Will we see orcas again today? Thanks to 10-year-old Audrey for sharing that photo she took on Saturday; you can see other photos from yesterday’s West Seattle sightings by going here; you can see what it looked like from the Vashon side of the sound via this video by Ed Brooks. Wildlife keeps no schedule, but here’s what IS scheduled today, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC NOTE: If you’re heading out this morning, remember that the Seattle Marathon is under way, starting from Seattle Center (other info here).
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR, FINAL DAY: The Duwamish Tribe welcomes you to its Native Holiday Gift Fair – third and final day today, 10 am to 5 pm. Buy directly from native artists and craftpersons; enjoy holiday spirit and a big lighted tree. Unique gifts in every price range – fine art, native crafts, regalia, cards, jewelry, T-shirts, smoked salmon, more, with snacks and beverages available, plus free parking for shoppers. The Duwamish Longhouse is at 4705 W. Marginal Way SW in West Seattle.
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Year-round! 10 am-2 pm at 44th/Alaska.
BUY YOUR TICKET FOR NEXT SATURDAY’S KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Find the West Seattle Kiwanis at the WS Farmers’ Market and get an advance discount ticket for next Saturday’s annual Community Pancake Breakfast.
SANTA AT WESTWOOD VILLAGE: First weekend of Santa photos in the new “Santa’s Village” location (ex-Dress Barn); hours and Santas listed here.
ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: 1-4 pm, Arts & Crafts Show at Alki Arts (2820 Alki SW). From the announcement: “Just in time for finding a special smaller gift for your friends and co-workers: We are inviting several of our favorite ‘crafters’ to come show their wares for the day. Small items will be available at very affordable prices. You will want to join us for a mimosa and a fun shopping afternoon!”
‘GREY MATTER’ SCREENING: As part of the Global Lens series, this film will be shown at 2 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free. The description: “Set in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, this radiantly self-referential film-within-a-film describes the vision and trials of a determined filmmaker named Balthazar, as he tries to produce his first feature, The Cycle of the Cockroach.” It’s one hour and 40 minutes long.
CALLIGRAPHY AND CARDMAKING FOR TEENS: Youth 12-18 are invited to the Southwest Library (35th and Henderson) for this Teen Space program starting at 2 pm – more info here.
MUSIC WITH YOUR COFFEE: Cynthia Alexander performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor; 5612 California SW), 3-5 pm today.
‘WINTER WONDERETTES’: 3 pm matinee today for the holiday production at ArtsWest (4711 California SW) in The Junction.
LIVE AT KENYON HALL … it’s flute and guitar chamber ensemble Duo Rubicund, 5 pm (7904 35th SW). Details and ticket info here.