Seattle Helpline
Alki United Church of Christ
Sept 25, 2015, 7 pm

Suggested Donation $15-20

Evening of classical, jazz, contemporary and whimsical music performed by local NW musicians Spencer Hoveskeland, Lia Wax, and DJ Wilson.

Net proceeds to benefit West Seattle Helpline

WestSide Baby Cocktail Benefit ‘Fall Masquerade’ @ Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WestSide Baby – Cocktail Benefit presents: Fall Masquerade

Transform yourself for an evening at WestSide Baby‘s masquerade-themed cocktail benefit featuring music, signature cocktails, hors d’oeurves, and philanthropic inspiration!

Friday September 25th
7 pm–10 pm
at Emerald City Trapeze Arts

For more information and tickets go to http://bit.ly/1gaOQEG

Sep
26
Sat
2015
‘Black Tie Bingo’ fundraising dinner & auction for The Mount @ Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

West Seattle’s Providence Mount St. Vincent’s fund-raising event takes place Saturday, September 26, 2015:

The 15th Annual Black Tie Bingo at Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel in downtown Seattle, a fund-raising event featuring a silent auction and wine grab, dinner, a dessert dash, and of course Bingo games with fabulous prizes.

The proceeds from this evening of fun and friends will benefit the residents and programs of Providence Mount St. Vincent. This popular event is a grand celebration of the Mount community and continues to sell out year after year.

Doors open at 5:00 pm for the silent auction and wine grab.
Dinner served at 6:45 pm followed by our popular Dessert Dash!

Snazzy cocktail attire & good humor a must! (Tuxedos welcome, but not required.) It’s fun, festive and fabulous!

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Location: Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Cost: $150 per person
Cost includes delicious dinner with wine, bingo cards and a guaranteed night of fun including the popular Dessert Dash! Tuxedos welcome, but not required. It’s fun, festive and fabulous!

Registration info here.

Also — Overnight stay at the Marriott — The Marriott will be offering a special rate for Black Tie Bingo guests! Seattle Marriott Waterfront for $219.00 USD per night.

Book your group rate: Providence Black Tie Bingo or call the hotel directly (206) 443-5000.

For more information, please contact Ann Martin (ann.martin@providence.org), 206-938-6194.

Sep
30
Wed
2015
Rock For Faulkner benefit with The Tea Party @ Easy Street Records
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

September 30th at 7 pm
at Easy Street Records

In support of KISW‘s Hall of Famer, Cathy Faulkner, we are helping raise funds for her husband’s battle with cancer. The Tea Party will be performing an intimate acoustic set at Easy Street at 7 pm, followed by a signing & photo session.

Ticket pre-orders for the event are $20 and include one ticket to the show and a copy of The Tea Party’s latest release, a 2-CD remastered deluxe edition of The Edges of Twilight, which the band will play in its entirety the following night at The Showbox (10/1). There will also be raffles, including a chance to win an autographed Godin electric guitar, as played by Jeff Martin of The Tea Party.

Pre-order online (http://easystreetonline.com/CustomPage/4205) with a $20 donation. Wristbands are limited to guarantee admission. Pick-up available the day of event at Easy Street. You may also pre-order tickets at our store in West Seattle.

All proceeds will go to Cathy Faulkner/Team Nels – The Road to Recovery. Donations are not tax deductible.

RSVP on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/events/1621998434729808/)

Oct
1
Thu
2015
Community Orchard of West Seattle Health & Harvest work party @ South Seattle College
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Community Orchard of West Seattle for some urban gardening and orchard maintenance.

Fall meetups at the Orchard include mulching well for winter, compost making, propagating perennials for spring and weeding!

What to bring: work gloves and drinking water. Dress according to weather.

We look forward to seeing you on-site at the Orchard!

Mission: COWS will grow a free source of local fruit and vegetables for volunteers and local food security programs while engaging people in sustainable agriculture education and community gathering.

Visit us at: http://fruitinwestseattle.org/

Longfellow Creek Fall Salmon Survey – Volunteer Orientation @ Chaco Canyon Organic Café
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Puget Soundkeeper as we investigate the health of our local salmon runs at Longfellow Creek this fall! Volunteers will assess the effects of urban runoff on wildlife by conducting a pre-spawn mortality survey of Coho salmon. Volunteers needed for weekly surveys from October to early December.

Volunteer Orientation at West Seattle
October 1st, 2015
6 pm to 7:30 pm
Chaco Canyon Cafe

RSVP at michelle@pugetsoundkeeper.org

Oct
3
Sat
2015
West Seattle Big Band’s Benefit Concert for the MS Society @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You can make a difference, and enjoy live music from the West Seattle Big Band at the same time! The third annual Dance MS is being held at the West Seattle Senior Center on Saturday, October 3rd, from 7-10 pm. Come ready to dance, or just to listen to some great music.

The event also includes a small live auction, and several silent auction items, ranging from coffee at C&P to vacation packages to drum lessons. All of the event proceeds will go toward the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, since event expenses are either covered through the band or donation.

You may know the West Seattle Big Band from our connection to the Seattle schools: while we perform for events such as weddings and concerts throughout the Seattle area, rather than taking pay, musicians in the band donate any income back to assist school band programs, primarily in the West Seattle area.

Dance MS strays from the band’s mission statement, but holds a special meaning for the group. In 2012, our piano player Brooke Yool was diagnosed with MS. She asked for the band’s support and arranged the first Dance MS in 2013, and the event was a huge success.

So, we ask for your support to make the third Dance MS even more successful than the first two. In order for this to happen, we ask you—the local community—to help us in the fight against MS.

Come down to the West Seattle Senior Center on Saturday, October 3rd. Doors open at 7, and we’ll be going strong until 10. Suggested donation is $15. Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks are included. You may buy tickets online at http://www.dancems.org/, or you can reserve your spot by email or phone at brooke@dancems.org or 206-659-9391. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Oct
4
Sun
2015
CROP Hunger Walk @ Starting point - Alki UCC
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Sunday Oct. 4th: Annual Crop Walk for hunger relief, 1 pm, Alki UCC Church,
6115 SW Hinds. Online registration and donation at:
http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2015CROPHungerWalks/TR-CHW2015?pg=entry&fr_id=20815

Oct
15
Thu
2015
A Night Out for Nepal @ Duos Lounge
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fundraising Event for UNICEF Australia
‘A Night Out for Nepal’
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 7–10 pm
at Duos Lounge

Tickets $25 at the door

Enjoy cocktails, free appetizers, free (local winery) tastings, raffle drawing, silent auction and live music by the Robert Stewart Fiasco Band.

Contact Sara Dye at sbdye0878@gmail.com with questions.

All proceeds go to Nepal Children’s Emergency Appeal via Unicef.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/945426608836288/

From host Sara Beth Dye:

As many of you already know, I am raising money for Nepal’s Children Emergency Relief via UNICEF Australia. Nepal’s children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences of two earthquakes in the space of weeks. UNICEF has been on the ground since late April, but they still very much need our support. These funds will specifically go to shelter for children whose homes have been destroyed, clean water for drinking and washing to prevent further spread of waterborne disease such as cholera, healthcare including vaccinations and vitamins, hygiene kits and facilities, educational materials to use while schools are being rebuilt, and psychosocial support for children who have experienced profound stress like the loss of a parent.

Come join me for an evening of fun at The Lounge, a rustic and modern private event venue by Duos Catering. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, free wine tastings from local wineries, raffle drawings, silent auction items and fabulous live music entertainment provided by the Robert Stewart Fiasco Band! (If you have never heard these guys play, you are missing out!) Tickets are $25.00, purchased at the door, and includes wine tastings, delicious appetizers, two raffle tickets, and that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping a wonderful cause. Remember… it easily could have happened here.

Come and go as you please and feel free to invite whomever you would like! See you there. ;)

Oct
17
Sat
2015
Duwamish Alive! Longfellow Creek Habitat Volunteer Project
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
October 17th, 10 am-2 pm

Duwamish Alive! At Longfellow Creek
Join EarthCorps, the King Conservation District, the Duwamish Alive! coalition, the Green Seattle Partnership and local stewardship groups at Longfellow Creek!

Longfellow creek is the second largest Salmon bearing creek in Seattle (Thornton Creek being the largest). Every year, salmon return to the creek but few make it all the way to spawning due to threatened habitat. This where we need your help! We are working to restore the habitat along the creek as well as in adjacent greenspaces to improve water quality and provide habitat. We would love to teach you
more, so join us!

Sign up online at: http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or
contactvolunteer@earthcorps.org

Meeting location: 29th Ave SW & SW Brandon St, Seattle, WA

THE BASICS:
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:
~ Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
~ Long pants and a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
~ Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
~ Sack lunch and snacks
~ Full water bottle

EarthCorps runs our events rain or shine! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

YOUTH:
All unaccompanied volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event. Youth under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Note: minimum age for unaccompanied youth at Kirkland events is 14.)

Oct
20
Tue
2015
‘Homes of Hope’ fundraiser: All-you-can-eat taco bar @ Pecado Bueno
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, October 20th, All Souls Church and Pecado Bueno are teaming up to raise money to build homes in Mexico through Homes of Hope: A fundraiser benefiting one family in Ensenada, Mexico. Be a part of giving them a home this Thanksgiving! Taco Tuesday, October 20th 5pm-10pm. All you can eat taco bar $15 adults and $10 kids. 100% of proceeds go to build homes. Cash or Check please.

Oct
24
Sat
2015
Traffic triangle clean up work party @ Fauntleroy Way SW/36th Ave SW
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Seattle’s Tree Ambassadors THIS Saturday as we trim back weeds, spread mulch and clean up sidewalks to increase visibility and make this traffic triangle more pedestrian friendly. We’ll spend the morning cleaning up the area and then celebrate our hard work with a BBQ lunch provided by Jones BBQ. Coffee and snacks from West Seattle Brewing Company will be provided throughout the work party.

WHEN: THIS Saturday October 24th from 9 am to 12 pm

WHERE: Traffic triangle at Fauntleroy Way SW, 36th Ave SW and SW Genesee St. Meet in the parking lot of West Seattle Brewing Co.

Come dressed to work outside with long pants, sturdy shoes and a rain coat (just in case!). We will provide all tools, gloves and training.

For more information about the event or the Tree Ambassadors program contact treeambassador@seattle.gov or Seattle.gov/trees

Please RSVP at surveymonkey.com/r/westseattletriangle-10-24-2015

Oct
25
Sun
2015
HPIC’s Design Charrette @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You are invited to HPIC’s first ever Design Charrette, Sunday, October 25th.

What’s a Design Charrette?
A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the plan.

Why should I get involved?
The HPIC Board and many of us in the neighborhood have expressed different ideas over the years about what we would like to do with the building, to make it more appealing to look at and use. Here’s your chance to make your opinion known!

How does it work?
We have two architects from NBBJ who are generously facilitating the event to help us envision what we want this place to do and be for years to come. We need you to come and bring your thinking cap, good humor and ideas. This is a time to dream, a time to explore, a time to roll up your sleeves and dive in to draw pictures, shout our your ideas, and vote on your favorites.

When does it start?
Doors open at noon and the two hour working session starts at 1 pm. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP to hpic1919@gmail.com.

Oct
31
Sat
2015
Halloween Work Party @ Schmitz Park
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of Schmitz Park for a Halloween Work Party! Feel free to dress up for the event.

