On the Go - Week of 10-31-16
Hot Topics For Seniors: Elections
Seattle Public Library, Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W.
Wed., Nov. 2, Noon–1 p.m. Hot Topics for Seniors is a place to discuss current national, state and local issues. This month’s topic is Elections. This meeting is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot. for more info call 206.684.7455.
Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly
Barnes & Noble, Westwood Village, 2600 SW Barton St
Fri., Nov. 4, 5 p.m. Discussion by local author Conrad Wesselhoeft at Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s “Words, Writers & West Seattle.” All purchases made by those attending the free talk that afternoon and for the next five days will result in a contribution of ten percent of proceeds to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society under the Barnes and Noble’s Book Fair program.
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 SW Barton
Sat., Nov. 5, 10–11 a..m. Come as a guest to experience the safe, supportive atmosphere in which you can grow your communication and leadership skills. Improve your ability to think-on-your-feet and become more comfortable speaking to groups. Meetings are the first and third Sat. morning each month from 10–11 a.m.. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for orientation. For more information visit daystarclub.toastmastersclubs.org. or call Bill at 206.932.6706.
4535 California Ave. S.W.
Starting Nov. 9. Shop election day and the flag you choose at the register will determine your discount on any item of your choice. All housewares are half price starting Nov. 9 and all items with yellow tags are also reduced 50%. Check the white board for unadvertised specials and take a look at our Antique, Vintage & Collectible shelves because it’s not to early to start your holiday shopping. When you volunteer, donate and shop with us, you help our commitment to fund a cure for cancer and we thank you. The all volunteer run non-profit American Cancer Society shop is open every Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., all other days 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Follow our blog at www.discoveryshopwestseattle.org.
Fauntleroy Art Show
Fauntleroy Church UCC
9140 California Ave. SW
Nov. 11–13, Fri., 5–8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The ninth annual Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show will feature 17 West Seattle artists and creative crafters showing and selling their work.
Holiday Concert and Bazaar
Breath of Life Adventist Church
9807 26th Ave. S.W.
Sat., Nov. 12, 4 p.m. 3rd annual Holiday Concert and Bazaar, featuring live musical performances and a journey to the Bethlehem Market for food, bake sale desserts, and a variety of unique crafts and gift items—all available to purchase for just Shekels on the dollar! All proceeds help fund the 2017 Free Health Fair—offering free medical screenings and dental procedures for those without adequate insurance. for more info call 206.762.0333.
Surviving the Holidays
10323 -28th Ave S.W.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2–4 p.m. Dreading the holidays because of the death of a loved one? Grace Church is presenting a Surviving the Holidays special program. There is a $6 charge of for a workbook that provides lots of tips on managing the holiday season. Reservations are not mandatory, but helpful. For more information call Grace Church at 206.937.8400 or Barb at 206.932.7459.
Annual Vision 20/20 Art Gala
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave. S.W.
Sat., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. 9th Annual Vision 20/20 Art Gala and Sale—More than 400 pieces of affordable art at $40 each, fun food, marvelous music, great raffle prizes and terrific silent auction items. Free to enter. Proceeds to Burien Arts Association programs and artists. www.burienarts.org and 206.244.7808.
10323 28th Ave. S.W.
Every Sat. from Sept 10–Dec. 3, 10 a.m.–Noon. Grace Church, in West Seattle, will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death. You are free to start at any time. A one-time $15 charge will cover the cost of your workbook. For information please contact Grace Church, 206.937.8400 or Barb at 206.932.7459.
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network
S.W. Police Precinct
2300 S.W. Webster St.
Every fourth Tues. starting Sept. 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Our special guest will be Alex Voorhees from the King County Prosecutor’s office. Serial burglars and auto thefts will be our big topics of discussion. She’ll provide an overview of how their office deals with serial offenders—especially offenders involved in property offenses (burglary, auto theft and prowl and ID theft). Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain! RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend. You can email us at email@example.com.
