Classes

Art, History and Literature

Watercolor classes – Leo Dunbar
Mondays
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Cost Per Series: $25 month member /$50 month non-member
No drawing skills? No problem.The paintings are pre-drawn; but if you want to draw your own, paper will be provided. For a supply list and to pay contact Leo by phone: (206) 364-5252 or email.

Acrylics Painting – Shar Cook
Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
$20 month / $40 non-member
Drop In Class: $10 /$20 non-member
Materials are $15 payable to instructor.
Students will create their own original painting; subject matter decided by participants. Register at front desk – (206) 932-4044.

West Seattle Writing Group
Thursdays, June 2, 16
9:30 – 10:30 am
$1 members / $2 non-members
Write for your family or for yourself. Share stories in a comfortable environment
with fellow writers offering comments and encouragement. Facilitated by Natalie Bumgardner.

Inquiring Minds Book Reading/Discussion Group
Tuesdays
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$1 members / $2 non-members
Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. You don’t need the book to participate and you can join us any time. Contact Fred Matthews by phone: (206) 935-3038 or email for more info.

Accordion File Booklet
Paper Crafting with Diane Radischat
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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 – 2:00 pm
$1 members / $2 non-members
Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. You don’t need the book to participate and you can join us any time. Contact Fred Matthews by phone: (206) 935-3038 or email for more information.

Conversational Spanish – New Time!
Fridays
2:00 – 3:15 pm
$2 members / $4 non-members
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.

NEW! German Class
Thursdays
3:15 to 4:15 pm
$2 members / $4 non-members
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, July 1 – August 26
12:30 – 12:50 pm
$1 members / $2 non-members
Nucor Room
Explore cinema in this engaging ongoing course! Watch documentaries about Martin Cousins, Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, the Warner Brothers, and others with a short discussion 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.

Sing-Along
Wednesday, June 22
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 Social
Monday, June 13
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Suggested donation $5 – $10
Lee Wright, Marjorie Rombauer, Andy Mirkovich
Red Dragon Band (Welsh), Phil and Birgit, Murl Sanders
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
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!

Dance Time with Lauren Petrie
Wednesday, June 1
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation $5, members/$7 nonmembers
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, June 16
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Suggested donation $5 members/$7 nonmembers
Now Twice Monthly! By popular demand, we have added an afternoon Dance Time. Thank you to Terry Holm for sponsoring and making this possible.

NEW! Performance Arts
Margaret Vandenberghe
Thursdays
3:30 – 5 pm
$10 members / $15 non-member
The first eight weeks will be working on the basic skills of performance on stage – these skills are practiced though a variety of acting exercises. Some are group exercises and some are with a partner. Later we will do improv work with a focus listening and being aware of your fellow actors. Learning to be on stage with confidence is the goal – with or without a script. During the second eight weeks, we will work on a Staged Reading – Scripts in hand. We plan to have an invited audience of members and friends to see our final class.

Drumming Circle
$5 member/$7 non-member
Drumming is a cross-cultural phenomena dating back 30,000 years that can bring about relaxation, energy, and a sense of well-being. Join Judy Hilzer, retired R.N. and Elder of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for an ongoing drumming circle. No musical experience is necessary. Drums and/or rattles provided. Once we have enough interested people, we will set a date and time. Cost per class will be $5 member/$7 non-member. Please call (206) 932 4044 x1 to put your name on the list.

Computer Classes

Open Computer Lab
Mondays
9:00 – 11:00 am
Free
We encourage people to come in with any computer problems that they may have.

Basic Computer Class with Vince Ferriols
Tuesdays June 21, 28 / Thursdays June 23, 30
Series of 4 classes: $5 members / $10 non-members
Learn the basics of Windows operating system, how to set up an email account and how to search for information on the Internet.

Technology Classes with Rolland
Tuesdays
10:00 am – noon
Cost Per Class: $20/members, $25 non-members
Students should bring their own iPhone/iPad or computer to class. Classes are hands on with your device.
– June 7 – Windows 10 Basic
– June 14 – iPhone/iPad Basic
– June 21 – Windows 10 Basic
– June 28 – iPhone/iPad Basic

Legal Assistance

New! Legal Consultations
Tuesday, May 31 and June 28
2:00 – 4:00 pm
FREE 20 minute consultations with Heather de Vrieze. Call Front Desk to make appointment: (206) 932-4044 x1.

Legal Assistance – Elder Law & Estate Planning with John Llewellyn
Thursdays, June 2 & 16
Appointments start at 10:00 am
FREE 20 minute consultations. Call front desk to make appointment: (206) 932-4044 x1.

Community / Neighborhood Legal Clinic
Tuesday May 31
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 28
Appointments start at 7:00 pm
Please call to set up your appointment – (206) 267-7070. Sponsored by King County Bar Association.

Insurance / Medicare Help
Tuesday, June 7
Starting at 11 am
With Lee Rockoff, SHIBA Representative.