Classes

Art, History and Literature

Watercolor Classes 
Instructor is on break through July.  Class will resume in August.

Acrylics Painting – Shar Cook
Tuesdays
10:00 am – noon
Cost: $20 month / $40 non-member
Drop In Class: $10 / $20 non-member
Materials are $15 payable to instructor.
Instructor: Shar Cook
Register at Front Desk – (206) 932-4044.
Students will create their own original painting; subject matter decided by participants.

West Seattle Writing Group
Wednesday, May 17
Wednesdays, June 7 and June 21
11:00 – noon
Cost: $1 members / $2 non-members
Facilitator: Natalie Bumgardner
Write for your family or for yourself. Share stories in a comfortable environment
with fellow writers offering comments and encouragement.

Accordion File Booklet
Paper Crafting with Diane Radischat
*On break for May and June 2017*
10:45 am – 12:45 pm
$20 Member/ $24 Non-member
All accordions are not musical instruments! In this case the accordion is a fold that we will learn. Along with designer papers and rubber stamps and some chipboard we will build an accordion file that can be used as a little recipe card holder. A sweet little gift if you would like to pass on the family gems. Everyone should bring a favorite recipe along with a copy for each student in class. A fun little exchange. Please register ahead of time.

Cards in 10
Paper Crafting with Diane Radischat
*On break for May and June 2017*
10:45 am – 12:45 pm
$24 Member/ $28 non-Member
Each student will get their own packet to make as many as 6 cards in this quick class. Everyone will have a great time with these designer papers and some quick embellishments. Please register ahead of time.

Hardanger
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: $1/members, $2/non-members
Hardanger is Norwegian embroidery that dates further back than the 1700s. Come check out this traditional craft. Newcomers always welcome!

Inquiring Minds Book Reading/Discussion Group
Tuesdays
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Cost: $1/members, $2/non-members
Contact Fred Matthews or (206) 935-3038 for more info.
On Gold Mountain.  Lisa See chronicles the one-hundred-year odyssey of her Chinese-American family, a history that encompasses racism, romance, secret marriages, entrepreneurial genius as two distinctly different cultures meet in a new world.  You don’t need the book to participate and you can join us any time.

Conversational Spanish 
Thursdays (no class June 22 or June 29)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
$2 members / $4 non-members
Instructor: Suzanne Duffy-Kane
Suzanne Duffy-Kane, retired world language teacher, facilitates an informal gathering of folks who speak Spanish and adventurous newbies who want to practice, improve, and play with the Spanish language. Drop-ins welcome.

German Class
Mondays
10:15 to 11:15 am
$2 members / $4 non-members
Instructor: Ann Root
Ann Root, native German speaker, will teach this class oriented toward beginners.

US World History Continues
Fridays, through June 10
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SSCC class with Jim Lockerbie
Lectures, discussion, and motion pictures.

Film History Course
Fridays, May 5 – June 30
12:30 – 12:50 pm
$1 members/ $2 non-members
Location: Nucor Room
The Story of Film, An Odyssey by Mark Cousins.  Film critic and historian Mark Cousins uses film clips, interviews with filmmakers, and illustrative footage of locations around the world to take viewers through film and filmmaking history, from the late 19th century to today, with a particular emphasis on world cinema.  We will be showing this 15-hour documentary in 20-minute segments through May and June.  Led by Terry Holm.

Music & Dancing

Ukulele, Sing-Along
Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 pm
$1 members/ $2 non-members
Open to all musicians and singers.

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Thursday, May 3
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $5 members/ $7 non-members
Live music, friendly people, and some darn good dancers.  Dance your heart out or come and enjoy the music.

Afternoon Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Thursday, May 18
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Suggested donation: $5 members/ $7 non-members
Now twice monthly!  By popular demand, we have added an afternoon Dance Time.  Thank you to Terry Holm for sponsoring and making this possible.

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Wednesday, June 7
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $5 members/ $7 non-members
Live music, friendly people, and some darn good dancers.  Dance your heart out or come and enjoy the music.

Sing-Along
Wednesday, June 28
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Do you love to sing? Are you a caregiver of someone who loves to sing or enjoys music? Join us for an informal sing along at the Senior Center of West Seattle. We have various musical accompanists and lyric sheets will be provided.

NW Accordion Society Society
Monday, June 12
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Suggested donation: $5 – $10
Elsy & Hermann Laresser, Mark Myking, Bonnie Birch Trio
Come listen, dance if the mood strikes, or bring your accordion and jam with us! Questions? Call John Giuliani at (425) 255-2121 or Birgit Ages at (206) 368-9720.

Line Dancing Lessons with Yvonne Martin
Thursdays (no class June 15)
10:45 – 11:45 am
$3 members / $4 non-members
Everyone is welcome, from novice to advanced. You do not need a partner. It’s great exercise and fun!

Afternoon Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Thursday, June 15
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Suggested donation $5 members/$7 non-members
Now Twice Monthly! By popular demand, we have added an afternoon Dance Time. Thank you to Terry Holm for sponsoring and making this possible.

Drumming Circle
Mondays
3:00 – 4:00 pm
$5 member/ $7 non-member
Experience relaxation, energy and well-being when you join our drumming circle.  No experience necessary.  Drums and/or rattles provided but if you have your own please bring them.  Led by Kenny Mandell.

Computer Classes

Open Computer Lab
New! By Appointment!
Free
Call (206) 932-4044 x. 1 to arrange for one-on-one time.
Do you have a computer problem that you need help with?  We encourage people to set up appointments and let us help you solve your computer issues.  There is no charge.

Computer Basics
Wednesday, May 31
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Free
A comfortable class for the true beginner.  Learn how to use a mouse, navigate the screen, and perform common basic functions.

Facebook and Other Social Media
Wednesday, May 31
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Free
Learn about social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and more.  Memberships in these sites are recommended but not required.

Online Travel
Wednesday, June 28
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Free
Confused by the different kinds of online travel sites?  Learn tips and tricks to find the best deals on airfare, hotels and rental cars.

Internet Basics
Wednesday, June 28
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Free
Learn about web browsers, simple searching, using links, forward/back buttons, and other basic online tools.

Legal Assistance

Legal Consultations with Heather de Vrieze
Tuesday, May 30 and June 27
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Free
Consultant: Heather de Vrieze
Call Front Desk to make appointment: (206) 932-4044 x1.
Free 20-minute consultations.

Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn, Attorney at Law
Thursday, May 18
Thursdays, June 1 and June 15
Appointments start at 10:00 am
Free
Call front desk to make appointment: (206) 932-4044 x1.
Free 20-minute consultations.

Community / Neighborhood Legal Clinic
Tuesday May 23 & 30
Tuesdays, June 6, 13, & 27
Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Please call to set up your appointment – (206) 267-7070.
Sponsored by King County Bar Association.

Medicare Help
Tuesday, June 6
Appointments starting at 11:00 am.
SHIBA Representative: Lee Rockoff
Call Front Desk at (206) 932-4044 x. 1 to make an appointment.
Individual appointments with a Medicare Advisor.