Classes

Art, History and Literature

Watercolor Classes 
Class on hiatus in July and August 2017.

Acrylics Painting – With Shar Cook
Tuesdays (on hiatus in July and August 2017)
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
Wednesdays, July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16
11:00 am – noon
Members: $1, Non-members: $2
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 hiatus until September 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 hiatus until September 2017)
10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Members: $24, Non-members: $28
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
Members: $1, Non-members: $2
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 / Spanish Movies
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Thursdays (on hiatus in July and August 2017, join us instead for Spanish Movies)
Members: $2.00, Non-members: $4.00
Instructor: Suzanne Duffy-Kane
Drop-ins welcome.
Suzanne Duffy-Kane presents Spanish films with English subtitles. Duffy-Kane is a 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.
August 10 – Pan’s Labyrinth.  1:45 pm

German Class
10:15 to 11:15 am
Mondays (on hiatus July and August 2017)
Members: $2.00, Non-members: $4.00
Instructor: Ann Root
Ann Root, native German speaker, will teach this class oriented toward beginners.

US World History Continues
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fridays (on hiatus until September 2017.  Check back for more info.)
SSCC class with Jim Lockerbie
Lectures, discussion, and motion pictures.

Film History Course
12:30 – 12:50 pm
Fridays
Members: $1.00, Non-members: $2.00
Location: Nucor Room
Led by Terry Holm
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.

Music & Dancing

Ukulele, Sing-Along
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Mondays
Members: $1.00, Non-members: $2.00
Come join the fun and learn how to play the Ukulele! Open to all musicians and singers.

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Thursdays (cancelled)

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 2 & 6
Suggested donation for Members: $5.00, Non-members: $7.00
Live music, friendly people, and some darn good dancers.  Dance your heart out or come and enjoy the music.

Sing-Along
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 23
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 – (On hiatus July and August 2017)
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Suggested donation: $5.00 – $10.00
Questions? Call John Giuliani at (425) 255-2121 or Birgit Ages at (206) 368-9720.
Elsy & Hermann Laresser, Mark Myking, Bonnie Birch Trio.  Come listen, dance if the mood strikes, or bring your accordion and jam with us!

Line Dancing Lessons with Yvonne Martin
10:45 – 11:45 am
Thursdays (no class August 31)
Members: $3.00, Non-members: $4.00
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 – Cancelled
Cancelled due to lack of attendance.

Drumming Circle
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Mondays
Members: $5.00, Non-members: $7.00
Led by Kenny Mandell.
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.

Computer Classes

Open Computer Lab
New! By Appointment!
Cost: 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.

Computer Classes with Seattle Public Library
(On hiatus July and August 2017)

Legal Assistance

Legal Consultations with Heather de Vrieze
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 29
Cost: 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
Appointments start at 10:00 am
Thursdays, August 3 & 17
Free
Call front desk to make appointment: (206) 932-4044 x1.
Free 20-minute consultations.

Community / Neighborhood Legal Clinic
Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Tuesdays, August 8, 22, 29
Please call to set up your appointment – (206) 267-7070.
Sponsored by King County Bar Association.  The Neighborhood Legal Clinics provide free 30 minute consultations with an attorney.  Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals.  These attorneys will not represent you in court.  NLC attorneys may not have expertise in all areas of the law, but they will make every attempt to answer questions accurately.

Medicare Help – (On hiatus July and August)
Appointments starting at 11:00 am.
Tuesday
SHIBA Representative: Lee Rockoff
Call Front Desk at (206) 932-4044 x. 1 to make an appointment.
Individual appointments with a Medicare Advisor.  During the hiatus, you can call SHIBA at (206) 727-6221 to get answers to your Medicare questions over the phone.