West Seattle Saturday: Poetry; games; garden; craft sales…

From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

(Refresh for latest “live” view of the eastbound WS Bridge)
*NO* BRIDGE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND: Just to reiterate that! Next ones don’t start till 9 pm Monday. (P.S. This WSB report from last night contains SDOT’s report on last weekend’s informational shortcomings – and what will be done to prevent future reruns.)

KIDS’ CLOTHING AND TOY SALE: 9 am to 3 pm in the Social Hall of West Seattle Christian Church. From the announcement: “Come support our young families and find some great clothing, toys, and equipment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Water Well Drilling Team for 2012. The Water Well Drilling Team will have an informational table at the sale.”

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF WEST SEATTLE OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-2 pm, 9450 22nd SW. More info on the CSWS home page. (CSWS is having one 10 am-2 pm next Saturday, Feb. 11, too.)

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND: Festivities today (and tomorrow!) at Pink Gorilla Games, 6053 California SW, 11 am-7 pm – snacks, raffle prizes, more. (Read about Pink Gorilla’s WS expansion here.)

CRAFT SALE #1: Freshy’s Coffee is hosting another “Homemade Brigade” craft sale from 10 am until 4 pm. From the announcement: “Local artists, with items ranging from jewelry, knits, prints, soaps, trinkets & such.”

OPEN HOUSE: Open house at Cometa Playschool, 3212 California SW, 10 am-noon – details on the Cometa website.

B & N STORYTIME: Storytime at Westwood Village Barnes and Noble bookstore on Saturdays at 11 am. From the announcement: “We usually do 2-3 stories, and offer treats for the kids. All ages are welcome!”

OCCUPY WEST SEATTLE: Per the announcement published here earlier this week, you’re invited to its meeting 2-5 pm at Alki UCC.

RAISING LANTERNS: Fundraiser at the Seattle Chinese Garden on the north side of South Seattle Community College, 3-6 pm, $20/person at the door.

POETRY WORKSHOP: “The Poetry of Place: Witness the Wise Words of White Center” with Seattle’s Poet Populist and SSCC creative writing teacher Mike Hickey, reading from his new book “A Dress Walked By With a Woman Inside,” as well as conducting a Q-&-A session and leading a workshop in which participants will create their own poetry! 2 pm at White Center Library.

(Photo courtesy Camp Fire; Wolverines members making Valentines for wounded warriors)
CAMP FIRE CANDY SALES CONTINUE: The Wolverines Camp Fire group from Westside School (WSB sponsor) will be selling candy 2-4 pm at West Seattle Thriftway. (Any other groups selling candy in WS this weekend? Let us know and we’ll add your location.)

CRAFT SALE #2: Crafts and Draughts craft/art bazaar at Skylark Café and Club, 4-7 pm, see Facebook invite here.

OWL PROWL: Look for Lincoln Park’s owls with naturalist Stewart Wechsler, 4:30 pm – full details here.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Free admission! “Monsters vs. Aliens” will be shown on 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Pathfinder K-8, 1901 SW Genesee. Pizza and other concessions available for purchase; proceeds go to the Pathfinder World Travel Program. Donations also accepted. Bring your own chair/blanket.

‘WONDERLAND’: This is described as a belly-dance version of Alice In Wonderland, 7-9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Tickets $18/door, kids 12 and under are $10, 5 and uner are free.

FOOD HANDLER’S PERMIT CLASS FOR TEENS: Need a job? Already have one, but need a food handler’s permit? Southwest Teen Life Center has you covered! Every first Saturday of the month Southwest Teen Life Center is hosting (in partnership with Power of Place Programs) food handler’s classes! Free for teens 13-19, 7 pm. For more information stop into the Southwest Teen Life Center! 2801 SW Thistle St.

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT: Announcement we received from the folks playing Skylark Café and Club:

We get the engines runnin’ with the folksy smokey alt-country talent of STACEY UNCK (9:00)
Then we fire things up with the soulful, fiery, and eclectic styles of CHRISTA SAYS YAY (10:00)
And…just when you think you can’t take the heat, you will blast off to another world with the vibrant, mesmerizing, melodic, space-age rock of


LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN! Monthly “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” shadow casting and all, at Admiral Theater, Saturday night/Sunday morning at midnight.

11 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Poetry; games; garden; craft sales..."

  • ghar72 February 4, 2012 (9:06 am)

    Link for the Owl Prowl didn’t work. Here’s the correct one: http://www.stewardshipadventures.com/2012/02/03/lincoln-parkk-owls-back-by-popular-demand-sat-feb-4th-430-600-pm/

    • WSB February 4, 2012 (9:22 am)

      Exact same link we had, Ghar, so I don’t know why it didn’t work, but thanks …

  • Lauren in Gatewood February 4, 2012 (9:07 am)

    Wish the Admiral was showing Midnight in Paris as a night show. It’s date night and who wants to see Breaking Dawn or New Years Eve??? Not I.

    The Owl Prowl is really fun. I went last time and we saw two Barred Owls and met new friends in West Seattle – a great time.

  • Patrick February 4, 2012 (10:18 am)

    Crafts and Draughts at the Skylark will also have a couple local authors selling and signing books. Pam Summa (Groping for Luna) and Dave O’Leary (Horse Bite: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/book/9781937634018)

  • Jake February 4, 2012 (11:04 am)

    Any live music going on tonight? After 9pm? I have a couple of friends coming to town.

    • WSB February 4, 2012 (11:13 am)

      Jake – check the events calendar at Skylark. On weekends there’s so much going on that we usually focus on the special one-off events but Skylark is one place you’ll ALWAYS find something live. In fact, I had a note from the folks playing tonight and am adding it to the narrative above. You can find more info at http://www.skylarkcafe.com – follow the EVENTS link for their full calendar, which often has links to individual acts’ pages too.

  • Jake February 4, 2012 (11:25 am)

    Thanks WSB. That was fast. I was trying to stay in either the Alaska or Admiral Junction, so we could walk to a couple of restaurants prior to the music. Skylark is always great. Appreciate the insight.

  • Ash February 4, 2012 (11:27 am)

    Any word on when the mobile food trucks are going to be back on Saturdays at the Highland Park Improvement Club? I’m hoping it’s just a hiatus in the bad weather! :)

    • WSB February 4, 2012 (12:46 pm)

      did you run by and look? it’s still on the schedule on their website though I can’t vouch for when it was updated:

  • Kevin February 4, 2012 (1:12 pm)

    Regarding “Owl Prowl” – Stewart Wechsler always puts on a great event! I have been on one of his “Owl Prowls” in the past, and even got to hear the owls! GREAT experience for young and old!

    • WSB February 4, 2012 (1:18 pm)

      Stewart is terrific indeed. He’s worked in this community a long time … we had our son’s 5th birthday party at Camp Long 11 years ago and he was one of the naturalists who led a nature walk with the attendees :) – TR

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