For all of those West Seattleites who love the park and want to help keep it beautiful…The Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve meets on the LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 9 AM-NOON at the Admiral/Stevens entrance. Volunteers will help with trail maintenance, reforestation, removal of invasive species as well as learn park history and identify flora and fauna.

For further information, contact Ken Shaw (the steward of the preserve) at 206-937-2718

‘Trunk or Treat’ & food donation drive @ Grace Church
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Happening at Grace Church:

Our 8th annual Trunk or Treat begins at 6 pm on Halloween – Saturday October 31st. There will be a variety of trunks and various vehicles creatively transformed in family friendly themes. Suitable for all ages. Each trunk will distribute treats for costumed visitors. Trunks close at 8 pm.

Bring cans of food or dry goods to donate to the White Center Food Bank barrels located on the patio to benefit those in need in our community.

When you need to take a break and sit down for a while, just visit the lobby where you will find free warm food, coffee, hot chocolate and cider. We will also have a cookie walk inside the building. For more information visit our website at:

http://www.gracechurchseattle.org/#/events-calendar/upcoming-events

Nov
7
Sat
2015
Food Drive for West Seattle Foodbank @ West Seattle Thriftway
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

At West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) November 7th, 10 am–2 pm:

You can help…bag local hunger.
Buy a bag for $10 – even though the contents are worth $17!

All bags sold will be donated to our local Food Banks, or if you wish to make a monetary donation ask your cashier to conveniently add any amount to your bill.

Join us Saturday, November 7th for a food drive to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank from 10 am–2 pm.

Nov
9
Mon
2015
Madison Middle School’s Bookfair
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to do some book shopping! Luckily, Madison Middle School’s first Book Fair of the year (hosted by Third Place Books) is coming up November 9th-12th on the main stage in the cafeteria.

Students and parents can shop for books during lunch each day and at Math Night on Tuesday, November 10th. Cash, check (made out to Third Place Books) and credit card will be accepted. 20% of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison. Hope to see you out!

Nov
10
Tue
2015
Madison Middle School’s Bookfair
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to do some book shopping! Luckily, Madison Middle School’s first Book Fair of the year (hosted by Third Place Books) is coming up November 9th-12th on the main stage in the cafeteria.

Students and parents can shop for books during lunch each day and at Math Night on Tuesday, November 10th. Cash, check (made out to Third Place Books) and credit card will be accepted. 20% of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison. Hope to see you out!

Nov
11
Wed
2015
Madison Middle School’s Bookfair
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to do some book shopping! Luckily, Madison Middle School’s first Book Fair of the year (hosted by Third Place Books) is coming up November 9th-12th on the main stage in the cafeteria.

Students and parents can shop for books during lunch each day and at Math Night on Tuesday, November 10th. Cash, check (made out to Third Place Books) and credit card will be accepted. 20% of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison. Hope to see you out!

Fundraiser performance of ‘My Mañana Comes’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On October 25th, around 6:30 pm, Ramon Aspeitia was stabbed on his way home from work at his bus transfer in White Center. A hard-working and well-loved employee of both Shadowland and Ma’Ono, two restaurants in the Alaska Junction area of West Seattle, Ramon was brutally attacked by three assailants and is currently paralyzed from the waist down.

ArtsWest is seeking to do its part to contribute to the recovery of their West Seattle neighbor. All ticket proceeds from the Wednesday, November 11th, 7:30 pm performance of their current production “My Mañana Comes” will go to Ramon Aspeitia’s family to help with medical expenses.

My Mañana Comes, a new play that debuted to much acclaim off-Broadway last year, delves into the issues of immigration, identity, and fair pay. Four bussers, two Mexican immigrants living in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, a black American from West Harlem, and a Mexican American who grew up in Coney Island, find their worlds intersecting in the back of a Manhattan restaurant.

My Mañana Comes runs through November 22nd, 2015 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $17 – $37.50) are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.artswest.org or by phone at 206-938-0339, or at the box office Thursday – Saturday 1:30–7:30 pm and Sunday 10:30 am–3:00 pm.

About ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
ArtsWest is a vibrant center for both performing and visual arts located in the West Seattle Junction. This 149-seat theatre provides a unique setting for audiences and artists as stories of human emotion unfold in an intimate space. Winner of the American Theatre Wing’s 2012 National Theatre Company Award, ArtsWest has produced such diverse work as Hair, Little Women, and last fall’s critically acclaimed production of The Mountaintop. ArtsWest, through its mission of producing fiercely compelling work that improves the imagination and promotes cultural vibrancy, is committed to delivering work that opens minds and instills the need to do that which is most human – to discuss and share. www.artswest.org

Nov
12
Thu
2015
Madison Middle School’s Bookfair
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to do some book shopping! Luckily, Madison Middle School’s first Book Fair of the year (hosted by Third Place Books) is coming up November 9th-12th on the main stage in the cafeteria.

Students and parents can shop for books during lunch each day and at Math Night on Tuesday, November 10th. Cash, check (made out to Third Place Books) and credit card will be accepted. 20% of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison. Hope to see you out!

Turkey Donation Drive @ HomeStreet Bank
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without some Turkey! To help spread some holiday cheer to local families in need, the West Seattle Food Bank needs your help. Stop by HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) Thursday, November 12th, 4–7 pm and donate a frozen Turkey or cash/check ($15 suggested) to support others this holiday season. You can also get your photo with the official mascot of the Seattle Seahawks, Blitz (appearance between 4-5 pm)! So get there early! 4–7 pm at HomeStreet Bank, 4022 SW Alaska Street.

Nov
13
Fri
2015
Madison Middle School’s Bookfair
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to do some book shopping! Luckily, Madison Middle School’s first Book Fair of the year (hosted by Third Place Books) is coming up November 9th-12th on the main stage in the cafeteria.

Students and parents can shop for books during lunch each day and at Math Night on Tuesday, November 10th. Cash, check (made out to Third Place Books) and credit card will be accepted. 20% of every sale will come back to Madison to help us purchase new books for our library. Thank you for supporting literacy at Madison. Hope to see you out!

White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale @ White Center Library
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come to our yearly White Center Library Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale on Friday, Nov. 13th & Saturday, Nov. 14th!

Friday, November 13, 11 am-4 pm
Saturday, November 14, 11 am-3 pm

Kids activities and more. Shop for great bargains on books, gently used and vintage items while supporting your library!

The White Center Library Guild uses the money raised to help fund programs at the library throughout the year. Most of these funds are used to support children/teen activities that can be life changing for those living in our great community. Come and support this community, find some great Holiday bargains, learn new skills and help your kids learn new craft making.

West Seattle Helpline fall fundraiser dinner & auction @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The West Seattle Helpline is having its annual fall fundraiser dinner with the theme “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” at the Hall on Fauntleroy on Friday, November 13th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2327522

The West Seattle Helpline provides one-time emergency services to individuals and families recovering from a crisis or hardship.

The 6th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fall Dinner & Auction raises funds to ensure that all of our neighbors in need have a place to turn when they need help getting back on their feet. Join us to celebrate our successes, help us realize our vision, and strengthen our wonderful and caring West Seattle community!

Event Proceedings:
~6:00-7:00pm > Cocktail Hour, Live Music & Silent Auction
~7:00-8:00pm > 3-Course Dinner, Local Beer & Wine, and Event Program
~8:00-9:00pm > Live auction including vacations and one-of-a-kind experiences, and our famously competitive (and delicious) dessert dash!

Click the link below to purchase tickets before they sell out!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2327522

For more information, visit: www.wshelpline.org/nhn2015/

Facebook event page here.

Nov
14
Sat
2015
White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale @ White Center Library
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come to our yearly White Center Library Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale on Friday, Nov. 13th & Saturday, Nov. 14th!

Friday, November 13, 11 am-4 pm
Saturday, November 14, 11 am-3 pm

Kids activities and more. Shop for great bargains on books, gently used and vintage items while supporting your library!

The White Center Library Guild uses the money raised to help fund programs at the library throughout the year. Most of these funds are used to support children/teen activities that can be life changing for those living in our great community. Come and support this community, find some great Holiday bargains, learn new skills and help your kids learn new craft making.

Nov
19
Thu
2015
West Seattle Timebank meeting & potluck @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Exchange Services, Earn Hours and Build Community!

West Seatttle Timebank Meeting & Potluck

When: Thursday, November 19th
Where: Senior Center of West Seattle

6:30–7:00 pm Potluck (please bring a dish to share)
7:00 pm–8:30 pm meeting & quest speaker

Our Guest Speaker this month is Florian Becquereau, Director of Earthship Seattle.

Join us at our West Seattle Timebank meeting to learn about Timebanking and meet members. Come and learn what’s new and meet other members! No membership fee. Applications are on the website if you want to print and fill one out ahead of time.

Timebanking: A way to connect with your community and get something in return.

How it works: When you spend an hour doing something for another member, you earn one hour credit that you can then use to receive an hour of service from another member.

For more information about the West Seattle Timebank, go to www.westseattletimebank.com.

Nov
21
Sat
2015
All ages: The Amplify Project’s birthday party & community benefit rock concert @ The Junction Church
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the music venue startup in West Seattle called the Amplify Project – an extension of the Junction Church (though the shows by the venue are secular). All of our shows are fund raisers for families here in WS who need it!

WHEN
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 6:30 pm

All-Ages
Tickets are $5 at the door. Beer and wine will be available for those
who are 21+ ($5 micros, $20 bottles of wine). All-ages show. Proceeds go to help local families.

WHO IS PLAYING:
Cashing in Karma
Waking Things
Keroscenery
Dain Norman

WHERE
The Junction Church / The Amplify Project
4157 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Facebook event page here.

Nov
22
Sun
2015
Turkey donation drive for White Center Food Bank @ Fauntleroy Church UCC
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

TURKEY TIME: The community is invited to join Fauntleroy Church and Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor) in donating turkeys to make Thanksgiving a festive holiday for clients of the White Center Food Bank. Bring a frozen turkey to the church parking lot on Sunday November 22nd, 10 am–noon; look for the food-bank truck.

Nov
28
Sat
2015
BackPACKS bring HOPE event @ (See listing)
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Bring a new or gently used backpack and stuff it with first aid, food, toiletry products, and a handwritten letter by you. Then Stephanie’s Lifeline will hand them out along with a winter jacket to help keep some people warm this winter and also give a little HOPE and encouragement to our friends on the streets.

We ask that everyone bring at least one backpack… the more the better. We are hoping to fill 200 with a first aid kit, toiletries, a few food items and a drink. We will also take the time to hand write 200 notes of encouragement to put in each bag in order to just give a little HOPE and bring a smile to the face of a person who likely doesn’t smile much these days. Each backpack will be accompanied by a coat and given out to homeless individuals currently in need.

Please feel welcome to bring any items you would like including any first aid, food, drink, and/or toiletry items, backpack and/or winter coat.

We will be providing light snacks and refreshments and it will give us all time to chat and network. Please RSVP if you are interested in joining the party! Or if you are unable to join the group but would like to donate, visit our gofundme
page https://www.gofundme.com/BackPACKSBringHOPE and make a donation toward the purchase of the items or drop some items off before the date of the party.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!”

Event takes place at 3830 22nd Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106
November 28, 2015 2:00 PM
-Stephanie Endres

Nov
30
Mon
2015
Mobile blood drive @ Alki Masonic Center
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

You are the “Best Type”. BloodworksNW’s Bloodmobile will be at the Alki Masonic Center on Monday November 30th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Contact nlambert932@gmail.com for appointment. Walk-ins are Welcome! and there is plenty of parking.