Early Days Parent
Support Group Meetings
4746 44th Ave. S.W., Suite 201
Every Mon., 10:30 a.m.–Noon (except federal holidays). Early Days uses the MotherWoman format to facilitate an honest discussion of the realities of parenting. Trained facilitators work to create a comfortable environment for folks to share whatever is going on for them, free of judgement or advice. You are not alone! All moms (birth, adoptive, foster) who experience emotional challenges are welcome. Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges! Support people and partners welcome! Suggested donation $10; no one turned away. www.TheEarlyDays.org / Facebook: EarlyDaysWS / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis of West Seattle
The Sisson Building/Senior Center
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Every Wed., 6:30–7:30 p.m. Guests Welcome. People dedicated to community service, and we have FUN, too! Sponsor Key Clubs at local High Schools plus many activities to support our community.Established in West Seattle in 1929. Years and years of service to the community. Come check us out! Information: Denis Sapiro, 206.601.4136.
District Council Meetings
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Third Wed., 7–9 p.m. Representatives from neighborhood councils and other community organizations provide reports on what issues and concerns they are working on and announcements about up-coming community meetings and events.
Hiawatha Playfield Playground
2700 California Ave. S.W.
Every Mon. and Thurs. at 9 a.m. A resource and community for stay-at-home dads, fathers who are primary caregiver in their family, and other involved dads are welcome. All fathers are invited.
Providence Mt. St. Vincent,
4831 35th Ave S.W.
Third Thurs. of the month, 1–2:30 p.m. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information call Kristine Kumangai at 206.937.3701 ext. 28345.
Volunteer with Food Lifeline to end hunger in Western Washington
Every Mon.–Fri., 8:45 a.m.–Noon and 12:45–5 p.m. 40% of food in America goes to waste. You can help change that by volunteering with Food Lifeline’s Fresh Rescue program. Local grocery stores donate perishable and shelf-stable products, including produce, dairy, meat and bakery items. Volunteers work alongside a trained staff to inspect and pack grocery donations for immediate distribution to 275 local food assistance programs. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please email our volunteer team at email@example.com or visit www.foodlifeline.volunteerhub.com.
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tues. evening, 5:30–7p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us at our “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” weekly meeting, an encouraging weight loss support group. Weigh-in 5:30–6 p.m., Meeting 6–7 p.m. Our group encourages healthy living and loss of pounds, with accountability via our weekly weigh-ins. Informative programs, challenges, awards, encouragement and lots of FUN! TOPS is an extremely affordable program. Convenient and free parking. For more information contact: Linda at 206.932.3021 or Jane at 206.938.4439.
West Seattle Lion’s Club Events
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Thurs., Noon–1:30 p.m. for lunch and speaker unless otherwise noted. Call Harvey Rowe at 206.762.1221 for reservations by prior Tues. evening. Lunch $7.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Pastoral Care Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tues., 9:30 a.m. TOPS is an encouraging weight loss support group with weigh-ins every Tuesday. For info: 206.932.2621.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
Peace Lutheran Church
8316 39th Ave. S.W.
Every Thurs. evening, 7–8:15 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of women and men who meet to help solve compulsive overeating (obesity, anorexia and bulimia). The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. OA is a non-profit international organization patterned after the Twelve-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program. All are welcome. For more info 206.979.6665 or www.seattleoa.org.
AARP Defensive Driving Workshop
Daystar Retirement Village
2615 S.W. Barton St.
First Sat. of every month, ongoing, 9–5:30 p.m. $15 for members, $20 non-members. Call 206.937.6122 for info or to RSVP.
Business Network with Westside Professionals
Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave. S.W.
Every Wed., 8–9:30 a.m. Build your business through referrals and networking. For info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the West Seattle Lion’s Club Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Meets every Thurs., Noon–1:30 p.m.
Irish Dance Lessons
West Seattle VFW Hall
3601 S.W. Alaska St.
Every Mon. and Tues. in the late afternoon and early evenings. Open to children and adults. Information at 206.851.2102.
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