West Seattle Saturday: Neighborhood cleanup; Barter Fair; bazaars; WSCO and Helpline galas; toy sale…

(Friday sunrise, by the Jack Block Park tracks: Photo by Don Brubeck)
Welcome to the weekend! Multiple opportunities today to get going with your holiday shopping – bazaars, bartering, open house, big sale … from the WSB West Seattle (and vicinity!) Events Calendar:

NORTH DELRIDGE CLEANUP: Go help brighten the neighborhood before fall weather gets REALLY serious. 10 am-noon. Meet at Delridge Community Center.

CAFFE DELIA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY: As previewed here on Friday, Caffé Delia, the coffee shop co-housed with White Center’s Proletariat Pizza, a WSB sponsor, is celebrating its first birthday! The party is happening now till 2 pm, 9622 16th SW.

CURIOUS KIDSTUFF SALE: The Junction’s toy shop rejoined WSB as a sponsor to make sure you get word about today’s 15 percent off pre-holiday sale, 10 am-6 pm. 4740 California SW.

(added) FIRE STATION 11 OPEN HOUSE: Upgrades are in the works for Highland Park’s Fire Station 11 (explained here), and you can find out more about them 10 am-noon today. 16th/Holden.

COWORKING MEETING: The founders of WS Office Junction – the in-the-planning-stages coworking site – are inviting anyone who’s interested to meet up at Uptown Espresso in The Junction at 10 am.

OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW SCHOOL: The brand-new Taproot School is having an open house (adults only) 10 am-noon at the Community School of West Seattle (22nd/Roxbury).

BAZAAR AT ‘THE MOUNT’: As announced:

Please join Providence Mount St. Vincent at the annual Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar, from 10 am – 4 pm in the lobby. Browse the selection of collectibles, toys, Christmas items, jewelry, household items, quilts, and a bake sale! The Bazaar will also feature special items from Emilie’s Treasures (The Mount’s onsite thrift store) and “The Sewing Ladies.” Most items available for sale are gently used, though some are new. The Sisters from St. Joseph Residence will also have two tables where they’ll sell items they’ve made. All proceeds raised at this event support the programs and residents of Providence Mount St. Vincent through the PMSV Foundation.

The Mount is at 4831 35th SW.

SHOREWOOD BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm, the annual Shorewood Elementary School Holiday Bazaar features 60 vendors from around the region – just south of West Seattle, 2725 SW 116th.

WEST SEATTLE NURSERY OPEN HOUSE: The annual holiday open house is 11 am-3 pm, with free espresso and hors d’oeuvres. California/Brandon.

SPACE-SHUTTLE TRAINER GRAND OPENING: The Museum of Flight isn’t in West Seattle, but it’s close, and so we’re noting that today’s the first day the new space shuttle trainer exhibit at the museum goes on full public display.

KAREN ROBBINS AT CHICO’S: The award-winning West Seattle children’s-book author is at Chico’s in Westwood Village, 1-5 pm – details here.

SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE BARTER FAIR: 2-4 pm at Camp Long Lodge, it’s a potluck and an opportunity to work on your holiday gifting “through exchanging services or items made from raw materials (jams, birdhouses, quilts, etc.),” according to the announcement on Sustainable West Seattle‘s website.

ALKI ELEMENTARY AUCTION: School-fundraiser season continues with Alki Elementary‘s “Blue Hawaii” auction, 5:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy.

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS GALA: Dinner and auction at 5:30 pm, Highland Park Improvement Club, to help WSCO with their musical mission, including free participation for young musicians of all abilities. Details in the calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE GALA: The fall fundraiser will allow the Helpline to “Give the Gift of Warmth and Light.” It starts with dinner, 6:30 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW).

BLUEGRASS AT KENYON HALL: The Convergence Zone Bluegrass Band performs tonight at Kenyon Hall (7504 35th SW) – ticket info on the calendar.

CANDYLANDIA DANCE PARTY: The monthly shake-it-don’t-break-it event at the Benbow Room (4210 SW Admiral Way), 9:30 pm.

DOWNTOWN EVENT-TRAFFIC: If you’re heading off the peninsula this weekend – here’s the SDOT alert about several big events.

Even more on our calendar

8 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Neighborhood cleanup; Barter Fair; bazaars; WSCO and Helpline galas; toy sale... "

  • ghar72 November 10, 2012 (9:21 am)

    I have an open house written on my calendar for Fire Station #11. But now I can’t find info about it anywhere online. Do you know if it’s still happening? Was supposed to be from 10-12.
    Thanks for your help.

    • WSB November 10, 2012 (9:35 am)

      Ghar – thanks for the reminder. We drove by Fire Station 11 yesterday and it reminded me that HPAC had announced an open house in e-mail … but that’s the ONLY place I saw it, too. Going to go dig up that e-mail right now.

      • WSB November 10, 2012 (9:41 am)

        Found it. Will grump at the city about the lack of direct notification of this, but it’s listed in the right rail here:
        Will add it to this roundup too, for the record.

  • ghar72 November 10, 2012 (10:25 am)


  • cjp November 10, 2012 (10:46 am)

    As far as notification goes, everyone in the neighborhood around Station 11 at least got invites to this in the post.

    • WSB November 10, 2012 (11:21 am)

      CJP, I figured as much, but like many things (Design Review meetings, park-design meetings, etc.) it’s of interest beyond the immediate area. Plus, postal mail is an increasingly inefficient way to distribute information, for a multitude of reasons (including the paper to produce it and the fuel for trucks to deliver it) …

  • Gina November 10, 2012 (10:58 am)

    Is any group selling the poppy pins for Veteran’s day in West Seattle?

  • kg November 10, 2012 (11:39 am)


    I believe V.F.W. Post 2713 will be selling Poppy’s at the Admiral Safeway on Sunday.

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