West Seattle Saturday: Don’t let the rain keep you home!

The photo is courtesy of West Seattle photographer Machel Spence, who’s involved with the Wild Mushroom Show, which is actually at Magnuson Park in the north end (details here) today and tomorrow, but her photo goes so well with the damp forecast for our area (and the rest of the city) … But don’t let the rain keep you home! Much going on – including local businesses welcoming you to their grand opening/open house/anniversary events. Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events Calendar:

TIBBETTS UMC RUMMAGE SALE: 10 am-3 pm, the sale only comes twice a year! Second and final day to go browse and buy at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 3940 41st SW.

BIOSWALE/RAINGARDEN OPEN HOUSE: If you live in Westwood or Sunrise Garden, go find out about the newest version of the plan for “green stormwater infrastructure” to reduce sewer overflows into Puget Sound by cutting down on what goes into the system uphill. 10 am-noon at Westside School (WSB sponsor) – here’s our preview, with a map.

PLANT SALE AT SSCC: Fall is THE time to plant perennials, and you’ll find deals at the South Seattle Community College Garden Center, 11 am-3 pm, north side of the campus at 6000 16th SW.

*BodyLife Conditioning: Free Nia (10 am) and Yoga (11 am) classes, plus noon- 2 pm snacks and beverages to celebrate the grand opening at 5432 California Ave SW (more info on the BLC website).
*Stitch & Sew Studio: The new addition to the West Seattle Fabric Company family is having an open house today 11 am-4 pm (and tomorrow noon-3 pm), as reported in our story from last weekend. 5910 California SW.
*West Seattle Fight and Fitness, 5050 Delridge Way SW, 11 am-7 pm, details in the calendar listing.

PUMPKIN JUNCTION: Today marks the start of a pumpkin-beer/cider celebration at The Beer Junction (even beer floats/shakes with Husky Deli ice cream), which also adds four new taps today (20 total). Details here.

SW SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHAMPAGNE LUNCHEON: 11:30 am-1:30 pm, “Stand Tall for History” to celebrate SWSHS. The event’s at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor).

GET YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT RENOVATING/CUSTOM BUILDING ANSWERED – FREE! Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) just told us a few spots remain open in its free workshop at their West Seattle HQ at noon. Info here.

ADOPT-A-THON FOR FOSTER CATS: Come meet the kitties and their foster parents, and consider offering a forever home. Noon-3 pm at Alki Community Center – details in our preview from earlier this week.

SOUTHWEST LIBRARY COMMUNITY ART SHOWCASE – LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE! Last day to sign up to be part of the showcase, which starts tomorrow – details here.

KIDS’ ART SHOW TO BENEFIT SMILE TRAIN: 1-4 pm at Young At Art Studio (now at Fauntleroy/Raymond) – details in our calendar listing. YAA’s Theresa just e-mailed to invite you to “grab some super-cute kids’ art. They have worked hard for this event and are so glad to help the kids who need help.”

CIDER PRESSING AT VILLAGE GREEN: Come see the antique cider press in action, and taste the results. Bring apples, pears, even plums, and containers; 1-4 pm at Village Green Perennial Nursery (WSB sponsor), 10223 26th SW.

MEMORIALS TODAY: Two obituaries/memorial announcements published here on Friday are for gatherings today, so here’s one more mention: “Stumbletown” Steve Adams, 1 pm, Feedback Lounge (6451 California SW; WSB sponsor); Darrell Locklin, 2 pm, Forest Lawn (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor).

LONGFELLOW CREEK WATERSHED WALK: The second in the three-Saturday series of walks with Feet First is today, 1 pm-3 pm. Meet at the P-Patch at 25th and Thistle; more info here.

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: The Saints are back home to take on Orcas Island at West Seattle Stadium, 1:30 pm.

ALKI TRIVIA CRAWL: Starts at 3 pm. Find out about it here.

CLICK! TURNS 8 AND THROWS A PARTY: Tonight at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) at 4540 California SW, you’re invited to help proprietors Frances and John Smersh (below) celebrate their 8th anniversary in business (six years in The Admiral District, two in The Junction).

(WSB photo by Torin Record-Sand)
Beer, pretzels, donuts, guest DJs (including WSB’s own “dj pops” for the first hour, we hear). 5 pm-9 pm.

EVERGREEN COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER FUNDRAISER: The aquatic center is in White Center but West Seattleites use it too; they’re having their first-ever benefit auction 7 pm-midnight in Normandy Park. Find out more here.

CANDYLANDIA DANCE PARTY: Second Saturday of the month at The Benbow Room, starting at 9 pm, 4210 SW Admiral Way.

More nightlife – and other events – on the calendar!

7 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Don't let the rain keep you home!"

  • rcl October 13, 2012 (10:37 am)

    I wish Christopher Boffoli & Machel Spence would do a book together!

  • transplantella October 13, 2012 (11:02 am)

    Absolutely brilliant photo! Love it.

  • SillyGoose October 13, 2012 (11:44 am)

    Oh my gosh this is the most adorable picture, would look great in a childs room, what a fun imagination! LOVE IT!

  • BLB October 13, 2012 (1:41 pm)


  • Vanessa October 13, 2012 (3:24 pm)

    Wasn’t it Steve Martin who said, “Let’s get small.”

  • rmp October 13, 2012 (8:36 pm)

    Click Design that Fits! I love that store! That’s also the cat I have wanted to buy forever!

  • SillyGoose October 14, 2012 (10:37 pm)

    I too also love that kitty, I wonder if they have a holiday wish list? HUMMMMMM

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