Eva Barth

Classic Movie with Scarecrow Video: “To Be or Not To Be”

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 3:30 – 6 pm

Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization dedicated to championing the role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life, is hosting a monthly classic film series at WCSC! Come join us for a film screening and discussion led by one of their resident film experts. Popcorn and beverages provided!

“To Be or Not To Be” (1942) – Acting couple Joseph (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) are managing a theatrical troupe when the Nazis invade Poland. Maria is having an affair with Lieutenant Sobinski (Robert Stack), who suspects Professor Siletsky (Stanley Ridges) is a Nazi spy. With Siletsky in possession of a list of members of the Polish resistance, the Turas’ company takes action. Using their skill for impersonation, Joseph and company must confuse the Nazis and stop Siletsky from handing over the list.

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$2 members, $4 public. Advance registration appreciated.

Self-Defense & Personal Safety Class

 Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:30 – 3 pm

Finally you have more time for classes, fun events, and travel – but are you now concerned that you’ll be seen as an easier target? Maintain your independence by learning a few tips, tricks, and skills to keep at bay those who may mean you harm. You’ll learn to recognize when someone is viewing you as a victim, how to evade and thwart their dastardly plans, and a few simple yet highly effective physical moves to surprise and stun your attacker. Athletic prowess not required! EmPOWERment has never been more fun! This is a great class to take with your friends. With Joanne Factor, Safety and Self-Defense Trainer of Strategic Living, LLC.

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$12 members, $15 public. Advanced registration appreciated.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience”

Saturday, July 21, 2018, Curtain at 2 pm

Join us for an outing to the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s, Patience, a delightful romantic satire that pits the straight-laced ideals of the Victorian era against the passions and indulgences of the 1870s Aesthetic Movement, naturally ridiculing each side of the spectrum along the way.

A van will be departing from WCSC at 1 pm, or you can meet us outside the Bagley Wright Theater at Seattle Rep. at 1:45 pm. When you register, please let us know whether you will ride the van or drive yourself.

$15 Members/Friends of the Center, $20 public. Advance registration required. There are a limited number of tickets available.

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Music Appreciation Series

Thursdays, 1:30 – 3 pm. With Katie Hollenback of Illumination Music Studio. 

July 19 – Mozart: Mozart is one of the most famous names in classical music, and we will learn why! This class will explore Mozart’s short life and the abundance of music he wrote in that time. We will listen to instrumental music by Mozart as well as watch some excerpts from some of his most famous and colorful operas.


August 9 – Beethoven: Beethoven was not only revered by musicians during and after his time, but by poets and artists as well. We will learn about how Beethoven’s music, and especially his symphonies, shaped the cultural climate of turn-of-the-century Europe, and how he paved the way for future composers and artists.


August 23 – Wagner: A controversial figure, Wagner aimed to reshape how people listen to and view music by combining art, music, and literature in his extravagant and huge operas. We will view excerpts from Wagner’s most famous works and learn how his music reflected his personal beliefs, and how those beliefs landed in the center of debates between other composers.


September 13 – American Jazz: In the first half of the 20th century, the musical climate of the United States was one defined by experimentation, freedom, and blurred lines between genres. Within this climate, jazz proved to be one of those most influential and discussed musical genres, with figures such as Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others setting the stage for a wealth of styles that are still evolving today. We will take a look at some of the most famous people in American jazz, and how jazz came to truly represent America.


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Group For Those Who Love Someone With A Chronic Illness

Tuesdays, Jul 17, Aug 7, Aug 21, Sep 4. 6:30 – 8 pm

Are you living with someone you care about who has a chronic illness? Close family members, spouses, and friends have a front-row seat as the disease progresses. Come join others who are doing their best in similar circumstances. The purpose of this group is to support each other and share concerns. With Denise Malm, LSWAIC.

$2 members, $4 public. Advance registration required.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Wednesday,July 18 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Gratitude is a loving insight into the everyday. It increases happiness, strengthens relationships, and likely gives health benefits. Gratitude can melt anger, defensiveness, and division. We will consider what gratitude is in mind/body/spirit, how to cultivate it, and explore a personal story through the lens of gratitude. With Lanie Riley, LICSW, LMP.

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$3 members, $6 public. Advanced registration appreciated.

Social Justice 101 TED Talk: How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion

Tuesday, July 17 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Peggy McIntosh lectures on issues of equity and privilege as they relate to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Her TED Talk offers a shift in the traditional view of race, equity, and privilege. McIntosh uses her own experience as a white woman to inform her knowledge of racial of racial experiences from a white perspective.

Discussion following the TED Talk facilitated by Diversity & Inclusion Committee Members: Lanie Riley, Vicki Nino Osby, and Denise Malm.

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$3 members, $5 public. Advanced registration appreciated.

ORCA-To-Go & Hopelink Transportation Resources

Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to travel around Seattle with convenience and ease! Hopelink representatives will share transportation resources while King County Metro employees provide full-service sales and assistance for ORCA Cards and other related fare products – right here at WCSC! Stop by their table to discover the many affordable transportation resources that are available to Seattle seniors.

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Free. Drop-ins welcome.

L.I.F.E. (Lessons In Female Experience) Discussion Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1 – 2:20 pm

Summer Meetings: Jul 10, Jul 24, Aug 14, Aug 28, Sep 11, Sep 25

Join a women’s discussion group that explores current affairs impacting females. Using humor, compassion and critical thinking, we will explore a wide range of topics including women in the media, boundaries and assertiveness, guilt and shame resilience, mental health, financial empowerment, and friendship and community. With Denise Malm, WCSC Social Worker.

$10 members, $13 public suggested donation for the series. Prospective members are asked to talk to group facilitator Denise Malm before attending. This conversation is designed to assess mutual fit with the group. Please contact Denise at dmalm@wallingfordseniors.org or call 206-461-7825.

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