New Programs for May and June!

Check out our eleven NEW classes, support groups and events


Celebrate Pride with Your Stories – The LGBTQIA+ community has moved from secret societies and unjust laws to public celebrations and landmark Supreme Court rulings. Join Martin Piccoli in this writing group to share what you have personally experienced and to celebrate–with pride–the journey of your life. Three short written pieces will be collected and bound together for each participant. Six Sessions on Mondays beginning May 9, 12:30-2 p.m.

Dance Time with Lauren – Dust off your dancing shoes and kick off a new hobby with live music and dance at this monthly evening event. Wednesdays, May 4 and June 1, 6-8 p.m.$10 entrance fee.

Diabetic Support Group– All people affected by diabetes are invited to join in these monthly meetings. Topics will include nutrition, foot care and vision care. If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, have a friend or family member who is, or are simply interested in the topic, please contact our social worker, Toni Ameslav, MSW, at 206-932-4044 x9, or Fridays, May 6 and June 3, 1-2 p.m.

Free Vaccine Clinic– Come get a free vaccine at the Senior Center. No insurance is required. First vaccines and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available. To register: and enter code W7Z8-N6S2-Q2G4. Drop-ins welcome! Friday May 20, Noon-5 p.m.

Play Reading Class – Join veteran actress Margaret VandenBerghe and be part of a play reading production. With script in hand this group will create a final performance for friends and family to enjoy. This is not a drop-in class so please come on the first day to be included. Open to all levels of acting skills. Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Poetry Writing Class – Internationally published and award-winning poet Koon Woon will show beginners and serious students the joy of poetry writing and even how to get published. Wednesdays, May 11, 25, June 8, 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pride Month Workshop– This special presentation and Q & A led by GenPride will include an overview of gender, gender identity and respectful language/personal pronouns used with the trans and non-binary community. Thursday, June 9, 4-6 p.m.

“Scan to Pay” Parking Tutorial – Meet in the Senior Center lobby. We’ll walk to the parking lot behind the Senior Center for a demonstration on how to use phone-based parking meters. Hosted by Diamond Parking. Friday, May 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Sunny Sprouts School – Facilitated by Master Gardener Mary Hecht, this class is for anyone who wants to grow herbs and other plants to flavor food, as well as learn tips about vegetable growing. Whether indoors or outdoors in pots or in the ground, all you need is a sunny spot. Seeds will be provided to all registered attendees. Fridays, May 6 and June 3, 1-2 p.m.

Transportation Table Events – Stop by the Senior Center Lobby on the following dates for Q&A information from Hyde Shuttle (Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.); a “Scan to Pay” Parking Tutorial hosted by Diamond Parking (Friday, May 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.); and King County Metro Transit (Monday, May 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).

Tree Talks ­– Learn to recognize many of the amazing trees we have in West Seattle! Retired university professor and self-taught tree expert, Al Rouyer, will share facts, trivia, stories, blooming seasons and the strange history of trees arriving in Seattle. Photos and Tree Pages will help you identify them on walks. May 26, “The Ten Most Common Trees in West Seattle,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; June 23, “Some Unusual and Uncommon Trees in West Seattle,” 11am-12:30 p.m.

To register for any of these classes (unless otherwise noted) visit our front desk or call 206-932-4044 ext. 1.

You can also find a complete list of all current offerings on our Activities page.