A little of your time will make a world of difference to someone in serious need.

Dec
5
Sat
2015
West Seattle Kiwanis community pancake breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 5 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

West Seattle Kiwanis is holding its pancake breakfast on Saturday December 5th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, at the Alki Masonic Building.

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.

68th Annual West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast:
~ Saturday, December 5, 2015
~ 7:00 am to 11:00 am
~ Alki Masonic Building
~ 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.

To purchase tickets in advance, click here, or contact Stephanie Halcomb at 206-920-3900 or halcomb.kiwanis@gmail.com

Longfellow Creek Final Fall Planting Event
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Forest Volunteer Event with EarthCorps
Saturday December 5th 2015, 10 am-2 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership at Longfellow Creek
and help us complete our Fall Planting Challenge where we will plant the 10,000th plant! All year long West Seattle volunteers have been preparing Longfellow Creek park for planting, and now it’s time to get new trees and shrubs in the ground! EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers: safety, tool use, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. At this project, we will be planting and applying woodchip mulch.

Sign up online at : http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Families and groups welcome! No experience necessary.

Meet near the intersection of SW Juneau St and 26th ave SW.

For your safety and comfort, please bring:

~ Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!) including long pants and a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
~ Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
~ Sack lunch and snacks
~ Full water bottle

Dec
6
Sun
2015
Tree Planting work party @ Fauntleroy Triangle
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Tree Ambassadors in planting some new trees in West Seattle! We will be planting healthy new trees to replace the dead ones that were removed in October from the traffic triangle at Fauntleroy Way and 36th Ave SW. No experience necessary, arborists will be on hand to teach you what you need to know. Dress for the weather with wear long pants and close-toed shoes. We will provide snacks and tools.

RSVP here.

Sunday, December 6th
10 am–12 pm
Fauntleroy Way & 36th Ave SW

St. Nicholas Faire – Food drive, auction, wine tasting, bake sale @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 7th annual fund raiser, the St. Nicholas Faire, is being held to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank and the West Seattle Helpline. Every dollar that is contributed goes directly to these two great organizations, which provide so much assistance to members of the West Seattle community.

We offer appetizers and spiced cider or mulled wine; silent auction of gift baskets featuring beer, wine, coffee, cocoa, kitchen items, games, puzzles, art activities, Seahawk & Mariner gear, baked goods, children’s books, etc, and gift cards from local merchants and restaurants. Plus a ring toss game and wine tasting.

WHAT: ST NICHOLAS FAIRE
WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm–7 pm
WHERE: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – lower level
WHY? To raise $$$ for the West Seattle Food Bank and Helpline
DONATION: $5 per person with non-perishable food item or $15 per family with food donation for each member.
OR: If no food donation then $10 per person or $25 per family
INFO? (206)-935-6530, www.flcws.org

Acoustic Music Benefit for Frances & John Smersh @ Karass Creative
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Community + Love: A musical benefit to support the Smershes

Recently, at age 48, beloved artist and West Seattle shop owner Frances Smersh was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no treatment. There is no cure. And medical insurance does not cover what will be required. Alzheimer’s is a brutal, merciless disease. Plaques and tangles destroy brain cells and decimate not only a person’s memory but the essence of who they are–their personality and their ability to execute even the most basic of functions. While the length of survival is uncertain, Younger Onset Dementia progresses rapidly, and in September their doctor told them to consider the next twelve months the best ones they will have in this journey.

To help raise money to give Frances and John time to be together and to help pay for current and looming medical expenses, several long-time musician friends have banded together to present a unique and exceptional night of music. The musicians, having played and performed in many of Seattle’s most notable acoustic bands, are pooling their well-honed talents together for a one-night performance.

Dec 06, 2015 6:00 pm
at Karass Creative
Tickets online here

With a strong core of musicians, the night will feature evolving small groups, and different pairings as these friends join in and also step aside as the acoustic musical journey unfolds. Drawing from a range of folk, swing, americana, blues, old-time and bluegrass, it promises to be an engaging and satisfying night of music, and a celebration of community and love.

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the following friends who are donating their
time, energy, and extraordinary talents to the show:

Grant Dermody: Harmonica, Vocals
Forrest Gibson: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Michael Gray: Violin, Vocals
Orville Johnson: Dobro, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Greg Maass: Dobro, Banjo, Vocals
Mary Maass: Fiddle, Vocals
Joe Wilmhoff: Bass, Vocals

If you can’t attend, or are interested you can find out more info here: https://www.youcaring.com/frances-and-john-smersh-459781

Dec
9
Wed
2015
Special Fundraiser Tasting event @ Bin 41
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New, special fundraiser tasting at Bin 41:

As we worked through the final details for the NW Hope & Healing tasting, we were touched close to home by the dreaded ‘C’ in our own lives. A coworker of Jon’s is undergoing a valiant battle with a rare form of cancer. To assist with medical expenses including travel costs, we are hosting a special fundraiser next month, on Wednesday December 9th from 6-7:30 pm. Our dear friends at Avennia have graciously signed up to showcase their new fall releases for this special evening.

Cara was diagnosed with stage IV Ocular Melanoma, an extremely rare eye cancer that has spread to her liver, in July of this year. She participated in an immunotherapy clinical trial starting that month but found out in October that it was unsuccessful and the cancer has grown and spread to her lungs. Now Cara and her husband Tobias are reaching out to the few oncologists in the country that understand and can treat this form of cancer which will likely require extensive travel for treatment.

We are hosting this fundraiser event to help with a portion of their travel expenses and to provide support when Cara and Tobias truly need it the most. Join us as we toast Cara and all that she means to us, her friends and family.

In addition to this fundraiser, Cara and Tobias have created a gofundme page. As the holidays approach, this is the time for sharing and giving assistance to those in need. Every little bit helps, even simply words of encouragement. We hope you will help FILL THE BIN on a Wednesday night to show your support for a wonderful, caring person in need. We will have a $10 tasting fee that is refundable as usual on a bottle purchase, but you can also choose to donate your fee to Cara and Tobias. The bin will be donating a portion of all sales during the tasting. If you cannot attend or wish to assist in addition to the tasting, please
visit their gofundme page at: https://www.gofundme.com/carajoy

Dec
12
Sat
2015
Benefit Breakfast for West Seattleite Vincent Hance @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Saturday, you’re invited to a pancake breakfast at Highland Park Improvement Club (12th & Holden) to raise money for an 18-year-old West Seattle resident who survived being hit by a train last month in South Seattle. His godmother e-mailed WSB to get the word out, saying that Vincent Hance “is super lucky to be alive and doing amazing!” The event Saturday is from 9 am to noon, with a $5 donation requested to support Vincent’s family: “They don’t have a lot of money and his mother has missed a lot of work.” They also are accepting donations via a GoFundMe page, which tells the story of the incident that left Vincent in the Harborview ICU.

Dec
18
Fri
2015
Pray for Paris Painting Night Fundraiser @ Mind Unwind
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 18th at 7 pm, at Mind Unwind:

Join us to raise funds and awareness for Paris. We hope to bring people together to paint and feel like we can all help in some small way….we are saddened about the events, but hopeful that we can utilize art to create something positive.

Register Here.

Dec
19
Sat
2015
All ages: The Amplify Project’s Community Benefit Live Acoustic Show @ The Junction Church
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

From the music venue startup in West Seattle called the Amplify Project – an extension of the Junction Church (though the shows by the venue are secular). Proceeds go to Rock the Junction 2016, a partnership with the West Seattle School of Rock to spread music education and influence to the next generation.

A singer-Songwriter Showcase!

WHEN
December 19th, 2015
Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts 7:30 pm, runs until 9:30
All-Ages
Tickets are $5 at the door. Beer and wine will be available for those who are 21+ ($5 micros, $20 bottles of wine).

WHO IS PLAYING:
Always Only Sometimes
AJQ
Michael Trew / Autumn Electric)
Carolyn Samuelson

WHERE
The Junction Church / The Amplify Project
4157 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Facebook event page here.

Dec
20
Sun
2015
The Miss Seattle Scholarship Organization Fundraiser @ Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 20th from 4 to 7 pm come to the Admiral Menchies and meet Miss Seattle 2015 Taryn Smith! Use the code word Miss Seattle when you go to buy your frozen yogurt and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Miss Seattle Scholarship Organization! Help fund another young woman’s education and enjoy your favorite flavor of Frozen yogurt!

Also: help fill Miss Seattle’s Sleigh! bring a warm jacket (new or gently used) for a child at Mary’s Place and Miss Seattle will bring it straight to a little one in need just in time for the holidays!

Jan
10
Sun
2016
Fitness Competition Fundraiser for Frances & John Smersh @ CrossFit Loft
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Happening at West Seattle’s CrossFit Loft:

Announcing our second annual Gains for Good competition Hosted by Loft Nation, Sunday January 10th from 10:30 am–4 pm. Please join us in our efforts to raise money to help a local family and business owners of Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), John and Frances Smersh. Frances was recently diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimers, a disease that progresses quickly. Through this event, we will be raising money to help Frances and her husband John pay for the current and looming medical expenses and eventual full time care. We are raising money to give them time to be together.

This year’s event will include a fitness competition performed in same gender or mixed gender pairs. All proceeds from the event will go to assisting the family with medical and personal expenses incurred throughout this process.

Donations will also be accepted at the the event. Food, drinks, shirts, and the Seahawks game will all be a part of the event as well.

Entrance in the alley behind Cherry Consignment.

Our event page on Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158119647878424/

Jan
14
Thu
2016
New Start Key Club Potato Bake Dinner @ New Start High School
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The New Start Alternative High School Key Club in the Highline School District will again, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of White Center, hold its Annual Baked Potato Dinner complete with loaded baked potatoes, salad, beverage and dessert and music from the Tes Thomas Band.

The event this year will be Thursday evening, January 14, 2016, running from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

TICKETS for the event may be obtained in advance and/or at the door. ADULTS are $15 or two for $25. There is a sponsorship option, for $50 you will receive formal recognition as well as 5 tickets. Children under 5 are as usual free.

For addition information and/or ticket purchase please contact any member of the White Center Kiwanis and/or Bill Tracy. The latter may be reached at this email address, billnancytracy@aol.com, or 206-248-2441, and/or 11514-21 st Place Sw, Burien, 98146. We look forward to seeing you there.

The New Start Key Club is part of an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. The Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of White Center.

Jan
30
Sat
2016
Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve work party
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For all of those West Seattleites who love the park and want to help keep it beautiful…The Friends of Schmitz Park Preserve meets on the LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 9 AM-NOON at the Admiral/Stevens entrance. Volunteers will help with trail maintenance, reforestation, removal of invasive species as well as learn park history and identify flora and fauna.

For further information, contact Ken Shaw (the steward of the preserve) at 206-937-2718

Feb
6
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Feb 6 @ 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.

Feb
10
Wed
2016
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training Information Meeting @ West Seattle Runner
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

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

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

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

Feb
11
Thu
2016
Northwest Wine Academy’s Mid-Winter Wine Release Celebration @ South Seattle College
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The wine program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), The Northwest Wine Academy, will celebrate a mid-winter release with two new wines: A dry riesling and a rosé, complete with complimentary tastings:

The celebration begins on Thursday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 13 from 12-6 pm each day and will be held at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on South’s West Seattle campus (map). All grapes for the NWWA student-produced wine were donated and locally grown in Washington State.

