West Seattle Thursday: Massy Ferguson, Blue Angels, more…

August 4, 2011 at 8:54 am | In Blue Angels, West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 11 Comments

(WSB photo from first Summer Concerts at Hiawatha last Thursday)
More music in the park, one of the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

PUMP STATION PROJECT: Seattle Design Commission looks at the Barton Street Pump Station expansion (south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock), 9:30 am at City Hall (agenda and more info here).

BACK IN TIME: Noon-4 pm, tour the Log House Museum (61st/Stevens, Alki) and learn about West Seattle-area history!

BLUE ANGELS’ FIRST PRACTICE DAY, AND TRAFFIC ALERTS: This is the first of four days that the U.S. Navy’s visiting aerial demonstration team goes airborne for Seafair in a big way, with two rounds of practice maneuvers that also result in two rounds of I-90 bridge closures, and you know how any closure tends to have a domino effect. The traffic alerts are part of the citywide four-day advisory published here last night; for Blue Angels viewing, the Museum of Flight is the best place to be – they take off from and land at adjacent Boeing Field, and park in a fenced-off (but you can see through the fence) area south of the museum.

SHOP LATE THURSDAYS: Shop Late Thursdays in The Junction, till 9 pm; participants’ list here, including WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits, which (as mentioned here yesterday) is hosting a meatless-recipes tasting with cookbook author Kim O’Donnel starting at 6 pm.

WINE AND CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER: First-ever Rotary Club of West Seattle Washington Premium Wine/Chocolate Tasting, at Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor Avenue SW), 5:30-8:30 pm. Profit from the event will support local youth scholarships, 38th annual children’s shopping spree, and other Rotary Club of West Seattle community and international humanitarianism outreach efforts. Event will include: local Washington premium wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auction, fellowship, and jazz and blues with local musician Randall O’Dowd. Check to see if tickets are still available.
Info here.

ARE YOU A MS. OR MR. FIX-IT? The Fixers’ Collective @ The West Seattle Tool Library (Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW), 6 – 8 pm. A Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ripped sweaters to antique dentist drills. Take it apart, put it back together, figure out how it works, refuse to throw it away, and get to know others who do the same! Join us if you are interested in prolonging the life of the things you own, learning how things work, saving a few resources, or if you just love to tinker. All are welcome and encouraged to develop an addiction to creative fixing and mending!

MASSY FERGUSON PLAYS HIAWATHA: Second week tonight for the Summer Concerts at Hiawatha series, 6:30 pm, east lawn of Hiawatha Community Center, free, presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with co-sponsors (all listed on the right side of this page). Haven’t seen Massy Ferguson before? Find out more about their music here. Also at Hiawatha for the occasion: The Beloved Mexico food truck (cancelled), the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) Kid Picks truck, and Full Tilt Ice Cream.

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE: Dance Time with Lauren Petrie (at Bridge Park, 3204 SW Morgan St), 7 pm – 9 pm. Theme: Tropical, Hot, Hot, Hot. Reservations Requested: 206.932.4044, seating after 6:30 pm. $5-$7 donation.

SUNRISE HEIGHTS, UNITE: The Sunrise Heights Neighborhood Association Summer Quarterly Meeting! 7 pm, Southwest Precinct on Webster (next to Home Depot).
Agenda:
1) Emergency Preparedness Grant Project
2) Fall yard sale/harvest swap?
3) What is SHNA about? What are our goals and priorities?
4) Your questions and suggestions.

11 Comments

  1. there are no links in the Massy Ferguson paragraph

    Comment by Mark — 9:35 am August 4, 2011 #

  2. Blue Angels here, yay; 10:05am, just flew north over bay between West Seattle and downtown, and headed east; please do a low super loud flyover my home in Admiral; yes I love the noise

    Comment by Diane — 10:12 am August 4, 2011 #

  3. yaaaayyyyy; thank you Blue Angels; just got my thunderous flyover my apt; love it!!!

    Comment by Diane — 10:35 am August 4, 2011 #

  4. oh happy day; they just did it again, even louder; love love love you Blue Angels

    Comment by Diane — 10:36 am August 4, 2011 #

  5. Man, I just love the sound of those jets!!!!

    Comment by Rick — 10:38 am August 4, 2011 #

  6. thanks, Mark, will fix that … TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:39 am August 4, 2011 #

  7. we got the meat-lovers meatless cookbook the last time the author was at click! – the samples we tasted there were great, and we’ve made a few of the recipes. the book is true to its sub-title; I’ve really liked the vegetarian recipes inside. our family has become addicted to kale chips.

    Comment by sam-c — 10:44 am August 4, 2011 #

  8. Spent all morning outside looking for and watching the Blue Angels!!! LOVE THEM!!!! YAAAA!! It’s even better when it’s a nice sunny day like this in Seattle…

    Comment by WSgirl — 12:53 pm August 4, 2011 #

  9. Does anyone know why there was not a real practice show in the afternoon today? In previous years on Thursdays the Blues fly in pairs of twos in the morning to survey the land then, in the afternoon, they do a full practice show (like the Friday – Sunday shows). Today, the afternoon flying was just with 4 planes, then 3 planes. :(

    Comment by todd_ — 2:55 pm August 4, 2011 #

  10. Yes, I will be writing an update for the day – have been out at Boeing Field for the past couple hours, though not behind media lines. According to the KIRO Seafair twitter feed, two planes needed maintenance. We saw 1 & 4 take off first, then 5 & 6. 5 returned shortly thereafter while the other three kept flying. Will include any additional info in forthcoming story (did get one of the two-jet takeoffs on video) – TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:09 pm August 4, 2011 #

  11. Todd, WSB… Thank you

    Wondering the same…. Maybe they can fly in the parts they need. Fleet week is spectacular!

    Comment by Kap — 4:33 pm August 4, 2011 #

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