Marriage Equality Day continues at county HQ downtown – here’s our late-night/early-morning coverage; watch the King County Twitter feed for ongoing updates on how many licenses they’ve issued and whether there’s a wait (none right now) – they’re open till 6:30 tonight. Meantime: With the weekend in view, holiday events start ramping up. You’ll find several included in today’s highlights list, excerpted from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide (where you’ll find all the holiday events – they’re NOT on the regular calendar):
FREE WINE TASTING: Italian wines from Small Vineyards, 5:30-8 pm at West Seattle Wine Cellars (WSB sponsor).
SHOP LATE THURSDAY IN THE JUNCTION: Another chance to get out and do shopping at your local, independent businesses! 6-9 pm – participating merchants are listed here. Among them …
SHOP LATE THURSDAY AT CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS: “…features a trunk show with local blacksmith Erica Gordon, who welds, forges, and otherwise creates belt buckles made of steel, brass, and copper. Erica will be on hand to talk about her processes which include vegetable-dying the leather straps for her belts. 5-9 pm. During the trunk show, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Animals Foundation, whose cats and kittens are regularly available for adoption right across the street at Next to Nature!” (Click! is a longtime WSB sponsor. Here’s the Facebook page for tonight’s event.)
HOLIDAY SERVICE AND OPEN HOUSE: Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery (WSB sponsor) invites you to a Holiday Service & Open House with music and light refreshments, 6 pm, 6701 30th SW, RSVP requested:
During this holiday season, we know memories and time well spent with family and friends is what makes this season special. This will be a time to remember your loved ones and to share a message of hope. Please plan to attend our Holiday Service and Open House. Feel free to bring friends and family. To RSVP, please call 206.932.0050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMIRAL PARTY: Admiral District Business Association members are invited to their holiday party, 6-9 pm at The Benbow Room.
BAKED POTATO BENEFIT DINNER: Help the White Center Kiwanis support New Start High School Key Club members at this second-annual event, 6:30 pm at the school, with music by The Delridge Boys – map and details here.
SEATTLE WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLNESS OPEN HOUSE: As mentioned earlier, this new WSB sponsor invites you to an open house 7-8:30 tonight, 5001 California SW.
‘WINTER WONDERETTES’ AT ARTSWEST: The “Wonderettes” rocked the West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting (WSB is a WSJHH co-sponsor) last Saturday night (see video in our coverage) – tonight’s another chance to see the whole show, 7:30 pm – details and tickets via the ArtsWest website.
MORE NIGHTLIFE: Busy night around West Seattle! Check our regular calendar for five listings tonight.
Events to add to the calendar – holiday guide or regular ongoing calendar? WSB listings are free, always have been, always will be. Please send the info at least one week in advance, in plain text in the body of your e-mail, and include weblink and/or Facebook link if you have one – email@example.com! Thank you very much!