The mid-winter release will also feature some Valentine’s Day specials including two bottles of rosé for $14, to signify the date of the occasion (2/14), and the new Riesling will be marked down to just $12.

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region. NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates. NWWA also provides complimentary weekly wine tastings to the public every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information on South’s NWWA program, click here.

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Northwest Wine Academy’s Mid-Winter Wine Release Celebration @ South Seattle College
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The wine program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), The Northwest Wine Academy, will celebrate a mid-winter release with two new wines: A dry riesling and a rosé, complete with complimentary tastings:

The celebration begins on Thursday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 13 from 12-6 pm each day and will be held at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on South’s West Seattle campus (map). All grapes for the NWWA student-produced wine were donated and locally grown in Washington State.

The mid-winter release will also feature some Valentine’s Day specials including two bottles of rosé for $14, to signify the date of the occasion (2/14), and the new Riesling will be marked down to just $12.

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region. NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates. NWWA also provides complimentary weekly wine tastings to the public every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information on South’s NWWA program, click here.

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Northwest Wine Academy’s Mid-Winter Wine Release Celebration @ South Seattle College
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The wine program at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), The Northwest Wine Academy, will celebrate a mid-winter release with two new wines: A dry riesling and a rosé, complete with complimentary tastings:

The celebration begins on Thursday, Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 13 from 12-6 pm each day and will be held at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) on South’s West Seattle campus (map). All grapes for the NWWA student-produced wine were donated and locally grown in Washington State.

The mid-winter release will also feature some Valentine’s Day specials including two bottles of rosé for $14, to signify the date of the occasion (2/14), and the new Riesling will be marked down to just $12.

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the Puget Sound region. NWWA’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry and professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. They offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. Students can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates. NWWA also provides complimentary weekly wine tastings to the public every Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information on South’s NWWA program, click here.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting @ Viscon Cellars
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Viscon Cellars (WSN sponsor) will be pairing up our wines with Intrigue Chocolates on Saturday February 13th. We will be open from 2-7.

Feb
14
Sun
2016
Valentine Chocolate Tasting @ Metropolitan Market
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

From Metropolitan Market/Admiral (WSB sponsor):

Valentine Chocolate Tasting: Take Two Salted Caramels, Lake Champlain Truffles & Theo Chocolate Bars.

Sunday February 14, 2016, 11:00 am—2:00 pm at Metropolitan Market in the Admiral District.

Feb
24
Wed
2016
‘Tell Me What to Say’ seminar for parents, & wine tasting @ Northwest Wine Academy
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

February is Parenting Education Month in Washington State. We’d like to celebrate the important job of parenting by inviting our West Seattle community to a free and exciting event. In collaboration with South Seattle College‘s (WSB sponsor) Northwest Wine Academy, the parenting education staff at South Seattle College’s Cooperative Preschool Program would like you to join us for wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 24. Then stay for the seminar immediately following entitled Tell Me What to Say, lead by our knowledgeable and skilled Parenting Instructors Jen Giomi and Jen Schill. This seminar will focus on providing opportunities for parents and caretakers to practice what to say to their children during difficult or challenging situations.

This free, fun, and informative parenting event will take place at the NWWA on the SSC campus, 6000 16th Ave SW, 98106. Please register at wscoopevents@gmail.com.

Feb
25
Thu
2016
Shorewood Christian School’s Dine-In Fundraiser at Zippy’s @ Zippy's Giant Burgers
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

From Shorewood Christian School:

Please come eat for a good cause: 10% of Zippy’s Daily intake on Feb 25th will be donated to Shorewood Christian’s Yearbook program to help reduce the cost of Shorewood’s Yearbook offered to grades Pre-K through 12th. These funds will be used to make up the difference of the pricy printing costs that the book fees did not cover. We do our best to make our full color, hardback, 116 paged yearbook affordable to all the families who want one, but we need your help to make this happen. So please bring your friends and family anytime on Thursday, February 25th and show your support for the kids and families in your community. Thank you!!

Feb
27
Sat
2016
‘New England Crab Boil’ benefit for Alki Lodge School Awards @ Alki Masonic Center
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Alki Masonic Lodge # 152 presents their Annual New England Crab Boil

Complete with Crab, Clams and Potatoes with Sides of Clam Chowder and Salad

Saturday February 27th, 2016 from 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
at Alki Masonic Center

Tickets $35
Children 12 and under free

~ Proceeds to benefit Alki Lodge School Awards

For tickets call 206-938-3554

See WSB’s previous coverage of the Alki Lodge School Awards here.

Feb
28
Sun
2016
YMCA’s Clothes for the Cause donation drive @ West Seattle Family YMCA
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We all have unwanted clothes that are either worn out or no longer fit. Don’t throw these clothes away, donate and recycle them instead! Our Tween Thursday program has teamed up with Clothes for the Cause to host a clothing and textile drive as a fundraiser for the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA 2016 Campaign! From February 3 through February 28, drop off surplus clothing and household linens to the West Seattle or Fauntleroy YMCAs.

The Clothes for a Cause truck will be at the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) on Sunday, February 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for our final collection day. Our goal is to gather 10,000 pounds of clothes to earn a $2,000 donation! For more information, including a list of what we accept and do not accept, follow this link:
http://www.seattleymca.org/Locations/WestSeattle/Documents/Clothes%20for%20the%20Cause.pdf

Mar
2
Wed
2016
YMCA’s Trivia Night at Talarico’s Pizzeria
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday March 2nd, 8:30 pm for an evening of trivia at Talarico’s Pizzeria! All funds raised will go directly to the Youth and Family Fund to provide scholarships for Community Learning Centers throughout West Seattle. Generous prizes awarded for first, second and third place teams. During the evening, we will raffle off fun prizes – Sounders FC tickets, ACT tickets, gift certificates to local shops and restaurants and of course some Y swag.

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Mar 5 @ 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.

Duwamish Forest Restoration Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt.

10 am–Restoring West Seattle’s Green Belt–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe.

11 am–Native Plants and Urban Forest Stewardship- Judy Blanco of Forterra.

Noon–Lunch Break–Soup and snacks provided.

1-3 pm–Birds and Mammals of the Duwamish. Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River with a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

Duwamish Forest Restoration Day
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 am–3 pm. Free
at Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/1727859147469824/

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt.

Our project’s objectives are:

* to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,
* to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and
* to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

Family Bowling fundraiser for the WS YMCA @ West Seattle Bowl
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Make a strike for the Y!

Invite your friends and family for an all-ages afternoon of bowling! This event supports the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA’s 2016 Campaign. In this exciting year, donors choose between two important West Seattle causes! Supporting the Youth and Family Fund helps West Seattle kids learn, grow and thrive by providing scholarships for summer camps, teen learning centers, youth obesity programs, swim lessons, youth sports and much more. Investing in our Building Fund helps expand our impact in West Seattle with better facilities to serve more people.

Saturday, March 5, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
at West Seattle Bowl

FEES
The cost is $200 per lane for the full two hours. Shoe rental included, maximum of eight people per lane. A portion of this cost is tax deductible.

RESERVE & QUESTIONS

Book early to reserve your spot by contacting Katie Benson at kbenson@seattleymca.org or 206-935-6000.

Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby Double Header Bout @ Southgate Roller Rink
Mar 5 @ 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents: ALICE IN BLOOD & THUNDER LAND, DOUBLE HEADER BOUT! Come watch the Southside Revolution Coed Junior Roller Derby positional and full-contact teams play Wheat Whackers from Pullman and Rose City Rose Petals from
Portland. Bout 1 at 5:35 pm will be Southside Revolution Cadets vs Rose City Rose Petals. Bout 2 at 7:20 pm will be Southside Revolution Rebels vs Wheat Whackers.

Attendees and players are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Alice in Wonderland Character!

Doors at 5:15 pm, 1st Bout at 5:35 pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

PeekaBoo Fashion Show – a Rocktail Party Fundraiser @ Ola Salon & Spa
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ola Salon and Spa Annual Fund Raiser
In Support of the Ruby Room

The Ola Crew is getting ready to celebrate the new year with new hair/makeup trends, spring fashion and most importantly raising funds for the Ruby Room. Fashion provided by Carmilia’s and accessories from Twilight Gallery [2]. The event will be on March 5, 2016 from 7-10 pm at Ola Salon and Spa.

The PeekaBoo event will be a rocking night of beauty and style, where guests will be able to take a “peek” at hair, makeup, and fashion defining trends for Spring/Summer 2016. Tickets are on pre-sale $25 for the amazing price of and $35 at the door. All proceeds will go to The Ruby Room. Guests will enjoy live music from Lawn Life, cocktails and the first 50 guests will take home swag bags of local goodness and professional hair and beauty products.

The Ruby Room is a nonprofit organization that provides formal gowns to Seattle area high school girls who are unable to purchase their own dance attire. Dresses and accessories are collected throughout the year and made available at boutiques in the spring. Each girl is paired with a personal shopper volunteer who assists her in picking out the perfect gown.

Tickets available at Ola Salon, Cherry Consignment, Carmilia’s and Twilight Gallery. Or online at Event Brite.

Join us for an unforgettable night of fashion, hair, entertainment and fun with the Ola Crew.

Mar
9
Wed
2016
WSHS Track Team fundraiser: All-you-can-eat taco bar @ Pecado Bueno
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The West Seattle Track Team is hosting a fundraiser at Pecado Bueno on Wednesday, March 9th from 5-10 pm. with an All You Can Eat Taco Bar. 100% of the Taco Bar proceeds go to the WSHS Track Team to help fund new uniforms through the WSHS Booster Club. $15.00 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under.

Mar
11
Fri
2016
Panama Hotel Jazz: Steve Griggs Ensemble concert – benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki United Church of Christ
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Panama Hotel Jazz” Steve Griggs Ensemble. “Music made from memories”

The show is “music made from memories,” a combination of stories about the Japanese internment during WWII and original jazz compositions by Steve Griggs, performed by a group of very talented musicians–the same musicians who provided the Christmas concert here in December.

Friday, March 11, 7:30 pm
Alki United Church of Christ

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

Special note: One of our very long time members is Ruth Okada, age 97, who was a young woman with two very young children when she and her husband were interned in Idaho. She is currently writing some thoughts to be shared at that concert about that experience and how it has shaped her life. She and her husband, unlike many others, were welcomed back into the West Seattle and Alki UCC community when the war ended, and they were part of a group which was very instrumental in designing and funding and building the sanctuary in the late 50’s where these concerts are held. She also happens to be the member of the church who spoke out in favor of using undesignated memorial funds from a member who died several years ago to acquire a world class concert grand piano to grace our sanctuary.

