West Seattle Wednesday: Debate-watching; history-preserving; School Board…

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for the photo of harlequin ducks in West Seattle waters. Before the day gets away again, there are some highlights we wanted to point out – among a LONG list of possibilities you’ll find on the WSB West Seattle Events Calendar:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: On West Marginal Way, you may happen onto the manhole work that King County announced yesterday … No highway/bridge closures scheduled; more traffic alerts listed here.

EXTRA WATER-TAXI RUNS FOR M’S GAME: With the Mariners playing a late-afternoon game, the West Seattle Water Taxi has added evening runs: “In addition to its normal schedule, a 7:15 pm sailing from Pier 50 and 7:30 pm sailing from Seacrest will be added.”

PARENTING SUPPORT: Noon-2 pm, parents of babies are welcome to drop by Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) at 4746 44th SW (just buzz to get into the building) to check out the Early Days drop-in support group.

SCHOOL BOARD: With the board scheduled to have a final proposal for the BEX IV levy before its next meeting, they’ll be hearing today from many people with an interest in the final draft – the list of those signed up to speak includes more than a few West Seattleites. Here’s the agenda; remember the meetings now start at 4:15, and public testimony starts at 5 pm.

WHERE TO WATCH THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) and Skylark Café and Club both say they’ll have Obama vs. Romney on their bigscreens tonight (both are also restaurants as well as bars – you can have dinner, drinks, AND debate). 6 pm. (ADDED 1:12 PM) More locations: Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) will stream via the Net at 6 and discuss @ 6:30 pm … A Democratic Party fundraiser/watch party is planned at Alki Arts at 5:30 pm ($35/person) – details and RSVP link here

WHAT TO DO ABOUT DEVELOPMENT: The Southwest District Council has been talking over its past several meetings about possibly pursuing some kind of historic district in West Seattle in order to keep the new wave of development from completely subsuming the area’s “character.” That discussion continues at its monthly meeting tonight (the agenda’s on our calendar), with city Historic Preservation Officer Karen Gordon on hand, 7 pm at the board room of South Seattle Community College (6000 16th SW).

LEARN ABOUT WILD MUSHROOMS: Hunting for them can be rewarding – and dangerous, if you don’t know what you’re doing. Special presentation at 6:30 pm tonight, Southwest Library (35th and Henderson), details here.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCCER: Delridge Playfield – 7 pm – adults and “big kids.” Details here.

PRIDE SKATE’S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: 9-11 pm tonight, be at Southgate Roller Rink to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pride Skate! Details here.

Again, MUCH more on the calendar!

1 Reply to "West Seattle Wednesday: Debate-watching; history-preserving; School Board..."

  • SudsyMaggie October 3, 2012 (8:20 pm)

    BEAUTIFUL ducks! Wow!

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