West Seattle Sunday: Festival, garden party, beach soccer, more

August 22, 2010 at 6:57 am | In West Seattle Farmers' Market, West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 6 Comments

Just some of what you’ll find on the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

ADMIRAL SAFEWAY SHUTTERED – BUT TEMPORARY PHARMACY TO OPEN: Just in case you missed the past three weeks of warnings - Admiral Safeway is now closed. Construction of its big new replacement is scheduled to start next month. Meantime, the temporary pharmacy in a trailer in its parking lot is supposed to open today.

ZIPPY’S GIANT BURGERS EXPANDS TO SUNDAYS: As noted here a few days ago, the legendary Highland Park burger joint will no longer be closed on Sundays, effective today.

ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL, DAY 2: 11 am to 5 pm, Camp Long; see our earlier reports.

COMMUNITY WELCOME FOR SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN ARTISANS: 1-4 pm at the garden site on the South Seattle Community College campus – see our earlier preview for full details.

DOG-TREAT FUNDRAISER: Westcresters PAWSWalk team’s treat sale at Westcrest Off-Leash Area, 9:30-noon

SEATTLE SOUNDERS’ SOCCER BEACH BLAST: At Alki, starting at 10 am.

WATER SAFETY DAY AT LIGHTHOUSE: A first-of-its-kind event is planned at Alki Point’s historic lighthouse; details here

FINAL PERFORMANCES FOR ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING’ AND ‘THE BIRDS’: The former is presented by Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) at West Seattle High School Theater, the latterby ArtsWest, and both are onstage at 3 this afternoon.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET AND HIGHLAND PARK SUNDAY MARKET: Two markets again today – WSFM, of course, is year-round, 10 am-2 pm in The Junction (here’s the latest Ripe ‘n’ Ready fresh sheet); HPSM is in its second-to-last go-round this year, 11 am-3 pm at the Highland Park Improvement Club lot (check its FB page for the latest).

FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK: 9 am, meet at the kiosk in the north parking lot (across from Rose St) to join a work party to help protect this green treasure. Bring garden gloves and hand clippers (extras available).

6 Comments

  1. Did they change the Safeway Pharmacy opening date from Monday? The sign I saw on the door on Friday said they would be closed Sunday and reopen on Monday in the trailer.

    Comment by Gina — 11:40 am August 22, 2010 #

  2. Zippy’s Giant Burgers is certainly beloved and renowned, but to call it “legendary” after 2 years in business (and no end in sight) is something of a stretch.

    Comment by Alvis — 12:37 pm August 22, 2010 #

  3. Sara from Safeway (who’s long been the point person on the project) had told us that the store would close 8/21, the pharmacy would open 8/22. But if you saw a sign, it must have changed from the original plan. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:46 pm August 22, 2010 #

  4. Yup despite what Safeway said and what they told me when I called earlier this week to double check they were not open today, and when I went by there today, it was closed and I was told I was out of luck to get medication picked up today. Looks like I get to spend the afternoon getting a hold of my dr to have them call it somewhere else–and the last time I use Safeway.

    Comment by Colleen Harris — 2:25 pm August 22, 2010 #

  5. I love that people knew that Safeway was closing yesterday, and for some reason, they waited until today to fill/need their prescription. Why didn’t you pick it up yesterday, or make arrangements for tomorrow?? Now your totally writing Safeway off for good? Awesome.

    Comment by Ed — 5:41 pm August 22, 2010 #

  6. Actually Ed, everything leading up to this week (including a call to SAFEWAY earlier this week) indicated that they were going to be open today. Its the straw that broke the camel’s back for customer service issues there. If my insurance would let me pick it up before the day of, I’d love to, but I’m not going to knock actually having insurance.

    Comment by Colleen — 10:43 pm August 22, 2010 #

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