Mar
13
Sun
2016
Innate Vitality’s first Bene-fit
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

12-3 pm at Innate Vitality:

INNATE VITALITY’S FIRST BENE-FIT
Full Classes offered the day of the Bene-fit (sign-up ahead of time – space is limited)

Class rates for the day are on a donation basis- you pay what you can.LASS RATES FOR THE DAY ARE
ALL OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP FUND MILA’S FAMILY
Sign up at: https://innatevitality.com/fitness/class-schedule

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY MARCH 13TH
12:00 pm 30 min Reiki Session – Danielle
12:30 pm 30 min Reiki Session – Danielle

12:00 pm
Pilates Mat – Diane (Studio 1)
Cardio Tramp Strength – Kara (Studio Blue)

1:00 pm
Yin Yoga – Danielle (Studio 1)
Pilates Reformer – Diane (Studio Blue)

2:00 pm
Yoga – Dean (Studio 1)
Barre – Kara (Studio Blue)

CLASS RATES FOR THE DAY ARE ON A DONATION BASIS – YOU PAY WHAT YOU CAN
ALL OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP FUND MILA’S FAMILY
SIGN UP AT: https://innatevitality.com/fitness/class-schedule

4507 WS Wildwood Place, 98136

TEAM MILA FUND
In October 2015, 8-year-old MILA SORLIE underwent surgery to remove an egg-sized brain tumor. Although surgery was successful, the tumor was found to be cancerous … an extremely rare (200 cases per year) and highly aggressive brain cancer that generally strikes children around Mila’s age. She finished 6 weeks radiation (whole brain and targeted) in December, 2015. In January, 2016, she started her first chemotherapy and has 5 more remaining chemo treatments to go before completing treatment in June, 2016. It’s been a rough journey but Mila is a girl with an abundance of strength, grace, and love. Not only that, she is well-equipped with an essential X-FACTOR: her amazing family, friends, and community. Unfortunately, her many and often unpredictable treatments have meant additional expenses and missed work for her parents, Teresa and Matthew, who are doing their best to juggle multiple demands. Let’s help Mila’s family so that Matthew and Teresa can fully be with Mila through this long, grueling journey.

Mar
20
Sun
2016
West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Mar
24
Thu
2016
Water bottle collection drive for homeless youth @ Westside School
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

A donation drive by a student at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

Clayton and his 7th grade classmates at Westside School are collecting supplies for homeless youth. Clay’s group is trying to wrangle 50 new or barely used reusable water bottles by this Friday! They’d love some help from the West Seattle Community. Donations can be dropped off at our house (5417 36th Ave SW) or at Westside School by this Friday at 8:15.

Mar
25
Fri
2016
Dessert + Bingo = DINGO! Fundraiser @ West Seattle High School
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle High School is hosting a charity DINGO Event! Come out for a fun night of Bingo!, a dessert dash, and the raising of funds: all proceeds from this event will be going to the teacher at WS who has pancreatic cancer. Charlie Ketler is an amazing teacher and is very loved by all students at West Seattle.

WHAT is it? It is a FUNdraiser!
WHERE is it? West Seattle High School (in the commons!)
WHEN is it? Friday March 25th, 7:00 pm (It’s okay if you’re late)

WIN AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES

Entry fee is $5.00 and $1 per dingo board.

Bingo lovers of all ages are welcome!

Duwamish Rowing Club fundraising movie @ Duwamish Longhouse
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday March 25th is our 5th (hard to believe its been 5 years already) annual movie night fundraiser for Duwamish Rowing Club. The venue this year again is the Duwamish Longhouse.

The fun starts at 7 pm, admission is 20 dollars which includes the movie, popcorn, and a beverage of your choice (yes there is beer from Lower Case, Tin Dog, and Burdick). There will also be a raffle, chili, and sweets for purchase as well.

DRC is the only rowing club on the Duwamish, we are located here in South Park and many of our youth and adult rowers are from right here in the neighborhood. Part of our mission is affordability and we are a mostly volunteer club. We rely a lot on our yearly fundraiser so I hope that a lot of you can make it out to support us.

New members are of course always welcome, for more information about DRC please check out our website: duwamishrowingclub.org/

This year’s film is Man On Wire:
On August 7, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York…

Man On Wire – Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lW6Y0HRyYE

Duwamish Rowing Club – Bringing rowing to the residents of South Park, Georgetown, White Center and surrounding neighborhoods in Seattle and offering recreational access to the Duwamish River.

Apr
2
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Apr 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.

West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
8
Fri
2016
Mobile blood drive @ Alki Masonic Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

BloodworkNW‘s Bloodmobile will be parked at at Masonic Center parking lot on Friday, April 8th from 10 am to 4 pm (closed noon to 1 pm for a break).

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

Apr
10
Sun
2016
TAF Academy Speech Team – CANCELED @ West Seattle Farmers' Market
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

(Got word Sunday morning that this has been canceled)

Apr
16
Sat
2016
Boy Scout Troop 284’s multi-family Garage Sale @ Admiral Congregational United Church
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop 284 is holding a Big Garage and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 16 from 8 am–4 pm at Admiral Congregational United Church. All proceeds go to the boys for scouting activities and supplies.

Items for sale include sports gear, household items, books, toys, games, tools, etc. We accept credit cards and there is off-street parking.

West Seattle Bee Garden Spring work party @ High Point Commons Park
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Coming up at the West Seattle Bee Garden:

It’s time to get things spruced up in the pollination garden! Come on by and help out if you can.

March 20th, April 2nd and April 16th. All from 10 am–2 pm.

Will be cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, organizing the bee shed and laying more wood chips. All in preparation of the WS Bee Festival on May 21st. We also have a group of Girl Scouts who are going to plant more than 100 plants (which they’re growing from seed) on April 23rd. So want to have things ready to go for them!

We’ll be checking out the bees on April 2nd and 16th as well, weather permitting.

Apr
22
Fri
2016
Vintage Fashion Show & Wine Tasting Fundraiser for WS Food Bank @ Bridge Park Independent Living
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bridge Park Independent Living Presents:
Vintage Fashion Show and Wine Tasting Fundraiser for
The West Seattle Food Bank

APRIL 22, 2016

2:00 P.M. Wine Tasting
3:00 P.M. Vintage Fashion Show
3:30 P.M. Raffle Prizes

ALL FOOD DONATIONS AND PROCEEDS GO TO FOOD BANK FOOD DRIVE

For information and Tickets please call: Sue (206) 919-4323 or Shirley (206) 937-2420

Apr
23
Sat
2016
Healthy EARTH, Healthy YOU 5K Fun Run & Walk @ Duwamish/Green River Trail, Tukwila
Apr 23 @ 8:15 am – 12:15 pm

Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to be hosting the annual Healthy EARTH, Healthy YOU 5k Run and Walk on Saturday April 23rd, 2016. The event course meanders on the historic Duwamish/Green River Trail which borders the Duwamish River. The FUN run is ideal for people of all ages and abilities, strollers are even welcomed. A post-run event will include a river-side restoration project where each participant will have the opportunity to plant a tree or shrub to honor the health of the earth!

Registration starts at 8:15 am

Race begins at 9:00 am

Free parking is available at Tukwila Community Center

The run is located conveniently in Tukwila, where there is plenty of parking at the Tukwila Community Center which is located at 12424 42nd Ave. South, Tukwila WA 98168. The starting area is located just over the 42nd Ave. S. Bridge and the post run restoration party will occur along the river behind BECU. Free use of the Tukwila Community Center locker room and shower facilities is included in the race fee.

More details:
Register for the run here:
http://www.active.com/tukwila-wa/running/distance-running-races/healthy-earth-healthy-you-5k-event-2016?int=

Apr
26
Tue
2016
Sexy Syrah & Tantalizing Tastes Event @ Salty's on Alki
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 26th, 2018 from 6–9 pm at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):

Come sip Syrah from 30+ Washington wineries producing some of the State’s best Syrahs at one of the world’s hottest view restaurants – Salty’s on Alki Beach. Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts who have an affection for red wines with bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture. Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 17th annual event is presented by Salty’s and the Kingen Family. It always sells out and a portion of your ticket will benefit Children’s Hospital working with John L. Scott Foundation. 


Enjoy the Tantalizing Tastes – A delicious array of noshes designed by your amazing chef to dance with the seductive wines, as truly the food Salty’s does elevates this event beyond most!
The Details

Thursday, April 26 | 6:00–9:00 pm | $50 per person

New VIP Entrance: Arrive early at 5 p.m. for $65 and taste with the judges and media before the crowd arrives (limited availability).

Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.johnlscottfoundation.org

Reservation

Purchase Tickets Here

Apr
29
Fri
2016
The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood @ New Holly Gathering Hall
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oh yes it’s back! Completely new script for 2016, The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood, is two hours of spit-your-beer-out-funny in celebration of motherhood! It’s for anyone who is a mom, has a mom or knows a mom. Local talent will perform selections from mom-tastic blogs, books, and articles by Scary Mommy, Moms Who Drink and Swear, Outnumbered Mother, The Bloggess, Samantha Bee, Babysideburns, and many others! And oh yes, the song and dance pieces! Suburban Funk gonna get to you!!

All proceeds benefit the local and extremely deserving WestSide Baby (westsidebaby.org) and Open Arms Perinatal Services (openarmsps.org).

The Mama-logues: A comedy About Motherhood – Seattle, WA
Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 7 pm
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505764

NEW LOCATION – New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave South

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and dessert will be offered for sale at the event. Bring your friends be they mamas or not! There is a little something for everyone to laugh at in this show.

13 and up due to strong language and content. Babes in arms are welcome!

For more information contact Laurie Levy at 206-235-5389 or laurie@laurielevy.net

Apr
30
Sat
2016
The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood @ New Holly Gathering Hall
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oh yes it’s back! Completely new script for 2016, The Mama-logues: A comedy about motherhood, is two hours of spit-your-beer-out-funny in celebration of motherhood! It’s for anyone who is a mom, has a mom or knows a mom. Local talent will perform selections from mom-tastic blogs, books, and articles by Scary Mommy, Moms Who Drink and Swear, Outnumbered Mother, The Bloggess, Samantha Bee, Babysideburns, and many others! And oh yes, the song and dance pieces! Suburban Funk gonna get to you!!

All proceeds benefit the local and extremely deserving WestSide Baby (westsidebaby.org) and Open Arms Perinatal Services (openarmsps.org).

The Mama-logues: A comedy About Motherhood – Seattle, WA
Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 7 pm
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2505764

NEW LOCATION – New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave South

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and dessert will be offered for sale at the event. Bring your friends be they mamas or not! There is a little something for everyone to laugh at in this show.

13 and up due to strong language and content. Babes in arms are welcome!

For more information contact Laurie Levy at 206-235-5389 or laurie@laurielevy.net

May
3
Tue
2016
WSHS Baseball Team Fundraiser Dinner @ Talarico's Pizzeria
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Invite your friends and family to a fun evening and support the team! West Seattle Baseball Team Fundraiser Dinner (Sponsored by the West Seattle Booster Club) at Talarico’s Pizzeria in the Alaska Junction Tuesday, May 3rd from 6–9 pm. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the West Seattle High School Baseball Team. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

May
7
Sat
2016
Community cleanup: Bike path under West Seattle Bridge
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday May 7th, 2016, Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) staff will be volunteering
to pick up trash under the West Seattle Bridge (bike trail and bus stop area up to the Chelan Cafe).

http://www.dbmechanic.com/dbm/biking/ViewTrail.asp?TID=158

We would love to have help from the community so if you are interested, please let us know!
The City of Seattle is providing gloves, bags and all other equipment. We just need to pick it up and they will take it away!

– Maybe you have a high schooler that needs community service hours?
– Perhaps you use the bike trail or bus stop on a daily basis and would like to see it cleaner?

Please give us a call at 206-938-8685 if you would like to be added to the list!

Cleanup time: 9 am-noon

Lincoln Park TLC work party
May 7 @ 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.

May
14
Sat
2016
Volunteers: Garden Beds Work Party! @ Delridge Community Center
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are putting together garden beds on Saturday from 11-3 at the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor).

We welcome volunteers of all ages to help us. We will be weeding, using some power tools to cut wood, and pulling nails from shipping lumber.

