West Seattle Wednesday: School levy; Explorer West & Kennedy open houses; marijuana zoning; USO benefit; more

(Great blue heron, photographed by Russ Walker, shared via the WSB Flickr pool)
Highlights for today/tonight:

ELECTION RESULTS: The next major update will be in the 4 pm hour today, when King County Elections will add another big batch of ballots to its totals. We’ll publish an update when that happens, and we’ll keep an eye on the major statewide races during the day in case any new totals emerge sooner. Our roundup of key races/issues is here.

SCHOOL BOARD’S BEX IV LEVY VOTE: The final vote on the $695 million plan that will go to voters next February is scheduled for the meeting that starts at 4:15 pm today at district HQ in SODO. Here’s the agenda. Public comment starts at 5; the BEX vote likely won’t be till after 6.

USO FUNDRAISER AT MERRILL GARDENS-WEST SEATTLE: 6 pm tonight, dinner, auction, and dancing to the Big Band sounds of Route 66 – all at Merrill Gardens-West Seattle (4611 35th SW; WSB sponsor). Tickets only $10; more info here.

DANCING AT THE SENIOR CENTER: Dance with Joe Ross and the Haggis Brothers Band, 6 pm tonight, Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon).

EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 tonight, Explorer West (WSB sponsor) welcomes prospective new families to tour the school, starting with a presentation at 6:30 pm (10015 28th Avenue SW).

KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Also at 6:30 tonight, the major chance this fall for prospective students and families to learn about Kennedy HS (WSB sponsor) – full details on their website (140 S. 140th, Burien).

INTERESTED IN A WEST SEATTLE CO-WORKING SPACE? 7 pm tonight at Uptown Espresso in The Junction, the co-founders of the in-the-works WS Office Junction co-working space are having another meet-and-greet meeting. Here’s our story from Monday. If you’re interested, please RSVP.

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL PTSA: All welcome to tonight’s meeting at 7 pm in the school library. Here are the details:

Please come to this important PTSA meeting. Christina Ruzzine, science teacher and WSHS activities director and Kris Green, YMCA after school activities coordinator will speak about the opportunities that WSHS offers for student leadership and enrichment, including ways to earn service learning hours. Get a school update from Principal Ruth Medsker and learn about a fabulous new resource for finding scholarships! It’s also a great time to drop off last minute auction donations.

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL TALKS MARIJUANA: As previewed in this WSB story, two City Councilmembers are scheduled to talk about the medical-marijuana-zoning proposal at SWDC’s monthly meeting tonight. Is it a moot point in light of the marijuana-legalization vote statewide? Be there to find out, 7 pm at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) board room (6000 16th SW).

‘LEND ME A TENOR’ AT WSHS: You have just a few more chances to see the West Seattle High School fall production, “Lend Me a Tenor” – starting tonight at 7:30 pm in the school theater. Details on the Westside Drama website.

More for tonight and beyond, on the WSB West Seattle Events Calendar!

2 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: School levy; Explorer West & Kennedy open houses; marijuana zoning; USO benefit; more"

  • SillyGoose November 7, 2012 (1:02 pm)

    Great photo, little fish wasn’t quick enough to outwit the Heron.

  • alkigirl November 7, 2012 (2:14 pm)

    Thank you WSB for including so many wonderful photos. They always lift my spirits. Thanks to the photographers, too!

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