Please contact:
The Little Red Hen Project

thelittleredhenproject@gmail.com

West Seattle Lions Club’s Annual Dinner & Auction @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle Lions Club Annual Auction

May 14th, 2016, 5–9 pm
at the Senior Center of West Seattle

$25.00 per person, Dinner & Auction
Proceeds to benefit The Senior Center and the West Seattle Community focusing on sight, hearing, children & scholarships

Get one of the $25 “Golden Tickets” for Spain, Hawaii or Tahoe (only 150 available)

Make your reservation now! Call Doug Garvey, 206-850-8939.

May
17
Tue
2016
Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fundraiser at Endolyne Joe’s
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATE – As announced at May’s Fauntleroy Community Association meeting, this is now happening ALL DAY/NIGHT.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival Fundraiser at Endolyne Joe’s
Tuesday, May 17
5 pm until closing
9261 45th Ave SW, Seattle

Save the date for this annual event that helps to fund the free Fauntleroy Fall Festival each October. All you need to do is come to Endolyne Joe’s, eat, drink, and have a good time. More details to come.

May
20
Fri
2016
Girls on the Run Bowling Night FUNdraiser @ West Seattle Bowl
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Event: Bowling Night FUNdraiser
Date: Friday, May 20th
Location: West Seattle Bowl

Girls on the Run is a non-profit that teaches anti-bullying, positive self-esteem and appreciation for all girls. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Grab your friends, families and people who are just a kick in the pants – get a lane and have a competition. We’re encouraging fun/hilarious/clever team names.

Families are encouraged to join the fun from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Adults are encouraged to join the fun whenever they can – we will have food and drink specials and tons o’ fun! All proceeds support Girls on the Run of the Pacific Northwest, find out more here: http://girlsrun.org/.

May
21
Sat
2016
Puget Ridge Neighbor Quarterly Clean-Up work party
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Puget Ridge Neighbors-
Puget Ridge Neighborhood quarterly clean-up will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Meet at 10:00 am at 6559 18th Ave SW, to pick up bags and form teams

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

May
25
Wed
2016
Blood drive @ Evergeen Campus
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

8:00 am–2:00 pm, BloodWorks Northwest will be at the Evergreen Campus (just don’t drop by 10:00-11:00 am, it’ll be closed for a break) on Wednesday May 25th.

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

May
26
Thu
2016
Taste of West Seattle, 2016 edition @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste of West Seattle, the big annual benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, takes place Thursday night, May 26th – sample the best of the West Seattle venues that participate!

The West Seattle Helpline’s Taste of West Seattle combines the best food and drinks West Seattle has to offer. Your ticket includes over two hours of taste bud enlightenment as you sample dishes, desserts, and drinks from local establishments. In one delicious evening, this event features something for everyone’s palate. You will discover new favorite establishments in the process! Buy tickets early as this event sells out. Must be 21 and over. All IDs will be checked at the door.

The West Seattle Helpline is proud to host the 11th 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 support the West Seattle Helpline’s emergency support programs that keep at-risk families safe and warm in their homes as they recover from a crisis.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1567582790224853/

May
28
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jun
2
Thu
2016
Northwest Wine Academy Spring Wine Release 2017 @ South Seattle College
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2017 Spring Release Wine Tasting at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm

Join us at the NW Wine Academy (South Seattle College) for the 13th Annual Spring Release and complimentary wine tasting next Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm & Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm. We are releasing 5 of our latest wines co-produced by our wine production students. New to our portfolio is an Alsatian Blend and a Blaufrankisch. We look forward to sharing the fruits of the harvest with our community.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus (Map)

Jun
3
Fri
2016
Northwest Wine Academy Spring Wine Release 2017 @ South Seattle College
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2017 Spring Release Wine Tasting at the Northwest Wine Academy (NWWA) at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm

Join us at the NW Wine Academy (South Seattle College) for the 13th Annual Spring Release and complimentary wine tasting next Friday, June 2 at 4:00-8:00pm & Saturday, June 3 12:00-6:00pm. We are releasing 5 of our latest wines co-produced by our wine production students. New to our portfolio is an Alsatian Blend and a Blaufrankisch. We look forward to sharing the fruits of the harvest with our community.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the only college program in Western Washington dedicated to training wine professionals, from production to marketing and sales to food and wine pairing. Students create each wine from vine to table. NWWA is supported by the wine community at large: Washington wineries and vineyards, program alumni, international partners and the local West Seattle area.

Where: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (the NWWA building is located on the east side of the north parking lot) at 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98106 Campus (Map)

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jun 4 @ 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.

“Sentinels of the Sound” Alki Beach Cleanup
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s estimated that up to 80% of all marine debris originates from land. You can make a difference. Do your part to help keep marine life safe by removing trash from Alki Beach and the surrounding sidewalks and street. Before volunteers disperse to clean up the beach, there will be a brief talk on the devastating impact of trash and marine debris on wildlife. This year, Seattle Parks is unable to provide cleanup materials, so please bring your own gloves and trash “pluckers”. Garbage bags will be distributed at the check-in table.

When: Saturday, June 4 2016, 10 am–12 pm
Where: Alki Beach, West Seattle (assemble at Alki’s Statue of Liberty plaza, 61st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW)

For more details and to RSVP, please visit Seal Sitters website: http://www.sealsitters.org/about_us/beach_cleanups.html

Co-sponsored by Seal Sitters MMSN and the Alki Community Council.

Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
June 4th and 5th
11 am to 4 pm (no early birds please)

Our June plant sale is this coming weekend…the 4th and 5th, from 11 am–4 pm.
Perennials, Annuals, Edibles, Sedums and Succulents, Ornamental Grasses—including Black Mondo Grass, plus grouping s of shade plants, drought tolerant plants, sun plants and more. Most are priced from $2.00 – $5.00 with all proceeds directly supporting our mission of Keeping Pets & People Together.

Tim Scallon, Furry Faces Foundation’s Official Musician, will be performing on Saturday afternoon. Come by, shop our 1,000+ plants, then relax and enjoy Tim’s captivating music. You might want to bring a folding chair if you plan on staying for awhile.

www.furryfacesfoundation.org

To find out more about our group ‘Like’ us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation/

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

BBQ Rib Cook-off Contest & Community Fundraiser for Local Food Banks @ Daystar Retirement Village
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

2nd Annual Rib BBQ Cook-off
Where senior living organizations compete for the title of Best BBQ Ribs!

Adults $15
Kids 12 & under $7

* All you can eat! Pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs, sides and more!

* Activities for the kids: bouncy house, face painting, clowns

* Entertainment by Tim Turner Band, raffles and more!

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT WEST SEATTLE AND WHITE CENTER FOOD BANKS and will help end hunger for area seniors and children.

Parking available at WestwoodVillage
Free shuttle service provided

Hosted by and at Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton Street
206-937-6122

Jun
5
Sun
2016
Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Furry Faces Foundation’s ‘Plants For Pets’ sale
June 4th and 5th
11 am to 4 pm (no early birds please)

Our June plant sale is this coming weekend…the 4th and 5th, from 11 am–4 pm.
Perennials, Annuals, Edibles, Sedums and Succulents, Ornamental Grasses—including Black Mondo Grass, plus grouping s of shade plants, drought tolerant plants, sun plants and more. Most are priced from $2.00 – $5.00 with all proceeds directly supporting our mission of Keeping Pets & People Together.

Tim Scallon, Furry Faces Foundation’s Official Musician, will be performing on Saturday afternoon. Come by, shop our 1,000+ plants, then relax and enjoy Tim’s captivating music. You might want to bring a folding chair if you plan on staying for awhile.

www.furryfacesfoundation.org

To find out more about our group ‘Like’ us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation/

Jun
7
Tue
2016
Dine at Coastline Burgers for Hope Lutheran School
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Hope Lutheran School:

Join us at Coastline Burgers, Tuesday, June 7th from 5:00-9:00 pm. Hanging out with friends and enjoying a good ‘ol burger will help support Hope Lutheran’s 7/8th grade Washington DC enrichment program. Our neighborhood burger joint is excited to host this community event and share a percentage of the night’s proceeds. Be sure to tell them you’re with Hope Lutheran School and receive your free cookie. Don’t forget to check out the art sale. Several of our community artist’s have donated their artwork: paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. We look forward to seeing you at Coastline Burgers on June 7th.

http://hls.hopeseattle.org/home/parents/washington-d-c-trip/

Jun
10
Fri
2016
1st Annual Fox Hole Classic Golf Tournament @ West Seattle Golf Course
Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Schmitz Park Elementary PTA (soon to be Genesee Hill Elementary) is hosting the 1st Annual Fox Hole Classic Golf Tournament benefitting our local schools!

Join us at West Seattle Golf Course on Friday, June 10, 2016

2:30 pm Shotgun Start (1:15 Check-in)

There will prizes for: Hole-In-One * Jackpot Hole * Tee & Door Prizes * KP’s * Longest Drives * Putting Contest

Registration open now. Cost: $125 per golfer.

Early Bird Foursome Special: $400

Limit 144 total golfers. Deadline June 3rd.

Register and Pay Online or submit the attached form (PDF) with check:

http://schmitzpark.schoolauction.net/golf2016/

Questions, please contact Robert Kelly: president@schmitzparkpta.org

This event is open to the general public. At this time we are seeking golf tournament sponsorship and participation. There are a few ways to support our tournament:

* Hole sponsorship
* One time monetary donation
* Prize Donations
* Golf participation

Proceeds will go to help fund local West Seattle Schools PTA’s. Each year, school PTA’s help close the funding gaps by providing important resources that help our children learn and achieve every single day.

Our goal is to provide financial grants for other West Seattle school PTA’s. This is an opportunity to help make the entire community the best place for our children to succeed as students and citizens.

‘Community Baby Shower’ for Pediatric Interim Care Center @ Alki Masonic Center
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Rainbow Assembly #18 will be hosting a COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER on June 10th at 6 pm for the benefit of the Pediatric Interim Care Center. There will be a potato bar, games and dessert. Please come and meet the members of WS Rainbow and help out a worthy cause.

The baby shower will be held at the Alki Masonic Center. Please enter through the doors on the parking lot level.

PICC is a center that cares for babies born drug exposed and medically fragile. A list of items that are on their wishlist include: hand sanitizer; cotton/terry sleepers with snap fronts (size small & medium) in white or pastel colors; disposable diapers (size small or medium); antibacterial soap; latex/vinyl gloves (medium powered & non-powdered); Johnson’s Baby Powder with Cornstarch; Johnson’s baby shampoo; and cash donations are also welcome.

There is a list of items which are also needed on an occasional basis found on their website that do not relate directly to the care of the babies (i.e. bleach, toilet paper, Kleenex, etc)

We would welcome your donations if you are not able to attend. This event counts towards the girls’ community service hours and brings them a lot of joy. Please attend!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: IORG.WS18@GMAIL.COM

West Seattle Assembly #18 thanks you for your support!

Jun
11
Sat
2016
‘Spring at South’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore & Enjoy Greenbelt Walks, Gardens, Wine Tasting and more during the “Spring at South” event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 am–7 pm
(all gardens open dawn to dusk)

Free Events! Come with family (fun for kids too) and friends to explore these community treasures.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Guided Interpretive Walks
11 am and 1:30 pm
45 minutes on firm gravel trail; option for 45 minutes longer on a rugged trail; wear long pants and hiking boots. Information table in Chan Education Center; plus history interviewing from 12–1:30 pm.
Nature Consortium Table – Chan Education Center

Seattle Chinese Garden
Open House Cultural Activities & Displays
11 am to 5 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Spring Release Wine Tasting & Light Appetizers
Noon to 7 pm
– Tasting Room & Outdoor Patio

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

Community Orchard of West Seattle
Along greenbelt at NE corner of parking lot
Self-guided visits & Information

Photography Exhibits
Landscapes at South
Northwest Wine Academy
Scenes of Chongqing, China
Chan Education Center

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

South Seattle College, North Entrance. Click here for campus map.

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Opening Weekend at Kitty Harbor
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BREAKING NEWS! OPENING WEEKEND OF KITTY HARBOR! That’s right! This weekend Kitty Harbor is throwing open their doors on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, both days. A total of 30 Fabulous Felines are excited to meet ‘n’ greet you; 5 attentive adults and 25 krazy kittens.

Can’t make it this weekend? Kitty Harbor will be open for adoptions every Saturday and Sunday, from noon – 4 pm, through December 18th. Each weekend there are 20 to 40+ adult cats, teenagers (6+ months), and kittens (8 weeks to 6 months), waiting to meet you.

In preparation for your adoption desires, please see our website for policies and a downloadable adoption form that can be filled out prior to arriving: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126

Days: Saturday & Sunday
Hours: Noon – 4:00 pm

Phone: (206) 935-1919

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittyharbor?ref=ts

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Opening Weekend at Kitty Harbor
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BREAKING NEWS! OPENING WEEKEND OF KITTY HARBOR! That’s right! This weekend Kitty Harbor is throwing open their doors on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, both days. A total of 30 Fabulous Felines are excited to meet ‘n’ greet you; 5 attentive adults and 25 krazy kittens.

Can’t make it this weekend? Kitty Harbor will be open for adoptions every Saturday and Sunday, from noon – 4 pm, through December 18th. Each weekend there are 20 to 40+ adult cats, teenagers (6+ months), and kittens (8 weeks to 6 months), waiting to meet you.

In preparation for your adoption desires, please see our website for policies and a downloadable adoption form that can be filled out prior to arriving: http://www.kittyharborseattle.org

Kitty Harbor
3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, Washington 98126

Days: Saturday & Sunday
Hours: Noon – 4:00 pm

Phone: (206) 935-1919

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittyharbor?ref=ts

Jun
13
Mon
2016
WSHS Cheer fundraiser at Talarico’s Pizzeria
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of the school year (YAHOO!) and support WSHS Cheer at Talarico’s Pizzeria in the Alaska Junction Monday, June 13th, 5-10 pm! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the cheer team to help fund Camp and Uniforms. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Northwest Wine Academy’s ‘Summer Sip’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kick off Seattle sunshine season at the Summer Sip!

We invite you to join us at the Northwest Wine Academy on June 25th, from 1-3 pm to raise funds for our Summer Program Series. You and your friends will be among the first to taste 4 new Academy releases, sample tasty hor d’oeuvres while toasting to our beautiful Seattle Summer. You could even win a special surprise!

You’ll learn more about how You Grow Girl! keeps King County girls and young women on a Pathway to Self-Sufficiency and how YOU can help.

Tickets are $15 so invite a friend and get yours today!

The You Grow Girl! mission is to provide comprehensive services for girls and young women to reach their authentic self through the development of life skills, confidence and self-respect. YGG serves high-risk, female-identifying, King County youth from elementary through young adulthood, placing them on a Pathway to Self-Sufficient Womanhood.

Not able to make it to The Summer Sip? You can still support our Summer Program Series by making a gift to our girls at www.yougrowgirl.org.

The Northwest Wine Academy is located at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor).

The Summer Sip is sponsored by McLendon Hardware.

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Jul 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.

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
9
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Blood donation drive @ Ferguson
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BloodworkNW is having a blood donation drive at Ferguson (in the Training Room) on Monday July 11th from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am-noon for a break).

Every day BloodWorks Northwest needs 900 donors to register to meet the needs of our local hospitals and patients.

Will you be one of them?

THE NEED FOR BLOOD NEVER TAKES A VACATION. With summer right around the corner it is even more important to schedule an appointment to give blood as we tend to see lower donor turnout when the weather gets warmer.

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

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
23
Sat
2016
Chief Sealth HS Cheer Team Car Wash Fundraiser @ West Seattle Les Schwab
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Cheer Team will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser on:
-July 23rd and July 30th
-10 am-2 pm (both days)
-At the West Seattle Les Schwab
-Cost: $5.00

Seattle Humane Society fundraising event @ Chipotle Mexican Grill
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 23rd at Chipotle Mexican Grill: Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support The Seattle Humane Society.

Just come into any Washington State Chipotle on Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Bring in this flyer (PDF file), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Seattle Humane Society.

(Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales,but purchases made with an existing card will count.)

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Jul
24
Sun
2016
‘Be The Match’ donor registration drive @ Fresh Flours Bakery & Cafe
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Be involved. Transplant hope. Join the Be The Match registry.
(From West Seattleite Rebecca Harvey): I’ve partnered with Be The Match to host a donor registration drive on July 24th. The new Fresh Flours in West Seattle has agreed to host the event on their new patio. Myself, along with other volunteers and a representative from Be The Match will be there from 9 am to 2 pm to answer any questions regarding being a donor, as well as registering on the spot anyone that would like to join the donor registry. This is an important cause as these donors have the potential to be the cure that a cancer patient needs.

Be The Match is a great organization that operates the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, in order to connect patients with blood diseases to their life saving marrow or stem cell transplant. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 who is in good health and committed to donating to a patient in need is encouraged to join the donor registry. Joining is simple and takes less then 10
minutes – all you need to do is fill out a form and swab your cheek!

July 24th, 9 am–2 pm
Marrow Donor Registry Drive, Ages 18–44
at Fresh Flours Bakery & Cafe
Open to the general public!

If you are unable to join us for the event at Fresh Flours, we have an online registration option. Taking the first step online is quick and easy.

Visit the link below to join online:
http://join.bethematch.org/
A swab kit will be mailed to your home.

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Concord Elementary’s PTA fundraIser at Zippy’s Giant Burgers
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Zippy’s White Center location is holding a fundraiser for Concord International Elementary School PTA all day long on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 9 am–10 pm.

El jueves 28 de julio Zippy’s Giant Burgers va a donar 15% de todas la ventas de ese día para la PTA de Concord Elementary. ¡Ayúdennos a recolectar fondos mientras disfrutan de una comida deliciosa!

On Thursday, July 28, Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center will donate 15% of their proceeds to Concord’s PTA. Please eat there and support us!

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Chief Sealth HS Cheer Team Car Wash Fundraiser @ West Seattle Les Schwab
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chief Sealth High School Cheer Team will be having a Car Wash Fundraiser on:
-July 23rd and July 30th
-10 am-2 pm (both days)
-At the West Seattle Les Schwab
-Cost: $5.00

Jul
31
Sun
2016
Fourth annual Humane Society bake sale
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gwen and Muriel, Madison Middle School 7th graders, are putting their love for animals to work again through their fourth annual Humane Society bake sale! Delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more! They’ll be back at the corner of 36th Ave SW and SW Dakota, Sunday, July 31, from 10 am–3 pm. The girls are also sponsoring a barrel from the Humane Society to collect cat or dog food (wet or dry), animal toys, or new scratching posts. Cash and check donations are very welcome; all proceeds go to Seattle Humane Society.

Benefit Concert: Kobe YMCA Hand Bell Choir @ Fauntleroy UCC and Fauntleroy YMCA
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a special benefit concert from internationally known Kobe YMCA Hand Bell Choir to celebrate and recognize the 50th Anniversary of our Youth Exchange Programs and Partnership between the Kobe YMCA and the Seattle YMCA. Hundreds of teens from Kobe and Seattle have learned the importance of international friendship, cultural understanding and global citizenship through international visits between our sister YMCAs. Proceeds will provide scholarships for Seattle YMCA youth to join the exchange with Kobe YMCA in Summer 2017.

WHEN: Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Fauntleroy UCC and Fauntleroy YMCA – 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kobe-ymca-hand-bell-choir-concert-tickets-26362770757

Under the direction of Nozomu Abe, the Kobe YMCA Bell Choir has introduced audiences across Japan to handbell music for almost 4 decades. The choir is composed of 15 ringers and 6 octaves of handbells. Major activities include their annual Christmas concert, participation in the Kansai (Japan) handbell festival and biennial international trips.

The group is coming to Seattle for this special concert after completing their visit to Vancouver B.C. for the International Hand Bell Symposium. The Kobe YMCA Bell Choir has provided approximately 200 concerts for a worldwide audience of more than 50 cities and has touched the lives of music lovers across the world through their 4 cd and 1 dvd recordings.

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Aug 6 @ 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.

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Aug
13
Sat
2016
Race for Recreation – CANCELED @ Delridge Community Center
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

(This event has been canceled)

At the Delridge Community Center (WSB sponsor):

Race for Recreation
Delridge Community Center Soccer Field
Aug. 13, 2016 10:00 am
$25 register fee

All proceeds go towards recreational scholarships for youth and teens at Delridge Community Center.

Thriftway’s Barbecue Lunch for charities
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Grab lunch for a good cause at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor):

Charitable BBQ season starts May 14th
Because Burgers taste better when they help those in need.

Join us on Saturdays through the summer between 11 am–4 pm to help local non-profits in our area. The menu rotates as do the charities, but no matter what its always fun!!

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Duwamish Estuary Habitat Restoration Work Party @ Herring's House Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue restoration in this park located along the Duwamish River (Seattle’s only river!). EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior
experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Sign up online at http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php or contact Volunteer@earthcorps.org.

Aug
21
Sun
2016
Dogs Days of August Beerfest: Dog Adoption Event & Fundraiser @ West Seattle Nursery
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dogs Days of August Beerfest benefitting Furry Faces Foundation:

Loving, adorable, adoptable dogs; Fall Garden/Nursery Sale Kickoff; Beer; Hotdogs; Live Music; Pet Nutrition Education…all at the West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center on Sunday, August 21st, from 1 pm–4 pm.

“This is our annual opportunity to help dogs find loving homes,” explains Marcia, manager of West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center, “and raise money to support Furry Faces Foundation mission of keeping pets and people together.”

“Emerald City Pet Rescue, Regional Animals Services of King County and Georgia Peaches will be onsite with dogs that are just waiting to meet and greet you!. So many wonderful dogs looking to adopt you..why would you go anywhere else?” says Linda Turner, Furry Faces Secretary, “so come on out! Have a beer ‘n’ hotdog or two; shop the sale; meet the animals–all while listening to the music and vocals of Tim Scallon, Furry Faces Foundation’s popular, Official Musician.”

Also…Learn about proper nutrition, doggie daycare, home owner/renter insurance for dogs–with no breed restrictions, volunteer opportunities and more.

West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center
5275 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98136

For additional information about contact Furry Faces Foundation:
www.facebook.com/furryfacesfoundation/
www.furryfacesfoundation.org

Aug
27
Sat
2016
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Parking Lot Painting Party
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Back-to-school time edges ever closer … and there’s still a little work to do to get some campuses ready. If you can spare a little time this Saturday, Louisa Boren STEM K-8 could use your helping hands:

Parking Lot Painting Party!

WHO: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 community and any community member willing to help!

WHEN: August 27th 9 am-1 pm (drop in as you can!) but rain cancels event

WHY: Safety!

WHAT TO BRING: Wear old clothing! PTA / SPS will provide painting supplies, water, coffee and donuts. Kids more than welcome with parent supervision.

Need more info? Robin Graham – robingraham26@gmail.com

Mobile blood drive @ Holy Family Catholic Church
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dennise Lopez Scholarship Drive: BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at The Church on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10 am–4 pm (closed noon-1 pm pm for a break). Blood drives are open to the public.

Scholarship Drive Facebook event page here.

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
4
Sun
2016
Light Under the Bridge Music Festival @ Shorewood Foursquare Church
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2ND Annual Light Under the Bridge Music Festival on September 4th at Shorewood Foursquare Church. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some outdoor Christian music from local bands. Concert is free. Light Under the Bridge are asking for donations to aid the ministry with their Saturday mornings feeding of the homeless living in the jungle. They serve a full hot line breakfast as well as passing out clothing and toiletries. Their endeavors are supported through private donations. They are always looking for volunteers or donations of any kind. Come see us, enjoy the music, an afternoon snack and learn what they are all about. September 4th (Sunday) from 2 pm to 5 pm.

http://www.westsidefoursquare.org

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Olympia Chamber Brass concert – benefit for WS Helpline @ Alki UCC
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Join us Saturday Sept 10th to experience “…the Renaissance to the Baroque, through the Classical and Romantic ages, and into the 20th Century for some jazz and toe tapping rags!” Ensemble includes: John Wells, trumpet; Patrick Harvey, trumpet; Ryan Wagner, trombone; James Harper, french horn; and Edward Phillips, tuba.

Refreshments and treats at intermission.

A free will offering of $20 is suggested, with net proceeds benefiting the West Seattle Helpline, a beloved local organization providing emergency relief and assistance to our West Seattle neighbors.

Who: Olympia Chamber Brass
When: Sept 10, 2016, 7pm
Where: Alki United Church of Christ
6115 SW Hinds St, 98116
206-935-2661

Unmask the Night @ Duos
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us for a ground-breaking event to advance services for mental illness. Enjoy an evening of activities, incredible jazz, small Silent and Live auctions and a very special unveiling of the short documentary, “Chad’s Legacy; Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness.”

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
7:00–11:00 pm
DUOS
JAZZ, DRINKS, BITES and UNVEILING
(MASQUERADE ATTIRE)

FOR TICKETS and MORE INFORMATION:
Visit ChadsLegacy.org
or BrownPaperTickets.com/event/2592796
Ticket price of $75 includes jazz, drinks, and bites

Sep
15
Thu
2016
West Seattle Timebank Open House and Potluck @ Senior Center of West Seattl
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet your neighbors and learn about Timebanking, at the West Seattle Timebank monthly Open House & Potluck at the Sison Building/Senior Center of West Seattle.

Thursday, Sept. 15th

6:00–6:30 pm – Orientation for interested folks
6:30–7:00 pm – Share a potluck dish & conversation
7:00–7:20 pm – Guest Speaker: Jill Kimble, Volunteer coordinator, Senior Services
7:20–8:00 pm – Sharing Timebank experiences

We hope to see you there! This is a great time to bring a friend that wants to see how it all works.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
International Coastal Cleanup Day @ Alki Beach Park
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance: Saturday, September 17th at Alki Beach 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Three starting locations are available around the West Seattle shoreline to cover maximum ground: Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint, Alki Beach Bathhouse, and Seacrest Park. Click here to sign up and participate!

Time: 9:30 – 12:00 on Saturday, September 17

The International Coastal Cleanup is the largest global volunteer project in service to our rivers, lakes and oceans. Each fall, approximately 800,000 people worldwide clean up their local waterways and document every single piece of trash collected. The results are sent to the Ocean Conservancy and published into an annual report to give us an idea of exactly what is floating around in our oceans (hint: the most prevalent item is small, plastic, and brown and white in color).

Last year, over 18 million pounds of trash were collected. What will be found this year?

Website and registration:
http://www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/alki-west-seattle-cleanup/

Rat City Recon 2016 @ Southgate Roller Rink
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Rat City Recon and Monumental Undertaking present:
RAT CITY RECON 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 6 pm-2 am
at Southgate Roller Rink

* $10 at the door, or advance will call tickets available at: squareup.com/store/rat-city-recon
* 21+, valid I.D. required
* Facebook event information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1109018919191541/

THE BANDS:

Pink Parts
ex-Licks
Githyanki
Tough Times
Slow Elk
The Grindylow
Rat City Ruckus
Glose
Wild Powwers
Stallion
Heiress

MORE INFO:

If you wanna rock, you gotta roll down to White Center for the 4th Edition of RAT CITY RECON! All the Recon action will be happening at Southgate Roller Rink.

* Eleven bands on three stages
* Beer & cider available in beer garden outside and indoors at the bar; event is 21+, VALID I.D. REQUIRED!
* Food vendors – Sweet Lou’s Wings, more TBA
* If you want to roller skate: $4 skate rental fee or bring your own; everyone skates at their own risk
* Public transportation/ride share: Metro buses 60, 120, and 128; Car2Go home area ends one block north of Southgate Roller Rink at SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the venue

Recon 2016 is sponsored by: Full Tilt Ice Cream, Mac’s Triangle Pub, Match+Gasoline LLC, Noble Barton, Proletariat Pizza, Rat City Bikes, Rat City Records, Southgate Roller Rink, Zippy’s Giant Burgers

Sep
18
Sun
2016
Duwamish Native Plant Stewardship Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sept. 18th at the Duwamish Longhouse. A fun day to learn about Native Plant stewardship. Talks, walk, food & opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1089287014512753/

Free activities. 10am -Restoring Duwamish Native Plants; 11:30 am-Lunch provided; Free Hey Duwamish! App; 12:30 pm-Edible Native Plants; 1:30 pm-Urban Gardening Hotline; 2:30 pm-Duwamish Alive: talk & walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site. Upcoming volunteer opportunities.

10–11:30 am–Local Native Plants—Planting & Cultivation–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe. www.gardencycles.com, www.duwamishtribe.org

11:30-12:30–Lunch provided. Hey Duwamish! App Demo—Mapping environmental projects along the Duwamish River. www.heydywamish.org

12:30-1:30–Edible Native Plants—Pam Bond Cello, Snohomish Tribe
http://www.edcc.edu/campuscommunityfarm/cultural-kitchen.html

1:30-2:30–Urban Gardening—Free TA Program—Laura Matter,The Garden Hotline, Seattle Tilth. Building an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. www.seattletilth.org

2:30-4 pm–Duwamish Alive—Upcoming Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities– Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site at Herring House Park. www.duwamishalive.org

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

– to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,
– to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and
– to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

Sep
29
Thu
2016
Camp Fire Bake Sale for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation @ Delridge Grocery Cooperative
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Katie McKeehan Hart: My Camp Fire group (composed of 1st and 4th grade students from Our Lady of Guadalupe School) will be having a bake sale at the Delridge Grocery Cooperative to raise money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (in memory of my dad). September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Bake sale is Thursday, September 29 from 4:00-7:00 -or until we run out of baked goods! Thank you for your generosity to this cause!! We also are looking for donations of baked goods that can be dropped off at the bake sale.

Facebook event page with more details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/895435060600061/

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Lincoln Park TLC work party
Oct 1 @ 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.

Camp Colman Bean Feed Dinner @ West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Camp Colman Alumni Committee is reviving a long-loved West Seattle tradition: the Bean Feed. The original bean feed was a celebration for the entire community when most households there were involved in the Fauntleroy Church and YMCA. This Tell Me Why Friend-raiser will honor the tradition and history of Camp Colman while generating funds to support camp capital projects. We invite alumni, parents, and friends to join this event and celebrate 50 for 50 — the “Colman-ation” of 50 summers of camp at Case Inlet. Learn more about the future of Camp Colman, the new master plan, and how a gift could have a major impact on camp’s growth.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Where: West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Ticket price: $50 per person

Tickets to this private event will include a delicious buffet meal featuring baked beans (of course), brats, salmon, mac & cheese, goop ice cream, and more! There will be delicious specialty cocktails at the no-host bar, including a Goop-tini and the Black Lagoon. Attendees can win some amazing raffle items, including a free week of summer camp, a free weekend of Family Camp, a YMCA membership, a handmade Colman quilt, event tickets, works of art, and other terrific items! Guests will also take home a commemorative glass. Family & Friends 18+ Welcome. This event is organized by Camp Colman Alumni Committee and Chairs Steve & Becky Cameron.

More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found at
http://bit.ly/ColmanBeanFeed

Oct
5
Wed
2016
WSHS Golf Team Fundraiser @ Chipotle Mexican Grill
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support West Seattle Booster Club on behalf of the golf team. Come in to Chipotle at 4730 California Ave SW on Wednesday, October 5th between 5:30 and 10 pm. Simply tell the cashier that you’re supporting WS golf to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our fund.

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Delridge Way SW Community Trash Pick Up Workparty @ Uptown Espresso
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The North Delridge Neighborhood Council is hosting a Community Adopt-A-Street Trash Pick Up event to beautify northern Delridge Way SW and surrounding streets. The Seahawks have a bye on Sunday… so let that not be your excuse!

Trash bags, gloves, pickers and other supplies are provided. You are also welcome to pick up trash bags and use them to pick up trash on your own street instead. You will just need to let me know where your full bags are located so I can coordinate pick up by the city.

This is a great family activity and you can participate for as little or as much time as you have to spare.

For those interested, we will be meeting a half hour early at Uptown Espresso for a neighborhood coffee social (and donut holes!) prior to heading out.

DATE: Sunday, October 9th

TIME: 9:30 – coffee social, 10:00 – head out for trash pickup

LOCATION: Meet at Uptown Espresso by 10:00 am

If you would like to help pick up trash at a different time or location, I am happy to deliver bags and supplies to you. Email Contact@ndnc.org if you’d like to arrange picking up bags with Kirsten.

Thanks for participating in your community!

Kirsten Smith, NDNC Beautification Chair

Oct
20
Thu
2016
West Seattle Monster Dash Dine-In at Zippy’s @ Zippy's Giant Burgers
Oct 20 all-day

Please join the West Seattle Monster Dash team October 20, 2016 for a Dine-In at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center (9614 14th Ave SW). Zippy’s Giant Burgers has generously agreed to donate 15% of their profits October 20th to the West Seattle Monster Dash. In its fifth year, the Dash supports the five South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools in West Seattle. The race will be held October 29th in beautiful Lincoln Park and includes a 5K and a Little Monster’s Dash for children under 12. We are thrilled to be partnering with Zippy’s Giant Burgers and appreciate their generous support.

Come out October 20 and enjoy a great meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) and help support the cooperative preschool system in West Seattle.

www.westseattlemonsterdash.com

Oct
21
Fri
2016
Kid Friendly Food Drive begins; 50% Off Costumes
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Starting Friday 10/21/16, get half-off Halloween costumes at Kid Friendly Footwear at Again & Again (WSB sponsor) with your donation to West Seattle Food Bank.

Bring a kid-friendly lunchbox donation for the School Children’s Backpack Program, and receive 50% off your costume purchase.

There’s a world of gently used kids’ costumes at Again & Again, from newborn baby to size 10+. A large portion of costume sales benefits WestSide Baby.

Kid Fri